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Taken 22-Mar-11
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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:France, le mont saint michel, mont saint michel, publish, trip
Photo Info

Dimensions3950 x 2625
Original file size2.86 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Mar-11 08:49
Date modified19-Apr-11 14:54
Shooting Conditions

Camera makePENTAX
Camera modelPENTAX K-7
Focal length135 mm
Focal length (35mm)202 mm
Exposure1/40 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel

What can I say about this prison, this abbey, this natural tidal wonder that hasn't already been said or written about. I first heard about Mont Ste-Michel in French class in High School in Detroit. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined seeing it in person, let alone walking through it, enjoying the sights, smells, noises and of course, the tastes of Calvados, Crepes and Galettes St Michel . On my first visit, I drove over and back from Paris in one day. This last visit, I was able to enjoy the abbey, the coastline, the shops, restaurants and spend the night. It afforded me the opportunity to get evening, night and morning shots. This is a morning shot, just as the sun is coming up and trying to burn through the fog. It's a magical time and place.