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Town of traditions, Confolens


Town of traditions, Confolens
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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: 2008-07-12
Categories: Festivals, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vienne valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-31 5:55
Viewed: 2963
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
12 juillet, 2008
Confolens 160106 16500
Charente Poitou-Charentes
46.017 0.667 176 m

Confolens on banks of Vienna.
Known since XIe century, but already place of settlement during the prehistory, it is the linguistic border between the languages of oil and oc.

The Pont-Vieux
Prieurale Saint-Maxime

The Pont-Vieux, on Vienna, built and altered of XIe century at the XVIIIe century, Confolens.
It is one of the oldest bridge of the Middle Ages, built of 1030 to 1050, over a length of 127 m. Equipped with triangular spurs for the upstream and flat buttresses for the downstream, it comprised, a drawbridge and 9 arches whose 1st, 4th and 9th carried each one a square tower staging of 9 m with 10,40 Mr. the drawbridge was replaced by one 10th arch in 1660-1675. Turns and constructions were removed in 1777-1778. The triangular pier-heads were rounded at the XIXe century.

Prieurale Saint-Maxime of XIIIe XIVe XVe XIXe centuries and its octagonal arrow.

Confolens, (occitan: Confolent), is a French commune, located in the department of Charente of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 2 855 Confolentais, distributed on 19 km², that is to say 150 hab./km². Created by the lords of Chabanais to the junction (from which it draws its name) of Vienna and Goire.
Known universally for its international festival of arts and popular traditions of the World, the town of Confolens organizes the festival of folklore of Confolens since a half century.

My images of Confolens

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  • eev99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 106 N: 105] (1264)
  • [2008-07-31 5:58]

Very nice and sharp capture Joel. The POV is charming and the sky, earth and water elements are perfectly balanced. I especially like the water reflections. Well done

Bonsoir Joel.
Le pont et le rivages se miroitent dans l'eau avec des beaux effects. Le ciel nuagé donne une grande neutralité aux couleurs.
Bien vu.
Amicalement, Bobo.

Bonjour Joel
Voilà un endroit bien sympathique et sous ce ciel presque menaçant c'est encore plus beau.Une image bien détaillée et exposée.
Bonne journée.
Amicalement
Gildas

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-07-31 6:38]

Bonjour Joël,

c'est un vues bien agréables. Les éléments bien sont placés et le ciel chargé aussi aide à créer un dramatisme. Très bonne exposition et fins détails. Félicitations!
Amicalement,
Carlos

une superbe photo et perspective sur le rivage de ville avec un pont de pierre superbe (vu en ws avec les arches et reflets superbes), un ciel qui se prête bien aux photos mêm si pas bleu au contraire
bekke réalisation
juliette

Hello Joël,
A good point of view of this pretty little town showing it in its context along the river. The dramatic sky adds to the mood and makes form some interesting reflections. Very good clarity.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 93 N: 8298] (38216)
  • [2008-07-31 7:17]

Hi Joel! excellent shot!!It is his splendid picture The clouds in the BG impress. The composition with the splendid prospect in the depth and the view they are appreciable. Good work globally that I like!
compliments
Georgios

Salut Joël,

jolie petite ville au bord de sa rivière... Ta compo est nickel avec la bonne alchime d'eau de terre et d'air... :)

Bonne journée,

Loïc

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  • meme Silver Star Critiquer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 2] (273)
  • [2008-07-31 7:26]

I can feel the atmosphere of this city while looking at picture! well done
greets

Well composed image leaving plenty of space for the river, which has some lovely reflections. I was wondering what was decorating the church spire so thanks for the WS showing the flags.
Kath

Bonsoir Joël,
Une bien belle vue de ces rives...
La lumière sourde et le ciel menaçant vont bien à ces lieux.
Le résultat est top ! le commentaire aussi
Amitiés, Gilles

Im not sure where is the sun born there,
If you go there in the early morning,
Find a place sun is back and the river in front.
Then shot shot and shot again....
Byee Erbil

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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2021 W: 225 N: 2765] (27723)
  • [2008-07-31 9:29]

Bonjour Joel
Ce ciel presque menaçant est très beau.
Une image bien composée et bien exposée.
Amitiés
Marc

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-07-31 11:26]

Bonsoir Joël,
Un bon aperçu de cette belle ville et avec une très bonne lumière en dépit du fait que les nuages étaient sombres. Grande cadre pour mostrárnola dans la rivière qui donne de bons réflexes.
Il passe une bonne soirée.
Amicalement,
Charo

Hola Joel:

Sin lugar a dudas, un gran punto de vista el que has utilizado aqui. La iluminación ha sido favorable para definir todos los elementos de la escena, las nubes forma una cortina que atenua los brillos que se puedan presentar sobre las casas y el río.

