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Alexkc


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Challenge: Hidden Gem III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Date: Mar 31, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2013


[Jul. 4th, 2013 05:59:58 PM]

Votes: 100
Views: 266
Avg Vote: 7.5700
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3

At the moment, 6 hours before rollover, this image can become one of my profile page photos. Anyways, it will allow me to get one of my year goals - to get a 7+ score with a landscape photo.

I took this one a few years ago during a trip to Normandy with 3 friends. This is taken at dawn. Mont Saint Michel is one of the most 'magical' places on Earth and the morning fog helped so much to convey this particular atmosphere.

Of course I knew I could be mistaken with Gyaban, since he lives not so far from there :)

Wow! To get a blue in a hiddem gem challenge is AMAZING! :)

Thanks for your votes a comments. It has been a sweet week for the update button. And it helped to make me feel better - I've had a lot of work to do and no time to take photos at all.



Statistics
Place: 1 out of 178
Avg (all users): 7.5631
Avg (commenters): 8.7895
Avg (participants): 7.5641
Avg (non-participants): 7.5600
Views since voting: 3330
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 103
Comments: 52
Favorites: 17 (view)


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07/09/2013 12:11:04 PM
This is gorgeous Allessandro!
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07/08/2013 01:35:01 PM
Congratulations Alessandro! So happy for you!
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07/07/2013 10:11:28 PM
This shot Wowed me. I was one of your 10's. It took my breath away and I'm sure it must have taken your away too when you saw this castle.
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07/07/2013 12:19:11 PM
A huge congrats, Alessandro! This is just magnificent. And to blue in the hidden gem... wow.
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07/06/2013 08:15:29 PM
Wow. Well done
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07/06/2013 06:52:07 PM
Congratulations, Alessandro. Well done!
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07/06/2013 12:25:52 PM
congrats on winning this prestigious challenge
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07/06/2013 10:40:23 AM
Spectacular scene - amazingly well captured. What a POV you have chosen.
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07/05/2013 07:23:37 PM
Originally posted by Ja-9:

When I come to visit you...promise to take me there!!! Stunning picture...so very well done


Unfortunately too far from here... but you can ask 21.gif gyaban :)

Of course we have plenty of beautiful places here as well.
07/05/2013 02:57:55 PM
When I come to visit you...promise to take me there!!! Stunning picture...so very well done
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07/05/2013 02:50:46 PM
This is just perfect, Alex! Big congrats!
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07/05/2013 12:18:40 PM
Breathtakingly beautiful. Congrats Alessandro.
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07/05/2013 12:18:30 PM
Stunning!!!
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07/05/2013 11:50:19 AM
Lovely image ,Congrats.
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07/05/2013 11:12:49 AM
Absolutely stunning, congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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07/05/2013 11:07:32 AM
Congratulations...its a beautiful pic. Very well deserved!
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07/05/2013 10:28:39 AM
A truly enchanted setting very well captured. Great job on the image and blue ribbon on a very competitive challenge.
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07/05/2013 09:49:38 AM
This is GORGEOUS! Such a well deserved win. Absolutely beautiful. I *SO* wish we had places like this in America. :P
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07/05/2013 09:39:52 AM
Congrats on the BLUE, Alex!
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07/05/2013 09:03:58 AM
Congrats Alessandro, truly a magical shot and well deserving of the blue!
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07/05/2013 06:56:32 AM
So well done! Congrats on the well deserved blue!!
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07/05/2013 06:43:17 AM
WTG Alessandro, a truly beautiful shot, and a blue in the free study of all free studies.
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07/05/2013 05:39:15 AM
Congrats on the Blue, well deserved with this magnificent picture of Mont St. Michel.
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07/05/2013 02:52:36 AM
Great work Alessandro !

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07/05/2013 02:17:20 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful photo.
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07/05/2013 01:57:18 AM
Wow, awesome photo with the score to match. Congrats man!
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07/05/2013 01:51:02 AM
yep!
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07/05/2013 12:38:17 AM
Well done Alex. Great finish and congrats on the Blue!
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07/05/2013 12:10:36 AM
Such a gorgeous place -- and such a beautiful capture!! You did it proud! Congrats on the blue!

Message edited by author 2013-07-05 00:11:40.
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07/05/2013 12:05:10 AM
Originally posted by Tiberius:

Beautiful...
Not my style, but man, it is beautiful. Also my only ten.


LOL what's wrong with you :)

Always was the best, well done on everything!
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07/05/2013 12:03:01 AM
Beautiful...
Not my style, but man, it is beautiful. Also my only ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2013 11:58:57 PM
splendid
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07/04/2013 11:33:17 PM
Who wouldn't like this castle, it's so majestic in all it's grandeur. It's also elegantly photographed in a brilliant minimalistic scene, the water looks shimmering silver, the mist, and the fact that there is not a cloud in the sky, or is it just over cast, anyway who cares, it all adds to the overall simplicity. The PP is just perfect could not of done this any better myself.

I'm going to give you this Verineat Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1070026.jpg because it's awarded to those images which make me sigh, and since I will be heading off to Europe In September this image makes me all the more excited!!!

All the best, should ribbon.
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07/04/2013 06:11:43 PM
a true miracle Mont St. Michel especially as you caught it floating
bump
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07/04/2013 04:34:01 PM
Awesome!
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07/04/2013 03:18:21 PM
Beautiful well done landscape. The building looks like it is being swallowed by the fog.
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07/04/2013 11:28:39 AM
Magnificent soft light
Nice low point of view
Beautiful soft gradient on the sky
Impressive depth of field

I hope one day to photograph this place
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07/03/2013 09:11:20 AM
Ooooh! This is a wonderful image!
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07/03/2013 07:29:16 AM
Only a fairy is missing. Not your fault: you've captured a great view.
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07/02/2013 08:29:34 PM
Rising from the mists of time. Beautifully composed.
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07/02/2013 05:16:19 PM
It really does look enchanted. The reflection is a bonus. Nice job.
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07/02/2013 12:11:05 AM
I really like the processing. Indeed, it seems almost imaginary.
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07/01/2013 08:32:36 PM
Ethereal. 8 from me.
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07/01/2013 07:52:47 PM
feels like an image right out of the Lord of the Rings series. One of my top picks for the challenge. Good Luck!
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07/01/2013 07:44:12 AM
Mystical. The power of a single building among the countryside is fantastic.
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06/30/2013 04:58:00 AM
I'll be there in September, nice
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06/29/2013 06:58:12 PM
Beautiful, simply beautiful........ I love the mist......... Where is this, i just gotta go......!
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06/29/2013 10:56:29 AM
Mont Saint-Michel - stunning!
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06/28/2013 10:51:28 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Absolutely breathtaking capture. The glass-like water leads like a trail up to the castle in the distance. The mist and the gorgeous light that falls upon the castle does paint the scene in a enchanting light - one that captivated the audience when we stop to 'visit'.
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06/28/2013 04:54:38 PM
Fantastic...could be Gayaban as I have seen another image of this castle entered by him before. 8
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06/28/2013 01:09:03 PM
mystical and beautiful
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06/28/2013 12:17:29 AM
What a beautiful shot. Looks like a magical, mystical castle.
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