Picture of the month: Waterfall

Gour Blue - Cascades du Hérisson, Jura, France

Gour Blue – Cascades du Hérisson, Jura, France

“Gour Blue” is one of the most beautiful falls on the river Hérisson and part of the “Cascades du Hérisson”, located in the French Jura. A more detailed description of this location and some tips on how to photograph waterfalls can be found in this post.
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Picture of the month: The chapel

Chapel of Etretat, Notre-Dame de la Garde, in dense fog

Notre-Dame de la Garde in dense fog

Etretat, Normandy in France on a cold and very foggy day in March 2014.

At the top of the cliff stands the stone silhouette of the chapel “Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde”, protector of fishermen. The present building replaces a brick and stone neo-Gothic chapel of the nineteenth century . The original was destroyed by the occupying forces during World War II.

 

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Long gone glory

Pier Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands

Pier Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands

A long exposure shot of the “Scheveningen Pier”, a decaying Dutch landmark…

Scheveningen, the coastal resort town of The Hague, boasts the largest pier in the Netherlands, completed in 1961. A crane, built on top of the pier’s panorama tower, provided the opportunity to make a 60-metre (200 ft) high bungee jump over the North Sea waves. The present pier is a successor of an earlier pier, which was completed in 1901 but in 1943 destroyed by the German occupation forces 1.
Unfortunately this structure is closed to the public since October 2013 because of serious safety issues and it’s future is unknown…
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I’ve been drivin’ all night

Car's headlights seen through raindrops on a windshield

I’ve been drivin’ all night…

I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel 
There's a voice in my head, that drives my heel 
It's my baby callin', says, "I need you here" 
And it's half past four, and I'm shifting gear...

from “Radar Love” by Golden Earring

On my way home after a photo shoot…

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Standing Tall

Standing Tall, Lighthouse Perros Guirec, long exposure

Standing Tall

The last one from my “lighthouses series” and another one from “Red Rocks” or, as the locals call it “Men Ruz” at Ploumanac’h near Perros Guirec. As usual, a long exposure (22 seconds) in order to get a nice blur in the sky and “dreamy” waves. This way I also got rid of a few tourists who were lingering around the building. You can read more about this series here and here.

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