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Ducal Castle of Britain, Nantes


Ducal Castle of Britain, Nantes
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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: 2007-03-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley, Sevre-Nantaise valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-09 4:57
Viewed: 3142
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
March 24, 2007
Nantes 440109 44000
Loire-Atlantique Pays-de-la-Loire
47.217 -1.55 7 m

Castle of the "Ducs de Bretagne".

From the tower of the "Boulangerie", view on the tower of the "Pied de Biche" and a part of the ditches of the castle built at the edge of an arm of the Loire, now filled. The ditches were directly fed by the Loire. One sees the access to the castle, after passage on the bridge levis.

The castle

The construction of this building starts in 1207. On order of Jean IV of Brittany, Guy de Thouars builds the first castle, known as "New Tower". "Pierre de Dreux" says "Mauclerc" and "Jean Ier le Roux" one extend the fortifications of Nantes and increases the castle, which will be consolidated in 1365, and there remains visible the tower of the "Vieux Donjon".
In 1466 "François II de Bretagne" orders the construction of others towers on the same site and fact of the fortress its main home and one of the first fortress of "Bretagne".
In 1491, "Anne de Bretagne", become queen of France by marrying "Charles VIII", supplements the work of her father François II by adding others towers. With the death of "Charles VIII" in 1499, Anne marries "Louis XII" and makes increase some buildings.

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Bonjour Joel
Voila un bon angle pour concentrer l'attention sur le cote graphique et donner une petite sensation de vertige, peut etre encore cropper un poil a gauche ?
Bonne journee JY

Hello Joel,
An unusual viewpoint looking down on this massive tower. I like the different geometric shapes in this composition and the contrast between light and shade on the grass. Very creative work.

Bonsoir Joël,
Excellent cadrage et point de vue pour mettre en valeur cette magnifique construction. On sent bien le relief.
Amicalement
Jean-Louis

Bonjour Joel
Une belle plongée bien graphique avec l''élément apporté par le pavage. Des textures bien différentes, c'est bien vu!!
Amicalement
Hervé

Helo Joel
Greath comp. of colors and exellent shot.
Happy Easter
Cheers,Braca

Hi Joel, I love the POV here, & the overall composition, the curve of the tower & the contrast between the green grass & the dark water has been shown up superbly, I like the little gate stopping people going down the steps to the water, the focus & detail are excellent & wonderful light, kind regards Wilson,

Hola Joël,
Buena perpectiva y profundidad, excelente color y nitidez, buen POV.
Saludos
Zelanda

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  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2007-04-16 14:39]

Bonsoir Joêl,
Very interesting point of view, giving a nice geometric composition.
F

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  • bazal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2104 W: 106 N: 2261] (7900)
  • [2007-04-16 17:24]
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Salut, Joel.

J'apprécie ici l'originalité du point de vue et la composition vraiment dynamique et efficace. L'équilibre est bien trouvé entre l'aspect vertigineux et le graphisme de l'image. Les conditions de lumière étaient clairement difficiles (avec des plages à tres fort contraste), mais tu as su éviter efficacement le piege de la sur ou sous-exposition.
Merci du partage et bravo aussi pur la note!

Joël, la composition est excellente ainsi que le graphisme. J'aime les couleurs et les oppositions entre les éléments. Du très beau travail.
Jacques

Salut Joel,
La plongée fonctionne à merveille. Elle restitue très bien la puissance et la hauteur des remparts. Très bien vu et réalisé.
Amicalement,
Fabrice

Hello Joel,
An unusual viewpoint looking down on this massive tower. I like the different geometric shapes in this composition and the contrast between light and shade on the grass. Well done
Regards,
Charles
Malta

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