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Challenge: Minimalist Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jun 5, 2011
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2011

Thank you very much for all the kind comments and votes.

As some of you guessed, this is Etretat, France. I am very happy of the result, given the technical difficulties I encountered to shoot it: rain and strong horizontal wind made it very hard for a long exposure to succeed. The ND filter was very quickly full of droplets, despite the lens hood. I ended up using a long large cone, made out of a plastic bag, to protect the front of the lens from rain. Even then, if wasn't easy to hold it in place during 30 seconds without it moving too much due to the wind. Finally, it kinda worked, and I was able to grab a few usable shots. But the 5D, my wife and I were all wet to the bone. Clearly, lack of preparation if you ask me!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 137
Avg (all users): 7.1528
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8065
Avg (non-participants): 7.4146
Views since voting: 4908
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 144
Comments: 45
Favorites: 10 (view)


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06/16/2011 12:39:47 PM
Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!! Congrats!
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06/16/2011 09:20:41 AM
Lovely image, Christophe. Fun when you have to improvise on a shoot like that, eh? :-) Congrats on the red!
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06/15/2011 10:05:43 AM
Shots like this make the effort and improvisation you went through to get it worth it. Fantastic image and I for one am glad you took the time and made the effort.
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06/15/2011 08:43:39 AM
Gorgeous work! Congrats.
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06/15/2011 08:34:05 AM
We have a similar looking sight in Quebec, Canada, in the Gaspésie region. It's called Rocher Percé.

Beautiful shot! Very creative composition!
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06/14/2011 09:21:02 AM
Beautiful shot with gentle transitions. Congrats!
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06/14/2011 08:50:25 AM
wonderfully serene. Congrats!
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06/13/2011 06:39:52 PM
Uggg, you're not fair. Not only do you have the extreme creativity with your studio shots, but you also live in a place where views like this are apparently easily accessible. Not fair at all!

:)
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06/13/2011 12:14:30 PM
Just simply breathtaking!
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06/13/2011 11:55:52 AM
You can do everything well with your camera, Christophe! Congrats!
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06/13/2011 11:35:24 AM
Congratulations,lovely stuff.
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06/13/2011 10:34:11 AM
Congrats, I really loved how the sea around the ark looked, amazing.
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06/13/2011 06:06:08 AM
Looks like a G on its' side too. Remarkable, well done.
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06/13/2011 04:40:02 AM
Shows promise. The idea's obviously there - a little more time and effort might see you get better scores.
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06/13/2011 01:50:42 AM
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Damn, I'm wearing that thing out. ;-)
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06/13/2011 01:41:22 AM
Super landscape Christophe, another ribbon to add to your extensive collection, well done.
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06/13/2011 01:16:14 AM
and again.......congrats!!!!!! :)
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06/13/2011 12:57:29 AM
Very nicely done, and in adverse conditions no less. Congrats!
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06/13/2011 12:53:17 AM
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

He can landscape too ? my god man, what can't you do?

Well my wife has many answers to that ;-)
06/13/2011 12:36:40 AM
Oh, look...the new guy finally got a ribbon! LOL...congrats yet again on another fine image. :)
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06/13/2011 12:19:46 AM
Congrats, Christophe! I hope to see this in September this year or next year. Beautiful.
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06/13/2011 12:10:36 AM
Nicely done... Congratulations!!!
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06/13/2011 12:07:18 AM
Christophe, it would appear that the more challenges you face for an image, the better it turns out. Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/13/2011 12:03:36 AM
He can landscape too ? my god man, what can't you do?
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06/13/2011 12:02:43 AM
Ha...you can RAW -- Ribbon At Will !!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2011 10:57:20 PM
lovely
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06/12/2011 08:16:14 PM
Wonderful example of what this challenge is supposed to be about.
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06/12/2011 05:16:28 PM
Stunning
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06/12/2011 04:40:04 PM
Wonderful composition.
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06/12/2011 11:04:14 AM
Unmistakably Etretat! The arch looking as if it's made of papier mache newspapers, almost weightless and barely casting a shadow. Beautiful.
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06/11/2011 08:26:03 AM
Bring me to the light that's the impression I have when I see this pic, nice texture and reflection.
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06/10/2011 02:53:47 PM
Almost wish there was more of the rock formation in the image. Other than that though I love the way that there is no horizon line which makes my eye wonder more. Well done.
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06/10/2011 10:39:03 AM
Oh geez. I didn't have high hopes for this challenge but this is the first image I opened and it proved me wrong already.. Stunning planet we have here, yes. Great job. 9
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06/08/2011 11:13:32 AM
this is wonderful. 10.
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06/07/2011 05:02:52 PM
very interesting shot and works well in b&w
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06/07/2011 09:20:43 AM
Nice photograph..!
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06/07/2011 03:30:18 AM
wow. 10.
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06/06/2011 09:32:23 PM
Fabulously done. (not voting)
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06/06/2011 06:28:05 PM
Stunning shot. Great tones, interesting composition. Graceful motion. Beauty.
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06/06/2011 03:51:50 PM
Etretat? Maybe someone could tell you this is not minimalist, but I think it is, so an 8 for you ^_^
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06/06/2011 01:09:07 PM
at last, a picture the follow the guidelines and is very well done. nice work!!
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06/06/2011 08:43:08 AM
Nice, very very nice.
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06/06/2011 04:07:35 AM
strange crop but like the picture. 8
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06/06/2011 12:40:23 AM
Whoosh, super nice.
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06/06/2011 12:21:54 AM
Gorgeous.
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