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Where eagles dare

By paolodefaveri  
Hi everyone,
I'm just back from a short vacation to the Verdon Gorges in southern France, where I spent a few relaxing days.
I had the chance nonetheless to take a few photographs of this incredibly beautiful region. 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 a couple of days ago, from atop the highest cliff of the canyon, at about 1300 meters of altitude. This is a stitch of 7 vertical takes, so don't forget to check out the larger size for much better details.
Your c&c are as always highly appreciated, thanks in advance for your time.

Details: Eos 50D, Tokina ATX-Pro 12-24 f4, GND 8x + GND 4x, tripod.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: RobboB, PeterBee, mad-dogs and 59 more

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mad-dogs 17 2.2k England
1 Sep 2009 5:01PM
Excellent image of an incredible place. I climbed in the gorge around 1978 - scary place at times!

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Emmog 10 38 1 England
1 Sep 2009 5:02PM
Nice lighting and view point
Thanks for commenting.
Yes, there were many climbers as well last week. those huge vertical walls are scary indeed, though those climbers were looking like they had some great fun. Either crazy or very experienced people, I suppose... Smile

DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 5:34PM
Absolutely breath-taking, superb!
1 Sep 2009 5:35PM
Fantastic image - what else can I say.
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
1 Sep 2009 5:50PM
Breathtaking scene Paulo. Ron.
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 6:01PM
Excellent work and a stunning scene.

MarkBroughton 11 286 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 6:20PM
Wonderful scene and a very beautiful image, well worth the early start Smile
All the best
Thanks all for commenting, and thanks Mark for your award, I'm honoured.

Dennis_Bromage 12 45 20 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 6:30PM
That really is beautiful. Looks like a very special place
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
1 Sep 2009 6:39PM
awesome shot!

1 Sep 2009 6:42PM
Fantastic, a really wonderful capture of a sectacular view
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
1 Sep 2009 8:00PM
fabulous,congrats on the user award.lesley
freybird 13 1 England
1 Sep 2009 8:29PM
Simply stunning. Geoff
1 Sep 2009 9:57PM
A well deserved award for such a beutiful shot.
martin.w Plus
17 584 22 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 10:04PM
A sunning image Smile
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 11:24PM
Spectacular and very beautiful.

1 Sep 2009 11:40PM
Extraordinary scene, brilliantly captured, a stunning shot. Rgds Paul
jobswotter 13 2
2 Sep 2009 6:55AM
garymcparland 12 343 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2009 11:42AM
Amazing view, wonderful capture
4 Sep 2009 6:38AM
Beautiful image - well done.

An eagle eyed view if ever I saw one, very special my friend. Great stitch work and setup with the camera, so important witha scene as complex as this. Well done luggingall the gear up here, hearty congratulations on such fine work and great result.

8 Jul 2012 6:40PM
Wow what a stunning view/picture.

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