Côte d’Azur: The Mediterranean From Above

My latest series from the Côte d’Azur is a bit different from my usual work, but I just couldn’t resist these beautiful vibrant shades of blue, teal, and turquoise, and the abstract patterns of the floor of the Mediterranean.

Côte d'Azur No 1 - Mediterranean Sea aerial wall art by Cattie Coyle Photography

I love the little pops of color that the kayaks and standup paddle board adds to the images too.

Several people have asked me if these were shot with a drone or from a helicopter, and the answer is neither!

Côte d'Azur No 4 - Turquoise blue and teal color ocean art print by Cattie Coyle Photography

Basse Corniche by Cattie Coyle Photography

I photographed this series from the Basse Corniche, the lowest of the three cliff roads that run along the Riviera from Nice to Menton with the mountains on one side and the Mediterranean on the other.

There is one thrilling / terrifying hairpin turn after another, cool tunnels, and of course endless breathtaking views. The elevation varies – sometimes you’re pretty close to sea level, other times you have a bird’s eye view.

I walked the Basse Corniche from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cap d’Ail (where I shot these images) on a beautiful day in June last year. The walk took me about 5 hours and was absolutely spectacular. I can’t wait to do it again! But more on that in a future blog post.

There are 4 prints in the Côte d’Azur series; all come unframed or framed in sizes up to 40×60 inches (100×150 cm).

Côte d'Azur No 2 - Ocean art print by Cattie Coyle Photography

More details and images in the store.


Riviera Reverie  •  Abstract Water  •  Yachts  •  The Little Sailboats  •  Shades of Teal
Love Is In The Air • Mediterranean Shades of Teal • Turquoise Water • Sun Glitter

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