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Street in december, Montpellier

Street in december, Montpellier
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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: 2007-12-20
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/8 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Images by night [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-22 3:36
Viewed: 7009
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
December 20, 2007
Montpellier 340172 34000
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.600 3.883 25 m

Montpellier and its streets in festival.

The street of the Loge connects the Place of te Comedy to the place of the Prefecture. It was opened at the XIXe century on the initiative of the mayor, Jules Pagézy, inspire by work of the Baron Haussmann in Paris.
With the 19 (a) of the street of the Loge is the site of the house where was born Saint-Roch, patron saint of Montpellier. Of this house, there remains only one well with curative alleged water.
With the angle of the street of the Loge and street of the treasurers of France, is the house of Rondelet, friend and shelterer of Rabelais at the time of his arrival in Montpellier in 1530, to follow studies there to the medical school.

The street of the Ancien Courrier is a street of the medieval district
of Montpellier called the Ecusson, "The Escutcheon".

Montpellier is the chief town of the Languedoc-Roussillon Area, populated of 244 300 (in 2005), Montpelliérains and Montpelliéraines, distributed on 57 km², is 3 963 hab/km². The urban surface is populated of 531 000 inhabitants.
The population has increased in an uninterrupted way for 50 years.
The climate of Montpellier is a Mediterranean climate. Contrary to a spread idea, it does not rain less in Montpellier that in Brest, but precipitations are much concentrated http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpellier

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Hi Joel,
Great festive atmosphere, really fascinating spectacle with beautiful details. Splendid composition and lights, Very well done!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Salut Joel,
Belle perspective avec cet angle, une prise au bon moment avec encore de la clarté, bonnes Fêtes.

Bonne balance des couleurs et photo bien nette
Bravo !

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 0 N: 16143] (171732)
  • [2007-12-22 4:04]


Capté au moment ou la tombée de la nuit vient, superbe image de cette rue, ces gens qui se balladent avec de mangigiques décorations dans cette grande rue, de toute beauté. On voit encor bien le cile bleu à l'arrière, bien vu.

Bravo et amtitiés


Hello Joél,
A lively and topical composition. Lots of animation from the Christmas shoppers and good exposure management. An excellent capture during the 'blue hour'.

Salut Joël,
typical Christmas decoration but also nice, I like those lights with their good effect in the beginning darkness. Very nice crowded street scene. Both workshops create also a pleasant mood of some quiet joy.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Salut Joel
until I saw this photo I had no idea about montpelliere being this amusing to visit. I always thought it was a small town in france. it may be small but surely it is full of life. thanks to your photo I see december evenings are really full of joy over there

Hi Joel,
Wonderfull Christmas scenery. Very good pov and great compo. Nice warm colors.
Merry christmas and best regards

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-12-22 8:45]

Belle image de cette periode de fete. J'aime bien toute la foule deambulant sous les lumieres de Noel.

Hello Joel,
I enjoy it very much...I believe you capture so nice the Christmas atmosphere to the streets of Montpellier!I love the decoration and I find the handle of light excellent!

Happy Christmas!

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-12-22 9:51]

Hola Joël,
Estupenda atmósfera navideña con esa calle iluminada para recibir estas fiestas. Muy buena profundidad y colores.
Que pases unas buenas Fiestas!!!

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2007-12-22 12:56]

Hi Joel Wonderful shot! Impressively lights as it is also in a lot of other cities. Beautiful your thought and in in the spirit cheerful. You I wish Merry Christmas

Ciao joel ,
atmosfera di festa in questa foto ,
giusto l'inserimento delle persone danno molto vita alla foto .
ottimo lavoro

Ciao Joel,
your beautiful photo well represents all the cities in this Christmas period, with so much people on the roads and so many colored lights to make party. Despite the time along, the photo results clear and with the natural colors. A beautiful job.
I wish you and your family a good Christmas.

Hi Joel
It s a fantastic christmas crowded people gives such a dinamism to your picture. Good job best regards . Bonne noel. ihsan

Bonjour Joel
Une belle image de fêtes de ta ville,c'est bien saisi et les lumières sont bien enregistrées dans la boite.
Passes un bon réveillon.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2007-12-23 3:12]

Hi Joël,

I think I've lost too much good images from you. Sorry, it's difficult chech them frequently. I see here an excellent night shot with great use of the low light and the street lights for this successful image. Nice perspective of the buildings and the human inclusion is welcome to enhance the dynamism. Very good work!
PS: I also wish you merry christmas and happy new year!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2007-12-23 6:05]

Salut Joel,
Belle ambiance de fêtes aux jolies décorations de lumiéres, une rue commerçantes qui doit être encore plus animées a l'approche des fêtes, belle image du début de soirée ou le ciel est toujours aussi beau et bleu...
Passe un trés bon réveillon de Noel avec ta famille et amis

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2007-12-23 15:59]

Hi Joël,
Fine atmospheric image of the busy december shoppingstreets. Good POV.
Regards, Gerrit

Bonjour Joël,
Très bonne prise de vue, on a une très bonne idée de l'allure de la place.
J'aime la gestion de la lumière.
L'air des fêtes est là.
Joyeux Noël!

Salut Joel,

Una imagen típica de estas fiestas, al observarla se puede sentir la Navidad en las calles, me recuerda a Madrid, hay varias calles muy típicas parecidas a esta, aunque lamentablemente cada día nos mueve más el consumismo y no se sienten las fiesta como debería de ser, me gustan los WS, son un buen complemento a este trabajo, me hubiese gustado ver esta misma fotografía en formato vertical, el resultado es dinámico y muy natural, gracias por compartirlo.

Feliz Año Nuevo.

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