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Vis river falls, St-Maurice-Navacelles

Vis river falls, St-Maurice-Navacelles
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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: 2010-04-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vis valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-10 4:16
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Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
April 5th, 2010
Saint-Maurice-Navacelles 340277 34520
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.846 3.518 580 m

Vis River falls, Saint-maurice-Navacelles

One view.
Other view.

The VIS RIVER falls, in the CIRQUE de NAVACELLES, in the Navacelles hamlet. The bottom of the Vis river canyon is to 300 m under the level of CAUSSE of BLANDAS opposite, and CAUSSE of LARZAC.

_ The VIS RIVER is a small river, abundant but very irregular. Supplied with its catchment area, its risings can be extremely important. November 8, 1982, the maximum instantaneous flow was 542 m³, five hundred and forty two m³, a second, in Saint-Laurent-le-Minier for a rising hardly of a decennial nature, banal and by no means exceptional.
Tributary of Herault, a 30 km length. It takes its source on the Saint-Guiral mount in the solid mass of Aigoual. It disappears in the ground with Larcy whereas its flow reaches 50 l/s. Approximately 15 km further, it goes on surface in a résurgence with Vissec, with the mill of Lafoux with a flow of 1200 to 2500 l/s. Its affluents are in major undergrounds part. the Vis erodes the basement, provocative constantly underground crumblings able to stop its course of the hours, even days, as in 1779, 1890, 1927 and 1961. Its exploration, appears difficult and dangerous in a water with 11° and a very strong current. The Vis then impressed its bed of surface in impressive canyons reaching 300 m of depth dug in plates limestones called causses, of which the Causse of Larzac, crossing the imposing site of the Circus of Navacelles. It follows its torrential course giving its energy to an electric micro-power station in Madières, and its purity with some pisciculture with trouts of quality, then is thrown in Herault in Ganges.
The freshness and the purity of the Vis river are appraisals, close to its classified falls.

_The CAUSSE de BLANDAS is located in Languedoc-Roussillon in the department of Gard, is bordered in north by the valley of Arre river and the solid mass of the Cévennes, in the south by the valley of the Vis river and CAUSSE du LARZAC. Its surface is of approximately 80 km², its altitude varies from 540 meters to 955 meters. It belongs to small causses, in opposition to GRANDS CAUSSES, large causses. One finds on causse of Blandas many megaliths: cromlechs, menhirs, and dolmens.

_The "CAUSSE du LARZAC" is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_The "GRANDS CAUSSES", in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km².
The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

SAINT-MAURICE-NAVACELLES is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 142 inhabitants in 1999, divided out of 69 km², that is to say 2 hab./km².

Navacelles hamlet is on the commune of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, resulting from the fusion of the three communes from Saint-Maurice, Navacelles and Madières.

My images of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles.
My images of the Vis river canyon.

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Bonjour Joël
Ça coule ,c'est rafraichissant ce beau morceau de nature bien figé.Au bas de la cascade,j'apprécie particulièrement le bleu cyan de l'eau.Belle image d'un printemps qui commence à se dévoiler.
Bon WE

Hello Joël,
A splendid downwards point of view on these rushing waters. The white spume is beautifully rendered creating a great sense of dynamism. I like also the turquoise green tones. Pleasing light with good colours and sharpness. Bonne fin de la semaine!

Bonjour Joël,

La capture de la puissance des chutes est un atout à la composition. Les arbres cadrent bien les chutes. La prise de vue peremt de voir les détails et les couleurs des chutes de la rivière Vis. Une nbonne gestion de la lumière qui rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bon weekend.


Bonjour Joel

Belle prise de vue en contre-plongée de cette belle chute. On voit le printemps dans la couleur des arbres et la couleur de l'eau est superbe.

