Some Photos Taken Through the Windscreen

landscape, road photographs
My Father driving, Hérault, France, January 1997

My Father driving, Hérault, France, January 1997

I’ve taken many photographs whilst either driving* or whilst a passenger of a moving car. It’s a point of view that I find moving and fascinating. I’ve already compiled a portfolio for this blog which can be found here – but in browsing through an old hard-drive I came across a folder of more-or-less ‘blog ready’ images, which I thought I might share with you.

My early road photos were taken with a 50mm lens, rather than my now-usual 35mm lens. I suspect that the above photo is my earliest successful ‘Road Photograph’. I usually exhibit is as part of a triptych:

Mélancolie-sur-Mer, France

landscape
Valras, Hérault, France, December 2013

Valras, Hérault, France, December 2013

Valras-Plage is the nearest coastline to where I live. It was originally a fishing town, but rapidly became a beach resort after a railway line was built in 1846, connecting it to the nearby city of Béziers.

It was at Valras where I, as a toddler, had my first experience of the sea. I also experienced there the swarms of mosquitos that would fly in from the marshes a couple of kilometers to the West.

Though I dislike beaches in Summer, I find holiday resorts in the off-season – the depths of