Christmas Illuminations photographed in Normandy, France.
By commercial and event photographer Sabina Lorkin.
Despite being busy finishing my work for the end of the year, video and photo editing of my commercial and tourism projects I couldn’t help but set myself a personal challenge ‘Just for fun’ to capture the Christmas illuminations in Normandy. Photography isn’t just my job or my business it is also my passion and hobby and there is always room to improve and challenge oneself. In addition it’s great to provide new content for my social media and this proves popular for locals an helps spread the word about my work.
I’d already captured some images of a local town, Villedieu-les-Poêles, at Christmas one afternoon a few years ago, Those images featured the shops and the decorations in daylight. This time around I wanted to capture images just after sunset, in the ‘blue hour’. This allows a little colour to be visible in the sky and the blue of the night sky contrasts well against the warm colours of the Christmas lights and the stone features of the local architecture. So you have the old and the new along with the warm and cool colours. As you can see many of them feature the beautiful clock tower of this town’s old church.