La Jemaye


While in Neuvic, a bunch of us took a trip out to the lake at La Jemaye. A place Kate ‘affectionately’ referred to – following a heaving, mud-slathered jaunt there one previous summer – as the Ganges.

It was, on this occasion at least, actually quite a scenic spot for a swim, a sunbathe and an ice cream.

I didn’t take many photos that day. Just a few frames to experiment with an idea I had lodged in my mind – an out of focus, almost painterly approach to evoking a near-universal memory: mucking about by the water’s edge as a kid.

This capture gets close I think.

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4 thoughts on “La Jemaye

  1. Oh, you’ve captured it for sure! Especially with the two silhouettes in the sun’s highlight. When it came up in email, before I even read your explanation, that painterly quality was the thing I noticed and though how simple it looks, yet how difficult it can be to achieve.

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