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The handle of Sevigne

The handle of Sevigne
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-29
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Nikon D800, NikonAF-S 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 0:59
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Points: 26
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The handle of Sevigne

Wherein the tip by boulders, some of which appear pink on the edge of balance, defying the elements for thousands of years, it is certainly one of the most spectacular in northern Britain.
A narrow path goes around, coming from the cliff and down to the sea if access is easy, its route is dangerous and insecure. Rare used, fishermen bars, observers and photographers venture there in front of bemused tourists often taking the path above them.
Cape Freels protects the handle of Sevigne bounded on the east by the Fort La Latte:
On this side you can do the most wonderful walks in lush vegetation in the spring, becoming wild and dry in summer, under a blazing sun that scorches when the landscape.
If there is a marked path, the "customs", many trails traverse the moors, however, formed by the trampling of thousands of walkers but also for wildlife sites.
Damaged in many places due to overcrowding, the flora is now protected by a beacon inviting visitors to respect it.
To the west of Cape Town, just off the cliff stand two rocks look amazing, bleached by the guano of thousands of birds with an address for a temporary home. You can easily observe the antics of noisy colonies of birds from nesting on the peaks that are the Little and Great Falconer, protected bird sanctuaries. In a din of shouts and squeals, you may be able to recognize (with binoculars, preferably) the many cormorants, gulls, petrels, gulls and terns that nest in the hollows of the rocks. You can also see a small colony of guillemots and in recent years, one or two pairs of oystercatcher. In the morning, a few gannets are sometimes an incursion.
Later in the bushes or wild very few visitors set foot in a few hundred meters from the lighthouse, you will cover the marsh. If by chance you pass by the sun, you will hear frogs croaking concert among the gorse. Approach, cautiously: the show is permanent!
The current lighthouse, large square tower dominates a vast esplanade, is current as of 1950.
Destroyed in 1944, he had succeeded for several decades her senior, still planted on his left.
The latter, built in the 17th century, had taken a shot of youth in the interval, replacing the function in its monumental building.
It was built in 1695 as the first tower, at the initiative of St. Malo owners. Burning of tallow in calm weather, coal when the storm raged, its lights were visible up to 40 km when the mists faded. Vauban tower that can still be seen near the new lighthouse, which replaced the original book in 1702 was fueled primarily by coal. To improve efficiency, whale oil made its appearance in 1729, subsequently replaced by rapeseed oil.
Weather permitting, the scope of the present building fires is one hundred kilometers from its summit one can then observe the Channel Islands.
It is surrounded by 400 hectares of moorland wild and primitive, dotted with numerous trails winding through dense vegetation which is home to rabbits, rodents and other birds easily find shelter in his bushes.
But it is above its rocky cliffs and caves encrusted with multiple faults that force the eye.
Little and Great Falconer (here at right), from April until June, shelter privileged fauna piaillarde who comes here to breed.
Watch them well, you will discover, hung on the peaks, many birds nests and, with eyes to water, you may be lucky enough to see a gray seal on the loose ... and, further out, a school of porpoises or dolphins.

Gorse covered with yellow flowers explode scents of coconut in May, it is probably the best observatory to Cape Frehel! Sit a while and turn their eyes towards the East: by lying, gradually, the sun illuminate the Cape of warm colors, from pink to orange and eventually a blaze announcing the end of the day.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-15 4:40]

Bonjour Serge,
Comme j'ai été en Bretagne il y a quelquea années de cela, cette image me parle beaucoup bien sûr. C'est une région que j'ai beaucoup aimée, surtout aussi les bords de mer, excellent contraste à nos paysages de montagne. Il semble que l'accès à ce lieu soit difficile, prudence donc. Je pense que tu y as vu les oiseaux dont parle ta note.
Bonne présentation avec les différents plans de rochers.
Bonne fin de semaine

Ciao Serge, great seascape with fantastic rocks, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-15 5:53]

Very beautiful view, Serge!
excellent light, splendid natural colors and great depth.
Well done!
Thanks for sharing

Spectacular scenery, photographed from a good point of view with excellent detail. regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-15 6:13]

Hello Serge.
Beautiful cature of rocky coast! I like a lot warm colours and beautiful light. Also composition is very good, I like combination of sea and moutains.Best regards Siggi

Bonjour Serge,
Magnifiques falaises et atmosphère irréelle, pour cette très belle vue

hello Serge
great shot of this rocks with good details and very naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Serge,
amazing cliffs. Amazing landscape.
Perfect point of view. Very nice colours.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-15 14:31]

Hello Serge,
Very beautiful seascape with excellent colours and great POV...
Have a nice Sunday!...

Bonita toma Serge, aunque creo que ha perdido algo de calidad al comprimirla; seguramente
en su formato original debe de ganar mucho en espectacularidad. Veo que hay establecida una
gran colonia de aves...
Un abrazo y buen Domingo: J. Ignasi.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-10-15 18:59]

Bonjour Serge,

A beautiful coastal vista you have presented here. The undulating geometry of the rocky cliffs is very unique & the subued, overcast skies brings out the accent greenery in a highly complementary manner. A very well engineered composition!



Fantastic place Serge!! Beautiful photo!

Un paisaje muy bello, el agua muy calmada ...Salut Serge!

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