This is the wild coast, Côte Sauvage, on the west side of the Quiberon peninsula.
You can see the view from the road here if you drag the yellow man to the red marker. There you can see a memorial stone between the road and the sea.
I have added a workshop picture of this stone. Apparently two young men, Michel Pohin and André Robet died here, in an accident on March 17, 1979. Theye were apparently involved in some rescue operation, but unfortunately I can´t see all details of the text.
Update: Stephen Nunney has provided a link about this tragic event.
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snunney (96721) 2013-07-03 8:17
I like the use of the square format and the presence of the two people. The point of view is well chosen with the divided paths making an interesting and contrasting frame for the seascape. A pleasantly lit image with very good colours and sharpness.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-07-03 8:31
Hello Gunnar. What a great view of the open sea. The waves give movement and dynamism. The people in the image are at the perfect place. The title is very appropriate. Strong colors, a lot of clarity, excellent technical quality. Just a typical photo with the excellent Canon G1X. Really a great shot.
ourania (43594) 2013-07-03 9:04
a great composition to present this place. I like very much the sweeping depth you've achieved from an elevated point of view and the ample space you have given to the interesting foreground and the fascinating sea and skyscapes. The two people standing on the cliff, admiring the view and enjoying the invigorating sunshine and wind are discreet but attractive focal points who bring in welcome human interest and a fine connection to your note. Colours and textures are beautiful, the diverse intensities and qualities of textures and colours are so well managed and the whole is very pleasing. The workshop picture has superb perspective, lighting and colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-07-03 10:27
Beautiful seascape! Good idea to include the people for scale and human element. I can hear the sounds of the waves. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-07-03 10:39
But not sure if I am fully honest at 100% since this is my birth land
Well, a very good one anyway in its blue sky colors and the sea
Well composed with the 2 people well placed and the brown lane that contrasts well with all this blue
have a nice evening, best regards
holmertz (50774) 2013-07-03 11:05
Vackra skummande vågor som fint matchar molnen. De två personerna är fint placerade och förgrunden är snyggt växelvis brun och grön. Detta ser ut som ett trevligt promenadområde fast inte just här så lämpat för bad. Ws-bilden är också snygg.
papagolf21 (98684) 2013-07-03 11:30
Bonsoir, cher Gunnar,
Regarder la mer, je ne m'en lasse pas, ; elle n'est jamais la même, elle peut se faire douce et se montrer démontée, méchante et tueuse.
La mise en image est parfaite. La présence de personnage agrément joliment l'ensemble.
pajaran (59085) 2013-07-03 11:33
Lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lep trenutak sa talasima na vodi i oblacima.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition and perspective, beautiful moment with the waves on the water and clouds.
Good evening and all the best.
jemaflor (95355) 2013-07-03 11:36
Nice pov with seaside view, perfect colors and blue sea, well framed with people.
mesutilgim (93978) 2013-07-03 12:00
Hello dear Gunnar,
A place to fall in love with !
Perfect pov and very good layout. The couple seemingly enjoys the scenery.
TFS and best regards
Romano46 (18472) 2013-07-03 12:00
le onde tempestose dell'Atlantico che si frangono contro le rocce delle coste bretoni sono sempre state uno spettacolo affascinante, tanto più se il contorno è quello giusto, come in questa tua foto nella quale roccia e verde convivono in perfetta simbiosi.
Ottima la composizione ed il taglio quadrato che ben si addice alla scena e belli i colori anche per merito di una giusta illuminazione.
Ciao e buona serata
Glint (6171) 2013-07-03 12:26
a wild coast indeed as your photo shows.The waves come in strong as I have had experience of when on holiday there. One lifted me up and dropped me down on the head of another holidaymaker!
I like th positioning of the couple looking out to sea. There stance put me in mind of Anthony Gormley figures.
cargus (10091) 2013-07-03 12:30
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
Fis2 (95503) 2013-07-03 13:44
Good frame and colors.
Persons add savor of photo.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-07-03 22:59
Un cadrage en format carré original avec les deux personnages bien placés dans la composition.
emka (94442) 2013-07-03 23:45
Hi Gunnar, this time you were not lucky, you know what I mean :). beautiful wild coast of Breatgne. The sea is rather dramatic here than inviting for swimming. It looks cold and windy. Wonderful sky.
siudzi (34141) 2013-07-04 1:52
A very nostalgic scene you have captured -- the stormy sea and couple who is looking at the view created a superb visual effect! Lovely pic, well done!
Kielia (24077) 2013-07-04 3:39
you have chosen an excellently working POV on this famous coast. This is a very well composed impression with a fantastic perspective. The natural colors make the image very attractive. My compliments also for the interesting links!
Zucca (8) 2013-07-04 6:16
What a delight to benefit from such a pure light and a blue sky ! Depth of view is great too, the two people give the scale and enjoy the show ! Well done, congratulations !
