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La Falaise et l'Aiguille

This images shows the famous arch at Etretat's coast. After a week of pretty medicore weather I finally was blessed with this impressive sunrise! I am more than glad to capture this scene.


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Location: France - Haute-Normandie - Etretat maps.google.com/maps?q=
Date: March 31th, 2013
Light Conditions: Sunrise
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Camera: Pentax K5
Lens: Sigma 10-20
Focal Length: 10 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --

Shutter Speed: 156
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100

Panorama: --
Tonemapping: --

Tripod: Camlink TPPRO32B
Tripod Head: Camlink

Filters:
- B+W Neutral Density ND3.0



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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-11-20
Stunning colors in a beautiful long exposure. What a view!

Suggested by Janek-Sedlar and tsuweety

La Falaise et l'Aiguille by *JanPusdrowski ( Featured by Anoya )
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A wonderfully stunning scene. And now a critique based on the four categories dA deems necessary for a rating.

Vision: 4.5 stars. I think this includes the composition and the scene. Composition is great, the green grass in the foreground is a strong point to lead you up to the right and then the cliffs lead you right back in so your eye can wander and take in the great details down below and back up to the water that seems to go on forever and blend right into the sky. It is very well composed.

Originality: 3.5 stars not because it is bad in any way, but its a landscape, a fairly standard landscape. Albeit, a landscape with a very interesting scene and interesting lighting.

Technique: 3 stars. There is no denying that this image has tons of pop and wow factor. However, I think the wow factor of this image may be a bit overdone. The colors, especially in the sky are stunning, but the saturation may be boosted a bit too high overall for the image. There is so much pop already in this image that lowering the saturation may give a bit of a more natural feel without losing any of the pop. The image is also a bit on the dark side. I realize the scene itself was probably quite dark, but a bit of a brighter image, especially for some of the ground areas could potentially improve this image.

On the other hand, the use of a long exposure for this shot is perfect especially considering the movement of the clouds really complements the composition and just draws you right back in to the image.

Impact: 5 stars. I do not need to say much here. "Wow" would be an appropriate first reaction.

Overall, a really wonderful image with possibly a few minor technical flaws that could easily be changed if so desired (if they are even needed at all).
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Hello Jan,

Amazing image editing, amazing colours...

The large dark area in the lower right corner something make this image "heavy" ... I understand that the shooting point was at edge of the cliff and it was dangerous to move forward with camera... but IMO this image will be better if you will try to "remove/crop" excessive green dark area on the foreground and try to focus overall composition on the distant objects - cliffs and sky.

To do this, you can use other focal length >= 20 / other lens and make 2 or 4 shots and stitch pano. This will allow you to correctly crop the photo without breaking the overall image composition.

In any way, this is the nice work of excellent photographer... :thumbsup:
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:iconsilverzxx:
SilverzXx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning shot
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Photographer
thanks a lot!
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   General Artist
Incredible light, colours and exposure :nod:
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   General Artist
:nod:
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:iconcromosoma123:
Cromosoma123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Photographer
Fantastic work!
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks!
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:iconditie:
Ditie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
WOW!  
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks
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:iconditie:
Ditie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
:-)
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:iconalterbr33d:
alterbr33d Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think "The Silent Cartographer" was inspired by this. 
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Maybe^^ I do not know :D
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - November! Heart
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks :bow:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Photographer
Anytime! =)
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:iconsaffronbreeze:
SaffronBreeze Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous!!!! :love: Congratulations on a well deserved DD!
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconsaffronbreeze:
SaffronBreeze Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!
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stepheesmq Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnifique photo! :wow:

:love:
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Merci!
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:iconstepheesmq:
stepheesmq Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ça me fait plaisir, vous le méritez :)
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Photographer
:)
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:iconwerol:
werol Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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:iconhaggis53:
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Artist
Absolutely spectacular! Makes me want to travel to see this place someday~ :)

Beautiful work! :)
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks a lto!
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:iconhaggis53:
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Artist
Of course! ^^
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:icontntiseverywere:
tntiseverywere Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thx
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work congratulations!
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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:iconkonvic21:
konvic21 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anyone else reminded of "The Silent Cartographer" by that shoreline and rock formation in the campaign mission in the first halo?
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Not me :D Never played halo :D
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:iconkonvic21:
konvic21 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Well im glad you found the scene lol, its a beautiful place
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:iconmorfii:
Morfii Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful... ♥
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks
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:iconremiflanscarlet:
RemiFlanScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful... This is simply breathtaking~
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
:bow:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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:icontanukitagawa:
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
  A very pretty landscape in a stunning  shoot! :clap:
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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:icontanukitagawa:
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
  You´re welcome! :D
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VeRTiGo-P Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
This was so beautiful that I thought it was fake at first... But it's not. I love it <3
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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callme007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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callme007 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
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jarinthunder Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
At first glance, I thought it was minecraft..
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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PENTAX
Model
PENTAX K-5
Shutter Speed
156/1 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Mar 31, 2013, 6:36:26 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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