1700th post – Relaxation in Etretat
6 years on TE
and I enjoy it very very very much even now...thank you for the wonderful landscapes and notes...thank you for the useful advices to my photos...
ÉTRETAT, another 20km west towards Le Havre, is a very different kettle of fish to Fécamp. Here the alabaster cliffs are at their most spectacular – their arches, tunnels and the solitary "needle" will doubtless be familiar from tourist brochures – and the town itself has grown up simply as a pleasure resort. There isn't even a port of any kind: the seafront consists of a sweeping unbroken curve of concrete above a shingle beach.
Étretat is a very pretty little place. The old wooden market halles still dominate the main square, the ground floor now converted into souvenir shops, but the beams of the balcony and roof are bare and ancient. As soon as you step onto the beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side and German fortifications on the shore side extending to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. From the windswept top you can see further rock formations and possibly even glimpse Le Havre, but the views back to the village sheltered in the valley, and the Falaise d'Amont on its eastern side – which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean – are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame. (Source: franceforvisitors)
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dta (80122) 2012-09-05 1:16
Hello George ,
Congratulations for this milestone ! I like your choice for this event , showing us the splendid and famous landscape , with the photographer and the admirers in the FG .
May be it would have been better with a little more sky , but I'm not sure .
lousat (94674) 2012-09-05 1:19
Hi George,magnificent view on the Etretat bay,this is a great menory to me,this was my 1st foreign trip,22 years ago!Nothing is changed as i can see,spectacular view and great quality of details and colors!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
bema (26425) 2012-09-05 1:50
my congratulations for your long time being posting and commenting here on TE!
hope you will have fun for much more of these truly beautifulst captures during the last six years..
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
JFS (32459) 2012-09-05 2:12
Glorious pic, very appropiate to celebrate your 1700 post, the view is breathtaking, i like the composition very much.
Thanks for all your images George!
besnard (56794) 2012-09-05 2:26
Tous mes compliments pour cette très belle 1700ème qui complète une série de bons clichés très soignés et très variés.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
Guenther (10915) 2012-09-05 2:45
1700 is quite a number, congratulations!!
Good idea to include the tourists enjoying the breathtaking view... a very fine composition, thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day
baclama (18884) 2012-09-05 3:57
congretalations for so many posts....
very good shot with great colors...
snunney (103197) 2012-09-05 4:54
Many congratulations on this amazing milestone. I like the pleasant calm atmosphere here and the point of view. Also, the agreeable natural tones and very good sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-09-05 5:15
Ola George ,
Linda esta visão do alto para esta praia , achei linda a paisagem de fundo com a enorme rocha e o campo de golfe , bom primeiro plano com estas pessoas , parabéns pela 1700 foto no TE !!
Um abraço Gonçalo
timecapturer (49288) 2012-09-05 5:38
Wow! 1700 shots that's amazing! Great shot to celebrate with too, I love this place and your capture of it is so wonderful in that it shows all the exquisite detail but also adds a sense of its scale and beauty. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (84337) 2012-09-05 5:48
J'ai visité et bien aimé cet endroit.J'aime bien ta manière de nous le montrer en utilisant les touristes en premier plan pour donner de la profondeur à l'ensemble. J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue.
saxo042 (37908) 2012-09-05 7:55
Congratulations to this impressive amount of uploads! A beautiful view of the famous rocks at Etretat. Even Claude Monet was fascinated by these fantastic rock formations. A very good picture, well worth the efforts to climb up to this vantage point!
pasternak (15185) 2012-09-05 8:34
Wonderful place and nice composition to mark the anniversary, well done!
sacavem (18620) 2012-09-05 8:35
Olá Dear Friend,
Always shoot :) are already 1700, is work. Sometimes I feel a little tired of the criticism ...
Congratulations for 1700 captures and a thanks for 1700 shared moments.
Sonata11 (33969) 2012-09-05 8:39
First of all, I want to congratulate to you of 1700 posting magnificent pictures. Amazingly wonderful work you done!!!!
Spectacular panorama. Very impressive and very beautiful postcard. Eye catching this photo with those pepole. Magnificent executed picture with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, wonderful POV and DOF as well. I love it. Marvellous!!
