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An icy encounter, Valleraugue


An icy encounter, Valleraugue
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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: 2013-02-13
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herault valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-29 3:43
Viewed: 2984
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
February 13th, 2013
Valleraugue 300339 30570
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
44.080 3.642 350 m

An icy encounter, Valleraugue

One view.
Another view.

I see Mr. Mrs. meeting, in the CÉVENNES, in Valleraugue, around the MOUNT AIGOUAL and its weather station.

_ The CÉVENNES are mountains, part of the Massif-Central, extending in the districts of Lozère and Gard, whose culminating points are the peak of Finiels in Lozère to 1699 m, the AIGOUAL MOUNT in Gard with 1567 m.

_ The MOUNT AIGOUAL is a granitic mountain, culminating point to 1567 m of Gard and second culminating point of Lozere after the mount Lozere 1699 m. It is a south-eastern part of the Massif-Central mountain. It is remarkable by its panorama, its climatology. In clear weather, one discovers on 300 km of ray, the Mediterranean, the mount Lozere, the Mounts of the Cantal, the Pyrenees, the Alps.
One discovers there the top close of Portalet of 1565 m, and of course the large causses and the surrounding Cevennes.
The watershed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean crosses the summit part. Several rivers take there their source of which Herault.

A weather station was built of 1887 to 1894, a such strong castle. Its weather observatory is the last in France, being occupied by the men. The climatic conditions are very hard, Aigoual recoit on average 2,5 m of rain per annum. In more than one table of orientation, the station proposes a museum on the history of meteorology.

The climatic conditions are very hard, Aigoual receives on average 2,5 m of rain per annum.
Some statements records:
Maximum temperature: 28,7 °C on August 11, 2003, minimal: -28°C in 1956.
Maximum speed of the wind: 171 km/h on average on a day, gusts exceeding 360 km/h on November 1, 1968.
Quantity of maximum rain of 24 hours: 607 mm enter on October 30, 1963 to 6 p.m. and on October 31, 1963 to 18h.
Maximum height of fresh snow cumulated in 1 year: 10,39 meters (winter 1995-1996).
Numbers average annual days of freezing: 144; days of heat 25 °C: 0; days of rain: 170; days of strong wind 16 m/s: 265; days of fog: 241; days when the ground is covered with snow: 118.
It is also the place of Metropolitan France where the most important office pluralities of rain over short periods are recorded, in particular during the ÉPISODES CÉVENOLS in autumn. The strongest annual office plurality, 4 015 mm was recorded in 1913.

VALLERAUGUE is a French commune, located in the department of the Gard of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 1070 Valleraugois in 2009, distributed on 78.4 km², that is to say 13.7 hab./km².

Valleraugue history.

Valleraugue is a municipality of the National Park of the Cévennes.

The Mont-Aigoual and the the river the HÉRAULT source, are on the territory of the municipality of Valleraugue.

_ The HÉRAULT is a coastal river of south of France of 160 km length. It takes its source in the department of Gard, in the Solid mass of Aigoual to 1228 m of altitude. It is thrown in the Mediterranean in Agde in the department of Herault. It crosses a catchment area of 2900 km². Its very irregular flow is of 52 m3/s on average annual, but can reach 4000 m3/s at the time of strong risings. After having been a descending torrent of the important slopes, it slips and is boxed in a valley bored in limestones of causses, then is spread out a little in the coastal plain. Its very irregular course and sometimes very violent one is not easy to domesticate. One finds however there some old forgotten mills, built like fortresses to resist the fury of his spectacular risings. The Hérault Description.

My images of Valleraugue.
My images of the Hérault river valley and canyon.

Copyright © Tous droits réservés. L'utilisation ou la reproduction, sur n'importe quel média, pour profit ou non profit, de mes photographies, incluant mes photographies publiées en workshop, les notes ou les textes, sont interdites sans mon autorisation écrite. Joël Berthonneau.

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Bonjour Joël
De retour parmi nous avec une très belle image hivernale qui me fait penser à une autre planète !
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Nicole

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5873 W: 277 N: 11089] (86905)
  • [2013-03-29 3:48]

Bonjour Joel ,
De retour après une petite coupure ? Je craignais que tu ais quitté TE . Ces arbres figés dans la neige glacée sont remarquables , et ils sont très beau dans ce parfait ciel bleu . Ils expriment bien le caractère extrême du climat du Mont Aigual . mieux vaut ne pas s'y trouver lors d'une tempête de neige !
Amicalement

bonjour Joel
Une très belle photo, le blanc et le bleu se complète admirablement.
Le givre sculpte la nature de façon très esthétique,
c'est bien vu!
Bonne journée
Roland

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10905 W: 126 N: 19806] (103513)
  • [2013-03-29 3:52]

Salut Joel,c'est jolie te revoir ici! Et quelle magnifique capture avec cette sculpture de neige et givre,parfait moment avec la meilleure lumiere pour creer le meilleur contrast avec le ciel et capturer si bien les details.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello Joël,
Goodness me, it looks horrendously cold here! A fine composition depicting this beautiful winter scene. Superb colour contrasts and excellent sharpness. Welcome back, I trust you are well.

Hi Joel,

Excellent shot. Very nice white freezed and blue sky. Well managed the colors. Well done.

