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Medieval reflection, Chauvigny


Medieval reflection, Chauvigny
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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: 2010-07-19
Categories: Castles, Architecture, Ruins
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vienne valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-07 2:02
Viewed: 2084
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 19th, 2010
Chauvigny 860070 86300
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.569 0.648 70 m

Medieval reflection, Chauvigny.

One medieval street.
The medieval city. July 14th, 2009.

The bishops castle of the 11th 12th 15th centuries.

The medieval city of Chauvigny, the city with five castles, 10th 15th centuries, was founded around the year 1000, by the bishops of Poitiers, lords of Chauvigny then barons as from the 15th century.
It is built on a rocky outcrop of 350 m, formed by the valleys of Vienne river and Talbat river.
A 2 km length enclosure surrounded with the 15th century four churches and five castles built in the vicinity to each other.
The first bishop of Poitiers lord of Chauvigny is Isembert 1st, died in 1047. The bishops followed one another until 1789.

One can see in the high medieval city of Chauvigny:

_THE BARONY CASTLEde la BARONNIE,fortified castle and keep of the 11th 12th 15th centuries, 80 m out of 50 m, listed in 1025, castle of bishops of Poitiers.

_The CASTLE of HARCOURT, fortified castle of the 12th 13th 14th 15th centuries, castle bought by the bishops ones of Poitiers in 1445.

_The COLLEGIAL SAINT-PIERRE, of 11th 12th centuries, quoted at the 11th century, whose famous capitals of the columns describe various episodes of the life of the Virgin.

_The CASTLE KEEP of GOUZON, fortified castle of the 11th 12th centuries, which belonged to bishops of Poitiers as from 1335.

_The CASTLE of MONTLÉON, of the 11th century, fortified castle listed at the 10th century, which belonged to bishops of Poitiers as from 1295.

_The CASTLE says the TOWER of FLINS, fortified castle of the 12th 15th centuries.

As from 1346, the city was strongly tested by the One hundred Year old War, the Wars of religion, the French revolution. It was restored as from 1843.

Chauvigny is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 7025 Chauvinois in 1999, distributed out of 97 km², that is to say 73 hab./km².

Historical documents on Chauvigny.

My images of Chauvigny.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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Hello Joel! Excellent architecture. Amazing theme. Good information. Superb POV and composition. Nice lightness and brightness, ideal colours. Sophisticated reflection. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Good exposure and capture. Well done!

Bonjour Joël,

En elle-même la photo est déjà très belle avec notamment le POV bien choisi et cette petite rue et la barrière qui la borde qui guide le regard vers le village et le château. Mais, les somptueux reflets doublent le plaisr avec une très agréable impression de symétrie.
Amitiés,
Roger

Hello Joël,
The castle ruins maintain their dominance of the little town. Your composition helps put everything in context and has a very pleasing balance to it. I like the use of the square frame and the reflections in the oh so still waters.

Bonjour Joël
Une très belle image de ces vestiges d'un autre temps et les reflets superbement saisis. Les couleurs sont naturelles et agréables.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
Nicole

Bonjour Joël,
this is one of your best - and most charming views I've ever seen! a most immaculately well-balanced composition, lovely natural colours... Oh, witht hese fires around Moscow and living in thick white-greyish smoke, I've already forgotten what "real" nature looks like! blue sky, picturesque painting-like reflection in the water...
Interesting WS photos and a very good informative Note - as always :)
Have a nice weekend!!
Amicalement,
Elena

Ciao Joel
parfaite composition bien équilibrée avec des reflets magnifiques. Les ruines du château sont charmantes, les couleurs et l'éclairage sont excellentes
Meilleurs vœux
Letizia

Bonjour Joel
alors comme cela tu as été à Chauvigny, une ville de passage mais très agréable avec la ville haute, les ruines, les ruelles et là, je vois où tu as prise ta photo, excellent cadrage d'ailleurs le reflet est superbe et tu as bénéficié d'un beau ciel bleu cette journée
amicalement et bon week end
juliette

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
Je ne sais plus quels mots utiliser pour féliciter toutes tes photographies.
Alors, j'admire, je lis avec intérêt les notes.
Et je te complimente une fois encore pour ce merveilleux "travail" réalisé.
Mille mercis.
Amitiés.
Philippe

Hi Joel,
Beautiful postcard from that picturesque place. I like the incredible calm atmosphere and the perfect sunlight. Well done.

Bonjour Joël,

La composition est bien divisée, le ciel, les châteaux et la rivière. Les réflexions sur l'eau de la rivière sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture des châteaux. Une bonne gestion de la lumière qui met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bon weekend.

Pierre

Bonjour Joel

Très beau titre. Le point de vue est excellent.La petite route à gauche en ligne de fuite vers les vestiges donne de l'allant à l'ensemble.

