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A Saint Roch statue, Montpellier


A Saint Roch statue, Montpellier
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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: 2007-12-20
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Painters and sculptors [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-21 2:41
Viewed: 5427
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
December 20, 2007
Montpellier 340172 34000
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.600 3.883 25 m

Saint-Roch in the Saint-Roch built in 1865 by the abbot Recluz.

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Saint Roch, is the patron saint of the town of Montpellier

Saint Roch was born in street of "la Loge" in Montpellier between 1348 and 1350 in a very Christian family of a father which became the first consul of Montpellier in 1363 and of a mother lombarde. In a tumultuous context, of one hundred year old war, Great Black Death which lasted two years and decimated 1/3 of the Western population while killing to 500 people per day in Montpellier, great famines and devastations perpetrated by the large companies of mercenaries left without resources, it was informed by the Dominican ones and made studies of medicine. Orphan with 17 years and rich person, it decided to distribute his fortune to poor people. Left for Italy in 1367, it attended to plague around Rome until 1371, caught to him even the disease, escaped from death helped by an angel. Arrested by Bernardo Visconti Duke of Milan then in war against the Pope Urbain V, for supposed espionage, it was imprisoned in 1375 and died in Voghera in Italy, in the dungeon, between 1378 and 1380. Saint-Roch is a saint honoured in all the occident, owner of brotherhoods, of corporations, guards of the animals and the plants.
http://livres-mystiques.com/partieTEXTES/Vosecrits/Correspondants/Jlbru/Stroch/Saintroch.html

Montpellier is the chief town of the Languedoc-Roussillon Area, populated of 244 300 (in 2005), Montpelliérains and Montpelliéraines, distributed on 57 km², is 3 963 hab/km². The urban surface is populated of 531 000 inhabitants.
The population has increased in an uninterrupted way for 50 years.
The climate of Montpellier is a Mediterranean climate. Contrary to a spread idea, it does not rain less in Montpellier that in Brest, but precipitations are much concentrated http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpellier

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  • KLB Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1178 W: 946 N: 3826] (23723)
  • [2007-12-21 2:47]

(re) Salut Joël

Je viens de terminer mon commentaire sur ta photo de l'école de médecine, et ravie de faire le tour des églises montpelliéraines en ta compagnie !
Très belle réalisation, la lumière éclairant la statue de saint-roch est sublime.
Merci du partage.

A bientôt,
Karine

Hello Joël,
This is a fine composition with well managed exposure under light conditions that were evidently not the easiest to cope with. The statue is well positioned in the frame and with good framing from the contrasting stained glass windows. Very good tones and excellent clarity. Je te souhait un joyeux noël.

Hello Joel!
Wonderful colours and light and great detail!
Good clarity and nice point of view!
Best regards and Happy Christmas!
Lili

bonjour
tres belle statue de Saint Roch mise en valeur déjà par son cadrage et les lumières
Une bonne netteté également pas toujours facile dans les intérieurs d'église
a bientôt
juliette

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 93 N: 8298] (38216)
  • [2007-12-21 6:03]

Excellent shots! Joel,Very beautiful the reception by the statue of Saint Roch, all the pictures have the marvellous detail and the lighting in order that gives more glamour, and interest, Beautifully windows and the note. Thanks my and wishes. I praise you
Georgios

Salut Joël
Une bonne utilisation des éclairages de l'église pour mettre en valeur cette statue, je connaissais ce saint pour son action sur la lèpre, une procession d'une vingtaine de kilomètres atoujours lieu chaque année près de chez moi, mais je ne connaissais pas de statue.
Une bonne réalisation et une note comme toujours très compète!!
Passes de bonnes fêtes, amicalement
Hervé

Salut Joël,
excellent on the statue and windows and a bit heavy on the light. But it is worth to make this compromise by the high quality of the main subjects. This close-up has the best effect for me. Well done. I think I really missed a closer look to Montpellier in summer 2006.
Fröhliche Weihnachten, Ulf

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14623 W: 157 N: 25410] (134080)
  • [2007-12-21 11:43]

Bonsoir Joel,
Un saint patron au coeur généreux et ami des animaux
trés belle statue joliment cadrer de lumiéres, netteté et détails excellent,
Joyeux Noel a toi aussi et a tout ceux qui te sont cher
amitié
cricri

Ciao Joel,
con questa foto hai dimostrato di saper gestire luci ed ombre in modo eccellente. Molto bella la luce riflessa sulla statua e delle finestre colorate, che ho potuto ammirare nel tuo bel WS. Molto bravo.
Ciao
Paolo.

Ciao Joel ,
molto ben gestita la luce e non era facile.
interessante nota a completamento del lavoro.
Giorgio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12874 W: 0 N: 15687] (160805)
  • [2007-12-22 2:55]

Hello,

Toutes ces belles lumières entourant Saint roch, il le mérite bien, une superbe ambiance, l'effet est splendidie.

Bravo et amitiés

Nicou

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-22 3:05]

Belle photo de cette statue de Saint-Roch avec son chien, belle prise sous une belle lumière qui éclaire doucement la statue et les vitraux qui sont de toute beauté.
Je vous souhaite de bonne fêtes de fin d' année et que l' année 2008 vous apporte a vous et aux personnes que vous aimez bonheur et prospérité.
Amitiés Thomas
Je reviens

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-12-22 3:15]

Bonjour Joel,
interesting statue and interior of church. Excellent quality of sculpture. Good shot and informations. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8643 W: 4446 N: 15178] (61070)
  • [2007-12-23 3:02]

Salut Joël
En dépirt des spots très éclairés, cela donne une intéressate approche sur cette statue éclairée dramatiquement.
J'apprécie la bonne exposition des vitraux.
Passe de bonnes fêtes.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-12-24 16:56]

Hola Joël,
magnífica toma con unos detalles muy nítidos. Excelentes colores y contrastes.
Bien visto.
Espero que hayas pasado un Feliz Nochebuena.
Amicalement
Charo

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2007-12-29 2:46]

Great interior view and nicely captured details of this sculpture, Joel. You had a good meter exposure and this sharpness focus is great. TFS

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