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Idyllic Streets of Mont Saint Michel | by AllardSchager.com
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Idyllic Streets of Mont Saint Michel

You wouldn't believe it, but on Le Mont Saint Michel there's not just a monastery but also a gallery of shops, restaurants and snack bars. Heck, I even spotted a post office and a hotel! But it was very crowded with tourists, so I guess all shops will benefit.

 

About this spot: I thank god that I took 3 shots here. The single shots look quite dull and liveless, but the 3 blended (-2, 0, +2 EV) make up for a perfect HDR (imho). When I did the square crop it improved even more. So much more that I think this is one of the best shots in my stream so far. Hope you like it too!

 

HDR from 3 handheld exposures. Photomatix fubar'd the sky, so I painted the -2 EV shot back in in PS. Postprocessing with Nik Color Efex Pro and Lightroom.

 

EXIF:

f/5.6 | ISO 500 | 10mm | 1/125s / 1/500s / 1/30s

 

Must see Large And On Black for all details!

 

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Taken on September 12, 2009