View on Ria of Etel estuary, on Plouhinec bank (the other side is in Etel). Ria of Etel is known for its river bar, a shoal formed by alluvions. When the weather is bad or when the tides are important, water is very turbulent and access to the river is very dangerous, sometimes impossible. There's a semaphore on the estuary that guides navigators to the entry of the river. A big arrow gives them the cape to follow. When the arrow is replaced by a black cross, access to the river is forbidden.
That was the cas on october 3rd, 1958, a sad day for people of the area. That day, the weather was bad, not the right day to cross the river bar. But famous doctor Alain Bombard (known because he crossed Atlantic in 113 days in dinghy to prove people could survive a long time in oceans) wanted to take the most of this weather to test a new kind of lifeboat. Local navigators said him not to go to the river bar, because conditions were too dangerous. But he decided to go with 6 volunteers. The lifeboat crossed the first waves but finally he turned over. A lifeboat, Vice Amiral Schwerer II, came to rescue them, but its screw sticked in a hawser and it turned over too. The results were terrible : 9 people died, 3 in Bombard boat, 6 in Vice Amiral Schwerer II. Local people never forgot this drama ...
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jhm (146618) 2010-08-02 4:27
You chose a very well angle, this care for depth and perspective.
We can follow the steps to the background this leads us to the people in background.
Great composition, good of colors, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Bartleby (13552) 2010-08-02 8:33
une compo à l'UGA très sympa, avec ce rocher au premier plan et les textures du sable. La partie gauche est peut-être un peu vide...as-tu essayé un format vertical ici?
Aussi, je suis sûr qu'une belle lumière matinale ou de fin de journée serait top.
Les déformations sont importantes, normal avec ce genre d'objos, j'aurais peut-être essayé de redresser le sémaphore (?) rouge...
jemaflor (91279) 2010-08-04 9:31
Bien cadré avec ce premier plan et ce sable à la belle teinte, les traces semblent former une diagonale qui se dirige vers cette structure rouge, bonne note explicative à propos du lieu.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (20048)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-30
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ria d'Etel [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 3:36