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Religious art, Nant

Religious art, Nant
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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: 2008-10-19
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Painters and sculptors, Dourbie valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-30 0:26
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 19, 2008
Nant 120168 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.022 3.301 498 m

The beautiful Christ of Nant, the beginning of the XVIIIe century.

One sight, Cross
Other sight, Face

It is the work of an anonymous artist sculptor, who seems to have had for model a condemned model one. Of a 2,30 m height, it is made out of wood of fir tree.

After being remained 200 years, drawn up in the middle of the village, protected by the painting which recovered it, it was restored by a local craftsman, then placed in church abbey Saint-Pierre XIIe century.

It is church of a founded Benedictine abbey with Xe century, it is the largest of Romanesque churches of the area.

The Nant inheritance is important, with its abbey and its five other Romanesque churches disseminated on the territory of the commune, and other churches and chapel, market and bridge medieval.

Nant is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 846 Nantais, distributed on 110 km², That is to say 8 hab./km².

Nant with its 110 km², is one of the most extended communes of France, extending on part of causse of Larzac and its buttresses, the valley of Durzon and part of the valley of Dourbie. Nant is located at the edge of the Templier Country and in edge of the Regional natural park of Large Causses.

The Large Causses are formations limestones of the Jurassic means and superior, a thickness of more than 500 meters, creating generating karstic systems of sources in the valleys.

Dourbie is a Cevennes river. It takes its source with the mount of Aulas, in Linguas, to 1300 m, the south of the mountain of Aigoual, in the department of Gard.
It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 72 km of course through throats and valleys between Black Causse and Causse of Larzac, in Millau in the Tarn with the bridge of Cureplat to 320 m, him even tributary of the Garonne.
Its irregular and seasonal course with known the minimal flow of 2,9 cubic meters a second, to reach up to 728 cubic meters a second maximum flow.
Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen.

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Bonjour Joël,

Excellent cadrage serré et choix opportun d'une contre-plongée qui permettent d'apprécier la finesse du travail de cet anonyme et aussi toute la texture du bois. Vraiment très impressionnant, une note très intéressante. Assez dur le fait de prendrfe un condamné pour modèle.
Amitiés et bon dimanche,

Bonjour Joel,
une superbe photo de ce Christ tres expressif avec une tres belle lumière
Tes ws sont également sont remarquables
excellente réalisation
(oui en ce qui concerne mon église, elle est d'un côté un peu surexposée pourtant j'ai utilisé un temps long, merci de tes conseils)
bon dimanche

Hello Joë,
A fine capture of this most beautiful carving. The tight framing and the sharply upwards point of view works very well. The dark stones provide a good backcloth for the lovely warm tones of the wood. Superb clarity. Very well done; thanks for sharing.

Hi Joel,
Beautiful photo from this artistic creation. You selected an effective optic angle to taking a photo. The lights glittering on the surface of the sculpture add a lot to the touched mood. The grey stones which can be seen behind the sculpture give a very good contrast to the luminous sculpture. Superb photo and note. Congratulations. Have a nice Sunday!

Bonjour Joël, cette sculpture est superbe, le relief de ce bois et les forme du corps paraisse plus que naturel, ton cadrage rapproché le détaille avec force, la netteté est impeccable, s’en est même bleffant, vu d’ici la texture du bois est magnifique, j’ai regarder longuement ce bois de sapin qui ondule au forme du corps, on y voie les veine du bois la restauration par un artisan local est impeccable, bien amicalement

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-11-30 3:20]

Bonjour Joël,

très jolie composition. La sculpture a des traces beaucoup Réaux et détails impressionnants. J'ai aimé l'angle choisi par toi et l'exploitation de lumière. Grand travail!

Bonjour Joël,
le cadrage serré sur cette image est parfait, et le contre-plongée lui donne un grand effet graphique.
Ce n'est pas une prise facile, la lumière à l'intérieur de l'église était faible, mais tu as capté toute la beauté de ce Christ et ses détails avec beaucoup de netteté.
Le résultat est magnifique.

It has obviously been carved by a very talented artist and lovingly restored. All three images are wonderful, and one doesn't have to be a Christian to appreciate the beauty. The ambient light is giving the wood a lovely glow.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-11-30 6:04]

Salut Joël,
La vue depuis le bas de cette image, est impressionnant. Une très belle taille, qui ressemble vraiment bon avec le bois noble qui est fait. Détails magnifiques et la lumière.
Bon dimanche.

