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Day ending, Saumur


Day ending, Saumur
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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: 2010-07-20
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Visiting France, Loire valley, Thouet valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-22 4:13
Viewed: 2832
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 20th, 2010
Saumur 490328 49400
Maine-et-Loire Pays de la Loire
47.257 -0.077 40 m

Day ending, Saumur

One view.
Other view.

The château of Saumur, of the 10th 12th 13th 16th centuries, is built at the LOIRE and the THOUET confluence. It is historic building since 1964.

SAUMUR is a french commune, located in the departement of Maine-et-Loire of the area of the Pays de la Loire, populated of 30,128 Saumurois 2007, distributed out of 66.3 km², that is to say 454.8 hab/km².

The territory of the commune is crossed by the river the LOIRE, and two of its affluents, the THOUET and Authion.

_ The LOIRE river, the “last wild river” and longest of France, takes its source at 1048 meters of altitude in the Massif-Central on mount "Mont Gerbier de Jonc", in the Sainte-Eulalie commune in Ardèche departement, and after a course of 1 012.7 kilometers through a catchment area of 117,000 km², 1/5 of the French territory, is thrown by a broad estuary in the Atlantic Ocean in the Loire-Atlantique departement, in Saint-Nazaire, where the flow can go down to 100 m³/s and can very largely exceed 5000 m³/s. the Loire Valley from Sully-sur-Loire in Loiret departement to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil in Maine-et-Loire, is registered since the year 2000 with the World heritage of UNESCO, for its biological diversity and its historical and cultural richness. The Loire river description.

_ The THOUET river is a 142.2 kilometers length river, whose source is located at 225 meters of altitude close to the farm of the Pointerie, in the Beugnon commune, in the departement of Deux-Sèvres. After crossing of a catchment area of 3376 km², Thouet is thrown on left bank of the Loire, in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent, where its flow can go down to 3 m³/s and can reach 50 m³/s. The Thouet river description.

My images of Saumur.
My Loire river valley images.
My Thouet river valley images.

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 Joël,
A point of view I recognise overlooking the little vineyard. The warm evening light plays nicely across the massive castle bringing out the detail in the architecture to good effect. Very good sharpness.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1913 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2010-11-22 4:24]

Good morning Joel!
Superb capture of magnificent castle.Nicely taken and composed with great warm afternoon light,sharp architectural details.Thanks for interesting and very informative note.
regards
ziggy

Bonjour Joël
Une très belle touche de lumière sur cet imposant et bel édifice.
Amicalement
gildas

Bonjour Joel

Enfin un que j'ai visité et que j'ai trouvé très beau. Le point de vue avec l'encadrement de verdure à l'avant plan est très beau et donne une belle profondeur à l'image.

Amicalement

Serge

Bonjour Joël,

Très belle lumière sur ce beau château ce qui lui donne des couleurs chaudes et renforce les contrastes. J'aime ce POV bien choisi avec la végétation à l'avant-paln, l'effet est très réussi.
Bonne soirée,
Roger

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-11-22 9:42]

Salut Joël,
L'architecture du château est tours fantastiques et très beau.
J'aime la lumière du soir, chaleureusement éclairer les murs et les feuilles de vigne au premier plan. Le cadrage de "Altered Image # 2" est aussi très belle.
Amicalement,
Charo

Salut Jole,
très belle présentation de ce château pris avec une belle lumière, la composition qui met aussi en valeur le premier plan et ces vignes est une bonne idée.

Hi Joël,
The green leaves are nicely framing the beautiful view here. There is a very warm and pleasant light over the castle and the red-blue flags are adding a fine accent to the picture!
Kind regards
Gunnar

bonsoir Joël
le chateau est magnifique ,superbement encadré par les feuilles ,et éclairé d'une très belle lumière.Superbe!
Amitiés
Pascale

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5849 W: 64 N: 11205] (46463)
  • [2010-11-22 11:37]

Hi Joel!
Good moment, with the last rays of sunlight reflecting on the walls. I like the vines in foreground, the little red flags and even the two persons in white.A good composition to show such a beautiful castle.

Bonsoir Joël,
un cadrage qui met bien en valeur l'architecture élégante de ce château, mais avec un grand complément esthétique, la basse lumière du soleil et ses chauds tons sur ses jolies formes, qui créent une forte sensation tridimensionnel.
Le résultat est très attractif, c'est une belle composition, parfaitement réalisée.
Bien amicalement,
Josep

Ciao caro Joel,
uno dei miei desideri più grandi è quello di visitare i castelli della Loira e penso che un giorno lo farò. Amo particolarmente questo tipo di architettura, severa ma nello stesso tempo affascinate e suggestiva, forse perchè ci riporta alla mente le fiabe illustrate che vedevamo quando eravamo bambini. Foto come questa, perfettamente nitide e catturate con la luce più bella sono veramente un grande piacere per gli occhi e per la mente. Complimenti!
Ciao, buona nottata!
Paolo

Bonsoir Joel.
C'est superbe.
Trés agréable et trés grande qualité.
Bravo.

