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Two different versions of the same view of St Michael’s mount with Sheep at Dusk. One of the pictures is focused on the skies and one on the sheep and the grass. I ended up keeping both as I couldn’t choose between the two. HDR was purely and simply the only way for me to be able to see something on that picture because of the sheer contrast between light and shade. Mont St Michel Normandy. April 2014.

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The room (little red brick builking) is nearly all that’s left of the Chateau neuf, a 16-17th century Royal residence which was dismantled after the revolution. This room is supposed to be the one where Louis XIV was born in 1638. In its place you now have a restaurant; the view over the river from the terrace, 340ft above sea-level, is compelling. May 2013. This is an HDR shot made of 3 different exposures of the same view.

Here’s a virtual reconstruction of the chateau