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Canal d’Ille-et-Rance

It is said that the canal was built in the 17th century. It crosses from Rennes, one of Brittany’s central cities, to Dinan, near the English Channel. I love walking along the canal and it is not exceptional. Many people enjoy walking, running, cycling and cruising on weekends. If you are interested in those type of activities, the canal would give you 79km length happiness.

Lens-Artists #203: Local Vistas

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I hope my challenge is accepted by LAPC hosts. This is my first participation to the challenge.
I don’t usually take minimalism photos but, indeed, I really love those. Several years ago, I used to take simpler pictures with my heavy digital SLR and I was always disappointed by them probably because I never imagined about the outside of the frame. Now I learnt that a simpler thing sometimes means more complex another.

A shadow on the photo is exposing me.

LAPC: Minimalism/Maximalism

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A Photo a Week Challenge : The Street Where You Live

Around whirl fourteen years have passed after I visited this town firstly as a business traveller. Since then, everything has been changed and nothing is different. Some good restaurants to spend a cheerful evening were closed and the tourist office that was here moved to another. Nevertheless, my favourite bakery store is still offering delicious corrosions and my old friends I missed for ten years suddenly talked to me on a street.
Probably it would be the best way to put two photos that are taken at different places and in different days because I live in two different places.

古い知り合いに街中でばったり会うとちょっと驚く。それが住まわせてもらっている異国の土地であれば尚更。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: The Street Where You Live by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Unexpected Focus

Honestly saying, this is exactly what I expected. I didn’t check focus well but I relied on my camera and tried to catch the smell of blossoms. Thanks to large aperture, unpleasant things were mostly vanished away.
Now cherry blossom is full bloomed and it’s comfortable to walk along the canal in the warmer air with respect to a social distance. A photo at bottom was taken with motion blur with intention of unexpected result. I prefer it, though.

フランスにもたくさんの桜があるが、案外ソメイヨシノは見当たらない。少しばかり懐かしさを感じつつ運河沿いを歩く。
お題には少し合わないかもしれないと思いつつ、個人的な思いで上の写真を持ってきた。下にはもう少し真面目に、モーションブラーでそれらしく。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected Focus by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Take a New Photo

I didn’t even have a destination. I didn’t even have any subject. I just took a small camera and then something told me to push down a silver small button on top of a black metal. A time was still passing through a locked down city and nobody remembered how to spend the time. 
Everything is now different and new but nothing has been drifting. A strange and bit ordinary spring day goes here. 

特にあてがあるわけでも撮りたい何かがあるわけでもなく、黒い金属の上にある銀色のボタンを押せと言うよくわからない衝動だけがあった。閉じられた街は何も変わってなどいない。それでもどう過ごしたものかも分からず、何もかもが違って新しく見える春が来た。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Take a New Photo by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Faded

At dawn, everything was covered by cold mist. Colours were missed and the silence ruled the canal. While everybody who liked coffee and croissants started their new busy day, sky was gradually becoming blue and bare trees were showing details.
I love to walk along a canal even it is still faded.

冬は朝霧の季節であって、陽が登り始めても色が失われていることがしばしば。そんな色あせた運河沿いを歩くのも悪くない。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Faded by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Something New

Everything was vague but it was always new. New day was covered by a vail of uncertain tomorrow but was our future. Nothing was different but still new.
(taken with a hand-made filter)

何も変わらずとも、何かが曖昧で不確かであろうと、新しい明日はある。
(手作りフィルタにて撮影)

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New by Nancy Merrill Photography.