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la petite voiture verte

The quite remarkable Cirque de Lescun in the Apse Valley, French Pyrenees. Just out of shot to the right is the very pretty village of Lescun.


This frame is from very deep in the archives and shows that while my editing might possibly have picked up a bit in 8 years, the value of having quality, exposure data in the RAW files is more than important.


The light was pretty challenging with massive storm cells forming overhead but off in the distance the cliffs were in full sun.


I knew nothing then but had I known the importance of protecting highlights perhaps this may have been a different frame. That said, I could easily have replaced the sky but what would that have meant for the vibe on the day?


We were treated to a totally wild, 12 hour storm that night which left even the locals thunderstruck... Also, there's some fabulous Jurassic cheese to be had in the Apse Valley :-P


Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm f/4 DX, 1/160th sec at f/6.3, ISO 400 (yes it really was that dark).


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Taken on October 4, 2013