Category: Places

Agon Coutainville

Agon Coutainvile is a beautiful seaside town on the west coast of Normandy in France. Vast often empty beaches and a 3km promenade will appeal to both sun worshippers and walkers. The tide goes out a long way so swimmers should check the times of the tides or face a long walk! The town has all amenities. If you are in the area Agon Coutainville is well worth a visit.

Filmed with Panasonic G80/G85 and the Panasonic 14-140mm lens.


Places to visit: “Parc de la Colline aux Oiseaux” in Caen, Normandy, France.

We have visited this park in the centre of Caen in Normandy, France many times during different seasons and never fail to enjoy it’s beauty. The park is maintained to a high standard and the gardens are well planted throughout the seasons. In 2019 the park celebrated it’s 25th year of existence. Seeing the park as it is now it’s incredible to think that the area was used as a municipal landfill for more than fifty years (1923-1973).

The park covers approximately 17 hectares (42 acres) and to enjoy the park in it’s entirety will see a good few kilometres pass underfoot. There are steps that meander up through the wooded sections although these can be avoided by using the paths which rise more gently to the higher parts of the park. The park is organised in to different areas. The most notable are probably the rose garden and the panorama but to be honest we enjoy the general atmosphere of the whole park and have been compelled to visit many times over the years. Yet still we discover new bits that we have missed before (or forgotten about).

There is much to like about the “Parc de la Colline aux Oiseaux” it’s a great place to walk with much to keep the mind occupied. There are places to picnic, areas for the children to enjoy, and there are no charges to enter the park. If you visit Normandy it would be sad if you don’t give this a place on your itinerary.

More information can be found here: https://caen.fr/annuaire-equipement/colline-aux-oiseaux

This video was filmed in it’s entirety at the park over many different visits during different seasons and hopefully provides an insight in to what to expect.

The cameras used in this video are:
Panasonic G80. Pansonic 12-60mm f3.5/5.6 lens. Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5/5.6 lens. Olympus 45mm f1.7 lens. (used for more than 50% of the included contents).
Samsung NX1 with a variety of Tamron Adaptall II legacy lenses.
Osmo Pocket.


The Zoo! Animals in 4K – Panasonic G80/G85 with 14-140 lens and the Osmo Pocket

A trip to the zoo at Jurques, Normandy, France. We had a great day out and were lucky enough to get a little cooperation from the animals to capture some great shots in 4K. Hope you enjoy! Filmed in 4K mostly with the Panasonic G80/G81/G85 using the Panasonic 14-140 II lens.

There are a few shots with the DJI Osmo Pocket, namely the wide scenes at the Penguin feeding, the close-up of the Turkey and the follow shot with the Giant Tortoise, otherwise all the rest is with the Panasonic G80.


Places – American War Cemetery, Normandy, France

A visit to the American War Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. An incredible monument, beautifully maintained and situated. A fitting place of rest for those who gave so much. It’s probably wrong to say that it’s an enjoyable place to visit but there is an incredible sense of serenity and order, in such stark contrast to those dark times of war.

The keepers must be congratulated for their skills and dedication in how beautifully they maintain this fine monument and memorial. If you have not been then it is a place that you must visit, monuments such as this certainly put things in to perspective.