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In the light, Le Caylar

In the light, Le Caylar
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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: 2013-02-12
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 5:26
Viewed: 2325
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
February 12th, 2013
Le Caylar 340064 34520
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.850 3.300 700 m

In the light, Le Caylar

One view. February 11th, 2013.
An other view. February 13th, 2013.

Snow covered, fields and village of Le Caylar on the CAUSSE DU LARZAC.

The Notre-Dame du Roc Castel chapel des 12th 16th 18th centuries, overlooks the village and the Saint-Martin church 12th 15th 18th centuries, whose origin dates back to 804.

_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km². The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

LE CAYLAR in occitan Lo Cailar, is a French municipality, located in the departement of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 439 Caylarés in 2009, distributed out of 22.1 km², that is to say 19.9 hab./km².

Le Caylar is mentioned for the first time in 988, in the Will of Saint-Fulcran.

The municipality is close to the parc naturel régional des Grands Causses.

My images of Le Caylar
My images of the Causse du Larzac.

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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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14065 W: 0 N: 16135] (171632)
  • [2013-02-24 6:26]


Merveilleuse vue et image superbe quelle belle forme de cette colline manganique captage et image avec la bande de neige ce ciel gris-bleu qui fait un beau fond grandiose.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour Joël,

La distance entre le champ et la chapelle donne de la profondeur à l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir le village, le rocher et la chapelle. La réflexion de la lumière sur la neige donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hi Joël,
The blue and grey colours of the clouds are very attractive against the beige colours of the village. The white field with snow adds another part of this well composed picture. This is a very beautiful view and together with the complementary pictures and the note, a highly interestin contribution!
Kind regards

Ciao Joel, gran bella vista invernale, splendida la luce sulla deliziosa cappella in cima al colle, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2013-02-24 10:30]

Bonjour Joel
Belle vue du village sur la colline entre le bleu/gris du ciel et le blanc de la neige sur l'avant plan, trois belles présentations, j'ai un faible pour la deux :-)
Belle soirée

Une étonnante lumière sur ce village haut perché. J'aime bien aussi la version "une vue".

Bonjour, cher Joël,
Qu'il neige, qu'il vente, toujours sur le pied de guerre pour saisir une bien jolie vue hivernale.
Très belle lumière venant éclairer le petit village qui à l'honneur de posséder deux édifices religieux.
Très bonne journée.

Hello Joel,
very beautiful composition and well framed this attractiv place. Wonderful executed image. Love it. Tfs.
Warm regards,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-02-25 23:24]

Bonjour Joel,
interesting view of cross of chapel on the hill and town in down. Good presentation here and in WS. Well informations. Photos are well done.
Have a nice day.

Salut Joel.
Très belle vue sur cette population que nous s'étendent au pied de la colline, où l'on peut voir des bâtiments défensifs et une église, une image avec un shallow DOF grand de cette région au premier plan. Très bonne utilisation de la couleur.
Luminosité et la netteté.
Passez un bon après-midi.
Meilleurs vœux.

The picture is divided into three subjects, Joel: The snow in FG, town houses and the fortress on the hill, and the grey sky above.
Good DOF and clarity, I can easily see the cross atop the castle, and the snowy patchs on the hill.

Bonjour Joel, très jolie photo de ce point de vue intéressant de la villa avec le champ enneigé. Très bien faite cette qualité d'image assez intéressant et très bon. Excellent travail et assez bien fait, bravo mon ami. Merci de partager ce travail intéressant.

Bonne nuit et reste heureux de la semaine.
Salutations et meilleurs voeux du sud de l'Espagne.

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