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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page September – 13 – 2011

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Iso 200

Shutter Speed 1/320 sec

F-Stop f/13

Focal Lenght 15mm

Lens Nikon 12 – 24

Camera Nikon D100

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used


Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List – France Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay 1979


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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel was previously connected to the mainland via a thin natural land bridge, which before modernization was covered at high tide and revealed at low tide. This connection has been compromised by several developments. Over the centuries, the coastal flats have been polderised to create pasture. Thus the distance between the shore and the south coast of Mont-Saint-Michel has decreased. The Couesnon River has been canalised, reducing the flow of water and thereby encouraging a silting-up of the bay. In 1879, the land bridge was fortified into a true causeway. This prevented the tide from scouring the silt around the mount.
On 16 June 2006, the French prime minister and regional authorities announced a €164 million project (Projet Mont-Saint-Michel)to build a hydraulic dam using the waters of the river Couesnon and of tides to help remove the accumulated silt deposited by the rising tides, and to make Mont-Saint-Michel an island again. It was projected to be completed by 2012.The construction of the dam began in 2009 and is now complete. The project also included the destruction of the causeway that had been built on top of the small land bridge and enlarged to join the island to the continent, and was used also as a parking lot for visitors. It will be replaced by an elevated light bridge, under which the waters will flow more freely, and that will improve the efficiency of the now operational dam, and the construction of another parking lot on the mainland. Visitors will use small shuttles to cross the future bridge which will still be open to pedestrians and unmotorized cycles

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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Comments

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 3 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

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

    – paolo1955

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinover 3 years ago

    Wow! Stunning shot of this iconic location. Very nice work Paolo!

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 3 years ago

    Now you are teasing me…… only 4 weeks to go and I will be hopefully taking this same shot.
    This is just brilliant and I can see why I have always wanted to go there.
    Look out Normandy as countdown has begun……

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

    – paolo1955

  • Tamara  Kaylor
    Tamara Kaylorover 3 years ago

    Wow….. the color, the castle, the clouds, the reflection, the everything! Beautiful ; )

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    WOW! Amazing capture Paolo. I’ve not seen Mont Saint-Michel for a long time, beautifully captured my friend. Don.

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

    – paolo1955

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

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

    – paolo1955

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 3 years ago

    Exquisite shot Paolo, well done.

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 3 years ago

    Exquisite shot Paolo, well done. Good to hear they are restoring the island’s ‘status’

  • Hi Odille,they are restoring the island’s ‘status but they are ruining what madw this location so special,the tidal effect ! I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Lisa Williams
    Lisa Williamsover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Paolo!

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 3 years ago

    A fantastic photo Paola …. and a beautiful place to visit …
    Johanna

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

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