Some pause from the Dutch winter views, I feel like posting something from the last summer travels...
Tour-tan Men Ruz in Breton, or Phare de Men Ruz in French, is one of the main attractions of the astonishing Coast of Pink Granite on the north coast of Brittany. The original lighthouse was built in 1860 with Ile-Grande island granite. The first was destroyed during the WW II and rebuilt in 1947 with Ploumanac'h typical granite.
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PixelTerror (0) 2009-01-17 3:08
Like it, lovely warm hues contrasting against the blue, and an excellent visual progression ending on the lighthouse.
Have a nice week end JY
Buin (42224) 2009-01-17 3:09
This lighthouse really seems to grow ot of the rocks, seems to be a part of them. The contrast in colours here is stunning and most attractive. I think, a very special place ...
Greetings from wet, cold and grey Westphalia - and have a nice weekend!
ChrisJ (92167) 2009-01-17 3:14
A superb pov with a wonderful warm cold colour contrast between the reddish pink rock & blue sky & sea. Excellent sharpness & lighting textures. Tfs!
pauloog (11745) 2009-01-17 3:23
You catched the charm of the pink granite very well with this foreground.
good composition too.
Aviller (3866) 2009-01-17 3:28
A fantastic picture with a deep DOF. The composition is great and the lighthouse is in the right spot. It's really lovely to see the contrast between the manmade structure and the natural rocks, even though they have the same color.
ahmetgedikli (25246) 2009-01-17 3:40
Beautiful shot! Great POV, depth, colors and good composition. Beautiful sky.
Have a nice weekend.
snunney (75134) 2009-01-17 3:44
A superb point of view emphasised by the us of the vertical format. I love the lovely pink tones in the foreground rocks, which nicely complement those of the lighthouse. Wonderful clarity throughout. The presence of the couple adds a human touch.
papagolf21 (81006) 2009-01-17 4:05
Bonjour, cher Alexander,
Cela fait plaisir de revoir tes photographies. Ah ! qu'il est bon de se replonger en période estivale en voyant cette très jolie composition.
Cette masse de granit rose est toujours imposante et jolie à contempler.
Une très bonne composition avec ce phare dominant fièrement la mer et aidant les marins à se repérer.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-01-17 4:07
Hello Alexander! Excellent lighthouse. Wonderful stones. Amazing POV and capture. Original frame. Good luck!
macondo (18465) 2009-01-17 4:11
As soon as I saw the words pink granite in your title I thought of the Breton coast and Ploumanac'h. The weather was poor when we were there in 2007, although the rain lifted and the pink granite looked spectacular. This shot is a beauty, with the exposure just right for all elements of it. I like the inclusion of some visitors and the excellent foreground of boulders. This shot makes a nice change from all the wintry postings lately. Well done.
npecanhuk (58264) 2009-01-17 4:12
The vertical format was an excellent choice!
Sharpness and exposure are correct and have given outstanding results to your photo! Colors are natural and beautiful!
Well chosen pov and superb composition: I love the shapes of those big rocks in the fg and how you placed the lighthouse a bit to the right so we can see the ocean as well!!
The picture really pleases me!
TFS - Congratulations!
gilou530 (34) 2009-01-17 4:24
un paysgae de la cote bretone qui me rappelle de beaux souvenir et ton cadrage est parfait avec ce ciel bleu magnifique, bele PDC
aylinatasagun (90) 2009-01-17 5:02
I like it so much, very nice work!
MarianneS (15338) 2009-01-17 5:04
Nice colours to present this lighthouse.
I like your low pov, with these big stones as a foreground.
Very good composition!
dta (59121) 2009-01-17 5:06
Hello Alexander ,
A famous place in Brittany , of course . But your presentation is excellent . Very fine vertical format for this well balanced composition . And a nice blue sky . What a chance !
jonathan_hart (21270) 2009-01-17 5:08
good POV from where we can see the stairway, and very fine vertical framing, this place is a hit of the Bretagne
vins64 (1100) 2009-01-17 5:41
belle vue avec un beau ciel bleu
asajernigan (19669) 2009-01-17 6:45
Your composition and POV are great here showing the rocks in the foreground lead up to the tower. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The vertical composition was a good choice allowing us to see the depth of the scene. The off center placement of the tower works great allowing us to see the sea on the left.
cherryripe (21015) 2009-01-17 9:37
I see it was a beautiful day on my birthday last year ;-)
Those boulders in the foreground are so impressive and contast so well against the green sea. The people are nicely placed next to the lighthouse and show off the scale. Good choice of vertical format.
delkoo (68) 2009-01-17 12:23
this is absolutely great shot, full of light and colors. Excellent composition and perfect moment to capture such place and such scene.
gildasjan (40040) 2009-01-17 12:45
Le granite rose,le ciel bleu et la mer verte pour un très bel assemblage dans ce cadre vertical.
