Today, my post shows an area near St. Malo. It is called Bas Sablons.
If I remember rightly, it took us about twenty minutes to walk here from the old town of St. Malo.
Besides having a beautiful beach, there were great views of the boats in the marina. There was also a yacht club which had an upper level cafe/bar. How great to sit there, on the balcony, with a drink in hand, romanticising about the expensive yachts!!
Many thanks for stopping by and sharing the views of this interesting town, Bev :-)
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dta (51418) 2013-02-19 1:10
Hello Beverley ,
I'm not sure that this beach is especailly secret ;) . But this is a beautiful view of this part of Saint Malo . The composition is excellent in the panoramic format , with the curve of the dam in the FG , and a lovely sky .
besnard (48787) 2013-02-19 1:56
Un cliché lumineux d'une plage où j'ai passé toute mon enfance. Il y avait à l'époque beaucoup de monde mais depuis l'arrivée des bâteaux cette plage et sa piscine sont devenues insalubres.
tyro (13073) 2013-02-19 3:05
Good morning Bev,
Hee, hee, every time I hear the name St. Malo, I always think of a little ditty - a mnemonic, actually, which our Latin teacher used to tell us:
Malo: I would rather be,
Malo: In an apple tree,
Malo: Than a naughty boy,
Malo: In adversity.
I'm sure, as a retired teacher, you will undertand!
Well, that nonsense over, this is a delightful photograph and, again, lovely blue skies have followed you to St. Malo too - how is that yourself and Brian (timecapturer) always seem to have lovely blue skies while the rest of us are plagued with overly bright and lifeless ones?
Beautiful light on the buildings and a fabulous lead-in from the curvature of the (?) breakwater.
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-19 3:55
The water on two different levels and the curving line that divides both parts make an attractive FG. The entrance to that beach must be a secret given the number of sunbathers and this during the month of August.
Best regards, Paul
timecapturer (30324) 2013-02-19 4:38
It is years since I visited St Malo, but I still remember this wonderful beach. It looks as deserted as when I was there. I like your POV it sweeps us into the town and captures the character and appeal of this fine old French resort perfectly.
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (39223) 2013-02-19 5:15
C'est assez rare de voir Saint Malo sous cet angle et c'est intéressant de la voir aussi belle sous cette lumière qui fait ressortir le blanc des maisons. Le bassin de ciment apporte beaucoup de profondeur à l'ensemble.
SnapRJW (18722) 2013-02-19 5:16
Hello Bev - An attractive location and well composed shot. I love the sweep curve in the FG which divides the water rather interestingly. The houses ranged along the sand all look substantial and attractive; the small turquoise one and the red boat(?) both add unexpected splashes of colour. Look like a nice place to have a wander. Warm regards Rosemary
Nicou (97679) 2013-02-19 8:36
quelle vue et image quelle ccompo et captage superbe compo avec ce rond et les belles maisons en fond fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (37316) 2013-02-19 8:39
Good evening Beverly,
The concrete barrier made especially for low tide situation, I believe, as we know this area has the highest rate of change within hours of a day.
Fine shore picture, boats and town houses on far.
Good clarity and mild light prevailed.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-19 13:02
Composition skillfully uses the curve of the dam. This is a great composition. The realization is excellent, bright and sharp. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
saxo042 (31800) 2013-02-19 14:52
The beach and the tidal dam are very good parts of this attractive picture. But most of all I have enjoyed your conversation with dr. John here! I never did Latin either...
williewhistler (7283) 2013-02-20 1:57
the sweeping curve leads very nicely across the frame to the almost deserted beach,a very different view of St Malo from the usual ones.Lovely.
Kind Regards Les.
jhm (122444) 2013-02-20 5:27
You chose a very well angle the curve and wall between the two waters care for depth and perspective.
Excellent panoramic image about these nice area.
Lovely composition, nice captured with pleasant colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (86431) 2013-02-20 10:22
Belle vue de ces bâtiments qui longe la mer, je me serais un peu déplacer vers la gauche pour ne pas couper les bateaux, juste une idée, sinon c'est une belle image dans une très belle lumière
adramad (27552) 2013-02-20 12:00
Lovely this nice view of St. Malo. A perfect POV with two sea levels in the foreground, the beautiful beach and the magnificent skyline as background of the population with those lovely houses, a beautiful sky that is a great compliment to a fantastic job.
Very good sharpness and brightness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a good day.
npecanhuk (53901) 2013-02-21 18:07
Beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
I really enjoyed its Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
JFS (32129) 2013-02-22 2:24
The whole image is a beauty, so clean, so sharp and so interesting, i visited this place and loved it!
Enjoy your WE!
macjake (39227) 2013-02-23 11:27
what a wickedly nice place to go for a walk.
it almost looks strange, strange to see the homes on the beach front like that - but of course its charmingly beautiful too. the buildings look like Monopoly style blocks :)
you captured the perfect light too, shining on the buildings to illuminate them.
very nice indeed.
lgir (6215) 2013-03-27 3:44
Hello Beverley ,
une vue intéressante de la ville sur une image d'une belle profondeur amenée par le barrage avec un joli rendu des contrastes.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (17791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-27
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-19 1:03