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Light and shadows of winter, Le Caylar

Light and shadows of winter, Le Caylar
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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: 2013-02-12
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-14 4:20
Viewed: 1528
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
February 12th, 2013
Le Caylar 340064 34520
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.850 3.300 700 m

light and shadows of winter, Le Caylar

One view.
An other view.

Snow covered fields in Le Caylar on the CAUSSE DU LARZAC.

_ 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.

LE CAYLAR in occitan Lo Cailar, is a French municipality, located in the departement of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 439 Caylarés in 2009, distributed out of 22.1 km², that is to say 19.9 hab./km².

Le Caylar is mentioned for the first time in 988, in the Will of Saint-Fulcran.

The municipality is close to the parc naturel régional des Grands Causses.

My images of Le Caylar
My images of the 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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Bonjour Joël,

L'étendue du champ donne de la profndeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs desd arbres et des nuages. La neige réfléchie la lumière qui rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Joel,

Vous avez reçu une bonne bordée. Chez nous , l'hiver joue au yoyo avec nous. Un jour, il tombe 60 centimètres et le lendemain, il pleut. C'est beau cette belle croute blanche qui recouvre le paysage contrastant avec le gris du ciel.



Ciao Joel
hai colto un bel paesaggio innevato al quale l'ombra in primo piano dà un vigore particolare.
Bello il cielo grigio che contrasta con la luce del sole. Ottima la nitidezza e appropriato il contrasto.
Eccellenti le note alla fotografia
Ciao e buona serata

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-02-14 12:24]

Bonsoir Joël,

L'endroit est rêvé pour une balade en raquettes ! Beau contraste entre le ciel sombre et la neige d'un blanc immaculé, l'ombre de l'arbre, au premier plan, est bien vue, également !

Bonne soirée,


Bonjour Joel, très belle image de ce paysage magnifique et intéressant. Assez bien capturé l'image, avec niditez, très bonne lumière et la couleur. Excellent travail et beau bien fait, bravo mon ami. Merci de partager cette bonne œuvre.

Bonne nuit et week-end heureux.
Meilleurs voeux du sud de l'Espagne.

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2013-02-14 21:40]

Excellent paysage d’hiver, bien encadré et bien joué dans les plus belles couleurs de l’hiver, une image bien fait.!

Tes trois photos sont assez semblables; tu veux nous faire jouer au jeu des 7 erreurs? Cet arbre penché dans ce champ de neige sur fond de ciel gris méritait bien cette mise en vedette.

Hello Joel,
very beautiful winter scenery composition and framed very well too. Like it a lot. Tfs.
All the best,

Dobar dan.
Vrlo intreresantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda i trenutak sa senkom.
Lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Intreresantan and very good text with a given data ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful nature and timing of the shadow.
Nice shown.
Have a nice day, all the best.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2013-02-15 3:30]

Ciao Joel,
beautiful snowy landscape, wonderful light and long shadows, i like how you frame the scene, nice winter colors in contrast with the snow...

Ciao Joel, fantastic winter landscape with beautiful tree, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

A typical depiction of winter, with gray clouds and leafless trees and the snowy ground. Simple but effective, straight to the point. Well done, my friend!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14070 W: 0 N: 16135] (171666)
  • [2013-02-15 8:13]

Hello Joël

superbe jeu d'ombre sur la neige quel fait l'arbre avec l'autre solitaire qui penche quelle compo avec la diagonale de neige splendide.
Bravo et amitié


Hi Joël,
The long shadows on the snow are connected to the lonely tree as a composition. The tree is nicely placed in the picture. This looks like a very pleasant and sunny winter day!
Kind regards

Hello dear Joel,
This is what I often use to say "the beauty of the simplicity" !
Very nice wintery landscape with perfect pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Hello Joel - A gentle landscape which shows off the beautiful details in the sky and contrasting sunlit snow very well. I like the composition very much and can see you have taken care with it; the shadow across the diagonal draws the eye towards the tree and also emphasises the gradient of the upward gradient of the slope. Very attractive light too. Warm regards Rosemary

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-02-16 6:18]

Hello Joël,
I believe that only due to its comparatively high altitude this plateau in the South France is so beautifully covered with snow and we can enjoy such a wonderful winter scene. Excellent composition, perfectly represented winter atmosphere, amazing light and shadows, nicely clouded sky and very high quality of the picture!
Best regards,

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
j'aime la belle simplicité de cette composition, où tu nous offres une scène hivernale avec la neige qui couvre les champs, les ombres, les arbres et un ciel absolument dramatique avec les nuages foncés.
C'est un beau travail.
Bien amicalement,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15709 W: 159 N: 27480] (144140)
  • [2013-02-17 12:29]

Bonjour Joel
Trois belles présentation, la 1 me plaît bien avec la vue a moitié de l'arbre, celle ci aussi avec le feuillages sur le haut, l'ombre sur le sol enneigée, baignée par une belle lumière, un fond de toile gris, magnifique
Belle soirée

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