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Beauty in Tiers
Photograph by Bruno Barbey

Holding pride of place, the baroque 17th-century Church of St. Augustin rises above the village of Montemaggiore. Both are dwarfed by Monte Grosso—Big Mountain—which peaks at 6,217 feet (1,895 meters) above the sea. Monte Grosso is among the tallest of Corsica's mountains and hills, which tumble nearly to water's edge. The dramatic blend of mountains and beaches suits the paradoxical nature of Corsica—a French island province known for its beauty, its religious faith, and its perpetual violence.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: 6 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light



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