Evenings at sea are often magical, particularly if you can get a high vantage point, to appreciate the patterns forming on the surface. The coast between Nice and Menton is especially enchanting also for the presence of low mountains that create a natural shield at the back. I’ve tried to capture this unique evening atmosphere on film several times, but it is difficult, at least on black and white. You lose the sublime hues of blue and gold as the sun sets somewhere beyond the Bay of Cannes. The photos also cannot experience the silence, the stillness that takes control over the sea. There is a spot on the Grand Corniche, where you can see Eze village, with the Cap Ferrat and Baie des Anges ( Nice Bay) in the background, and the planes passing to and fro over the airport. It is a view I can watch for hours. I’ve just seen, that some air company has awarded the Nice Airport approach the title of the most beautiful in the world, and rightly so.
A solitary yacht coming back to Monte Carlo port for the night floats delicately on the surface and shimmers like a night fly.
“Float on” – The Floaters