EXIF : F16, 3 seconds, 17mm, 0.9 GND filter, polarizer, EOS 5D / 17-40 F4 L USM
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Cette plage de Vendée à marée basse révèle toute une végétation luxuriante faite d'algues, d'organismes vivants de toute sorte. La marée était idéale pour que les vagues recouvrent cette prairie avec en prime une fin de journée orageuse!
This beach in Vendée at low tide reveals a luxurious vegetation and a lot of alives bodies. The tide was ideal that the waves go over this nature meadow with a beautiful stormy sunset.
Phil www.philippe-albanel.com — Brétignolles - Vendée
Cette image je dois le dire n'a pas été facile a capturé.. J'aime faire passer la démarche artistique avant la technique et cela nécessite ensuite pas mal de travail pour arriver à mes fins. Cette image n'est pas truquée tout était bien là, le reflet aussi.
This image, I have to confess has not been simple to produce. I like to place art before technics but it means a lot of work after to achieve the result. This image is not fake, all was really there at the shoot, the reflect included.
Philippe Albanel www.philippe-albanel.com — Vendée.
Durant ma session photo en vendée en mai 2012 je suis allé à l'embouchure de la gachère. Cette vague de sable se forme et disparait à chaque marée. Elle se forme entre l'embouchure du havre de la gachère et le ruisseau provenant de la plage. Une rencontre surprenante entre la couleur chaude du sable et celle, froide, du ciel orageux!
During my photo session in vendée (west of france) in may 2012 I have gone to see the harbour of the river "La Gachère". This sand wave is shaping each day between the harbour and the creek coming from the beach. It was a surprinsing meeting between the warm color of sand and the cold one of this stormy sky!
Phil www.philippe-albanel.com — Vendée - Brem sur Mer.
I'm really proud and happy to announce that the photographer group Horizons Naturels have accepted my proposal to integrat their very friendly team. For the occasion you can find my last image production from Vendée, France. I thank them all for their warm welcoming which reenforce even more my motivation to produce new images in the coming year in a group whom I share values.
Phil www.philippe-albanel.com pour www.horizons-naturels.com
Regarding this new image!
Wild Emergence at low tide on the vendeenne ledge near Saint Hilaire de Riez, Vendée , France. The conditions have been exceptionnal this evening and I have had the luck to admire a living coral.
Durin my trip on Quiberon Island I have discovered during the afternoon a small beach totally enclosed in a cliff landscape. The angle of the sun in the evening should be ideal then I came back at the sunset to shoot this waterscape. It was not easy to get down to the small beach cause the path was not accessible at high tide then I have decided to get there at low tide and wait for the water to mount. At high tide the beach was reduced to some meters. I was lucky at the end to find a way to get back on the cliff ! To realize this image I have shooted three different exposures for the beach, the sky and the cliffs.
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At the crack of dawn, we were at one of Iceland's most incredible locations - Jökulsárlón, literally- glacier lagoon. I have never seen such an amazing place, and by luck, it was a clear morning, allowing the dormant volcano of Öræfajökull to recieve a wonderful alpine glow under the white moon. This image was the one of the first I shot there, and the magical light wasn't at its peak yet. But the surreal combination of blue and pink is still embedded deep in my mind. A lineup of beautiful glaciers was right on the lagoon's bank, as if they had decided to join us in watching the magic unravel.
If you'd like to experience and shoot this magical location, among many other incredible icy sceneries, you're welcome to join my upcoming 'Land of Ice' Iceland winter workshop taking place next January. The workshop is co-guided by renowned local Icelandic mountaineer and pro photographer Skarphedinn Thrainsson, and it will bring you to the most amazing locations for landscape photography in south Iceland. Please click the link for more details, and contact me with any questions about the workshop.