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Copyright: Philippe guillard (papagolf21) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16714 W: 881 N: 30742] (133483)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-26
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon G3
Exposure: f/0.1, 1/74 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-13 1:15
Viewed: 603
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colombier (ce bâtiment doit dater du 18e siècle)

L'architecture des pigeonniers et colombiers offre peu de diversité dans ses formes, mais même s'ils apparaissent ressemblants, aucun n'est identique à l'autre. Cela tient au fait que l'édification de ces ouvrages était confiée à des artisans locaux, qui ont dû s'inspirer des édifices aperçus en d'autres lieux, mais ils devaient avant tout tenir compte du rang social du commanditaire, de ses souhaits, des volumes à respecter, mais aussi de l'architecture environnementale.

La forme ronde était, à de rares exceptions près, adoptée pour les colombiers à pied, donc nobiliaires. Les gros pigeonniers peuvent avoir de 8 à 10 m de diamètre et contenir plusieurs milliers de nids (boulins).

La forme carrée, bien qu'il présente certains inconvénients d'aménagement intérieur, est utilisé surtout pour les colombiers de moindre importance, car ils peuvent être inclus dans d'autres bâtiments.

Source : Pigeonniers et Colombiers de France

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Hello Philippe,
Nice capture of this old colombiere, taken with good pov and light management.
Something what we also had in our culture in the past, but which is unfortunately fully forgotten nowadays.
Many good and usefull notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards

Hello Philippe,
This pigeon loft does not lack charm even though it is seemingly abandoned. I like the framing and the agreeable colours. Also, the nicely rendered textural detail. I appreciate the interesting note.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14374 W: 0 N: 16314] (174729)
  • [2018-02-13 2:20]


superbe ce colombier avec le bel escalier qui monte quelle vue et rendu sur l'ancienne pierre des édifice avec beaucoup de charme et un cadrage parfait splendide image.
Belle journée

Bonjour Philippe
I didn’t realize that this this could be a pigeon loft, but after translating your note I recognized the entrance of the dovecote. Beautiful presentation of the old building in combination with the nature around
Excellent work
Have a nice day. Groet Rob

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, interesantan tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i stara arhitektura, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo stepeniste i trem, lepa stara kuca i detalji.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view, interesting text ...
Beautifully displayed place and old architecture, good contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice staircase and trim, beautiful old house and details.
I wish you a nice day, all the best.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-13 3:17]

Dear Philippe!
Superb shot.
Nice brightness and colours, ideal saturation.
Perfect contrast and sharpness.
Excellent quality.
Original picture.
Well done!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10204 W: 161 N: 16884] (129535)
  • [2018-02-13 3:33]

Witaj Philippe!
Ciekawy fragment starego budynku.
Schody robi± wra¿enie.
Dobry kadr i kolorystyka.
Podoba siê.
Mi³ego dnia.

Hello Philippe,
I wouldn't have expected this building to have been intended for pigeons. It looks like something much more important than a dovecote. It is nicely decayed and the lawn is overgrown, but the design still tells us of a good job done long ago. The light and colours are very pleasant. Maybe it is slightly oversharpened.
Kind regards,

Bonjour Philippe,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du colombier. L'image est claire et précise. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Ciao caro Philippe, great view of fascinating old colombiere, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Philippe,

Grâce à toi, je vais me coucher ce soir en en connaissant un petit peu plus. Pigeonnier ou colombier, peu importe, c'est tout de même très beau et on sait maintenant à quoi cela pouvait servir.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3585 W: 0 N: 8378] (59319)
  • [2018-02-13 8:03]

There are not many breeders of pigeons, we usually see these wild living pigeons, very interesting dovecot building, very well presented
regards Ryszard

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24932 W: 520 N: 42025] (180144)
  • [2018-02-13 8:03]

Bonjour, mon ami Philippe,

You chose a very well angle with the stairway as subject.
Nice old architecture image.
Your picture is technical perfect taken.
Very well composition and soft of colours too.
Nice done, TFS.


Hi Philippe,

Almost a painting! What good look my friend. Lovely photo in all aspects.

Warm regards


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  • ric50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 202] (769)
  • [2018-02-13 10:00]

Hi Phillippe,
A lovely shot of this beautiful old building. There is wonderful color and detail in the picture and the steps are well placed to walk you into the scene.



Bonjour Philippe, très belle photo de cette belle et intéressante composition à l'architecture ancienne, très bien capturée dans cette belle image, avec une bonne netteté, lumière, couleur et qualité. Très bon et intéressant travail parfaitement fait, mes félicitations mon ami. Merci de partager ce beau travail.

Bonne nuit et bonne semaine.
Meilleurs voeux du sud de l'Espagne.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-02-13 15:57]

Bonjour Philippe,
A very nice the view of of this old colombiere.
I like saturated colors ,excellent sharpness and good clarity.
Nice presentation

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 57 N: 16369] (60504)
  • [2018-02-13 23:05]

Bonjour Philippe,
Excellent photo of this old house. The details are very clearly visible, thanks to the perfect sharpness. I like the vertical composition a lot too, it is well divided between the house and the blue sky and green trees. The colours go so well together.

Ciao Philippe
questa architettura ha visto giorni migliori, ma mantiene intatto tutto il suo fascino, forse anche di più, di sicuro ne ha acquistato col passare del tempo.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10615 W: 146 N: 26743] (128301)
  • [2018-02-14 15:06]

Hello Philippe, Very strange thing, such special house for pigeons. Nice old building. Pleasant composition, and colours.

KInd regrads MAlgo

Hello, Philippe!

The old aspect of this house makes it a very interesting subject for the photo. The details were captured with excellent light and sharpness, which gives them very nice texture. Beautiful colors too! Excellent job!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14767 W: 1051 N: 30212] (141737)
  • [2018-02-16 6:30]

Hello Philippe,

A superb upward pov with the stairs adding lead in lines and perspective. Good sharpness and nice warm vs cold color contrasts. Tfs!

Bonjour Philippe,
Une très belle présentation de ce colombier. Prise d'un bon angle, avec une bonne lumière et de belles couleurs naturelles.
Si je comprends bien, un colombier est un pigeonnier mais en forme de tour ...
Amicalement, Paul

Hello Philippe,
You are showing us a charming old building. I don't see any pigeons, though. I guess with the proliferation of cell phone technology, the pigeons were let go.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10386 W: 174 N: 18534] (82567)
  • [2018-02-25 0:33]


um edifício de aspecto curioso. essa parte com a escadaria coberta é de fato diferente. bela foto para nos mostrar essa amostra de arquitetura.


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