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Let us speak about roofs, la Roque

Let us speak about roofs, la Roque
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dourbie valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 0:57
Viewed: 3374
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 19, 2008
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite 120204 12100
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.125 3.223 420 m

Let us speak about roofs.

Roofs of the village of Saint-Véran, in the canyon of Dourbie river, under the Causse Noir.

One sight
Other sight

The majority of the traditional buildings of causses were built according to a system of not cut stone vaults, like the majority of the walls, mainly for lack of wood.
These vaults support stage or roof, which is covered with roofing stones, of flagstones of limestone which is recovered on the 2/3 of their surface, which holds by their own weight on a slope of about 50 percent, for a weight with the m ² from 200 to 250 kilogrammes.
A typical chimney of architecture caussenarde emerges from the roof.


The village of Saint-Véran of which architecture is typical of Causses, is dominated by the castle which belonged to the family of the Marquis Louis Joseph of MONTCALM, Lord of Saint-Véran born on February 28, 1712 with the castle of Candiac close to Nimes, and died in the combat on September 14, 1759 in front of town of Quebec in Canada.

The village dominates the church Notre-Dame des Treilles of Romanesque style of XIIe century.

Dourbie is a Cevennes river. It takes its source with the mount of Aulas, in Linguas, to 1300 m, the south of the mountain of Aigoual, in the department of Gard.
It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 72 km of course through throats and valleys between Black Causse and Causse of Larzac, in Millau in the Tarn with the bridge of Cureplat to 320 m, him even tributary of the Garonne.
Its irregular and seasonal course with known the minimal flow of 2,9 cubic meters a second, to reach up to 728 cubic meters a second maximum flow.
Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen.

La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrenees area, populated of 172 Margueritois, divided on 50 km², that is to say 3 hab./km².

The commune is made up of 3 villages: La Roque, in the valley of Dourbie river; Saint-Véran, cradle of the family of Montcalm, on the buttresses of Causse Noir and Pierrefiche on Causse of Larzac.

My images of la Roque-Sainte-Marguerite.

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Hello Joel! Amazing work. Good sharpness. Very good contrast. Nice lightness. Beautiful colours. Gorgeous shot. Well done!

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2008-12-09 1:17]

Hallo Joel!
C'est une photo vraiment pleine de bonnes idées - et intéressante! Il y a beaucoup de pierres dans le scénario et j'aime bien les structures si différents ici. J'aime aussi la composition diagonale. Une photo remarquable!
Cordialement d'Allemagne gris et froid,

ciao Joel,
immagine dai tetti composta molto bene con grande gusto per l'inquadratura.
Ottime le luci e la resa dei colori, ben fatto.
buona giornata

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2008-12-09 1:36]

Hello Dear friend;
Good idea,original photo details...
Good technic,different compo.
Have a nice day,


Hi Joel,
Very interesting and spectacular architecture historical premiére. The title is superb, the diagonal composition is excellent likewise. Beautiful photo with much information. Congratulations. Have a nice day!

Bonjour Joël
Un joli cliché de ces toits particuliers pour moi bretonne habituée aux ardoises. L'image est nette, bien cadrée et met en valeur toute cette architecture.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Hello Joël,
I always like these sort of pictures. Roofs make fascinating subject and here they are nicely complemented by the old stone walls. Very good light with excellent natural colours. Fine photo work.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-12-09 3:38]

Bonjour Joël,

très bien caché point de vue. Les textures des roches et le toit sont bien visibles. Très bonne clarté et et luminosité. Débiteur par la note informative!

The first thing that struck me, even from the thumbnail, was how well the composition works with a strong diagonal from the top right. Looking at the proportions of the image I guess you cropped in order to emphasise that feature. All 3 images are good and you have been able to find some fantastic PsOV, especially "other sight" where it looks as if you were high in the air. :D.

Bonsoir Joel
Un POV pas classique qui sépare l'image en diagonale avec en bas de la superbe texture et un bon rendu des couleurs de la pierre et le haut avec ce ciel comme je les aime.
Bonne soirée à toi

Bonsoir Joël.
La diagonale coupe joliement le cadrage et partage ciel et terre..
Nétteté surprenante dans cet étude sur les toits de La Roque.
Bien vu.
Amicalement, Bobo.

salut joel
tu as trouvé dans ton cadrage une belle diagonale entre les differents toits et la falaise, une belle lumière malgré le ciel qui est orageux

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-12-09 14:23]

Bonsoir Joël,
Très belle vue depuis le toit de cet endroit intéressant gravé dans la pierre. J'aime la diagonale pour former le cadre. Excellente lumière et de détail.
A la très bonne qualité, en particulier "Altered Image #2".

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2008-12-10 0:49]

Hello Joël.


Superb cette cheminée de pierre, avec le belles tuiles, le cadrage avec la végétation donne un superbe cachet de ton image.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-12-10 12:09]

C'est un beau l'example ou l'homme fait des choses pour soi meme et ne gache pas la nature. Meme il contribue. Ta contribution, Joel, est claire et valable pour Midi de la France et pour la satisfaction de notre curiosite pour ton bercail.

Grand merci,


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