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Moulin du Rocher, Saint-Chinian


Moulin du Rocher, Saint-Chinian
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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: 2010-03-02
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Water mills, windmills [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 2:19
Viewed: 3624
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
March 2nd, 2010
Saint-Chinian 340245 34360
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.428 2.946 119 m

Moulin du Rocher, Saint-Chinian

One view.
Other view.

The Moulin du Rocher, windmill of the rock, built at the 19th century, probably around 1852. Right from the start it was a mill for plaster.

In Hérault, at the 19th century, after the disappearance of the cereal cultures to the profit of the vine, the mills were often used to crush plants or minerals, like the sulfur used for the vines, or the blocks of gypsum cooked for the manufacture of the plaster, as in Saint-Chinian.
The Moulin du Rocher, which on a calcareous wall several kilometers overlooks saint-Chinian, was rebuilt in a corn mill from 2000 to 2001.

The windmills convert the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy. It were used to actuate grinding stones, pumps, saws, etc...
The wings of the mill are supported by a tower, whose roof carrying the axis of the mill is directional in the case of the mill-turn.
If the whole tower is directional, one speaks then about mill on pivot or with candlestick. A typical mill of Anjou, compromised between the precedents, is called mill cavier. The orientation of the mill is done by pushing the tiller or tail of the mill.
The wings are generally in wood some and covered with canvas. The rotational movement of the horizontal axis of the mill is transmitted to a vertical axis by a whole of gears, the wheel, often manufactured out of wood of various gasolines chosen for their resistance.

Action, the Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage windmill.

The windmill appeared in the East, Egypt and Iran. First mention of windmill in France, date of 1170, in a charter of the town of Arles. The Netherlands are probably the country which counted the greatest number of windmills.
The windmills were used incidentally as semaphores. Ansi, during the wars of the Vendée, the wings of the windmills of Mont des Alouettes indicated to Vendean the positions and movements of the republican troops.

SAINT-CHINIAN is a French commune, located in the department of Hérault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 1777 Saint-Chinianais in 1999, distributed out of 23 km², that is to say 77 hab./km².

One finds near Saint-Chinian, schists 570 million year old, rich in trilobites fossil.
Secondary and Jurassic time, there remain fossils of dinosaurs, eggs and bones.
One finds dating from the prehistoric times, polished stone axes and megaliths.

The vine growing whose local orignine goes back to the 8th century, product of excellent wines A.O.C., "Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée", controlled designation of origin.

Mills, bridges, locks, dams.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 149 N: 6379] (34962)
  • [2010-04-06 2:24]

Bonjour Joel,
Très joli moulin capturé sous une belle lumière et un joli ciel azur.
Excellente journée
denise

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5879 W: 277 N: 11104] (86969)
  • [2010-04-06 2:26]

Bonjour Joel ,
Un point de vue bas très bien choisi , pour cette composition bien pensée où la branche de pin fait un excellent second rôle . De belles couleurs naturelles de la garrigue en hiver .
Amicalement .

Salut Joël!
C'est une photo vraiment agréable et belle!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le point de vue choisi, la profondeur et la compo sont excellents!
Merci du partage!
Amitiés,
Neyvan

Hello Joël,
I like the upwards point of view and the use of the framing tree to counterbalance the windmill. Very pleasant natural colours and excellent clarity.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1913 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2010-04-06 3:42]

Good morning Joel!
Very nicely composed scenery.Beautiful view at the windmill, great natural colours. Very well seen and done
regards
ziggy

Bonjour Joël,

Les arbres cadrent bien le moulin. La prise de vue du bas ver le haut donne de la profondeur à la composition. Elle permet aussi de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du moulin. Une lumière douce qui a un bel effet sur les couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Salut Joël
Superbe moulin perdu dans la garrigue. La contre plongée montre bien la végétation environnante et le moulin ressort magnifiquement sur le ciel bleu. On apprécie plus la taille de celui-ci sur le Workshop.
Ta note est comme toujours très complète et instructive. Félicitations.
Olivier

Hi Joel,
picturesque impression, the composition is very attractive, I like the POV and the atmosphere of the photo, very nice colours and details, nostalgic and peaceful atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
George (György)

Hi Joel.
Beautiful picture with this pretty windmill.
Nice image.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Bonjour Joel

Quel merveilleux moulin solitaire à flanc de colline. Le point de vue est excellent et la branche en avant plan lui fournit un bel encadrement.

