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Monochrome Madness 2-24

(btw. click in the image, to see it a little bigger)

Back to France for this week’s Monochrome Madness hold by Leanne Cole.

You know, I came back from my vacation in Étretat, Normandy, the week before last. I really love the iconic cliffs here. They were cut out of the clay rocks by rain, frost, wind and the ocean waves.

This image was taken at a beautiful warm afternoon with only very mild wind. So, I got these nice reflections in the tide pond. It’s not a real pond. There are many rocks in the water. They are keeping the waves away from the pond. Unfortunately, when the water is away, the bigger pieces of rock rise out of the water and disturb the reflections, while the waves disturb the reflections while the water level is higher. (and: you won’t reach this place while high tide).

In Normany you have very big differences between low tide and high tide. In Étretat the difference is about 6 m, further south (around Mont Saint Michel) it’s even about 9 m. That’s the dark band at the bottom of the bright rocks.

Take care!

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