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Copyright: claudia ck (clack) (98)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-18
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 1:3.5-4.5G ED, Kaiser 67mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-12 11:24
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the view of Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France. It's ebb-tide and you can't see the sea now.

The tides in the area shift quickly, and have been described by Victor Hugo as " la vitesse d'un cheval au galop" or "as swiftly as a galloping horse". The tide actually comes in at one metre per second.

The tides can vary greatly, at roughly 14 metres between high and low water marks. Popularly nicknamed "St. Michael in peril of the sea" by mediaeval pilgrims making their way across the tidal flats, the mount can still pose dangers for visitors who avoid the causeway and attempt the hazardous walk across the sands from the neighbouring coast. The danger of drowning due to coastal tides after getting caught in quicksand continues to claim lives.
(source: Wikipedia)

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Hello Claudia,
this is a wonderful landscape. I love it. Well composed and framed. The colors and detail are excellent. Outstanding shot with a very interesting note. Very nice Work. Thank you for posting.

Hoi Clau,

Ik vind de schaduwen van de wolken op het landschap hier zo mooi! Het is een erg apart uitzicht, maar om een of andere reden staalt het rust uit. Heel mooi

TFS Greetz Kristy

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