The French Moat

Scanned from film, I caught this image when visiting France for the UK. Moats are a rare sighting on this side of the world, so it was always a novelty for me to see one. Found in many of the continents of the world, ones like this were possibly just as ornamental as anything, but they have/had been used for protection for about 4000 years going by findings archeology. When you look at the steep walls in this image its no surprise they could be very effective in defending from invaders.

Taken on the Minolta Dynax 700si in 35mm, scanned and post edited in Gimp, I brought down the saturation and added a light sepia filter. Finally I upped the contrast a little. It looked fine from the negative really, but I quite like this slightly more ‘washed’ look.


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