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Coloured ruffes, St-Jean-de-la-Blaquiere

Coloured ruffes, St-Jean-de-la-Blaquiere
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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: 2008-04-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Salagou lake and landscape [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-09 0:32
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Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
April 13, 2008
Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière 340268 34700
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.700 3.417 152 m

Spring colors of the ruffes.

One sight
Other sight

In the reliefs white limestones of the department of Herault, the area of Lodèvois and lake of Salagou clash, by the color of its ruffes, grounds of a red often sinks with naked at the foot of the mountainous hills.
Apart from the almost deserted slopes, the ruffes are covered with a poor natural vegetation reduced to some trees, shrubs and waste lands, but also of cultivated vines, fields and grazing grounds.

It is at the Permian era, at the end of the primary era, approximately 250 million years ago, that accumulated, by regular layers on a thickness being able to reach 3000 m, argillaceous or sandy sediments, charged of iron salts which the climatic conditions of the period made oxidize, giving their red color to the ruffes.
These rocks friable, detrital of family of pelites, (In a jargon borrowed from the geologists), are eroded and gullied permanently, giving this spectacular landscape.

Geology of Herault

Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière is a French commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 361 Blaquiérois, distributed on 17 km², that is to say 21 hab./km².

On the territory of the commune are a many typical huts, made of red dry stone of the ruffes walling, with the roof arched in corbelling, known as capitelles.

The COGEMA exploited, during more than twenty years until 1997, on the ground of the commune of Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière, (and of the common neighbors of Soumont, Bosc, Puech), a site naturally rich in uranium, from where it withdrew nearly 15 000 tons of this metal.

My images of Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière

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Hello Joel! Amazing landscape. Wonderful mirror. Beautiful lightness and brightness. Excelent colors. Good shot, very good. Well done!

bonjour joel,
cette photo sent l'Afrique.. certainement du a la terr rouge, c'est un depaysement total a quelques kilometres de Montpellier .


Hi Joel,
Beautiful landscape and particularly the colours and the reflection in the pond. Very interesting note to support the photo!
Greetings from Gothenburg

Hi Joel,
It's a superb shot with beautiful colours and lights. I like the attractive reflection and the peaceful atmopshere, clarity is excellent. Splendid premiére from this interesting country.
Have a nice day

Hello Joël,
A pretty composition with lovely harmonious tones. The limpid water is well rendered as are the fine reflections. Very good clarity.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2139 W: 54 N: 1004] (17136)
  • [2008-07-09 1:42]

An incredible place!! All of these pictures are wonderful with excellent colors and detail. TFS and have a great day!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
  • [2008-07-09 3:30]

Hello Joël,

Quality and composition are superb.
The quiet water and also very clear water of the lake is wonderful, together with the green reflection.
The natural history of France is much different that I would have imagined and exactly because of this new knowledge.
I think that your shots are a very important part of TE, you teach us so much that we would not otherwise learn.
Thank you very much for this excellent note. TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Gustaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2500 W: 722 N: 202] (21670)
  • [2008-07-09 4:54]

Hi, friend!
It is very interesting photo about nature. I very like your warm colours and good light. Interesting composition. Very nice reflections in water. Well done.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 277 N: 11724] (90429)
  • [2008-07-09 5:30]

Bonjour Joel ,
Paysage tout simple , mais aux jolies couleurs bien contrastées , avec un reflet tout en douceur .

Bonsoir Joël.
Cette image certifie qu'il faut pas réprésenter des immenses forets ou des sommets enneigés ou des torrents impetueux pour obtenir des bonnes photo de paysage.
Cet endrot tout simple, avec une butte recouverte de buissons et des rivages verdoyantes donne un sentiment de paix et d'harmonie.
Bravo et amitiés.

cette couleur printanière des ruffes est superbe, cette terre rouge, un coin assez sauvage avec ce lac, mais aux reflets superbes
tes ws sont tres révélateurs de cet endroit où tout semble paisible
belle composition

Interesting red rock; I can't find an English equivalent of the word "ruffe", so it must be something typically French. You have composed the image well with some attractive reflections in the pond. The water looks very clear as we can see the bottom of the pond in the foreground. Well done

salut joel
cette couleur rouge bien caractéristique du coin du salagou flashe bien a l'écran un paysage sauvage comme j'aime les voir

Nice arrangement of light and colours. Lovely shot. Beautiful colours and reflections. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2008-07-09 11:12]

Salut Joel,
Ah oui superbe cette région du lac, beaux reflets et transparance de l'eau en avant plan, magnifique lac....( ce n'est pas la région de Celles ??,)
Passe une belle soirée

Bonsoir Joel,

très belle prise de vue bien composée avec des reflets magnifiques dans l'eau.Merci pour ta note informative.Bravo.

Salutations amicales du Luxembourg


Olá Joel

Uma imagem que transmite muita paz, bela foto.
Gosto muito da cores, estão bem naturais e o reflexo na água é lindo, uma bela composição.
Parabéns Joel

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2008-07-09 15:12]

Interessantes cores da natureza- e formas também - nessa bem composta fotografia. O lago é muito lindo e está tudo muito bem apresentado.



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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-07-09 15:26]

Bonsoir Joël,
Preciosa toma con un gran contraste de colores y excelente luz y reflejos. Una naturaleza muy bella y sencilla pero que siempre nos asombra.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-07-10 0:10]

Bonjour Joel,
an interesting place, good 3 shots and images. Amazing red colour of ground. Good work. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Bonjour Joël.
Cette roche rouge donne un aspect insolite au paysage. Cette couleur saute aux yeux parmi tout ce vert de la végétation. Une belle composition avec de très belles couleurs.

Salut Joel,
très jolie ces ruffes colorées, je ne connaissais pas ce terme ... avec ce rendu des couleurs et les reflets le résultat est superbe.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-07-11 6:41]

Olá Joël,

c'est une place très jolie. Je sens la fraîcheur de cette eau. J'ai aimé cette combinaison de couleurs bleue + vert + marron. La luminosité de l'image me satisfait beaucoup. Bon travail!

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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2008-07-11 11:47]

Bonjour Joel,
The lovely colors are further enhanced my the reflection.

The framing is quite harmonious as well.
SAJ, Pat

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2008-07-13 0:02]

Salut Joël
Une vue simple, mais aux superbes couleurs et d une grande clarté avec le beau plan d'eau emmenant le regard sur la berge et les collines...
Un bien joli petit coin!

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-07-15 13:09]

Bonsoir Joel,

la photo m'a motive de lire la note a la lettre. Apres tout je continue a chercher si dans l'eau il y auraient des chevains, ou le petit coin est reserve pour le grenouilles. Belle image, merci ami


Salut Joel
La couleur rouge me fait tout de suite penser à Madagascar. En regardant les arbres on voit bien que cela ne peut être cela.
Que de beaux coin en France tout de même

un tres beau reflet pour mettre en valeur cette magnifique region du Salagou si surprenante...
les couleurs contrastées rendent tres bien
merci de cette note où on apprend tant de choses
bonne soirée

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  • barni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1758 W: 87 N: 1981] (15751)
  • [2008-07-22 3:59]

Salut Joël
Jolie vue avec la colline rouge sur la droite qui colore bien l'image.
Bonne journée

Bonjour Joël,

Les réflexions dans l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. Les arbres cadrent bien le cours d'eau. La prise de vue envoie notre regard vers la colline en arrière-plan. La bonne luminosité met en valeurs les couleurs du paysage. Bonne journée.


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