Me agrada esta foto..

saludos,

John

Ciao Joel,
una bellissima foto con una fantastica luce e ottimi riflessi, quello che piu' mi colpisce sono i riflessi sull'acqua.
ottimo lavoro
Giorgio

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5846 W: 64 N: 11207] (46467)
  • [2008-07-31 17:30]

Hi Joel!
Beautiful shot! That dark cloud over the city is just perfect. I also like the reflection on the water.Good work!

Hi Joel,
Very scenic, classically composed. The reflection is attractive, the partly cloudy condition exposes the image well. Greetings! Danilo

Hi Joel,
Interesting composition to show the old bridge and old houses, nice to see this old bridge sturdy and durable still in use today, broad river with clean water and reflections increase the harmonious feel at this town, thanks for sharing a beautiful town by the river.
Ally

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-08-01 0:08]

Bonjour Joel,
good POV and glance on the beautiful town. I like the reflections in water and complementary photos in WS also. Good work.
Gr., Aleksander

bonjour,

un joli cliché de cette ville avec les reflets dans l'eau, et le petit plus le ciel couvert

Arnaud

Hi Joel,
Very pleasant view with beautiful reflection and dramatic sky. The composition is spectacular and the architectural details are attractive. Beautiful place, Thank you for sharing. Have a nice weekend
George

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12895 W: 0 N: 15708] (161013)
  • [2008-08-01 8:59]

Hello Joel,

Très belle vue dur Confolens, avec de mangigique reflets sur la Vienne,
le cadrage est parfait avec le cile bien mis en évidence, très bel ensemble.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14644 W: 157 N: 25460] (134260)
  • [2008-08-01 9:05]

Salut Joel,
Un ciel menaçant magnifique ( et oui) qui donne une atmosphére agréable a l'endroit, bon POV et reflets, beau complément en WS
Belle soirée
cricri

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 149 N: 6379] (34962)
  • [2008-08-02 2:49]

Bonjour Joel,
Un ciel "comme j'aime":-)et une très jolie lumière.
Un endroit charmant et de jolies couleurs.
Un pov bien choisi et de beaux reflets.
Excellent week end,
Denise

Che bella, caro Joel, hai catturato un cielo stupendo che impreziosisce l'immagine che è già piacevole per conto suo. Sembra un dipinto fatto ad acquerello ( non so come si traduce in francese ) ma è quella tecnica di pittura fatta con i colori ad acqua. Bravissimo, hai fatto veramente una bella fotografia, complimenti.
Ciao e buona domenica.
Paolo.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8643 W: 4447 N: 15178] (61070)
  • [2008-08-03 0:57]

Salut Joël
Intéressant point de vue sur cette ville verte.
Bonne luminosité ambiante avec ce ciel semi dramatique.
Je constate que tu sillonnes pas mal sur la France.
Amitiés.

Olá Joel,

Good shot and Good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours. I like the reflection in the water.
Regards,
Filipe

Very picturesque town, very well captured, too! The houses close to the water its smooth surface with the lovely reflections, the bridge and this wonderful cloudy sky create a fantastic frame! Very well composed!

Best wishes,
Athanasios.

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2008-08-13 3:08]

Salut Joël,
Superbe lumière, ciel magnifique et très beaux reflets. Une image charmante quoi!
Amitiés
Marc

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-08-15 1:27]

Bonjour Joel, ami,

J'ai actuellement un large espace dans ta galerie de choisir a mon gre - les motifs romantiques se proposent le mieux, tel est celui-ci de Confolens. Une belle vue panoramique et une belle invitation de s'y rendre. Bravo pour toutes tes dernieres realisations! A bientot,

Branko

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  • bebel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 67 N: 1116] (7588)
  • [2009-06-23 14:01]

Bonsoir Joel
je vois que tu as utilisé un pied pour réaliser la photo ?
J'ai d'abord cru à un paysage du sud 77 au bord du Loing, on a des ciels (cieux?) comme ça assez souvent.
bonne soirée
Pierrot

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