Étretat is best known for its cliffs, including three natural arches and the pointed "needle". These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudina, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.
Two of the three famous arches seen from the town are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. At this photo you see the Aiguille & Porte d'Aval. Claude Monet have made many paintings of this.
The Manneporte is the third and the biggest arch one which cannot be seen from the town.
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Hellas (6751) 2012-11-25 11:02
Perfect frame and excellent sharpness!
The colors are original without aid and that satisfies me immensely! The shape of the rocks is also amazing!
yquem46 (38380) 2012-11-25 11:19
A nice picture of Etretat
Very clear and nice contrast between the dark blue waters and the white rocks
Welcome presence of the tiny boats in the compo
mauro61 (52623) 2012-11-25 11:21
davvero splendido questo posto con il bianco della roccia erosa dal vento.
Ottimo il contrasto tra i due colori e pregevole l'angolo di ripresa.
holmertz (37011) 2012-11-25 11:35
This is a breathtaking view and the colours are well saturated. The rocky formation to the right looks to me very much like an elephant drinking water while hiding behind the square rock. I am not sure of the other one, maybe a giant seashell. A good picture anyway, and the tiny boats are fine details.Regards,
cornejo (27937) 2012-11-25 11:38
Hello Kik, excellent photo of these interesting rock formations of this beautiful coastline of high cliffs. Very well composed and framed, technically very well done. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
livermore (1629) 2012-11-25 11:45
Une bien belle image "carte postale" d'Etretat.
Excellent cadrage avec une très bonne luminosité.
papagolf21 (83214) 2012-11-25 11:59
Très belle mise en image de ce lieu mythique d'Etretat.
La composition est parfaite au niveau du rendu et du choix du cadrage.
Très bonne soirée.
Yassou (466) 2012-11-25 12:20
Une vraie carte postale! Le contraste des couleurs font bien sortir cette fameuse falaise de l'eau! Une merveille! J'aimerais bien visiter ce coin et réussir de pareilles photos! Bravo
Nikolaou_Petros (54) 2012-11-25 12:56
Nice frame my friend,grretings
npecanhuk (60816) 2012-11-25 14:32
Very beautiful, interesting and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, black & white borders, vertical format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2012-11-25 20:15
Hi dear Kik
Sorry for my long absense due to PC trouble.
So fresh and clear image as your taste. Sharp contarst of blue and white is very very marvelous. Perfect balanced proportion via so sharp description is very comfortable. Thanks for your sharing and have a good start of new week.
Takero from cold and rainy Tokyo
sevy (15325) 2012-11-26 0:15
I am happy to see this shot. It is years, I must take time to go there to do some shots and I have still not do it... Your shot with this nice bright light is giving me again the wish to go there.
Bartleby (13512) 2012-11-26 1:10
a neat composition. Classic and classy.
DINOZOR (16005) 2012-11-26 5:06
L'aiguille de la porte d'aval est bien connue et souvent photographiée.
Cette photo est excellente de simplicité et de vérité avec une mer d'huile bleue qui dispense de cadrer un bout de ciel sans doute à l'unisson.
Bon cadrage et belle présentation.
timecapturer (45107) 2012-11-26 5:29
this is a superb capture of this famous landmark. Glorious detail and texturing that looks so beautiful set against the calm blue sea. Executed flawlessly and a beautiful presentation. Excellent!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
Robert1969 (6858) 2012-11-28 3:15
Mooie foto. Verdeling en belichting zien er goed
uit. De verticale positie zorgt voor extra
diepte in de foto. Ook aangenaam is dat je geen
horiozon in beeld hebt, zo benadruk je extra de
rotsen en komt de foto extra aangenaam rustig
Graal (95343) 2012-11-29 0:27
unusual place and view in North France. Amazing forms of rocks. Good POV and composition. Cliffs and photo I like.
Have a nice day.
danos (83045) 2012-11-29 8:00
fascinating the view of the place with the contrast between the blue and the white to are so well captured and presented.I like the brilliant light that enhance the beauty of the place as the clarity and the sharpness of it.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
jemaflor (80616) 2012-11-29 13:46
Superbe of course ! Great choice for this perfect pov on these famous rocks, tones and contrast are perfect, bravo !
abmdsudi (39482) 2012-12-01 0:54
An enormous land formation and natural wonder so well depicted. This format suits perfectly with superb scale reference, excellent lighting. But above all the textured rocks are subtly detailed in gorgeous colors and the contrast is superb, I love the deep blue water, Congrats. Well done, TFS
delpeoples (52445) 2012-12-01 2:05
Dag dear Ki
What an impressive POV you obtained here. And your subject is extraordinary, in fact breath-taking. You chose the vertical frame well, the light is superb and the colour contrast is spot-on. An immaculate photo, beautiful and unique. What more could I ask for? :)
Nicou (116170) 2012-12-07 1:38
Fantastique vue quel gris de la roche avec cet arche superbe et ce bleu qui la fait parfaitement ressortir quelle beuaté cet élément naturel, splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Waylim (25032) 2012-12-11 19:49
Beautiful post card like image. A very popular and famous destination, I wish to see it myself one day. Excellent close up POV of the rock and the elephant trunk reaching out to the rock. the sail boat in the background give great sense of scale. Beautiful deep blue of the sea provide wonderful contrast to the white cliff.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-12-18 9:50
Perspective is masterful. The scenery is spectacular in this very pleasant light. The sharpness and depth are very good. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
dip (23520) 2013-01-22 10:45
wonderful composition with amazing colors and clarity,very good point of view,the rocks formation looks really interesting,
thanks for sharing,
bayno (18342) 2013-01-23 8:42
Your compo is perfect with this wonderful rock formation, the boat in Bg give some dynamism to the scene, wonderful colors too with big and nice contrast!!!
josepmarin (57473) 2013-03-22 11:29
a spectacular view on the amazing geological formations and the arch, with a nice colors and a good contrast between the rocks and the intense blue of the sea.
The framing and the high POV are very efficient and give the best quality to your composition.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-04-01 1:26
le tue fotografie sono tutte di ottimo livello e si distinguono in mnaiera particolare per l'eleganza della composizione.
Non fa eccezione questa, che ho scelto tra le tante perchè la bicromia tra bianco e azzurro è perfetta per l'alternarsi dei due colori, ma il tutto avviene anche con un perfetto bilanciamento delle forme.
Non posso che farti i miei complimenti.
Ciao e buona giornata
NorthernLight (1461) 2013-11-21 13:39
the nature is a great artist. It creates works of art in an infinite number of colors and shapes. This image shows a beautiful example of it.
A great scenery, a fabulous picture!
All the best
vjmite (3704) 2014-01-31 4:14
You have captured a perfect light on the cliffs, showing all the details in the rocks. The deep blue sea contrasts with the white rocks. Good composition and sharpness.
- Copyright: kik ko (kiks) (11749)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000, Fujinon f5.7-57mm(eq.37-370mm) 1:2.8-3.1, Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Amazing cliffs of Etretat [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-25 10:45