The Pointe du Raz is a promontory that extends into the Atlantic from western Brittany, in France.
The local Breton name is Beg ar Raz. It is the western point of the commune of Plogoff, Finistère.
It is named after the Raz de Sein, the dangerous stretch of water between it and the island of Sein (Enez Sun in Breton). It is a dramatic place of crashing waves and strong winds.
The lighthouse of "La Vieille" is clearly visible from the rocks.
Although it is not quite the westernmost extent of France (that would be Pointe de Corsen, just to the north), its rocky isolation makes it a popular tourist destination, (comparable in some ways to Land's End in the southern UK).
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Tayon (1995) 2012-02-08 12:16
What a strange paisege and iet very beautiful! The birds in the light are a great complement to the image as the composition with the sea..
dta (79148) 2012-02-08 12:18
Hello Monika ,
May be that the thumbnail is not very eye-catching , but it deserves to be open . The weather was not sunny , but you've catched some rays of light on the beautiful rocks in the Fg , especially on the fine and original little path . The fly of seagulls add to the quite dramatic atmosphere of the BG .
Fis2 (99832) 2012-02-08 12:33
Taka ścieżką bym pomaszerował...
Dobry kadr, kolory i ostrość.
Lubię takie klimaty.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-02-10 7:22
I don't know is this the easy way or the hard? Lot's of depth,form and texture. An intresting composition.
Have a nice evening,
- Copyright: Monika Gobrys (m00n) (2259)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM, NEF ISO 400, Hoya Filter Polarisant
- Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-08 10:12