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Saint-Etienne Cathedral, Agde

Saint-Etienne Cathedral, Agde
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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: 2007-10-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herault valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-20 4:07
Viewed: 8857
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 7, 2007
Agde 340003 34300
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.317 3.467 5 m

Strengthened Cathedral Saint-Etienne, XIIème century

The town of Agde one was a bishopric from the 5th century until 1790.
The Saint-Etienne Cathedral is a Romance strengthened church built at the end of the 12th century in place of an old other Romance church. It was built out of black basalt from Saint-Loup mount, neighbor, and surviving of an old volcano extinguished since 500 000 years and forming part of a chain of volcanos which extended from the Cantal to the Mediterranean.
Its fortifications are visible on the bell-tower and keep of 36 m height. Its walls have from 2 to 3 m thickness.

The town of Agde was rested by Greeks in search of shelter between 650 and 700 before JC which baptized it "Agathe Tychée", "good fortune".
Agde is crossed by the Channel du Midi since 1672, but also by the Herault river which is thrown to it in the Mediterranean.

Agde is a commune of the department of Herault, in the Languedoc-Roussillon area, in France. Its inhabitants are called Agathois or Agathais. 19988 inhabitants live there on 51 km², that is to say approximately 390 hab/km²

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cath%C3%A9drale_Saint-Etienne_d' Agde

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Hello Joel,
A good composition of this fortified cathedral despite the ubiquitous motor cars that you can't avoid these days. Some very nice light and shadow contrasts and excellent detail in the brick. The lovely blue sky helps of course.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
  • [2007-10-20 4:59]

Bonjour Joel,

Both pictures are wonderful, also you WS with more detailed than the generally image.
You placed the tree excellent beside the Cathedral this give more atmosphere at the picture.
This everything against a wonderful blue sky, nice composition. Thanks for sharing

Bon weekend,

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2007-10-20 7:21]

Hi Joel,

what most attract me in this one is the right placement of the elements in the image. The architecture and the the tree created some well balanced compo and the cars on the bottom worked as the reference for the size of both. One more good point is the time a of day you shot. The light created nice highlight-shadows and good clarity. Great work!
PS: thanks for your words on my last post.

Salut Joël,
very nice view with that marvelous church and the tree in light and shadow against that strong blue. Good light management and fine sharpness.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Bonjour Joël,

Une bonne prise de vue de la cathédrale Saint-Étienne sous un beau ciel bleu, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de belles couleurs. Bon weekend.


Ciao Joel ,
curiosa architettura per questa chiesa ,
interessante il POV dall'altra parte del fiume .
molto belli i colori e come al solita nota altamente descrittiva .
Buona domenica

Bonsoir Joel
Effectivement une belle couleur de pierre pour cette massive cathédrale, mais qui semble de dimension modeste.
Une très belle lumière et une très bonne netteté.
Du beau travail

Bonsoir Joel,
Un super bon cadrage qui donne bien la dimension de cette cathédrale massive et imposante.
Pour moi, cet endroit est un bon souvenir de jeunesse.
Bon dimanche.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-10-20 23:46]

Bonjour Joel,
unusual big construction, great old architecture, fine documental shot from S. Etienne. Interesting note and WS. Good work. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

bonjour Joël
jolie prise de cet édifice absolument étonnant ! bonne gestion des paramètres, bel angle, intéressant, je ne connaissais pas, merci

Bonjour Joel
Ca claque bien sur le ciel bleu la couleur des pierres de la cathédrale avec cette orientation de la lumière.Et comme d'habitude une note bien fournie.
Très bon ouvrage.
Bon dimanche.

Interesting design with those long arches. Well composed from across the river allowing us to see two facades. Leaving room in the frame for the tree was a good choice. Well done

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
  • [2007-10-21 8:42]

Bonsoir Joel!
It's a miraculous place dominated by this solemn cathedral. Sunset light and nice weather add to the beauty of the capture.

Bonsoir, cher Joël,
Véritablement impressionnant cet édifice religieux. La force que dégage cet édifice religieux est étonnante. Merci de nous avoir présenté la partie supérieure de la cathédrale, cela force le respect !
Bravo, pour avoir su choisir le meilleur endroit pour saisir l'ensemble de l'édifice.
Sujet et note très intéressants, tout à fait dans l'esprit de TE.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-10-21 11:06]

Hola Joël,
Una iglesia con una arquitectura imponente y fuera de lo común. Realmente por su parte superior parece más un castillo.
Bello encuadre con el agua y el árbol que le quitan dureza a las antiguas piedras.
Buen trabajo

Hi Joel,
Good pov to shot the cathedral and included a tree at the bank of river, this church is special and impressive because it look like a castle, thanks for sharing.

Hi Joel,
I like your inclusion of the tree in the compo as it makes it balance. The brick structure contrasted by the soft texture of the trees is very appealing. Also, the inclusion of the cars gives the scene a scale of dimension. Well captured and composed. Well done! tfs

Salut Joël,
Bon cadrage de cette cathédrale à l'architecture particulière, tu as bénéficié d'une bonne lumière et ton expo est bien réglée.

Hi Joel,
What a spectacular and interesting cathedral, the POV is very effective. I like this atmosphere and the particular details, clarity is excellent. Colours and lights are very fine, note is splendid. Thank you for sharing, Have a nice week

Bonjour Joël.
Je tombe par hasard sur cette photo et je la trouve très belle. Cette cathédrale a beaucoup d'allure et ses fortifications en imposent. J'aime la lumière latérale qui donne de belles ombres et du relief à l'édifice.

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