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The Saint Etienne bridge, Limoges

The Saint Etienne bridge, Limoges
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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: 2007-11-22
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bridges, locks, dams [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 1:46
Viewed: 5606
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
November 22, 2007
Limoges 870085 87000
Haute-Vienne Limousin
45.850 1.250 298 m

The CATHEDRALE Saint-Etienne XIIIe century.
Started in 1273 and completed in 1888, located at the heart of the old working of the City, it is the principal church of Limoges and the seat of évéché.

The Saint-Etienne BRIDGE XIIIe century, on the Vienne.
It is a bridge with pier-heads. It marked the end of the flotation of wood come from the mountains, and selected at this place.
It was a bridge very animated, placed below the city commercial and surrounded right bank of the district of the lavender fields, and left bank of the district of the inns and taverns and other pubs, and from which the roads left Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand.

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Limoges is a city of the mid-west of France, prefecture of the department of Haute-Vienne, chief town of the Limousin area, populated of 137 502 Limougeauds and Limougeaudes, distributed on 77 km², is 1 730 hab./km².
It is the "capital of the ceramicses" because of the historical establishment of the porcelain industry, and the craft industry of enamel and the stained glasses.
The climate is moderate oceanic of western frontage, with light mountain tendency, due in the vicinity of the Central Solid mass.
The name of Limoges comes from that of the Gallic tribe of Lémovices, alive on the Limousin territory during Antiquity.
Limoges is located at the north of the cultural zone of the language of oc

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Hello Joel,
A very good composition of the old cathedral overlooking the old bridge. Good point of view that nicely depicts the sunlit arches and their reflections. Very good colours and clarity. I quite like Limoges; it is not that far from here but the road is awful and I tried to avoid it. Maybe I will try again next year; do you know of any good restaurants there?

Your composition is great showing the bridge from a very nice angle. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The cathedral in the background adds another point of interest to the shot.

Ciao Joel ,
bellissima composizione , molto bella la luce e i riflessi che escono dagli archi del ponte.
nota interessante .

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-11-30 5:59]

Salut Joël,
Les arches de ce pont donnent un superbe motif qui se reproduit au bas de l'image et souligne la cathédrale.
Bien vu

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-11-30 8:33]

Buenas tardes Joël,
Una bella perspectiva de este bonito puente. Me gusta la limpieza y luz de la foto. La definición y los reflejos son magníficos.
Un bonito trabajo.

Salut Joël,
that repetition of arches from the bridge is nice because of the way the sunlight is in it. Great reflection but the background hill with the cathedral is nice as well. Good exposure management.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

I like the shot Joel,
thelight is very hard here, the composition is nice the shadows are very hard to, well taken photo good job , have a nice day.
gr. jaap

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2007-11-30 8:55]

salut Joel,
Un ciel bleu qui te suit partout a ce que je voit :-) avec une belle lumiére qui donne de joli reflet du pont, des arbres presque nu qui permet entrevoir la cathédrale, belle présentation et les WS bien réaliser aussi
Bonne soirée a toi
cricri ( j'ai un petit service a café de Limoges)

Bonjour Joel
La vue de ce pont est superbe par sa composition et par sa réalisation. Sous ce ciel bleu, les reflets du pont donne une belle dimension à cette photo. la lumière est très bien gérée.
Du très bon boulot et cette note intéressante et ces ws d'une grande qualité.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2007-11-30 10:00]

Hi Joel

Really good light and shadow play, symmetry, curves, and reflections on calm water. I only would like to see the church not blocked by the trees.

Well done. TFS

Bonsoir Joel
Je ne suis plus passé dans Limoges depuis 1976,je constate qu'il y a de belles choses à découvrir.Le point de vue met bien en valeur ces deux architectures.Le pont entre ombre et lumière est très esthétique et la cathédrale surplombant l'ensemble habillent bien le cadre.
Du beau job.
Bonne soirée et bon WE.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2007-11-30 10:21]

Hello Joël,

Quels rond, quel effet et reflet, un superbe pont surplombe cette cathédrale, le cadrage est fantastique, superbe.

Bravo et amitiés


La compo procure un joli graphisme, les arches du pont et leurs reflets sont superbes.
C'est bien vu, et bien réalisé.
Bonne soirée,

Bonsoir, cher Joël,
Voilà une très bonne prise de vue ! le cadrage est particulièrement soigné et fort bien pensé.
La beauté de l'ensemble ressort merveilleusement.
Un pur régal.

Bonjour Joël,
Tu nous donnes un cadeau avec ces beaux reflets d'une belle architecture.
La composition est superbe avec l'église au fond et tous ces arbres.
Excellent point de vue!
Merci pour le partage,

Hi Joel, Perfect circles I would call this, as the wonderful reflection in the water has created this, a brilliantly composed shot, with the Cathedral overlooking the whole scene, the light is excellent & great focus, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Hello Joel,
Beautiful view of the bridge with very clear & glassy reflection. Nice colors. I like this amount of sharpness you applied. Wonderful autumn photo with the trees partially concealing the cathedral & other buildings. Well done.

Have an nice weekend. Regards. Latiff.

salut joel
excellent cadrage de ce pont, la lumière donne de beaux reflets que tu as bien capturé par l'angle de PDV, beau travail

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2007-12-01 16:17]

Hi Joel,
great composiotion and perfectly framed. The high position of the cathedral and the perfect reflection provide a beautiful picture. The light is fantastic.
Groeten Gerrit

Hello Joël,

First thank you very much for the gracious words about my photographs. (You had commented about my shot of Mt. Etna, Puffing Lightly). You have some superb photographs yourself, and this one is a classic. The deep shadows, the high contrast in light and dark in the bridge, and the majestic cathedral on the hilltop makes this a compelling image. The informative note is also very helpful.

Have a good Sunday,

Hi Joel,
Good pov to show the stone bridge and church hidden by withered trees, great reflections on the calm water surface like a mirror, perfect shoot.

Hi Joel,
This is great, really fascinating atmosphere and the composition is picturesque its so than a romantic painting. I like the many beautiful details first of all the cathedral in the background. Splendid work, I like it very much. Have a nice week

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2007-12-04 2:59]
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Salut Joël
La cathédrale est masquée par les arbres, tu n'y pouvais rien.
Cependant je trouve l'éclairage sur le pont génial.
Je me permets de te donner un truc pour la prochaine fois :
Fais un cadrage serré sur les arches avec le réfléchissement, tu m'en diras des nouvelles.

Bonsoir Joel,

Une belle image du pont Saint-Etienne et de sa réflection dans l'eau et de la cathédrale en arrière-plan, la photo a une bonne composition, profondeur de champs et de jolies couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Joël bonjour.
J'aime cette photo avec ce pont parfaitement mis en valeur par la lumière et la composition. C'est du relief ou mieux du 3D. Les arches en arcs brisés se reflètent de belle manière, un régal.

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