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The three kilometre long Ile de Ré Bridge was built in 1987, and surely increased the holiday population of the island enormously. Its population today is increased ten-fold during the summer holiday period. While this photo was taken before the holidays, it was nevertheless summer time, although one wouldn't have known it on that day. At that moment the rain had stopped and the sun was struggling to break through. I stopped the car and took some shots, looking towards La Rochelle from the Rivedoux Plage, of the bridge and boats left high and nearly dry by the tide. Rivedoux is the first settlement one comes to on the island side of the bridge, and seems the least picturesque of the island's towns. I did some PP on the levels and curves in this shot to increase the contrast and emphasise the light on the water and the darkness of the clouds. Using a focal length of 200mm, the shot was rather under-exposed to begin with in order to ensure a good DOF.

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Additional Photos by Andrew McRae (macondo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2875 W: 101 N: 4800] (18551)
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