While we were on Jersey in the summer, I took the opportunity to try out some high contrast black and white photography along St.Helier’s seafront.
St.Helier is Jersey’s capital. According to Wikipedia, it has a population of 33,000.
The city is named after Saint Helier, an eremetic monk who believed that living as simply as possible brought one closer to God.
The Hermitage of Saint Helier perches on an inhospitable crag of rock out to sea. It is now joined to Elizabeth Castle but, during St.Helier’s day would have been a place of austere isolation.
Poor St.Helier’s reward for all his privations was to be murdered by pirates.
His hermitage can be reached at low tide by a causeway or at high tide by Elizabeth Castle’s amphibious ferries.
Over on The Shed blog today I write about five more of my favourite images from the Gallery.
Lovely images, Rachael. Awesome composition.
A very striking set of images, far from the image of Jersey I have in my mind.
These are an amazing set of photos Rachael. Such a textures and patterns.
This is very exciting use of black and white – great 🙂
Wonderful shots, Rachael..I’m sure I’ve asked before but remind me.. are you using a wide angle lens for some of these ?