Ciao Joel,
un bellissimo cristo sofferente, ottimamente ripreso perfetta nei dettagli si vedono le venature del legno.

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2008-11-30 7:29]

Bonjour Joel,

composition d'une grande finesse sur ce Christ où couleurs et contrastes sont bien maitrisés.
de l'excellent travail


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2008-11-30 8:22]

Hi Joel,
Beautiful photo from this artistic framing and the an excellent POV with superb photo of Christ You gave the spirit of saincity with the luminous and shady points very beautiful and with modesty Good note!
Best regards

Bonsoir Joël.
Compo superbe, cadrage excellent et nétteté étonnante.
Te voilà faire tomber ton attention sur ce Christ en bois, en révelant ses formes, ses volumes, ses lignes.
Bien vu.
Amicalement, Bobo.

Oi, Joel
Perfeita composição, a qual sentimos a atmosfera da crucificação. A definição está esplendida, e os controles de luz/sombra que dão a medida exata para os volumes da escultura, estão muito bem manejados. Parabéns pela mostra. Abraço, Consuelo

Helo Joel
Very impresive and very strong religion motiv....
Thanks for sharing

Estimado Joel:

El plano cerrado ofrece ciertamente un alto dramatismo, acostumbrado en este tipo de esculturas.

El punto de vista es extraordinario, aparte de que nos permite observar hasta el más mínimo detalle de la talla en la madera, la obra irradia una calidad profesional espectacular. Felicitaciones a ti por esta toma, e indudablemente al que la elaboró.

Saludos, John

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2139 W: 54 N: 1004] (17136)
  • [2008-11-30 22:27]

You have done a wonderful job of photographing this masterpiece! Added to my favorites, the lighting, colors and detail are superb. A very emotional post. TFS

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-11-30 22:59]

Bonjour Joel,
beautiful sculpture, interesting artistic work, good presentation with 3 images. Good note also. Well photojob.
Gr., Aleksander

bonjour joel
le visage est paisible, aucune trace de souffrance, cette sculpture fort bien réalisée que tu as bien mis en valeur par e cadrage en contre plongée.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14090 W: 0 N: 16150] (171852)
  • [2008-12-01 0:54]

Hello Joel,

Quelle mouvement de cette statue, surtout grâce à ton cadrage, avec les veine du bois, mangigique image, quelle belle recherche, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-12-01 5:20]

Bonjour Joel,

quand tu choisis le detail, il est bien choisi. Et il est bien realise, questions techniques et questions des decisions. Valable a voir et a revoir. Merci ami,


Bonjour Joël
je trouve ce cadrage très original,et il met superbement en valeur la texture du bois et sa couleur,grâce aussi à une très bonne lumière!C'est la première fois que je vois un Christ en bois,et je le trouve très beau,bien que cette fin tragique me fasse frémir!J'aime bien le WS2 où l'on voit son sourire!

Olá Joel,

A Simple and Beautiful religious art...
Good work to capture this beautiful image.
Very good zoom and colour.

Well Done
Bien à toi,

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2008-12-01 12:18]

Uma perfeita utilização para os f/3.5 e 1/2seg. Composição excelente, trabalho perfeito, imagem incrível.



Bonsoir Joel
Un très bon rendu,c'est bien net et la lumière est réglée comme il faut,j'ai aussi le WS autre vue en plus gros plan avec le bon piqué.
Bonne soirée à toi

Hello Joel, Excellent framing & I prefer this shot, I think like snunney, the tight framing, looking up & grey stones in BG work well with the warm tones of this wooden image. Detail & light are also very good.
Excellent capture. Thank you also for the very informative & interesting note.

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  • Hellas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 177 N: 1334] (7063)
  • [2008-12-03 23:01]

Hi Joel!
I noticed the block of these 3 photos and found all of them terrific! Excellent exposure under natural light and fine details thanks to accurate focus! The points you chose for shooting were great and effective.

Be well!

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2008-12-07 14:03]

Hi Joel!
I like this pov!It's perfect to show Christ's expression. Very good composition and good light.

Salut Joel,
prise de vue particulière qui me plais bien,
belle profondeur de champ avec si peu de lumière.
Et toujours merci pour les explications
bien vu

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