12 Aug 2014
August 12, 2014

Le Mont Saint Michel Images

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Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel Images.

Le Mont Saint Michel Images. During my cycling trips I normally ensure I have enough time to carry out my other passion – Photography.

This image was taken on a 10 day cycling trip in Normandy, Brittany and The Channel Islands.

Mont Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France.

It is located approximately one kilometer (0.6 miles) off the coast of Normandy, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. Click Here For Google Maps.

The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times.

Since the eighth century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name.

The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it.

On top the abbey and monastery, below this the Great halls, then stores and housing, and at the bottom, outside the walls, fishermen and farmers’ housing.

The Image – Le Mont Saint Michel Images.

This image was taken at low tide just off the causeway linking the island to the main land.

The main problem that came to mind was the large expanse of plain sand in the foreground, so I positioned myself in such a way that the uneven textures led the viewers eye to Le Mont Saint Michel.

I then just waited and luckily was treated to this sunset.

My camera was mounted on a tripod and a cable release was used.

Le Mont Saint Michel Images – Camera Settings.

The following settings were used:

  • Nikon D800
  • Nikor 18-35mm Lens @ 18mm
  • ISO 50
  • F8
  • Cloudy White Balance
  • The image was processed in Adobe Photoshop using Nik Software Colour Fx4

 

About Your Tutor

Colin has been an avid photographer since his early teens. He is passionate about his craft, striving to find excellence to provide more than just an image. He chooses subjects that can become a work of art that you would be proud to display in any location.
He takes pride on passing on the art of photography to all levels in an easy to understand, cheerful and helpful manner. He has been running workshops for in excess of 5 years and is currently the organiser of The Brisbane Photography Meetup Group which currently has over 500 members.
Images that are more than just photographs Colin uses several formats to capture works of art from his Digital SLR Camera through to a Pin Hole Camera. His subjects range from landscapes and seascapes to sports and the human form. For the last 15 years his art has been published in coffee table books and online. In 2012 his art was exhibited in The Arts Takes On Times Square Exhibition.

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