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Pointe Du Hoc

Pointe Du Hoc
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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-25
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-08 0:40
Viewed: 1477
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The steep cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, the place where the bloodiest battles of Normandy took place, code named 'Omaha Beach'. The holes that you can see on the ground were made by the huge bombs of Allied ships. Although I took this shot 61 years after the events, it was still shocking to walk around this place...

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Hi Kristof,
Great shot of this historic place, I've heard alot about Omaha Beach before. Nice tones, although I feel that a bit more of the sky could do with cropping to make the photo more balanced. Great POV and the inclusion of people though, the presentation has worked well again.


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-06-08 1:18]

good visibility on the coast I was there în 1950!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-06-08 1:37]

Hi Kristof,
A nice sequence for yesterday's posting regarding this historic event!
A nice POV to let us admire the result of the bomb blasts that happened 61 years ago.
Very good DOF and excellent color saturation.
Nice informative frame!
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-06-08 3:51]

ciao kristof
scatto interessante
ottimo lavoro
soggetto naturalistico

Hi Kristof
good and clear shot considering the gloomy day. the grayish sky and ocean didn't spoil the nice scenery of this historic site.
good pov.
clear details.

another grt shot Kristoff good pov and framing tfs
regards bryan

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-06-08 8:31]

Hi Kristof,

The cloudy skies give this scene a somber tone. It's difficult for most of us to imagine the horrors of those events that took place there 61 years ago. The bomb holes serve as a stark reminder. Good job with this shot.


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-06-08 8:43]

hi dear Kristof...
In this land was what
Each side has carved
a great land
a good perspective

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-06-08 8:55]

Very nice sharp detail and superb colors. Another very lovely picture in this series. TFS

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-06-08 9:20]

Hi Kristof,
from the Le Mans to Laval, Dinan and San Malo and other city Normandy is beautiful my friend, is a wonderful landscape, excellent colors and detail, the picture loads to the vacation in, it is super, pleases me much.
Best regards.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2009-06-08 11:54]

Hello Kristof,
Excellent one sharp details and good observation. Very good composition and a very interesting picture with the interesting landscape of this beautiful perspective.
Best regards.

Must vbe an erie feeling to walk around that area. Almost unbelievable what those conditions must have been like. Thanks for showing. Its appropriate it was a cloudy day.
Warm regards

Hi Kristof
wonderful to remember this important historical place
wonderful in colours tones and well in pov
well framed too

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-06-09 11:48]

Hello Kristof.
Another fine presentation with historic source.
Great serie and very good idea.
Best Regards
Janek Kloss

Bonsoir Kristof
J'ai foulé aussi tous ces cratères et vu les blockhaus enterrés .C'est vrai que c'est impressionnant , on revient en arrière dans le temps et on se voit à l'endroit et au moment où ces pauvres garçons , je pense aux plus jeunes, avaient tout à perdre sans avoir eu de choix.C'est aussi la raison pour laquelle on les voit si souvent sourire sur les documents d'archives.Prisonnier c'est tellement mieux que mort.Mais en face la mer a roulé le sang des jeunes GI qui avaient au moins une raison légitime et glorieuse de se battre.C'est la raison pour laquelle il m'a toujours semblé que se baigner sur les plages d'Omaha, Juno ou Gold c'était un peu manquer à leur mémoire.
Nice pov
PS la pointe elle même qui forme comme un éperon détaché de la mer et les falaises de la Pointe du Hoc que gravirent les rangers n'est pas visible d'ici.Je la posterai peut-etre un jour sur TL.

Bonjour Kristof,
Une très belle prise de vue de ce site historique du jour J, Excellent POV. et détails, belle note aussi,,
C'est supers ta présentation de ta visite en Normandie.
tous mes compliments
Michel bonne journée.

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