During our stay at Brittany, my first real vacation with my girls it quickly came clear they wanted their father at their side and not a photographing maniac.
I tried to respect that but sometimes it was difficult not having the luxury to travel alone. I try to fill in their school holidays with my legal days off.
Spending quality time with them and photographing, it is not easy.
On evening we arrived at this beach, I forgot the name, and for some reason or another Little A. and Big A. needed some time alone, wandering next to the water. They needed some time for themselves.
I quickly got my tripod out of the car and in this fading light I was able to make some long exposures.
On Binic beach (Brittany, France) one can find a sea swimming pool. It is filled during high tide and people can swim in it while low tide.
One evening my daughters and I were walking along the pier and the swimming pool started to be flooded by the upcoming water.
I made this shot and a few weeks later, looking at it on my computer screen, it didn’t seem like a very interesting image. I was playing with the curves tool in Photoshop when my daughter unintentionally pushed against my elbow and my hand moved, pulling the line of curves completely down.