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Le magnifique Mont Saint-Michel

The Mont Saint-Michel is situated in the south Normandy, France. It is an incredible and surreal rocky tidal mountain surrounded by quicksand and water. The tide rises up to 15 m, constituting the highest tide of the whole Europe. On the mountain there's a monastery and lots of restaurants, museums and stores. It is very pleasant to spend a day walking through the labyrinths of it's streets.
I was lucky to be able to shoot such a beautiful sunset. To get this view I had to wait for the low tide and walk 400m barefoot on quicksand. It wasn't possible to stay too long on the same spot, as I began to sink. That made it difficult to shoot long and multiple exposures, as the tripod legs would continuously sink, but eventually I got some good shots.

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