Bon weekend


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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-04-10 5:25]

Bonjour Joël,

des cascades toujours rendent d'excellentes photos, mais le photographe doit savoir travailler avec les éléments et les détails techniques. Ici tu échantillon son habilité avec ce sujet. À photo il est très joli, félicitations!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2010-04-10 6:05]

Hello Joël,

quelle vue de haut, mangigique, une superbe chutte d'eau, dans la nature, ce blan qui s'écoulee, de détai est conséquetn, splendide.

bravo et amitié


Hi Joel,
Nice waterfall shot. The film is certainly an interesting place, many times I've seen a picture of the waterfall. I like how well it is shown that falling water.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-04-10 9:15]

Bonjour Joel, This is an excellent nature landscape. The gushing waters plummeting down the canyon making the foaming blue and white colors at the end of the flow. Well done composition from above and as always, excellent notes. Have a great weekend. Regards, Roger

Hi Joel,
a romantic and beautiful photo with spectacular composition, excellent POV and the details are picturesque, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
George (György)

Ciao caro Joel,
in questa immagine, ma anche nei WS, hai catturato il movimento dell'acqua in modo perfetto, sembra di sentire il rumore della cascata! Veramente un bel luogo, mi piace osservare le prime tonalità di verde nel bosco. Eccellente foto, bravo!
Ciao, ti auguro una buona domenica!

tres impressionnant le devit!!
la derniere fois que j'y suis allée mes fils se sont baignés dans la petite vasque que l'on devine à peine entre les 2 chutes!!!
une belle mise en scene de cette puissance si variable et assez imprevisible

Bonsoir, cher Joël,
Nous avons l'impression d'entendre le bruit assourdissant de la chute dans ce décor de toute beauté, voir se faufiler une cascade enchantée parmi la végétation qui s'éveille au printemps.
Très belle image aux couleurs merveilleuses.

Hello Joël,

A typical early spring scene, when nature is just about to burst into a symphony of colours!
The waterfall carries a load of water, most likely from snow melting higher up...
A fine composition, with the movement in the diagonal..!

Pablo -

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2010-04-11 0:24]

Bonjour Joel,
a nice snapshot with the vehement waters of the river to create a beautiful effect.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the scene as the movement of the waters.

Have a nice Sunday,Danos

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  • Fante Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 615 W: 62 N: 1030] (5429)
  • [2010-04-11 3:04]

Hi Joel,
excelent photo. Amazing view. One step forward in you can fall in water. Nice composition. Water fall from left uper corner to lower right.Lovely natural colors and good sharpness. Bravo
Regards, Sasko

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2010-04-11 8:14]

Bonjour Joel ( ah quand même tu baisse la tête quelques fois :-)
Belle vue plongeante sur cette rivière qui est bien attirante a regarder la mouvement rapide de l'eau sous une très belle lumière, il ne manque plus que le son
Belle soirée

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 4002] (27524)
  • [2010-04-11 14:17]

Gosto da forma como você apresenta a imagem, com exata noção da exergia que a natureza aplica alí. Linda imagem.



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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-04-11 23:27]

Bonjour Joël,
very nice view from nature. Amazing place, good captured. Good note and complementary WS. I like it.
Have a nice day.
So sad.

Bonjour Joel
ce paysage des chutes de la Vis, est superbe avec cette eau qui coule ici, avec force, on imagine quand vraiment le temps est mauvais ce que cela peut faire au travers de cette forêt;
bonne netteté de l'eau et cadrage ainsi que tes ws
et une note qui accompagne l'ensemble de ta présentation toujours très intéressante
bonne journée

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 887 W: 76 N: 2602] (12141)
  • [2010-04-16 3:39]

A great high position for this one Joel giving good aspect and good colour.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-04-23 13:55]

Avant de commenter cette photo, je me suis avanture un peu dans la galerie de St-Maurice-Navacelles. Et j'ai revu les differents point de vue de ce magnifique village. Tu l'as parcouru de tout cote et tu en as fait une etude, colorante et informative. Je te suis reconnaissant de ce reportage complet. La vue sur ce grand ruisseau est magnifique. Merci Joel.


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2010-11-10 17:18]

Salut Joël
Je n'avais pas réussi à photographier ces chutes car le temps s'était couvert et le débit était faible.
C'était il y a 5 ans.
Mais je ne me suis pas inqiété étant sûr que tu passeras par ici.

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