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Mont Saint-Michel by TobiasRichter Mont Saint-Michel by TobiasRichter
For some minutes the cloudy sky above Mont-Saint Michel opens up and gives way to a few rays of sunshine that cast their warm light upon the watt around the Abbey before it disappears in the rain again. The world famous monastery built in the 10th century is one of the most beautiful examples for French and Norman architecture and was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Spring 2012
Normandy, France

After spending 3 weeks shooting in northern france I released the results on my website. I'll upload them here on DA during the next days.

If you want to see them now you can check my website: [link]



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:iconagilephotography:
Hi,

Very nice composition. I like the fact that you put the sun in the middle with the Mt. St-Michel on the side. The clouds and the sand are also giving a lot of depth to the shot.

This is a good example of not using the rule of thirds (the horizon is in the middle of the shot) ... but using it at the same time (since the Mt. St-Michel in on the "right" line of the rules of thirds).

Using an exposure of f16 also gave a nice "sparkle" look to the sun (I thought it was f22).

Regards,
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I love this image, the colours are really strong and they stand out. You have used a great composition with the island/building and the sun. They both compliment each other and draw your eyes between the two. Having ISO 50 and probably underexposing the image has allowed the right amount of light to be received through the sensor.
One thing maybe to work on/ improve is the beach; the big line from the bottom right hand corner slightly draws the eyes to the opposite end of the subject/horizon, it also makes it a little busy when you have a stunning shot. This could be more simple and more effective.
Overall absolutely stunning. And I'm jealous of the fact you have the 5D Mark II
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YulianEruannoNoldor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Stunning shot, my adoration :) 
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Wenn man lange darüber nachdenkt, merkt man, dass es nichtmal Mont Saint-Michel ist, der das Bild zu etwas besonderem macht.
Im Grunde hätte ein kleiner Fels im Hintergrund (an irgendeiner Küste) dasselbe bewirken können.
Die Schönheit ist überall zu finden.
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Madrigal-Moonlight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Auch eine großartige Aufnahme von einem beeindruckenden Bauwerk. Du hast einen sehr guten Blick für Licht und Schatten und einen schönen Winkel.
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured your beautiful photography here [link] :iconfeathersplz:
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow beautiful capture. Love the light and colors. :heart:
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wesoly-romek Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Wonderful!!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :wave: Your artwork is featured here: [link]
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconrogerdatter:
Rogerdatter Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a fairy tale, omg. Beautiful!
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AlbertoCuccodoro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shot! :clap:
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an excellent perspective, including the land, sea, sky, and a lone building. Lovely.
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:iconartamusica:
artamusica Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of the photos where I just stopped and looked, then looked again and again. Having been to Mont St. Michel, it's wonderful but can be quite drab and grey. You've managed to catch a luminescence here that makes it appear positively magical . Great job!
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconsunny2011bj:
sunny2011bj Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Beautiful colours and contrast. Nice work!!
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:iconliveinpix:
LiveInPix Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfection !
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:iconfuyu-no-sakura:
Fuyu-no-sakura Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow..it's beautiful. That makes me want to go there even more. Planning this for a long time now
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, yeah got there it's great!
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chekspir Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Incredible Amazing!!!!!!
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elodie50a Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful picture, amazing colors !!
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
beautiful:)
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:iconanna-gracie:
Anna-Gracie Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Really nice:)
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:iconstefanhefele:
StefanHefele Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wunderbar, vor allem das Licht! Hast wohl n stückchen weit laufen müssen, um dort hin zu gelangen oder?!
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Danke! Ja ist schon ein Stück zu laufen ist ja im Prinzip die Meerseite des Mont St Michel.
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AFOPhotography Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Photographer
I love this image, the colours are really strong and they stand out. You have used a great composition with the island/building and the sun. They both compliment each other and draw your eyes between the two. Having ISO 50 and probably underexposing the image has allowed the right amount of light to be received through the sensor.
One thing maybe to work on/ improve is the beach; the big line from the bottom right hand corner slightly draws the eyes to the opposite end of the subject/horizon, it also makes it a little busy when you have a stunning shot. This could be more simple and more effective.
Overall absolutely stunning. And I'm jealous of the fact you have the 5D Mark II
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
you are featured and i hope you like it [link]
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
you are very welcome
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:iconjusyna:
Jusyna Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Very nice!!!!
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
very nice! love the sand and colors in the sky
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Phil!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Another cracker man, well done!
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Drew!
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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Ren10sei Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beeindruckende Aufnahme! :D
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:iconflorentcourty:
FlorentCourty Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Nice foreground there, and what a light ! That must have been a great show ;)
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:icontobiasrichter:
TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes thanks it was the best light in this 3 weeks.
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Skittloverdose Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Photographer
gorgeous! im speechless!!! :)
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture. Stunning view!
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hawkeye1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
beautiful shot
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:icontheriseman:
TheRiseman Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Wunderschön Bild ! Bravo mon Ami ! :)
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:iconwintersread:
WintersRead Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Photographer
I was there two weeks ago!! SUCH a pretty place!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
really nicely done :)
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:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This is a really nice photo :)
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:iconleocervas:
Leocervas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Beautiful!!!:love:
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the-shining Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful scene and capture
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
Apr 5, 2012, 7:13:14 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
5mm
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