Cheers

Mansour

Bonjour Joel,
Both this pic. and the WS's attached are marvelous. The snow covered built monument is amazing, I have no idea what is beneath, I think it's a tree.
Finer balance the ice on image, good contrast to blue sky.
Au revoir,
Ike

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1612] (9621)
  • [2013-03-29 4:31]

cher ami bien retourne avec cette tres belle image glaciale avec ce arbres tout plein de neige
tres beaux coleurs blanche et blu

Bonjour Joel,

J'ai beau vivre dans un pays de froid, je n'ai pas eu le plaisir de voir ce très beau phénomène. Une grande impression de pureté et de froid.

Bonne journée

Serge

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2013-03-29 4:48]

Salut Joël
Bigre! Ca a l'air bien froid! Ces arbres enneigés et gelés ont presque la texture de nuages! Et quel beau ciel bleu.. Belle image hivernale et minimaliste!
Amitiés
Laurent

Bonjour Joël,

L'étendue du champ donne de la profondeur à l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'arbre et de la végétation qui sont couvert de neige. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23487 W: 523 N: 38977] (168488)
  • [2013-03-29 5:48]

Hello Joël,

Notwithstanding the winter here in Belgium, that I hope that we in Belgium get very quick the Springtime.
Your picture is real a beauty, fantastic made.
Excellent perspective and depth image, you chose a perfect angle.
Very well done, TFS.

A nice Easter weekend,
John.

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-03-29 6:19]

Bonjour Joël,

Cela me fait plaisir de te revoir sur le site ! Belle image hivernale, bien composée et bon contraste entre le blanc de la neige et le bleu pur du ciel.

Bon après-midi,

Sylvain

Ciao Joel
mi fa piacere rivederti.
Una foto che non ci parla di primavera, ma che è di grande effetto, con una bella luce ed un bel cielo.
Buona giornata
Carlo

Bonjour, cher Joël,
Une image superbe et extraordinaire. Cet arbre pris sous la neige et la glace s'est transformé en une sorte de volutes nuageuses du plus bel effet.
Le résultat est remarquable.
Amitiés.
Philippe

Salut Joël
Un magnifique retour parmi nous, je désespérais revoir tes photos. Une superbe meringue glacée qui se détache sur ce ciel bleu limpide. Un beau témoignage du froid en cet hiver. Bravo.
Amicalement.
Olivier

Hello Joel,
Wonderful frozen composition, lovely light and contrast management, beautiful nature sculpture, excellent POV, TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.

A beautiful image with excellent composition depicting the harsh winter.

SM

Joël
Ravi de retrouver tes images ici!
Quelle incroyable "rencontre"! Une photo de toute beauté de cet arbre totalement givré(les WS sont très bien également).
Amicalement
JJ

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9233 W: 140 N: 23252] (115571)
  • [2013-03-29 23:54]

Hi Joel,
amazing view of this winter festival. Magnificent view in blue and white. beautiful shot, what a sculpture made by nature.

Happy Easter

MAlgo

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2013-03-29 23:59]

Hi Joel,
Truly wonderful winter scene executed with strong color contrast and great saturation effect. Well done. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

Best,
Gosia

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2626 W: 1281 N: 2903] (37234)
  • [2013-03-30 2:46]

bonjour Joël

belle illustration du "platrage" dû au vent sur le sommet de l'Aigoual!
Bon WE pascal
CLODO

waouh! splendide!! on dirait de la creme chantilly...
le blanc ressort à merveille dans ce ciel bleu
bon WE
amicalement
vero

Hi Joël,
A fascinating picture with these spectacular ice forms. The blue and white colours emphesize the coldness here. I hope weather has improved here by now and that spring is on its way!
Greeting from New York
Gunnar

Bonjour Joel,

This looks like a sculpture in icing sugar!
I can imagine how cold it was to create this effect! Not what you would imagine happening in the south of France!
A sharp, clear capture, nicely composed and with superb light management.

Have a lovely Sunday,
Bev :-)

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13190 W: 298 N: 26309] (105576)
  • [2013-04-05 3:10]

Hello Joel,
nice the view of this Wintry senery with the snow to be cover the tree i think as the whole environment.
I like the great contrast of the colours as the created beautiful environment.

Have a warm day,Danos

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12868 W: 0 N: 15687] (160769)
  • [2013-04-05 4:20]

Hello Joël

c'est une splendeur cette iamge quelle vue et cpatage quel couche de neige sur l'arbre et la barrière et ce ciel pur grandisoe image.

Bravo et amitié
Nicou

Bonsoir Joel,
Une belle rencontre et un beau retour!Superbe photo en blanc et bleu.Bien vu pour les personnages,cela ressemble aussi à un sapin de Noël floqué.Bravo!
Bon week-end,
Gigi.

Ciao Joel, fantastic ice sculpture, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5846 W: 64 N: 11206] (46467)
  • [2013-04-07 18:04]

Hi Joel!
You had a fantastic weather on that day and you got a great series.
I really like this one also. Simple, but a very good composition, with the trees and fence covered with snow. Light, colours and sharpness are very good!

Bonjour Joël,
Superbe sculpture naturelle rencontrée lors de tes pérégrinations. Belle composition où l'arbre de neige regarde vers l'infini du beau ciel bleu.
Amicalement.
Marie-Louise.

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