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Canyon and falls, St-Maurice-Navacelles

Canyon and falls, St-Maurice-Navacelles
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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: 2009-04-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vis valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-05 3:00
Viewed: 2886
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
April 29th, 2009
Saint-Maurice-Navacelles 340277 34520
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.846 3.518 580 m

Canyon and falls.

One sight. August 8th, 2009.
Other sight. May 4th, 2008.

Vis river canyon, and the hamlet of Navacelles at the bottom of the circus of Navacelles. The bottom of the canyon is to 300 m under the level of causse of Blandas opposite, and of causse of Larzac.

The Vis is a small river, abundant but very irregular. Supplied with its catchment area, its risings can be extremely important. November 8, 1982, the maximum instantaneous flow was 542 m³, five hundred and forty two m³, a second, in Saint-Laurent-le-Minier for a rising hardly of a decennial nature, banal and by no means exceptional.

Tributary of Herault, a 30 km length. It takes its source on the Saint-Guiral mount in the solid mass of Aigoual. It disappears in the ground with Larcy whereas its flow reaches 50 l/s. Approximately 15 km further, it goes on surface in a résurgence with Vissec, with the mill of Lafoux with a flow of 1200 to 2500 l/s. Its affluents are in major undergrounds part. the Vis erodes the basement, provocative constantly underground crumblings able to stop its course of the hours, even days, as in 1779, 1890, 1927 and 1961. Its exploration, appears difficult and dangerous in a water with 11° and a very strong current. The Vis then impressed its bed of surface in impressive canyons reaching 300 m of depth dug in plates limestones called causses, of which the Causse of Larzac, crossing the imposing site of the Circus of Navacelles. It follows its torrential course giving its energy to an electric micro-power station in Madières, and its purity with some pisciculture with trouts of quality, then is thrown in Herault in Ganges.

The freshness and the purity of the Vis river are appraisals, close to its classified falls.

Saint-Maurice-Navacelles is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 142 inhabitants in 1999, divided out of 69 km², that is to say 2 hab./km².

Hamlet of Navacelles is on the commune of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, resulting from the fusion of the three communes from Saint-Maurice, Navacelles and Madières.

My images of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles.

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Hi Joel!
Amazing landscape, nice lightness, very nice colors. Wonderful exposure. Original frame.
Greetings from Warszawa!

Hi Joel,
beautiful natural photo with spectacular composition and very nice colours, superb lights and POV, splendid shot of this romantic environment. Have a nice week!

Hello Joël,
I like the point of view here, looking across the river to the stone house, from whence the eyes travel to the background mountains and the attractive sky. The light is very pleasing resulting in lovely green tones in the foliage. Very good sharpness.

Bonjour Joël,

La capture de la puissance du courant de la rivière VIs est un atout à la composition. Les arbres cadrent bien la rivière. La prise de vue envoie notre regard vers le haut de la montagne ce qui donne de la profondeur à la photo. La qualité de la lumière rehausse les différentes teintes de couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14252 W: 1033 N: 28524] (135700)
  • [2009-10-05 9:48]

Hi Joel

Nice skylight reflections in the water, with good sharpness, framing & colour. The upper falls are well icluded here. Tfs!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15425 W: 159 N: 26981] (141572)
  • [2009-10-05 11:30]

Bonsoir Joel
Peut être moins impressionnante que les posts précédents ou comme le WS 2 ( jamais contente cricri:-), mais elle plaît pour son côté très nature, la très belle lumière et des couleurs très agréable
Belle soirée

Hi Joël,
We certainly appreciate all your uploads from this part of France as we are travelling there soon. No firm plans have been made but your pictures have all been very interesting and a really good help.
Kind regards

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13797 W: 0 N: 16043] (169134)
  • [2009-10-05 12:09]

Hello Joël,

Merveilleus iamge de cette rivière qui fait sa chutte, avec la belle végétation, la colline en fonds avec les abruste et la pierre grise, grandiose, les WS sont superbe, le 2 est aussi mangigique.

Merci et amitié

Bonsoir Joel
Un beau coin vert de nature du printemps.
Bonne soirée

Bonsoir Joël,

Que cette vue est belle et tranquille... loin des villes et du bruit et de la pollution!

Merci pour cet air frais


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2009-10-05 18:25]

Bonsoir Joël,
Une prise inhabituelle d'une rivière. J'aime les arbres à feuilles autour de lui et la force qui fournit l'eau courante.
Excellente lumière et la perspective.

salut joel
un endroit que j'adore fréquenter par son coté sauvage (mais hors période touristique) un POV qu'on a pas l'habitude de voir et à y être je serai descendu par avoir un poil de plus la cascade, bon boulot

Quel beau coin de nature ils ont déniché pour construire leur maison! Ils n'ont visiblement pas peur des crues. Un bien bel endroit!

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-10-09 2:45]

Ce coin de LR me semble tres attirant et ta photo Joel me chatouille pour plus d'exploration. Ce paradis en vert et ce paradis des truites. merci ami,


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