Amicalement

Serge

Hi Joel,
great impression, the reflection is spectacular, the atmosphere of the photo is beautiful, very nice details and POV, excelent composition, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
György (George)

Bellissimo riflesso, caro Joel, dove luce e colori sono perfettamente equilibrati. La buona qualità della foto ci permette di osservare anche la bella sensazione di trasparenza dell'acqua. Bella composizione, ampia e spaziosa. Bravo!
Ciao caro amico, passa un buon fine settimana!
Paolo

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5816 W: 277 N: 10935] (85978)
  • [2010-08-07 6:44]

Bonjour Joel ,
On reconnait tes photos au premier coup d'oeil : format carré , cadrage excellent , inclusion d'arbres ou de végétation dans la composition . LA lumière était assez forte ici , mais les reflets sont très jolis .
Amicalement

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12626 W: 0 N: 15607] (158746)
  • [2010-08-07 7:43]

Hello Joël,

quel reflextion fantasitque, ce plan d'eau bleum clair, un vrai miroir, même la barrière se reflète, quelle compo et captage, une merveille tu as dééné bien de la place au plan d'eau et j'aime l'équilibre de l'iamge, splendide.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Joel,
This is a fine shot with a great reflection. Your composition is great using the fine reflection to add depth and balance for the shot. The street on the left leads the eye through the shot nicely. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness. You have presented these ruins in a unique way with the inclusion of the well maintained buildings in the foreground.
TFS,
Asa

Salut Joel,
perfect weather and perfect reflection. The POv is really good chosen and composed. TFS
HAve a fine weekend
Hartmut

Salut Joël!
C'est un endroit très beau!
C'est une photo vraiment attrayante!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le point de vue choisi, le pp, les contrastes, le format vertical grand, l'encadrement noir & blanc et surtout la compo (avec ce reflet symmetrique merveilleux) sont excellents!
Merci du partage!
Amitiés,
Neyvan

Hi Joël,
This is a very beautiful picture with these excellent information. Furthermore, I read your note with great interest and add this town to our list of "places to see in France"! Very good links, I appreciate photos like this one very much!
Kind regards
Gunnar

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2010-08-07 13:22]

more like an architectural study,so clear perspective..

yağmur

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-08-07 22:35]

Bonsoir Joel, Great shot of this castle and more impressive is the workshop photo of the aggregation of castles. Excellent reflections and the inclusion of the road along side the water adds significantly to the viewing of this picture. Very well done. Regards, Roger.

Joël
Encore une cité que je vais cocher sur la carte de France grâce à toi! Trois bonnes photos pour nous la présenter et une très bonne note explicative.
Amicalement
JJ

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 71 N: 2280] (11003)
  • [2010-08-08 0:42]

Great one Joel - it has everything - picturesque ruins, reflections and a pleasant river side scene.
cheers
Ian

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14420 W: 156 N: 24976] (132080)
  • [2010-08-08 9:56]

Bonjour Joel
Superbe le cadrage avec les reflets, la vue sur le château et le village, j'aime le travail que tu a fait sur celle en WS 3, les deux autres sont aussi intéressante a voir, très beaux travail et superbe images
Belle soirée
Amitiés
cricri

Joel Salut.
Magnifique composition, POV superbe avec les maisons et les ruines du château domine toutes les réflexions sont une vraie beauté et transmettre un calme serein et tranquille.
Light Fantastic en cette belle journée qui donne une couleur riche et croustillante.
Passez un bon après-midi dimanche.
Cordialement.
Luis.

Hi Joel
Beautiful natural colors
Fine light and reflections
Have a nice week
Aires

Hello
superb pov and composition
the colours are dreamy and the whole composition
with so many architectural details very well composed
the reflection is the best
regards
Costantino

Hi dear Joel,
Amazing capture with wonderfull reflections and ver good usefull notes.
A perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
MESUT ILGIM

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-08-09 15:11]

Bonsoir Joël,
Impressionnant cette photo avec les ruines du château qui domine les bâtiments.
Belle composition avec excellents réflexes et les couleurs.
Amicalement,
Charo

Bonjour Joel,
very good use of the reflection.
Nice postcard-like presentation.
I like it,
Have a good day,
M

Bonjour Joël,
C'est un vrai plaisir de tomber sur une photo pareille. J'aime la composition et la place réservée aux reflets.
Amicalement
Jacques

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-10-02 2:12]

hi Joel
povsem običajne hiše in tudi ruševine v BG dobijo izjemen pomen v refleksiji na vodi, ki deluje kakor ogledalo. skupaj tvorijo izjemno celoto! TFS!
lep WE, vojko

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