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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2017, 11:23:06 AM »

The little house on the island:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2017, 03:33:22 AM »

Small mountain stream (delicious fresh water!) on the Aubaret plateau in Auvergne, central France:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 05:12:22 AM »

Chiaroscuro in the High Alps:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2017, 05:17:35 AM »

Fishing harbor of Portsall in Brittany:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 03:28:38 AM »

This is the Pointe du Raz, a cape at the western tip of Brittany, France, with the La Vieille and La Plate lighthouses and the Sein Island in the background. Those with very good eyesight can even spot the dreaded Ar Men lighthouse, nicknamed “The Hell of Hells” (if they know what to look for and where to look for it) out there in the Atlantic.

Tidal currents are particularly strong in this passage.

There was excellent visibility that morning.
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2017, 09:45:49 AM »

This is the Pointe du Raz, a cape at the western tip of Brittany, France, with the La Vieille and La Plate lighthouses and the Sein Island in the background. Those with very good eyesight can even spot the dreaded Ar Men lighthouse, nicknamed “The Hell of Hells” (if they know what to look for and where to look for it) out there in the Atlantic.

Tidal currents are particularly strong in this passage.

There was excellent visibility that morning.

Nice and powerful. I cannot see the Ar Men lighthouse, is it my eyes or just the size of the posted photo?
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2017, 11:12:37 AM »

Just to the right of the light house on La Vielle there is a black white black vertical at the horizon.
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2017, 12:40:16 PM »

I have to admit that, on the 1,000-pixel JPG, Ar Men is a really tiny little speck on the horizon, between La Vieille and the Goulenez lighthouse on Sein Island (the black and white tower). It is barely visible as is, and only marginally better when looking at an enlarged version of the JPG, for example in FastStone Image Viewer. On the original TIFF, you can see it quite clearly and even distinguish the black and white markings.

Here is a 200 percent crop:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2017, 05:15:33 PM »

Google Earth suggests that is about 10 miles away ?
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2017, 04:23:14 AM »

Its exact location is 48° 03' 01" N, 4° 59' 50" W, i.e. approx. 5.3 (nautical) miles west of the island of Sein. It was built with extreme difficulty between 1867 and 1881 and is a legend among lighthouses. It was made into a National Historical Landmark in 2015.

Web pages in English about it can be found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar_Men
http://www.planete-tp.com/en/construction-of-a-lighthouse-ar-men-a484.html

and here is a nice painting of it:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2017, 12:54:00 PM »

Breakers on the windward coast of the Quiberon peninsula in Brittany:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2017, 05:26:29 AM »

Just to the right of the light house on La Vielle there is a black white black vertical at the horizon.

I can see it now, after enlarging the original shot a lot.
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2017, 04:27:24 AM »

"Despite the estimated 50 square feet (4.6 m2) of rock only being uncovered at dead low water, work began in 1867. In the first year of work workmen were able to land on the rock on only seven occasions and could spend a total of just eight hours drilling holes there for the foundation"

Wpw, quite a story... thanks :)
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2017, 05:10:23 AM »

"Despite the estimated 50 square feet (4.6 m2) of rock only being uncovered at dead low water, work began in 1867. In the first year of work workmen were able to land on the rock on only seven occasions and could spend a total of just eight hours drilling holes there for the foundation"

Wpw, quite a story... thanks :)

Yes, Ar-Men and the story from the first landings to a fully working lighthouse is legendary.
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2017, 04:15:08 AM »

Central Brittany: covered stone alley from 3000 B.C., windswept crop:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2017, 04:19:56 AM »

Old broken bridge on river Ardèche, central France:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2017, 03:59:10 AM »

Old broken bridge on river Ardèche, central France:

Superb and could maybe even be better with some fog… There's a lot of potential in such a nice region.
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2017, 04:52:58 AM »

Thank you, François. The light was acceptable that morning, soft but nothing fancy... Of course, no fog, such things cannot be ordered and you have to live nearby (which is not my case) to be able to seize the opportunity when it arises... Being what I call a "naturalist" photographer, I go for the way things do look, the way I see them, and I am no big fan of “pushing the cursors”...

High key and shallow depth of field on the bank of river Odet in Brittany:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2017, 03:18:35 AM »

Waves at sunset, coast of Brittany (Quiberon):
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2017, 03:01:05 AM »

Breakers on the windward coast of the Quiberon peninsula, Brittany:
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