DAVID ROUCHET PHOTOGRAPHY
The iconic Z

LANDSCAPES

Amongst my favorite subjects, landscapes are certainly at the top of the list. Mother nature has so much to offer, whether it is in the warm and humid Florida climat, in the cold snowy Canada winter or during the colorful autumnal season.

The iconic Z

The iconic Z

Everglades, Florida, February 2015

Probably the more iconic Cypress tree in the Everglades, shaped in a Z form.

One says that the Z form comes from the Indians who used to bend young dwarf cypress trees to indicate directions.

Backlit

Backlit

Clearwater, August 2014

The summer is almost there so does the thunderstorm season. This image was taken on Clear Water beach, end of August. Whereas the initial intention was to capture a sunset over the pier, mother nature had decided differently and welcomed me with a threatening thunderstorm passing by.

Yellow Gates

Yellow Gates

Quebec, October 2017

Although, it was almost the end of the autumnal season, there were remaining colored leaves in the trees. This particular scene gave me the impression that I was in front of big gates, opening on the forest.

Captiva-tion MkII

Captiva-tion MkII

Sanibel, Florida, July 2015

At the very south point of Captiva Island, at the junction with Sanibel Island, Florida, a summer sunset brought colors and tranquility

Bayous Carpet

Bayous Carpet

Louisiana, December 2015

The Bayou in Louisiane are similar to the Everglades in Florida, in the sense that they can be an extremely slow-moving stream of river water, but also a marshy lake or a wetland. They are home for alligators and crocodiles, as well as many other animals and birds

Turret Arche's Spider

Turret Arche's Spider

Utah, July 2017

Like a lot of harsh condition areas, there are a lot of dead trees here and there in the park. This one looked to me as a kinda spider, looking after the Turret arche.

Sunset at Pine Glades Lake

Sunset at Pine Glades Lake

Everglades, Florida, December 2014

Although it was in December, the temperature was very warm, which, with the moisture, was a paradise for the Everglades mosquitos. Combined with the inhabitant of this lake, an alligator who was interested by my presence on the edge of the lake, taking this picture was not as easy as I would have thought

Ghostly Sunset

Ghostly Sunset

Bayou, Louisiana, December 2015

That was during a ride on a boat in the Bayou, just before returning to the dock, that the sunset light started to reflect in the clouds, giving a ghosty aspect to these trees

Opening on South Pointe

Opening on South Pointe

South Beach, Florida, February 2016

I was out for a sunrise on Miami Beach South Pointe, but the weather was not at the rendez-vous, the east was totally cloudy. I was about to give up, when turning 180 degrees, I saw this opening in the clouds and the glow of the sun was drilling from the west.

Blowing Rocks Preserve Sunset

Blowing Rocks Preserve Sunset

Florida, June 2016

This area of south Florida shores, on Jupiter Island, is surprising by the presence of this Anastasia limestone outcropping, which is the largest in the state east coast. One of my last images from Florida before moving north to Canada, back in 2016.

Rolland Breach's Path at dawn

Rolland Breach's Path at dawn

France, July 2018

The Puy Mary is one, if not the, most popular and visited summit in the Cantal’s Mounts, the Massif Central, France. This morning, after a stormy night, I had it all for myself. The sun rises behind the clouds which started to clear. This ridge leads to Rolland Breach also very well known, although not to confound to the breach of the same name (minus one l) in the Pyrenees.

Lachine's Z-Rock

Lachine's Z-Rock

Lachine, Quebec, January 2017

By a sunny but a -10°C day, along the Saint Laurent frozen river, I found this rock Z shape, that is likely a former boat dock, eaten away by the weather.

Gator's territory

Gator's territory

Everglades, Florida, January 2015

You may not see any alligator on this image, but these Everglades lakes are their home, and they are never far away, always intrigued if not interested by ... you.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Canada, March 2017

These falls are actually the combination of three waterfalls, the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls, at the international border between Canada and USA. The tremendous flow of water, even by minus 10°C, creates a continuous upward spray of water, spreading droplets of water everywhere around.

After the falls

After the falls

Niagara Falls, Canada, March 2017

The Niagara River, after the three falls of the same name, continues its flow, down to Ontario Lake, a few kilometers away. The sunset lights combined with the falls water spray, and these ice-covered bushes, created this almost ethereal ambiance

Red Madison

Red Madison

Yellowstone, USA, July 2017

After a strong thunderstorm, the sky started to clear up, and the lights of the sunset did its magic. Madison valley turned red and yellow.

Agony

Agony

Utah, July 2017

Dead tree in Dead Horse Point State Park

The golden hours light was breaking through the heavy clouds this evening, and illuminated this dead tree, landing, alone and bursted amongst the surrounding bushes, in this arid plateau

Grand Teton Range

Grand Teton Range

Wyoming, July 2017

One of the most emblematic mountain range in the USA, within the Grand Teton National Park. This evening, the sunset was a bit shy, but the clouds participated to the mood of the image, and I have been welcomed by this magenta sky, through these stormy clouds.

Gabet Lake

Gabet Lake

Mauricie, Quebec, July 2018

Often, after the rain, if the clouds clear, this is when the best light happens. This evening was one of these moments, which gave us the pleasure to watch this peaceful and colorful sunset over lake Gabet, in the Mauricie National Park

La Petite Rhue Valley

La Petite Rhue Valley

France, July 2018

Just after the sunrise, heading down the Puy Mary summit trail, the sun started to poor through the La Petite Rhue valley, on the north mountainside. The road swirls up to the Pas de Peyrol pass