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When you walk along to the edge to the end of Groznes castle on the northern coast line of the island of Jersey (in the English Channel) you get a great view of the natural defenses that protected the castle from attack by sea. the enormous cliffs and volatile and often violent waters made it a perfect means of protection. However, just to look at them sends you into an awe inspiring silence. There is something so majestic and magical about such a place as this. It makes it even better when the heather is out and you can get a full range of colours on the cliff sides and top ground. In every crevice and between stones you can see life springing forth, highlighting the already beautiful granite cliffs. The castle may not have been there long, but, oh what a view they had whilst they were there. I hope this image catches some of that AWE for you.

This is a HDR image combining 6 bracketed shots, using Photomatix Pro for Macs, and with very little adjustment to tones and lighting in Enhance Details as part of Tone Mapping.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
f/22
1/60, 1/40, 1/25, 1/15, 1/10, 1/6
ISO 100

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sea, jersey, hdr, cliffs, heather, groznes

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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Comments

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Bradley!

  • Thank you greatly for the compliment. I am pleased it came out so well. The cliffs were really full of colour.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Twisted01
    Twisted01over 5 years ago

    Awesome shot Bradley. Great capture.

  • You are a great encouragement my friend. Thank you so very much!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Shawn!! Love all the colors!

  • Thank you dearly my wonderful friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Stunning image and work as always Shawn :)

  • What a brilliant compliment. Thank you greatly my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreover 5 years ago

    Shawn this is such a beautiful view…Your description makes me feel like I am there. I can almost smell the heather. Wonderful work…:))

  • It was a lovely fragrance indeed. Thank you greatly Donna. You have a way of putting a smile on my face. :-)

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Judy Woodman
    Judy Woodmanover 5 years ago

    beautiful love your work

  • That is wonderful of you to say Judy! Thank you my friend!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyover 5 years ago
    An awsome image Shawn…. :)
  • Thank you greatly my friend. I am very pleased you like it and I appreciate the kind and encouraging compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsover 5 years ago

    Love the HDR treatment, Bradley .. plenty of detail showing through

  • I really appreciate the compliment. I was hoping to catch as much detail as I could using HDR. This is such a beautiful spot to just sit and think.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Happywoman
    Happywomanover 5 years ago
    What can I say….Wow !! That’s georgous. What a sense of God. The strength of the mountain on one hand, the power of and yet stillness of the sea and the beauty of the hillside flowering. Thank you for capturing it for us.
  • You are more than welcome. It is such a beautiful place. I can understand why often cliffs and shore lines such as these are often sights of religious significance. As you say, you get a real sense of God here. He is such an imaginative creator, isn’t he. he is partial to the grandeur.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    I love the warmth and colour here Shawn!! That little bunch of flowers in the foreground make such a BIG difference.
    I will never-ever take a pic like this (I’ve got a thing against heights!!!)

  • LOL! It is a shame really. It is a brilliant feeling standing there. I appreciate the kind compliment. I love the colour of the heather this time of year.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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