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At the edge of the cliff, Cornus


At the edge of the cliff, Cornus
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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: 2011-07-03
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac, Orb river valley and canyon, Sorgues valley in Aveyron [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 3:39
Viewed: 2820
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 3rd, 2011
Cornus 120077 12540
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.902 3.178 640 m

At the edge of the cliff, Cornus

One view.
Another view. October 21st, 2010.

The Saint-Jacques church, romanesque of the 12th 13th centuries, is noticed by its modest dimensions and its wall-belfry.

La Bastide-des-Fonts is a village in edge of plateau of Guilhaumard, in the Cornus municipality.

The plateau of Guilhaumard extends on the communes of Cornus et Le Clapier. In a superb landscape, one can see many orchises, and also a diversity of butterflies, bat and raptors.

CORNUS is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 511 Cornusols in 2009, distributed out of 92,7 km², that is to say 5,5 hab./km².

Cornus, mentioned in 1070, is a village of South-Aveyron close to the source of SORGUES river. The commune counts three hamlets: La Bastide-des-Fonts, Canals, Sorgues.

The commune of Cornus,in part on the Larzac plateau, is crossed by the ORB river and the SORGUES river, and is in the PARC NATUREL RÉGIONAL DES GRANDS CAUSSES.

_ The SORGUES river, takes its source at 570 meters high, in a side of CAUSSE of LARZAC, close to Cornus, near the castle of Sorgues, by an important resurgence. It runs in Aveyron to throw itself in the "Dourdou de Camarès", very close to Vabres-l'Abbaye, after a course of 46 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 279 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 0.79 m³/s to a maximum flow of 320 m³/s. Sorgues river description.

_ The ORB, coastal river, takes its source at 828 meters of altitude, close to the site “Font d'Orb”, in limit of the communes of Cornus in Aveyron departement, and Romiguières in Hérault departement, in dolomitic limestones of "Causse du Larzac". It runs in the departement of Aveyron, then in the department of Hérault, and flows in the Mediterranean sea at Valras-Plage, after a course of 136 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 1585 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.4 m³/s to a maximum flow of 1630 m³/s. Orb river description.

_ The CAUSSE of 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.

My images of Cornus.
My images of Sorgues river valley.
My images of Orb valley and canyon.
My images of Causse du Larzac.

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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Salut Joël,
Une vue bien choisie pour montrer comment l'ensemble domine la falaise.
J'aime la forme du clocher.
Amicalement,
Fabrice

Bonjour Joël,

La falaise et les arbres cadrent bien l'église. La prise d evue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de l'église Saint-Jacques. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bon dimanche.

Pierre

Bonjour Joel

Il ne faut pas être trop saoul en rentrant d'une soirée bien arrosée et manquer pied sur le bord de la falaise. Le cri va être long avant le silence.J'aime beaucoup le cadrage qui place bien l'église dans son environnement.

Bon dimanche

Serge

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 76 N: 1233] (11169)
  • [2012-04-01 6:44]

Impressionnant panorama du site. l'image est bien fait avec un mélange parfait de couleurs, la luminosité et le contraste.
Cordialement
Adrian

Ciao Joel,
sono spettacolari i posti ed i siti che proponi, molto bella questa chiesa romanica collocata in un paesaggio meraviglioso. Buona la luce e colori molto naturali, eccellente la qualità dello scatto. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio
Giorgio

Hello Joël

quelle belle petite chapelle superbe avec son colocher et cette falaise elle domine toute la région superbe captage et mise en valeur.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Joël
Ce petit village perché a une bien jolie église romane; Un grand merci pour nous l'avoir fait découvrir.
Amicalement
JJ

Hi Joel,
great view, the atmosphere of the photo is fascinating and I like the composition and the beautiful environment, superb colours and lights, excellent POV, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
György

Hi Joel
A well composed image of this charming old church sitting on the cliff edge with a long history surrounded by some much greenery .The pale greiyish blue tones of the sky make a lovely contrast to the brown coloured churche. The image is well presented with good notes and sharpness. Nicely done
Warm regards

