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The canyon of the Verdon river is nothing but a must-visit place for anyone living in EU and for anyone planning to visit France from abroad. It's 60 kms long and 700-800 meters deep, with huge vertical sandstone and limestone walls and fantastic spots at every corner...I took this picture at dawn at the end of August, from atop a cliff..I was very lucky indeed with the light and the low clouds that morning. It had rained the afternoon and the night before, so I was hoping for some nice combination of light and clouds, but honestly what I found when I reached the location at 6AM was far beyond my sweetest anticipation. I stayed up there in awe for about 1,5 hour, attending one of the best nature show my eyes had ever witnessed. This picture was taken a few minutes after sunrise, when only the top of the clouds, and the highest tips of the cliffs were already catching some direct sunlight, while the rest of the scene was still in the dark. Walking along the cliff ledge in search of some good foreground element, I finally spotted these grasses that were beautifully glowing in the low angled light. A nice element of interest and contrast, ideal to compliment the awesome view below..This is a stitch of 4 vertical takes.
- This image copyright Paolo De Faveri 2009. .Any use of this photograph without the expressed written consent of the author is strictly prohibited by Italian and international copyright law. Violations will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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- Essential Horizontals, Canyons, Gorges and Rivers Landscape Photography