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
1/60, 1/40, 1/25, 1/15, 1/10, 1/6