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Provence 2006
FujiFilm FinePix F810

Mont Ventoux (1918m) "Le Géant de Vaucluse" - Provence - France

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Started from original camera JPG (3 exposures) and merged to HDR with Photomatix, then adjusted curves/sharpness with CS2...

Ref. 2006_1345

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:icondefy-the-wind:
defy-the-wind Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Featured here: [link]
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Thanks!! :hug:
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defy-the-wind Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
My pleasure!! :hug:
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:iconroodpa:
roodpa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the scene of the tragic death of British cyclist Tom Simpson in 1967 at the age of just 29. He died of exhaustion during the climb of Mont Ventoux in the Tour of France. Anyone who wants to know more, check out [link]
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Wimley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Yup, that's the place indeed. There's a little rememberance sign there, and when you pass, you see a lot of cyclists stop there for a minute.
I want to add here that Tom Simpson's heart seems to have stopped indeed, but mainly because of too much doping first, and not just from exhaustion. Every body has a limit...
Very sad history indeed.
Thanks for sharing, I forgot to add it in the comments :)
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:iconroodpa:
roodpa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really not an issue, Wim, but, as a club racing cyclist years ago, it's a spot close to mine and many other hearts from the cycling world. Tom Simpson was Britains first world class pro cyclist.

Of course, as you rightly point out, doping was rife in those days but I have known and worked with many pro, and even high level amateur, cyclists who have ALL told me that, with the ever harder routes in every stage race (demanded to make the races more 'exciting') there was barely a cyclist who wasn't taking something in those days - they just had to in order to compete. Of course, diets, science and better training have ensured that, bit by bit, drugs are being taken out of the equation.

I will never condone drug taking of any sort but, unless you have taken part in cycle racing, especially the daily grind of a stage race, you can never know how hard it is!

Nevertheless, we have deflected away from your excellent photograph, for which I humbly apologise. It's a beaut!
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Beautiful shot! :) :wave:
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Thanks!!
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:iconedelweiss26:
edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
You are welcome!! :)
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009   Photographer
Hey le Mt Vebntoux ou "Montagne venteuse", sommet mytique du Vaucluse ! Belle ambiance lunaire !!
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Le Géant du Vaucluse !! Merci Anna ! :hug:
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o-l-pixel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular! Great View!
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Thanks ! It was a spectacular view indeed !!
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goucha Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Photographer
This image have been featured in my Journal. Hope you don't mind.
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Of course I don't mind !!!! Thanks !!!!
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Kayelei Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
To enhance the already beautiful composition, maybe you could make the picture a little shorter by trimming a thin strip of the sky. This will put the "peak" more into the top third of the picture.

Very fascinating scenery!
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
:aww: Thanks for the suggestion... I already thought so too... Problem is that I can't keep the 4:3 then. But I'm gonna try a 16:9 for sure... and let you know, I'll put it in scraps first before I put it in my gallery :)
Thanks for all these constructive critiques Kay, really really appreciated !! :hug:
Wim
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Lavalynne Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Beautiful! =D
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Thanks Lynne !! :hug:
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:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking image ............. A Unique view and one that appeals , lots going on here - more than enough to keep the viewer interested - Nice work:)
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Thanks !! :)
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:iconwodewose:
Wodewose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Excellent - gives a good sense of how Ventoux presides over the surrounding land :)
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Yup ! Which he really does, you see him always and everywhere... Thanks for the comment :)
Have a great weekend !
Wim
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
:)
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:iconbebecca:
Bebecca Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Hey Win!!!

Nice picture!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks again Rebecca :hug:
Have a great weekend !

P.S. My name is "Wim" :D
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Bebecca Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
=)

You too!!!

:dance:
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:icontheshinyrock:
theshinyrock Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
wow joli on l'appelle aussi le ''Mont Pelé'' :)
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
:) Merci ! Ce "Mont Pelé", ça j'avais pas encore entendu... mais ça ressemble quand même :)
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:icontheshinyrock:
theshinyrock Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
lol oui ;) de rien Wim :)
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sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
I'm all packed....when can we go? :love: the colours....very nice capture Wim! :+fav:
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
OK, I'm in the region whole month of July... you're welcome :D I'll let you know details by then... I'm hard to find there... in the middle of nowhere :D
Thanks for the comment again :hug:
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Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
close to heaven :clap:
almost all is perfect.. if I have to make a critique it will be composition which loose weight into the lower right corner.. however still a nice image:sun:
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Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thanks Robert for your constructive comment ! Really appreciated ! :) About the right bottom... I'll give it a try maybe with another crop...
Have a great weekend !
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Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
thanx.. but it will be better to return there and move to another position =P
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Next summer... i go there already over 20 years... a little patience... :D
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Robert-PJ Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
ahaha :sun:
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Edu-Edu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
:clap: Beautiful landscape!
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thanks my friend !
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Edu-Edu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
:ahoy:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Great view :thumbsup:
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thanks Kris !
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Welcome :)
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At3na Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful image, Wim:hug:
congrads:clap:
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
:hug:
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:iconcuriouscorn:
CuriousCorn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Interesting location. :)
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:iconwimley:
Wimley Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Sure is ! Can't get enough of that region :)
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February 1, 2008
Image Size
4.0 MB
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Camera Data

Model
FinePix F810
Shutter Speed
10/6000 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jul 13, 2006, 10:38:39 AM
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