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The Pont Vieux, Vabres-l Abbaye


The Pont Vieux, Vabres-l Abbaye
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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: 2010-09-19
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bridges, locks, dams, Dourdou of Camares valley in Aveyron, Sorgues valley in Aveyron [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 3:47
Viewed: 4837
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
September 19th, 2010
Vabres-l'Abbaye 120286 12400
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.944 2.837 311 m

The Pont Vieux, Vabres-l'Abbaye

One view.
Other view.

The Pont_ Vieux, old bridge, is a bridge of the 13th century, which crosses the DOURDOU river, in Southern Aveyron.

The color “rosy light” of photography is natural, and comes from the grounds rich in ferric clay. At the time of strong rains, the DOURDOU, also crossed in Vabres-l'Abbaye by the Pont Neuf, in english "new bridge", transfers with ocher, and colors also the TARN river.

_The DOURDOU, known as "Dourdou de Camarès", takes its source at 1050 meters of altitude, in the mounts of Carroux and Espinouze, in Castanet-le-Haut, in the department of Hérault, it passes in Aveyron, before throwing in the TARN, on its left bank, in Broquiès in the department of the Tarn, after a course of 87 km² and the crossing of a catchment area of 658 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.5 m³/s to a maximum flow of 650 m³/s.

_862, following a gift of Raymond 1st, Count of Toulouse, foundation of the Benedictine abbey of Vabres.
_1317, Jean XXII, second pope of Avignon, set up Vabres-l'Abbaye in DIOCESE of VABRES, removing parishes of the too vast diocese of Rodez, from where the construction of a cathedral in Vabres.

_The bishops of Vabres also used as refuge and residence in summer the CASTLE OF SAINT-IZAIRE of the 14th 16th 17th 19th centuries, listed in 1346, not very distant from Vabres-l'Abbaye.

VABRES-L'ABBAYE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 1142 Vabrais in 2007, distributed out of 41 km², that is to say 28 hab./km².

The commune of Vabres-l'Abbaye is made up of many hamlets including three important hamlets of Rayssac, Salmanac and Segonzac.

My images of Vabres-l'Abbaye.
My images of Dourdou of Camarès valley.
My images of the Sorgues valley.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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Hello Joël,
A fine perspective along the river that encompasses not only the ancient bridge but its lovely reflection. I like the framing from the trees and the natural tones. Very good sharpness.

Joel,
This is a nicely composed shot of this old bridge. The river leads the eye through the shot nicely creating a good sense of direction. The play of sun and shadow is nice here. The reflection is great adding depth and balance to the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
TFS,
Asa

Hi Joel,
Perfect shot, a very well ballanced capture with great water reflections and good light. Simple but great. Well done.

Hello Joel,

Very good POV and framing. The reflection of bridge makes the shot so fantastic.

Regards,
Abbas

Hi Joel,

This is a nicely framed shot. The rocks and the reflection are a wonderful addition.

Thank you for sharing

Pranil

Hi Joel,
Amazing bridge. Wonderful place and landscape. Excellent colours and great water reflections . Superb contrast and sharpness.
Best regards
Janusz

bonjour Joel
une superbe photo d'un paysage aussi merveilleux sous un ciel bleu, un bel oeil, l'autre à demi ouvert....les reflets, les cailloux au premier plan
tout est calme
belle composition
amicalement
juliette

Bonjour Joel,

13ième siècle....hum...comment se fait-il que nos viaducs de 40 ans tombent? Probablement que les camions d'aujourd'hui qui servent d'entrepôts seraient venus à bout de celui-ci, mais encore. J'aime les reflets et la lumière.

Amicalement

Serge

Bonjour Joël,

Les réflexions sur l'eau de la rivière sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue dirige mon regard sous l'arche du pont vers les arbres ce qui donne de la profondeur au paysage. Elle permet aussi de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du pont Vieux. La qualité de la lumière rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

Bonjour Joël,

Une impression de sérénité mais aussi d'équilibre se dégage de cette belle photo. C'est sans doute dû pour une bonne part à l'harmonie des courbes dessinées par ce très ancien pont. La lumière est magnifique et les reflets pariculièremùent beaux. J'aime aussi ce POV au ras de l'eau qui tire aini profit de l'effet graphique des grosses pierres de rivière.
Amitiés,
Roger