Bonsoir, cher ami Joël,
au moyen de tes photos nous pouvons découvrir la grande richesse architectonique et paysagère de ton pays.
Ici nous avons un bon exemple, avec un cadrage qui nous montre la jolie église romane située dans le haut de la falaise, juste à son bord, et le paysage magnifique vert qui l'entoure.
L'image est propre et est bien illuminée, et les couleurs sont très naturelles, par ce que tu as créé une composition très attractive.
Bien amicalement,
Josep

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14640 W: 157 N: 25448] (134216)
  • [2012-04-01 11:42]

Bonjour Joel
Intéressante construction de la chapelle au bord de la falaise, le cadrage laisse un aperçu du paysage verdoyant, une belle complémentaire avec celle présenter avec le devant de la chapelle
Belle soirée
cricri

bonsoir Joël
la situation du village est spectaculaire et magnifique, et j'adore cette architecture.Superbe!
Amitiés
Pascale

Hi Joël,
A very beautiful church and a very impressive landscape. My first action here was to check the map view. Next time we drive south we must visit this area again.
Kind regards
Gunnar

Bonsoir Joël
Une belle image aux teintes neutres réalisée par ce Powershot S3IS avec un bon rendu des textures de cette architecture.
Bonne soirée
Amicalement
gildas

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-04-01 13:02]

Bonsoir Joël,

En plus d'une petite chapelle perchée au-dessus des falaises, tu bénéficies d'un point de vue sensationnel sur les environs et la vallée verdoyante en contrebas... Que demander de plus ? Le cadrage est habile et la photo bien composée.

Bonne soirée !

Sylvain

Hi Joel
A good one blending the old church and its wild surrounds.
cheers
Ian

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  • Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2760 W: 59 N: 2906] (34009)
  • [2012-04-01 14:01]

Hello Joel,
what a beautiful of view of nature and impressive old architecture. An axcellent quality photo. Wonderfully executed with fabulous vivid colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and depth of field. This view is lovely and striking beautiful. Perfectly well done. Love it a lot.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
Barbara

Hello Joel,

Wonderful landscape with very nice definitions.Simple colors with nice lightning and POV.I like it.

Have a nice week,
Chris

Hi Joel,
It is just fantastic, what an old church that built on the steep terrain, good frame to show it, nice WS photos to frame it from a distance, clear to show the unique geographical feature too, thanks for sharing a wonderful nature site.
Ally

Dobro jutro.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i prikaz sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Srecno.
Paja.

Google.

Bonjour.
Très intéressant et bon texte avec des données fournies ...
Bonne netteté de l'image et le contraste, belles couleurs.
Bonne composition et de belles photos à afficher dans l'atelier.
Tout le meilleur de la nouvelle semaine a commencé.
Bonne chance.
Paja.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-04-02 0:56]

Bonjour Joel,
amazing place at the edge of the cliff. An interesting note and links. Nice view here, old church and bell tower. Good presentation this place. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Aleksander

Hello Joël.
This is a beautiful architecture shot at the edge of a cliff. The beautiful green surrounding adds interest against the blue sky. Great composition with pleasing details.
Thanks and kind regards.
Jusni

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-04-02 9:22]

Hi Joel,

This is indeed pastoral landscape, so it's interesting amd impressive to see a medieval church with simple style in the village and surrounding greenery. The church has melted into the surrounding nature well. And, it is also impressive that it is on the top of a mountain. Well composed and excellent tone/clarity.

Kind regards,
mikio

Salut joel
Maison de Dieu dans les plus hautes places. Très belle et charmante. Très bien.
En ce qui concerne.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13509 W: 1026 N: 26420] (127749)
  • [2012-04-03 5:28]

Bonjour Joël

Missed this one. A superb high pov from the cliffs that appear to swing right around into the bg. The hilltop church makes a good focal point. Excellent color, sharpness & framing. The red roof of the building contrasts well against the blue sky & sets up a superb warm cold color contrast. Tfs. Bon semaine!

Bonsoir Joel

Tres bon POV pour montrer l eglise et ses environs avec les arbres au premier plan
J aime le clocher qui se detache contre le ciel

Merci par la note et le partage
Bien amicalement

Maria

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