Les falaises de Normandie

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Comments (6)

Andrew on September 9, 2009

An impressive view. Is there a safe viewpoint or do you have to risk your life on the edge of a cliff to get a shot like that? My partner is asking me to take her there but Im not good with heights.

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on September 10, 2009

The place I stayed was fairly safe, the spectacular effect is due to the fact this picture is a combination of 4 vertical 50 mm views. I have chosen this method to grasp the large view of the site (with its 200 ft-high vertical cliffs), while avoiding the wide-angle deformation (which reduce the apparent height of the cliffs). The result is it looks like the picture was taken from a point suspended in the air. Actually, I was quietly standing on firm ground over a promontory. Changind light is the only limitation with this method. But this particular afternoon was an exceptionally hot (90°F) and stable weather.

Andrew on September 10, 2009

Good, I will take her there when we visit Mont San Michel in 2010.

Agnieszka C on January 22, 2011

Very beautiful unusual place! like

Greetings from Poland Agnieszka

Angelo Ferraris on November 17, 2011

like 4 A classic, must go there !!

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on November 18, 2011

Thank you for your visit and nice comments, Angelo. I doubt not you will visit this place, as you did obviously in many other famous places pictured in your vast and interesting gallery.

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