Nobody's going to argue on the fact that it's great to see the sun and warmth back on the Côte d'Azur. We've been waiting for it for too long now. What a strange season this year!
Yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to go for a scooter ride by the sea. The sun, sand, joggers, kids and smiles everywhere. It almost feels like summer already. I went through Cagnes sur Mer, then Cros the Cagnes and finally Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Past the airport going east I noticed something strange in the sky. Smoke? Dust? Sand Storm? I couldn't figure it out. But it was big, and slowly the sun disappeared. Everything turned grey, as if a storm was coming. But there was no wind at all and everybody seemed relax and going on with their activities.
I wanted to find out what it was. After about 1 km I decided to park the scooter between cars and crossed the street to see what was happening from the sea. Once I reach the shore I realized it was fog. Very tick fog. Suddenly I started to see photo opportunities. I grabbed the camera and started to shoot. I did that for about 15 minutes until the sky started to clear out and then I left.
I wasn't sure if anything good would come out of this, but I was curious to see the shots on the computer. It turned out to be very interesting and I came up with something unusual. The fog served as a huge backdrop/curtain for everything passing in front of it. I got lots of contrast between colors and grey, and lots of contrast between fog and humans.
Let me know what you think. Personally I'm quite happy I was there at the right time.
© Normand Primeau