Have a nice afternoon,
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-07-04 7:02
Hello Gunnar - You have posted some super shots recently and it is difficult to know which to comment on first. This one really appeals to me; it's atmospheric and I can easily imagine myself to be one of the figures stood in the brisk wind looking out across the ocean. The square crop is quite unusual for a sea/landscape but I like the result. Warm regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (52431) 2013-07-04 7:46
An obvious contrast in there of scenic seascape full of rich colors and the benefit of light catching on the water. Nevertheless i feel the surging white wave is a bit over exposed there, simple but very effective, Nice catch, TFS.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-04 21:05
Hello Gunnar, nice open see, beautiful color and seascape sharp horizon and crispy clouds, great place but it seems that it is cold yet in May..
all the best
marabu61 (10707) 2013-07-05 6:56
This is a wild coast indeed, very impressive. The two persons admireing the force of nature here are very well placed in the frame and give the composition just the right amount of life.
hejda och trevlig helg
tyro (24032) 2013-07-05 9:27
An interesting note, made even more interesting and imformative by your map, your workshop picture and the additional link provided by Stephen. How sad that these two public servants should have lost their own lives while attempting to rescue others.
Your photograph is beautifully composed and I can now just imagine Peter drawing lines all over it and explaining to us what was going on in your subconscious mind while you were taking this one! The two onlookers are well placed in the frame and add to the appeal - even if they are so very thoughtless and are not wearing red!
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-06 7:03
Very wonderful capture with excellent colors and contrasts.Amazing atmosphere and perfect POV.Splendid depth and background too.
All the best
rychem (34011) 2013-07-06 11:28
This is really a wild coast, and I can feel the wind, technically perfect photo of a beautiful place, compliments
Tigerlily (3375) 2013-07-06 14:11
A beautifully captured image, wonderful colour and light.The colour of the sea is beautiful, and exactly the colour I would like to see..( In England, most of the time is grey:-D).The people added on more emotional elements.
danos (96103) 2013-07-07 1:18
nice the view of the wild coast taken from this advantage POV.
I like the endless view with the pair to adds life in the scene.
Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
Royaldevon (37593) 2013-07-07 1:46
I have to say, you have captured the mood of this exciting place, perfectly.
I like how you have used the f/g lines and textures to introduce us to the location and, then, hit us with the beauty and power of that rolling sea.
The figures are so important, they act as our eyes and we sympathetically share the moment with them.
Have a great Sunday,
claudeD (37786) 2013-07-07 10:51
very fine picture of the wild coast nearby Quiberon with a very fine composition and excellent sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (139889) 2013-07-09 12:54
Ciao Gunnar, great sea view, lovely composition with nice couple, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Graal (102470) 2013-07-11 7:14
nice place on the coast near by wild nature. I like the deep blue sky and water. Fine composition with the two persons. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
tedesse (25135) 2013-07-11 12:29
Magnificent seaside landscape!
Excellent POV, great colors and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-07-11 13:33
Nice scene and view. Excellent work. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,
kordinator (20459) 2013-07-12 1:05
Nice wild coast you captured with lovely colors.
Impressive composition in square format.
I like atmosphere and depth of field.
Excellent high point of view.
macjake (66604) 2013-07-12 10:58
again, here is another example of how adding a couple of people into the scene really does make a strong impact.
standing there it makes me wonder what they are wondering.
and it creates a mood and a scene that perhaps many people can relate to.
mother nature at her best!
enjoy your weekend
Nicou (139084) 2013-07-17 7:22
Merveilleux panorama et iamge quel ciel fantastique avec ces belles formes de nuages et les deux personnages qui admirent ce décor fantastique.
bravo et amitié
larsy (28) 2013-07-21 2:23
Härlig sommarbild som kunde varit tagen här hemma.
Sonata11 (33753) 2013-07-21 21:40
this view is absolutely beautiful, sharp, clarity and perfectly executed. AWESOME !!!! Tfs. I like it a lot.
All the best,
Cricri (117315) 2013-07-26 11:34
Tout POV et très belle composition, j'aime les vagues qui frôle les rocher, la présence du couple contemplant la scène, belle lumière qui filtre les nuages blancs
serp2000 (43592) 2013-07-27 9:53
Just a movie scene, when the heroes have talk on the distance, but we can hear them.
There is not so friendly sea, really the Wild Coast or Costa Brava (Sp.) Thanks to Stephen for the link. Very sad and tragic place indeed.
No smiles but just points
COSTANTINO (63709) 2013-08-05 11:50
impressive blue sky with white clouds
running and amazing blue sea with
fantastic wild waves,the whole scenery
is romantic,pretty,interesting and
the greenery adds freshness
it is great view of this blue,wild sea
ines8 (6112) 2013-08-17 12:02
Hi, dear Gunnar,
Splendid view of the deep blue sea, all details are charming in this composition.
All the best, my friend,
pierrefonds (64808) 2013-08-27 16:45
The distance between the coast and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the people is bringing life to the scene. The point of view has captured the power of the waves. Have a nice day.
kato (11630) 2013-10-22 20:37
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the open/calm sea with the wave which rolls in to a quay, and the branched path, lovely fence and green plants on the this peninsula. And two men standing on tip draw out a good impact in this image.
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-12 3:38
Jag tycks ha missat denna fina och mycket välkomponerade bild. Staketstolpen i förgrunden är en jättebra detalj som leder i till paret som har stannat till för att titta på havet och vågorna för de som är i fokus och som gör bilden till något alldeles extra. Också i övrigt är kompositionen väldigt bra. Väldigt bra tajming med vågorna. Ha en bra söndag!
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37794)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/16, 1/4000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-03 8:01