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Martin Frost

Quiet Area in Gdansk

Mark Fink

Peace Sunset - La Ciotat - France

La Ciotat, France

September 18, 2015 7:10PM

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Sometimes you find PEACE in the most unexpected places. In this case, it was right under my feet. I didn't even see the inscription on the little rock until I had stitched everything together. Once I saw it, I knew this was going to be my entry for this event.

The southern coast of France ranges from beautiful to dramatic, so it really is difficult to take a bad picture. However, there are spots that really jump off the map, and the point above the chapel of Notre Dame de la Garde in La Ciotat is one of them.

After a ten minute walk up from a parking area, you arrive at the chapel, tucked into the side of the cliff. Walking from there on a "path" up the cliff takes you to this spot. Two more steps, and you are in the Mediterranean, eventually... While creating this VR, the wind was gusting quite a bit, adding even more drama to the moment.

The cliff jutting up from the east is the Bec de l'Aigle, or the Eagle's Beak. This was pushed up from an ancient river bank that flowed south to north. The composition of the rock and calanque, is unique to the area. The rest of the calanques, as you head west toward Cassis, are white, so this makes La Ciotat a great starting point for visiting the many calanques.
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Europe / France

Lat: 43° 9' 59" N
Long: 5° 35' 31" E

Elevation: 411

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Samsung NX500, Voigtlander 20mm lens, Custom pano head, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, PTGui, SNS-HDR Pro

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