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Old Oct 17, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Oyster and mussel farming, incoming tide, Fort Lalatte a stronghold on the cliff

Hello Mates

here are a few pictures of flights I did yesterday. At least, a fine day, with just enough wind to have pleasant flying conditions. Here is Fort Lalatte, a stronghold built in 1340 by Etienne Guyon the warlord of Matignon. This man was the ancestor of the "Monaco" family (the tax haven, between France and Italy) but today, the castle has nothing related to them. This is also the place where Richer Fleisher's Viking movie was shot, with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis…In fact, this kind of stronghold did not exist at the Viking era





in the vincinity of Fort Lalatte: the Cape Frehel





in the background: St Cast and Ebihen archipelago, the place where the next pictures were shot.



oyster farming



incoming tide



sands and tide






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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:33 PM
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We tried to visit Fort Lalatte last year but unfortunately it was closed, so I couldn't even have a look at it. "The Vikings" has always been one of my favorite movies. Ah, the drakkars shots in the Norwegian fjords, the attack scene on the drawbridge, and the final duel on top of the tower. Damn. So beautiful. Thanks for these amazing pictures !!

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Great views on the paradise,loved the pics
you always know when to take the shots
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:54 AM
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Very nice oliv'

Looking Great..
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Beautiful. I like the wide view towards St Cast and Ebihen archipelago most.
Looks like the plane was pretty far away from shore?
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Btw. what did you have with the mussels?
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Boy! you did have a wonderful day! gorgeous photos and a great history lesson!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Lovely shots as always Olivier

There is clearly always a lot of thought that goes into the composition of your photos, with structures and shapes leading your eyes though the picture.

Cheers
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Great shots as always Olivier

but (and I may get shot down for this sacrilege)

They do not appear as sharp or vibrant as some of your photos earlier in the year. I assume that this is due to the days being shorter and the angle of the sun lower.
Have you changed your camera or post processing technique or has RCGroups photo compression changed?

But they are still a lot better than I normally take

Keep up the good work

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Nice shots, great scenery and.... is that sunshine I see ?
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Thank you Mates for your kind comments

Richard, you have a sharp eye and you are perfectly right: I am testing Aperture software, it pleases me well, better than lightroom in many circumstances, but not so good for sharpeness processing and the high lights process…I can't make up my mind: the colour process is more pleasant with Aperture, but sorting the pictures and sharping them is much easier and effective on Lightroom

Sparklet: YES that is shunshine, but don't bother, since then it is a greyish and dull sky all over Brittany…never seen such a rotten year we get at least 5 days weather for olnly one bright day. We were told here, on late august that autumn would be "brilliant"…no comment, it was as bad as summer and spring…

Norbert: with the mussels that time: cooked "à la Normande" with cider, bacon strips and cream…yum yum!! and it cost nothing

Frenchie: the place is often closed, off season except during the week end, the main way is closed with a gate, but I think we can reach the place by the mean of the hiking trail along the cliff (but not sure) I will have a try next time, for I could land on the moor in front off the castle, it is not as thick as in the remain of the place, or I could try to fly from the beach on the eastern side at ebb if there is absolutely no wind. I would be very near of the castle and I could get fine pictures
The viking movie is very well known in the area, for many young locals, extra-players are now old people…a friend of mine has recognized his grand mother in the movie…she was 20 at the time

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Olivier the castle would be a perfect target for your rebuilt Tricopter and new Askman camera mount
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Olivier the castle would be a perfect target for your rebuilt Tricopter and new Askman camera mount
It will be This is my winter aim: having a "tip-top" tuned tricopter for 2013 season , thanks to Terry and Asksmann
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It is not just my old eyes playing tricks then.

The colours using Aperture appear more 'normal' however the Lightroom ones have more impact. I prefer the sharpness of the Lightroom processed photos as I do like photos 'pin sharp'.

Is it possible to subdue the colours a bit in Lightroom but retain the sharpness?

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It is not just my old eyes playing tricks then.

The colours using Aperture appear more 'normal' however the Lightroom ones have more impact. I prefer the sharpness of the Lightroom processed photos as I do like photos 'pin sharp'.

Is it possible to subdue the colours a bit in Lightroom but retain the sharpness?

Richard

Hello Richard

I have made up my mind: I will keep going on with lightroom because the way to deal with the favourites, to export the pictures, to sharpen them and to set the highlights is easier for me, and learning how to use Aperture correctly will take me too much time… I think the 2 softwares are very very close to each other and it is better to improve LR than "loosing" time re-learning another stuff

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