Hi Joel,
a beautiful photo of this picturesque place, I like the attracive foreground and the beautiful soft lights, superb POV and clarity, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
György

Hi Joël.
The golden light is beautiful giving this stunning architecture good shower on the face. Well defined details in very good framing on a nice day.
Kind regards,
Jusni

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  • phwall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 989 W: 187 N: 1771] (6785)
  • [2010-11-22 17:15]

Hello Joel,
Superb light, can't beat that late afternoon low sun can you.
Majestic looking chateau, particularly looking at it through the foreground vines. I've looked at the other two shots, and this one is the best of the three.
Nicely composed shot, I love the way the light is just kissing the vine leaves in the bottom camera right corner.
Great work.
Regards
Peter

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-11-22 19:10]

hi Joel
fantastična ostrina in izjemen POV. lep aje igra senc in sonca. zelo lepa fotografija!!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 71 N: 2280] (11005)
  • [2010-11-22 20:27]

A good last light photo Joel with just enough sun on the chateau to bring out the colours and architecture.
cheers
Ian

Dobro jutro.
Lep dvorac ukrasen poslednjim zracima sunca, koje odlazi ...
Lep pogled preko vinograda na dvorac, prikazali ste dobrim tekstom, ostrim snimkom, lepim bojama i mnogo lepim fotografijama sa onim u radionici.
Dobar trenutak snimka u vreme zalaska sunca.
Prijatan dan, sve najbolje.
Paja.

Google.

Bonjour.
Beau château décoré derniers rayons du soleil, qui va ...
Belle vue sur le vignoble du château, vous montrer un bon texte, des couleurs nettes et belle et bien de belles photos avec celles de l'atelier.
Un enregistrement temps utile au moment du coucher du soleil.
Belle journée, tout le meilleur.
Paja.

Joël
La lumière de fin de journée vient délicatement caresser les murs de ce château comme pour lui rendre un dernier hommage. Un bon POV et un bon cadrage pour finaliser le tout.
Amicalement
JJ

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1978 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2010-11-22 23:28]

Hello Joël,
The castle looks highly impressive against such a beautiful sky and with such an interesting green foreground. Excellent composition, rightly chosen moment of capturing, when the sunlight is so wonderful, and ideal quality with the unbelievable depth of focus!
Best regards,
Sergiy

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9447 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-11-23 0:06]

Bonjour Joel,
nice architecture of castle. An interesting note and versions of photo in WS. Fine composition with the leafs on FG. Pleasant warm light. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Aleksander

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12630 W: 0 N: 15610] (158788)
  • [2010-11-23 0:41]

Hello Joël,

Avec les feuilles de vignes en premier plan, dans le cadrage, quelle compo de ce château, le doux rayon qui l'éclaire et le lèche tout en douceur est fantastique, quelle iamge.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

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  • Docarmo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2915 W: 313 N: 4253] (9767)
  • [2010-11-23 9:01]

Bonjour Joël,
J'adore ce premier plan en guirlande naturelle qui décore, avec fraîcheur et tendresse, ce vieux château historique. La lumière suave est très agréable et les gens qu'on aperçoit de loin donnent de la vie.
Bravo!
Du
P.S.: Sur le forum, nous entendons souvent dire que les "grands" photographes ont quitté - pas vrai - tu y es! Et beaucoup d'autres, aussi!

Hello Joël
Wonderful architecture composition.
Late afternoon light that is shining dvotac are magnificent.
Fino grape leaves in the foreground directing pogles directly to the facility.
Excellent focus.
Beautiful natural color.
As usual,two wonderful photos in the workshop.
Perfect frame.
Excellent work.
Respect my friend
Sasha

Bonjour Joel!

Very nice "fairy tale castle" in the sunset. Grapes, green leaves in the foreground, neatly framed the picture below. It is a pity that the flagpoles are there, because if it were not, then, verily, I did not know what the image is made of age. In the building, like a Gothic fairy tale film. Very nice light and color. Nice work
Sincerely,
Csab

Hi Joel
when i opened this one up, i actually said to myself...wow..what a castle!
reminds me of the childrens TV show here in canada called The Friendly Giant.
lovely lighting of course, thats the hightlight here.
i like how you placed the castle above the ridge, making it appear even larger and with more importance
great work
Cheers
craig

Salut Joël!
C'est un autre château merveilleux!
C'est une autre photo très belle et agréable!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière (difficile), les couleurs, le pdv choisi, le pp, les contrastes, le format horizontal, l'encadrement noir & blanc et la compo sont excellents!
Merci du partage,
Amitiés,
Neyvan

Bonsoir Joël,

La prise de vue envoie mon regard vers le château ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. Elle permet aussi de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château de Saumur. L'image est claire et nette. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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