Hello Joel,
A good composition of this bridge. Very nice capture with nice colors and perfect composition.
best wishes,
Achim

Bonjour Joël
Il est superbe ce pont et tu as su trouver un bon angle pour le mettre en valeur. La luminosité est au top.
Merci pour le partage et bonne fin de journée.
Nicole

Salut Joël!
C'est un pont ancien très beau et intéressant!
C'est un endroit très joli et agréable!
Tu l'as photographiés merveilleusement! La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le pdv choisi, le pp, les contrastes, le format horizontal, l'encadrement gris & blanc, les reflets, et surtout la compo sont excellents!
Merci du partage!
Amitiés,
Neyvan

joli point de vue, les reflets, la rocaille, les courbes du pont... le tout enrobé d'une bonne dose de bleu très agréable
jc

Salut Joel.
Il est splendide ce pont, et ton cliché , l'est tout autant.
Le reflet est capté à merveille, et le rendu est superbe.
Bravo.

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  • Peterl (82)
  • [2010-10-07 12:18]

nice view on the bridge
Great reflection also !

Hello Joel,
this is a very pleasant and perfect composition!
The reflections of the ancient bridge are great, I really like the magnificent light and the natural colors. Congratulations, TFS.
Best regards
Giorgio

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-10-07 19:08]

Bonsoir Joel, This is sharp and definitive with outstanding composition. As some photographer said once, " with a bridge shot you always get a second picture with the arch framing that picture." Your shot gives that picture as well, and the reflection provides the circle for the viewer. Finally, it is amazing how well this bridge appears here when one reads your notes as to its age. Great effort. Kindest Regards, Have a great weekend. Roger

Bonjour Joël,
Une photo qu'on peut apprécier calmement. J'aime ce paysage très serein avec le pont et son reflet sous la belle lumière.
Un vrai plaisir !
Amicalement
Jacques

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-10-07 23:57]

Bonjour Joel,
good presentation of old bridge. I like the WS also. Nice reflections. Well informations and done photos.
Have a nice day.
Aleksander

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5879 W: 277 N: 11104] (86969)
  • [2010-10-08 0:08]

Bonjour Joel ,
Pas beaucoup d'eau pour capturer le reflet , mais avec tous ces cailloux au premier plan , ça donne un charme supplémentaire à cette vue de ce superbe vieux pont .
Amicalement

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-10-08 0:30]

hi Joel
zelo posrečen motiv mostu z lepim odsevom svoje oblike v vodi. barve so lepe naravne in ostrina je zelo dobra, saj se vidi vsak detajl. lepo delo. TFS!
lep dan želim, vojko

Hello Joël
A good composition of this bridge.
Very nice capture with nice colors and perfect composition.
Great job.
Respect my friend
Saša

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14637 W: 157 N: 25443] (134198)
  • [2010-10-08 4:50]

Bonjour Joel
Deux pont dans cette région le vieux et le neuf, voila de belles présentation toutes aussi intéressante , celui ci bien sur a son charme de passé, avec des reflets et des couleurs agréable,
Beau weekend
cricri

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 93 N: 8298] (38216)
  • [2010-10-08 11:46]

Hi Joel!A very fine, bridge, nicely balanced picture of tranquility - stillness and a lovely soft light. The water looks beautiful. Splendid and calm with reflections details picture. The serene water in particular adds to the peaceful atmosphere.
Regards
Georgios

Bonsoir,
une tres belle lumiere pour nous presenter ce pont avec un beau reflet...
comme toujours une presentation architecturale "aux petits oignons"...
bravo, monsieur
bon WE
vero

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12889 W: 0 N: 15707] (160931)
  • [2010-10-09 0:50]

Hello Joël,

Fantastique pont, une mervielle, ce reflet une aprtie de l'iamge en miroir, il y a peu d'eau, ce arche parfaite, unc adrage recherché, encor une merveille.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 801 W: 71 N: 2314] (11192)
  • [2010-10-09 2:42]

Love this one Joel - great bridge with good POV, colour and reflections
cheers
Ian

Hi Joel,

Great photography; this classical bridge is a very suitable feature in this natural setting, I like the way the rocks in the foreground break up the perfect circle created by the arch. Some good colour variety in the reflections of the water surface. I like the depth and clarity. A fine photograph.

Matt

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