What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Long Exposure


Arnaud Bathiard

Photographer Arnaud Bathiard takes wonderful, peace-inspiring black-and-white landscape photos. All his images are of still waters, and I find them incredibly calming. And these days, we could all use a little peace!

Though he does travel the world, one of Bathiard’s favorite subjects is Annecy Lake in the Haute-Savoie region of France.

“I have always loved those autumn and winter days at Annecy Lake, when the fog seems to last forever, covering everything with its coat. Sometimes a brief interval of light reveals the mountains, the landscape finally seems to come alive, before falling back into a silence that is interrupted only by the cry of the birds. I like to arrive there very early in the morning, before dawn, to prepare my equipment and choose the best angle of view, smoking a cigarette in the biting cold, waiting for the first light. Nothing can replace these moments of princely peace where, for a time, I am in harmony with everything that surrounds me.”

– Arnaud Bathiard

You can see all of Arnaud Bathiard’s gorgeous, peaceful photos on his website and on Instagram and Behance.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Long Exposure

  1. Very relaxing sure ……but you know it is rare for water to be glassy still.

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  2. Especially the winter haiku and the winter afternoon. Aaahhhhh. Beautiful, Donna.

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  3. Outstanding work. Extremely enjoyable to look at. I did go to his website but I could not find the camera setting for the photos. Regardless he has a magic touch. Hal

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  4. Magical indeed. I want to be in all of those places for long periods of time.

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  5. These are exquisite. I will follow on insta.
    And when some time has passed and you’re ready to do another post on long exposure perhaps this photographer will appeal to you:

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  6. Fantastic, thanks for sharing, I am now following him too!

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