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Le Petit-Andely and The Seine Banks by paolo1955

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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page June – 12 – 2013

Views 1239 at August – 26 – 2013

La Fondation du Patrimoine Français

Les Andely and The Seine Banks

Founded on a bend in the Seine under château Gaillard, Les Andelys developed in one of the most beautiful sites in France

The two fishing villages of Great and Little Andelys, already an important religious centre in the Gallo-roman period, grew towards each other over the centuries to form the present town.

In a strategic position overlooking a meander of the Seine, Les Andelys were bound to arouse the envy of the French Crown, in need of a route to the sea, so between 1196 and 1198 Richard the Lionheart, Duke of Normandy as well as king of England, built Château Gaillard on a cliff to protect the Duchy and its capital, Rouen. The fortress was a veritable masterpiece of military architecture, and very advanced for its time, but it nonetheless failed to resist the attacks of the French king Philippe Auguste in 1204. Retaken by the English during the Hundred Years War, the castle was finally abandoned when developments in artillery made it obsolete.

Situated in a Natura 2000 Area, the banks of the Seine delight lovers of landscapes and flora. Whether at the foot of the chalk cliffs or on their the summits, artists walk and find their inspiration in the steps of Nicolas Poussin, born and bred in the area, while more sports-minded souls enjoy themselves to the full with climbing and hiking.

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 3.1.3 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used

Iso 200

Shutter Speed 1/180 sec

Focal Lenght 70 mm

F-Stop f/11

Lens Nikon 70 – 300

Camera Nikon D 100

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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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  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, paolo!!

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

    – paolo1955

  • Josie Eldred
    Josie Eldredabout 4 years ago

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

    – paolo1955

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    Wow, this is really beautiful! :-D

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

    – paolo1955

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much Audrey, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImageabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful Paolo as superb scene Congrats on the feature :)

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

    – paolo1955

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 4 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group.

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful shot of a gorgeous place!

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholabout 4 years ago
    • Lovely shot Paolo :-)
  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

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