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Fall Colors
Corsica, FR

This is what I first saw right after driving out of the ferry, heading to the West coast. You cannot smell those very indigenous specific scents... but Gosh, I'd really die for them!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Mohamed Hakem

#landscape #fall #orange #photography #Corsica
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Hi everybody :) After sharing one of my animal pictures in the dedicated collection, it's now time to tackle landscapes! Sorry again for these reshares. I'm currently at the beginning of the process of filling my collections with what I already shared in my former albums.

Here's one of my favorite vista. I took it from Montparnasse Tower, Paris, FR.

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Mohamed Hakem

#Paris #EiffelTower #nightphotography #landscape #city #beam
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Widen The Spectrum
Cancale, France, 2013

Split-tone Five Day Challenge: Day Three (courtesy of +Shawn McClure)
"Now that the black and white challenge has circled the globe a few hundred times, I want to start something new that takes monochrome processing to the next level. Let's all play with split toning for a while and share amongst our friends."
- +Alan Shapiro 

Cancale, Cancale... nice recollection!
On this one, I almost had nothing to do. Nature nearly provided me with a genuine split-toning vista from the outset.

Bonsoir Maurice :) J'ai l'impression que personne ne t'a encore invité à jouer au #splittonefivedaychallenge ... To participate in this challenge, you only need to share one Split-Tone Photo per day for five days. Photos can be new or from your archives. Please include the hashtag, the inviter, and challenge a new person to join in the fun :)
Hope you can join the game, but there is no obligation! +Maurice Loy 

For #splittonefivedaychallenge begun by +Alan Shapiro 
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Deserves LE
Saint Malo, France, 2013

Split-tone Five Day Challenge: Day One (courtesy of +Shawn McClure)
"Now that the black and white challenge has circled the globe a few hundred times, I want to start something new that takes monochrome processing to the next level. Let's all play with split toning for a while and share amongst our friends."
- +Alan Shapiro 

Here's a view I particularly like. Saint Malo is one of my favorites places around (say 250 miles from home)!
You can see that the split colors aren't very far from each other (H46° S70% and H344° S44%). Hence the homogeneous shades of colors in the picture.

As it's more fun together, I'd like to invite my friend +Andrew Sowerby who requested for an invitation a couple of weeks ago ;) Are you still ok?

For #splittonefivedaychallenge begun by +Alan Shapiro 
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+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak
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Misty Mystic Realm
Le Bersend, Beaufort, France, 2013

Day 3 of my #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge #fivedayblackandwhite - courtesy of +Andrew Sowerby :)

Best viewed large, as often ;)

Today, I'd like to invite my friend +Dalibor Pačić. Hi Dalibor :) What about converting some of your exceptional photos into B&W? I'm sure that would be just wonderful!

The rules are simple: post a black and white image every day (new or reprocessed), tagging it with #fivedayblackandwhite and #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , mention the person who invited you, and invite a new person every day.

#mountain #mountainphotos   #tree #treesilhouette   #Alps #France #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #monochromeworld   #bwphotography   #bw   #hdr   #hdrphotography   #hdrphotographers  
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Sea Tongue - Help Needed
Brittany, FR, 2013

Hello everybody! You may know +Andrew Sowerby and I have been managing a weekly theme page since August 2013. The theme is quite simple: tree silhouettes. Here's the mention: +TreeSilhouette Wednesday
Time has come to call for help. If anyone is interested in helping us to manage the page, each Wednesday (or even in weekends, if preferred), feel free to contact me.
Have all a wonderful week! And Happy Easter ;)

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Nestled Close To Deities
Le Bersend, FR, 2013

Here's my contribution for the #PlusOneCollectionIII project.

This little village was hosting a delightful cottage in which we stayed a couple of days last summer. At the beginning of the season, we can fully enjoy the mountain... without the tourists :) That day, we went to Roselend Dam. When we drove back to our cosy nest, I saw it in the distance. I now know I should have taken more time to take my tripod out of the boot... However, I think the scene was beautiful enough to symbolize what I like on our planet ;)

The why of the project: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IvanMakarov/posts/ij2qMifMXh8
The how: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IvanMakarov/posts/c54Y13Ljif2
And the website: http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Volume-III

Hurry up, there's only a few hours left to submit your work!

A big 'thank you' to the heads of this wonderful project, +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee :)

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Serenity II
Le Revest-les-Eaux, FR, 2014

Here we go guys!!! Tomorrow will be played another round... I mean, Wednesday is the day for #TreeSilhouetteWednesday :)
So, don't wait longer. Dig out your hard drives and share your best tree silhouette shot with us, +Andrew Sowerby and I, at +TreeSilhouette Wednesday ;)

Please accept this modest picture I took last month when visiting my parents on the French Riviera. For once, I woke up early and decided to grab my camera when I saw this peaceful sun rise. Behind the mountains, there is the Mediterranean sea. We can't see it, but believe me, it's less than 5 miles away.
Have all a great day/evening/night, and... don't forget us :)))

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Serenity I
Omigna Tower, Cargese, Corsica, 2011

Hello everybody :) Today was time for me to dig up some old jpegs... This picture was taken in November 2011. We had decided to visit Corsica. Of course, very quickly, because we only spent a week there.
I perfectly remember how things happened that day. In Cargese, you can go for a nature walk from the little village and reach the Omigna tower (pronouned Omineya) in about one hour. Nothing too difficult when you're fit. However, my wife had some problems breathing. So, I finished the hike alone.
But, when I noticed the sun was about to say us goodbye, I ran back to meet her and enjoy the sunset together. I arrived just on time :)

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Cancale, FR, 2013

Hello everybody :) This the first sunset picture I took in Cancale a couple of weeks ago. These colors were preparing the fabulous sky we got nearly an hour after. This time, I took my tripod along. I had expected some great conditions and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to go back with bracketed series.
So, here's an HDR image built out of 3 exposures ("-2", 0, +2 EV). I may have processed it a simplier way, but you all know I love complexifying things ;) I first developped the 3 raw images in DxO Optics Pro. I used the PRIME process to remove the noise at this first step. This isn't recommended, but I found that the software was very good at it.
Then I imported the resulting TIFFs in PSCC to get an 32 bits file. After that, I stayed there to tonemap it and apply some filters.
I'd like to apologize, because I haven't been much present on G+... and I fear I won't be more till 2014 :( Hope you won't mind ;)
Have a great week!!!

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Tech stuff:
EOS 7D + EF-S 10-22
1/60th (pivot shot), f/11, ISO160, 10mm

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