Amitiés

Serge

Hi Joël,
This wind mill looks very beautiful and your low POV enhances this impression. Very good colours and a very interesting note! Your idea, to always include WS:s with captures from other angles, are also very much appreciated!
Kind regards
Gunnar

Hi Joel,

Excellent POV. The path on the right of the image leads the eye in, i like the inclusion of the branch in the corner and the windmill is perfectily positioned also making a very well composed shot. TFS

Regards

Ciao Joel,
un pov vraiment beaucoup de particulier, belle image comme toujours et intéressant la description
Giorgio

Joël
Trois jolies vues de ce superbe moulin (ta collection commence à être très impressionnante!). Bonne composition et bon choix de POV.
Amicalement
JJ

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12889 W: 0 N: 15707] (160931)
  • [2010-04-07 0:27]

Hello Joël,

mangigique compo de ce moulin dans la végétation, quel point de recherche de cadrage et captage, cette végétation arride et sèches, la belle branche, la netteté, le couleur, tout est parfait.

bravo et amitié

Nicou

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13204 W: 298 N: 26334] (105686)
  • [2010-04-07 0:32]

Bonjour Joel,
nice the view of this windmill founding behind the hill.The existence of the branch of the pine tree balances beautifully the scenery,well done.

Have a nice day,danos

Bonjour Joël,

Ce n'est pas le premier moulin que tu nous présentes, j'ignorais que le Languedoc en autant. Habitant assez près des Pays-Bas, c'est plutôt là-bas que j'ai l'habitude d'en rencontrer.
J'aime la présentation que tu en fais avec cette contre-plongée et surtout le petite sentier qui grimpe la colline et qui évoque la duréte du travail d'autrefois quend il fallait hisser les sacs de grain vers le moulin. Très belle lumière également qui fait bien ressortir le moulin.
Une autre très belle mise ne valeur du patrimoine rural de ta région.
Amitiés,
Roger

Joel,
This is a nicely composed shot taken from a nice low POV. The curving path leads the eye into the shot nicely. The off center placement of the windmill works well giving the photo a nice sense of direction. The foreground tree limb provides nice framing and depth for the shot.
TFS,
Asa

bonjour Joël
un magnifique moulin dans un paysage de rêve,ce qui me donne envie de grimper et de m'asseoir tout en haut et de profiter de la vue et du ciel bleu,de sentir la douce chaleur et le parfum des pins,voilà tout ce que m'inspire cette très belle photo!
Amitiés
Pascale

Bonjour Joel
excellent cadrage de ce moulin à contre plongée sous une lumière idéale, avec cette branche de cet arbre, on a même l'impression qu'elle bouge de par le vent peut être de ce jour là!
un petit moulin qui a du charme, qui a servi pour de multiples utilisations et qui est encore bien conservé
amicalement
juliette

Hello again, Joël!
you presented an interesting set of photos (incl. those in the Workshop) :)
I like this windmill which looks like a toy from this low point of view! you smartly used the tree branch to create a very well balanced composition and to cover the empty space in the sky :)
very pleasant view, indeed!

amitiés,
Elena

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8643 W: 4447 N: 15178] (61070)
  • [2010-04-09 11:37]

Salut Joël
Je possède une diapo de ce moulin mais mon scaner n'est pas de bonne qualité.
Ton point de vue en contrebas met bien en évidence le moulin de pierre.
Dans le Loiret ils sont tous en bois.
Amitiés

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-04-15 16:37]

Tu as decouvert encore un moulin de Daudet. Une vraie collection, Joel. Encore une image qui debute un coin de LR. Ton pays, il fallait l'inventer.

Branko

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