Chalk Cliffs, France Northern Seashore

Chalk Cliffs overlooking the English Channel South of Ault and the distant Lighthouse of Le Tréport. (Thierry Carlier)

Chalk Cliffs overlooking the English Channel South of Ault and the distant Lighthouse of Le Tréport.

It feels good to be back to photography after a long two years interruption fully committed to my MBA. We spent most of the summer in Europe visiting Switzerland, Italy and France. We stayed one week at Le Crotoy inside the famous Bay of the Somme on the northern seashore of France. While scouting the area we found this shore section south of Ault featuring gorgeous chalk cliffs facing the English Channel. We arrived there at the end of the afternoon when the light is at its best. We were also fortunate enough to find the kind of partially cloudy conditions that follow a rainy day when the wind finally clears the sky. We accessed the beach through the Bois de Cise valley where the cliffs descend to the level of the sea. My son Rémy and I had a great photography session while the rest of the family was harvesting mussels that we ended up eating for dinner.

This dramatic black and white picture features the cliff range looking toward the south of Ault. The sharp shape of the distant Le Tréport lighthouse should catch and hold your eye …

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I created these images with my CANON EOS 5D Mark II, using my EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens. Focal length: 200 mm. Exposure parameters: iso 100, aperture value f/22.0, shutter speed 1/30 s, underexposed by 1 stop. I have balanced the sky exposure by using my 3-Stops Soft Graduated Neutral Density LEE Filter. I have used my GITZO GT3531 Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod. It required some processing using Adobe Lightroom 3.

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