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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page September – 04 – 2013

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Iso 400

Shutter Speed 1/200 sec

F-Stop f/11

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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Porte d’Aval and Aiguille de Belval

The biggest arch is at the Falaise d’Aval, to the south, and for a breathtaking view of the whole bay be sure to climb the easy path up to the top. From here you can hike for miles across the Manneporte Hills, or play a round of golf on one of Europe’s windiest and most scenic courses, overlooking L’Aiguille (The Needle), a 300-foot spike of rock jutting out of the sea just offshore. To the north towers the Falaise d’Amont, topped by the gloriously picturesque chapel of Notre-Dame de la Garde.

Etretat

Etretat displays nature’s workings at its most miraculously beautiful but also at its most fragile. After all, Etretat’s world-renowned needle rock and gateway arches are no more than the surviving ruins of a perished cliff. As you hike this spectacular section of the coast, do not wander off the marked trails. Erosion is a constant reality here.
Etretat was a simple fishing village that gained some small renown because its oysters were appreciated at the court of Versailles—it’s said that Marie-Antoinette adored them. Then in the 19th century, when sea bathing became a craze, Etretat was suddenly on the social map—especially after 1847, when rail service began between Le Havre and Paris. Le tout Paris gathered here in their fancy clothes, joined by the literary and artistic crowd, including Corot, Courbet, Delacroix, Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant, who had spent his childhood here. Author Maurice Leblanc, creator of the gentleman burglar Arsène Lupin, had his summer home here, now a small museum honoring both the writer and his fictional anti-hero.

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture Paolo

  • Thank you Larry

    – paolo1955

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    Lovely lighting and so nice to see straight horizon too. It is worth enlarging this image to see the lines more clearly in the cliff face.

  • I too love straight horizon…….Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while

    – paolo1955

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    These cliffs look like an ancient fortress. I guess in a way they are— a fortress against the sea.
    At first glance, I thought this was a road; but I see that it leads to “no where”. The arch is amazing!

  • Frannie how nice to hear from you, thank you so very much for the nice comment

    – paolo1955

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you

    – paolo1955

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    bravo..une belle image

  • Grazie John

    – paolo1955

  • seeingred13
    seeingred13about 1 year ago

    Breathtaking capture, Paolo!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 1 year ago

    Just outstanding work!!!!

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • goddarb
    goddarbabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture! Lovely location too.

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Magnificent!! :)

  • Thank you Keith

    – paolo1955

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    April 8, 2013

    Wonderful work!!

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

    – paolo1955

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