All the best,
tedesse (25135) 2012-09-05 8:55
Congratulations to 1700 photos to the TE and 6 years of activity showing the beauty of the 21 countries!
Fantastic another view, this time of Etretat. Great colors, excellent sharpness.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-09-05 9:31
Congratulations to all the time spent on TE, and all these great and interesting photos. I like this view of the cliffs of Etretat. Very good balance and excellent composition. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-09-05 9:47
I see that is a celebrating picture for you. Congratulations for this moment and for all your picture so far. Here I like the beautiful rock and the relaxing atmosphere.
All the best!
mauro61 (52857) 2012-09-05 9:53
complimenti per tutti i tuoi bellissimi scatti e per questa immagine colta alle spalle dei tre che godono di questa vista.
Belli e naturali come sempre i colori,
cornejo (44607) 2012-09-05 9:53
Hello György, congratulations on your 1700 post, interesting and nice picture of this beautiful sight, charming and impressive place, is nicely framed, with clarity, depth, good light and color. Good and nice work my friend, congratulations. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
holmertz (56075) 2012-09-05 10:14
Hello György, and my congratulations on your remarkable diligence and enthusiasm. I don't doubt that you still enjoy this very much, posting a new picture almost every day.
This is a very fine composition with a perfect foreground and a splendid view of the steep rocks and undulating hills. The mild colours are very pleasant.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-09-05 10:59
Bravo, bravo, bravo...
bona (13737) 2012-09-05 11:02
Congratulation for the number! Man, 21 countries! It is a great mark! I have only 2 in my list :)
Nice photo you choose for the mark, it really mach with the TE idea! As always fantastic note.
Have a nice day
francio64 (39888) 2012-09-05 12:53
first of all, congratulations for this 1700th photo on TE.
Beautiful Image of a very characteristic place.
Scene well animated by human presence.
Well done and TFS!
carlo62 (51994) 2012-09-05 14:56
complimenti per il risultato raggiunto, è una media molto alta, ci vuole molta costanza e tanta passione.
La foto è ben composta e le tre figure sono ben posizionate, vediamo loro e ci lasciano vedere lo splendido panorama.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-09-05 15:18
Congratulations on your 1700th photo. Beautiful view with nice colors and atmosphere. Like the inclusion of the people.The sharpness and lighting are excellent.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-05 17:20
Congratulation for your 1700th post. Very nice seaside picture. Great view on the beach full of swimmers. Beautiful composition. Nice light.
npecanhuk (75660) 2012-09-05 18:20
Congratulations for you 1,700 post... a remarkable milestone!!!!
You celebrate this occasion with a very attractive picture of a wonderful place!
Keep on with all your great pictures I always enjoy seeing!!!!
emka (102484) 2012-09-05 21:57
Congratulations for you 1700 wonderful photos!! The hundreds go so quickly, it seems that 1500, 1600 were not long time ago. Impressive data - so many pictures and visited countries. and most important - you enjoy it and have fun. I am looking forward to seeing the next thousands.
Difficult task here, there are more than 20 pages on TE of this rock. Here nice including of the people admiring the famous view.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-09-05 22:08
Sacré tableau de chasse depuis ton arrivée sur TE! Voilà qui méritait bien un peu de repos face à ces superbes falaises d'Étretat et tous nos remerciements pour tous ces moments et photos que tu as partagés avec nous.
Graal (103036) 2012-09-05 23:34
Jó napot George,
congratulations on your jubilee on TE! Very nice view here. Good composition. Amazing coast with the beach and rocks in BG. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (61967) 2012-09-06 1:08
Spectacular place that deserves a lot of photos. Nice scene, attractive presentation.
Have a good day.
Silvio1953 (148375) 2012-09-07 9:33
Ciao George, congratulations for your 1700th post on TE, lovely composition with people in FG, gereat view of fantastic cliffs with amazing arch, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (39111) 2012-09-10 12:51
God rested on the seventh day and you makes a relaxation a theme of your 1700 photo :)
Beautiful photograph, I like the composition with the people in the foreground enjoying the view. Fantastic nature with spectacular cliffs and a charming beach. The weather was perfect but you did a great photo job here.
Very well done,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-05 0:53