Normandy's White Cliffs - Etretat by paolo1955
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17 Features

Iso 400

Shutter Speed 1/200 sec

F-Stop f/14

Focal Lenght 24 mm

Lens Sigma 24-70

Camera Nikon D300

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 with 5 RAW image -2 -1 0 +1 +2 , then processed using CS5 – Tripod Manfrotto 055XB


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Normandy’s White Cliffs

A stunning white-sand beach and white-chalk rocks, such as the Manneporte a limestone portal likened by author Guy de Maupassant to an elephant dipping its trunk into water are major elements in the composition.

Although the 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Etretat, in upper Normandy, is mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French shoreline resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of La Côte d’Albâtre—the Alabaster Coast. The section around Fécamp also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) conjuring up the flavor of salty air and the shrieks of circling gulls. Unsurprisingly, the coast attracted a plethora of famous painters and writers in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. Although alabaster refers to the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination of them reveals a more diversified palette of black and ochre flint and of salty rust, not to mention the bruises of erosion brought about by the relentless assaults of sea, rain and gale-force winds.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much

    – paolo1955

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • Thanks ever so much

    – paolo1955

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 2 years ago

    Breathtaking, Paulo…amazing shot! You never fail to impress me!

  • Thanks my friends for your kind remarks in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Super shot
    Compliments from Holland

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.Ciao from Italy

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 2 years ago

    Amazing capture Paolo!! :)

  • Thanks my friends for your kind remarks in my photo

    – paolo1955

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 2 years ago

    Impressive work, superb!!

  • Thanks my friends for your kind remarks in my photo

    – paolo1955

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Outstanding work

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.Ciao from Italy

    – paolo1955

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshalmost 2 years ago

    View GALLERY Here

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

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