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The Sorbs castle in winter, Sorbs

The Sorbs castle in winter, Sorbs
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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: 2013-02-11
Categories: Architecture
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: 2013-02-15 10:27
Viewed: 1747
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
February 11th, 2013
Sorbs 340303 34520
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.892 3.399 700 m

The Sorbs castle in winter, Sorbs

One view.
Another view.

In the Sorbs municipality, on the limestone plateau LARZAC, the Sorbs castle, in winter.

The castle of Sorbs of 14th 16th 17th centuries on the "CAUSSE du LARZAC". The castle appears as a quadrangle with four towers of angle. Classified as "Historic Monument". Private property.

_ 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.

SORBS is a French commune, located in the department of Hérault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 36 Sorbois in 2009, distributed on 20.2 km², is 1.8 hab./km².

The municipality of Sorbs consists of four hamlets.

Situated on the Causse du Larzac, the municipality of Sorbs is close to the Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses.

My images of Sorbs.
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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une tres belle lumiere qui crée des couleurs tres douces...
tres reussi
une invitation à aller decouvrir ce village
bon WE

Hello Joel,

the wall s of the beautiful building glow with warm colour contrasting beautifully with the cold tones in the sky.

Very pleasing and peaceful image

Best regards


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 277 N: 11782] (90803)
  • [2013-02-15 10:44]

Bonjour Joel ,
Vue originale de ce chateau enneigé sous une très belle et douce lumière d'hiver .

Hello Joel,
very interesting and nice Castle.Together with other pictures you attach in WS we can get to know it really good.The image is well composed and framed and has also superb quality.Your presentation appeals to me much.

Have a nice weekend

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2013-02-15 11:02]

Joel, superbe composition de ce château bien original, la quelité de la photo est superbe aussi. Photo de toute beauté.
Merci et bon fin de semaine

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2013-02-15 11:06]

Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.

Bonsoir Joël,
Une belle présentation de ce château avec la neige en premier-plan et une superbe lumière.J'aime beaucoup!
Bonne fin de semaine,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13917 W: 0 N: 16108] (170320)
  • [2013-02-15 11:30]


quelle vue et compo fantastique image quel architecture et image quelle vue ce pré avec la saupoudrage de neige et les bébé arbres ce ciel en deux plan merveilleux.
Merci et belle soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11871 W: 126 N: 21327] (109549)
  • [2013-02-15 11:36]

Salut Joel.L'architechtre de ce chateau est vraiment particuliere et originale,une parfaite prise de vue pour la comprendre si bien et dans la neige aussi pour enrichir la composition au mieu.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Bonsoir Joël,

L'espace devant le château donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château de Sorbs. La qualité de la lumière embellie les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2013-02-15 11:44]

Hi Joel,
A nice winter presentation of this great and interesting architecture. The beautiful light makes the form be more visable in details. Well seen and done! Thanks for sharing.


Ciao Joel
nitidezza e semplicità di linee e di colori fanno apprezzare in maniera particolare questa tua foto che coglie con la luce più giusta una bella architettura evidenziandone forme e volumi.
Belli i colori delicati che ben si sposano con il bianco delicato della neve e l'azzurro del cielo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-02-15 12:32]

Bonsoir Joël,

Au vu de la surface du château, et des rigueurs du climat, j'espère que les propriétaires ont investi dans un système de chauffage performant ! Belle lumière, les deux workshops sont également intéressants et permettent de découvrir le château sous d'autres angles.

Bon week-end !


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9719 W: 157 N: 15685] (125127)
  • [2013-02-15 12:56]

Witaj Joel!
A very curious castle.
Interesting architecture.
I like POV and composition.
Nicely light and colors/
Well done.
Good night

Bonjour Joel,

You have such contrasts, here. The ground and the roofs are covered with snow and yet the sky is blue and the walls of the castle seem warm and welcoming.
I like how you have included the building to the left, which guides towards the focal building and helps establish a good sense of depth.
A good exposure, detailed and sharp.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

J'aurais juré que ce château était beaucoup plus récent! La jolie lumière d'hiver le met superbement en valeur entre le sol enneigé et la couche de nuages.

Bonjour Joel,
Clarity and good light prevailed this scene.Tthe castle from the 14th century seems as had gone through renovations - but de-cupped the cylindrical-turrets some time back.
Notable winter ambiance on.
Bon weekend,

Hi Joel

A beautiful castle covered in snow. Great composition. Nice tones set against the blue sky.


Bonjour Joël
Très agréable l'harmonie douce des couleurs entre les teintes de ce château,le premier plan et le bleu de ce ciel.
Bonne après-midi

Hi Joël,
Very pleasant colours, a fine balance betwen the beige castle ans the blue sky above. Interesting architecture and note.
Kind regards

Hello Joel,
interesting location and quite unique piece of architecture strikes me the most in this photo. I also like the light which makes the whole scene more lively and softer. The colors are very nicely given and blue sky provides ideal background.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15562 W: 159 N: 27210] (142886)
  • [2013-02-17 12:32]

Bonjour Joel
Très jolie vue de ce château aux couleurs douces, bon POV, lumière et couleurs, belles aussi les deux WS
Belle soirée

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
ce château se détache avec sa belle architecture sur un paysage enneigé très agréable.
L'image a une haute qualité et une belle lumière, avec lesquelles tu as atteint une composition qui attire nos yeux avec une grande puissance graphique.
Une belle réalisation.
Bien amicalement,

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2013-03-04 14:14]

Hi Joel!
A very different castle. The towers are very unusual and I like the pov and composition. The little trees and the ground covered with snow make a very nice foreground. Good light also!

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