Bravo et bonne soirée.
feather (51128) 2009-01-17 13:17
Stunning image with excellent technical quality. The depth is fantastic with a well chosen focus to ensure the image is sharp from front to back. The lighthouse is perfectly placed on a third and the tiny couple are a good feature of the scene. Well done
s_lush (16128) 2009-01-18 1:45
Beautiful picture made mainly of only three elements, stones, water and air! Very good composition and colors! The quality is so good that the forth element (the man) and even the fifth one (the woman in red) are visible pretty well. Perfectly good job!
Nicou (109778) 2009-01-18 2:12
Merveilleux cadrage de ce phare, avec ces rochers de très belle couleurs et forment, le phare est carré, très original, il sont souvent rond, avec le cel bleu et la mer un peu verte, très bel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-18 6:16
Fine capture of the light house and the pink stones in foreground
Excellent POV, colours and sharpness
Have a nice Sunday
chawax (17290) 2009-01-18 12:22
A very typical picture of Brittany, but perfectly done ! The point of view is excellent, the colours are very nice and I love the way the people on foot of the lightgouse give us an idea how big the lighthouse is.
ricochet (9696) 2009-01-18 12:38
Une composition vraiment superbe avec un sujet bien mis en valeur et le premier plan très esthétique donne une belle profondeur à l'ensemble parfaitement executé, bravo à toi!
kermit350 (9014) 2009-01-18 15:45
Hello Alexander, a photo good clear which shows the relief of these rocks and a whole good framing on the headlight ideally placed which represents well the magnificence of this pink granite coast, a composition without fault with these large rock which brings much of depth to this image, sincerely ..............Bonjour Alexander, une photo bien nette qui montre le relief de ces roches et un tout bon cadrage sur le phare idéalement placé qui représente bien la magnificence de cette côte de granit rose, une composition sans faille avec ces gros rocher qui amènent beaucoup de profondeur à cette image, bien amicalement
Cretense (68675) 2009-01-19 4:35
Lighthouses is one of my favourite subjects and I can assure you that this is one of the most impressive photos I have seen in this subject! The lighthouse is beautiful, light managment is perfect and colours are brilliant, but I think that much of the power of this photo lies in the impressive rocks in the foreground! Congratulations!
hdl (6995) 2009-01-19 8:58
Dit is toch wel wat anders dan het bevroren Hollandse landschap. Het doet toch deugd om nog eens iets van de zomer te zien; ik kijk er al naar uit. Heel mooie opstelling; ik vind die stenen op de voorgrond goed in de compositie zitten; de uit het centrum staande toren zorgt voor een goede diepte naar de achtergrond. Echt prachtige kleuren.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-01-19 9:33
Very nice composition with a good use of vertical format. A very nice POV with these rocks, this POV give an interesting prospect effect. Vey nice balance in the composition too. The colours (of sky and of sea especially) are very well collected. The lightyhouse arise very well in the sky. The peoles gives an interesting element of life. A very ggod photowork.
Have a good evening,
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-01-19 11:00
Hi, Alexander -
Very strong image here, with a dominant curve from lower left to the top of the lighthouse at a "rule of thirds" point. The inclusion of the people gives us a proper sense of scale - and also a couple of splashes of color. Nice catch!
Edern (594) 2009-01-19 15:28
Very beautiful view of this famous lighthouse. I Like the details and the coulours. So great variety of green/blue (which in breton is the same word, GLAS)
Good construction for this picture. The lighthous seems little when compared to the rocks, but the people at the bottom of the tower give the scale. You mention "Tour-tan Men Ruz in Breton, or Phare de Men Ruz in French" in fact Men Ruz is breton and means red stones. The real name in french could be "le phare des pierres rouges", but the breton name is much more authentic.
Cheers from Brittany
MarcT (20958) 2009-01-21 7:38
Beautiful lighthouse. Wonderful rocks, nice colors, great perspective.
jafadabret (56497) 2009-01-23 2:19
Cette côte est très belle et cette photo en est la preuve. Tu as bien mis en évidence dans le premier plan ces blocs de granite rose qui semblent des sculptures. Le regard est conduit sur le phare puis sur le ciel et la mer qui font un ensemble d'une grande beauté.
Didi (52489) 2009-01-24 18:09
I went there three times last year in this nice place.
Very nice foreground in this beautifu summer lights; interesting perspective on the lighthouse.
sevy (14903) 2009-01-28 2:13
I know this lighthouse as I try to go there if time I visit my familly. Its name means "red stone" due to the color of the granit used to build it.
Nice composition and a good lightning to put in evidence the green of the sea, so typical in the Channel.
speedymanu (3485) 2009-05-14 5:12
a spectacular depth of field, a skillfull opposition between the horizontal lines in the foreground and the vertical ones of the lighthouse.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-10-28 10:11
Great capture of this lovely lighthouse with beautiful colours and wonderful light. The lighthouse is well placed in the picture and you have taken it with fine sharpness. Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing,
testmaniac (13508) 2009-11-20 13:08
Hi Alexander,nice photo with good composition,colors and contrast! Great place indeed. Good job and regards!
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15165)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3, Hama HTMC PL circular M62
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-17 3:04