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A feudal castle, Sigournais


A feudal castle, Sigournais
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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: 2011-07-26
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-07 15:07
Viewed: 4874
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 26th, 2011
Sigournais 850282 85110
Vendée Pays-de-la-Loire
46.708 -0.987 70 m

A feudal castle, Sigournais

One view.
Other view.

Castle of Sigournais du 15th century.

The castle of the 15th century was rebuilt in 1490, on the foundations of a castle of the 12th century, built on a Motte-and-bailey existing probably from 1050. It is classified as Historic Monument.
The castle of Sigournais testifies of the military architecture of the Middle Ages. Nine towers, the height of which was reduced, were originally distributed on the fortifications which include a chatelet. We reached the castle by two drawbridges.

SIGOURNAIS is a French municipality, situated in the department of Vendée of the region Pays de la Loire, populated with 848 Sigournaisiens in 2007, distributed on 18.3 km², that is 46,3 hab/km².

My images of Sigournais

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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Bonsoir Joel,

a quite impressive castle! Well composed and beautifully framed with the tree on the right. I like the spiky peaks in the background compared with the round heavy tower in foreground. Thanks for sharing.

Bonne nuit
Günther

Bonsoir Joël,

Le arbres cadrent bien le château. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château de Sigournais. La bonne luminosité embellie les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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  • Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 59 N: 2906] (34007)
  • [2011-08-07 17:39]

Hello Joel,
what a beautiful shot of yhe castle. Fantastic management of light and colors, sharpness, clarity great, POV excellent and DOF. I like the architecture, greenery around, beautiful sky. This shot is elegant of this beautiful place. A very pleasing composition. I love it. Well done.
All the best,
Barbara

Joël
Une belle photo, parfaitement composée, de ce très joli château féodal.Tu as parfaitement choisi ton angle de prise de vue et la lumière était idéale, comme le ciel légèrement nuageux en arrière plan. Les deux WS complètent bien la découverte.
Amicalement
JJ

Bonjour Joël,
C'est une merveille ce château et tu en as fait une très belle photo. J'aime la composition, la texture des pierres et le graphisme.
Excellent travail !
Amicalement
Jacques

Bonjour Joël,

XVème siècle et pourtant ce châteu a gardé bien des aspects défensifs, sans doute hérité du château précédent. Le POv que tu as opportunément choisi montre bien ces aspects. En outre la succesion des élements dans différents plans donne une très agréable profondeur à l'image.
Amitiés,
Roger

Hi Joel,
a picturesque view of this imposing castle, I like the composition and the historical atmosphere, beautiful details and clouds, the POV is superb, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
György

Hi Joel

Another fantastic castle. I really like the POV and ancient textures. Great composition and colours.

Chris

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23268 W: 523 N: 38514] (166758)
  • [2011-08-08 2:47]

Hello Joël,

The feudal time is happy a long time over, short after the WAR II was this here in Belgium the yet Baron de boss.
Nice castle in in a splendid style.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,
John.

Hello Joël,
A well composed shot of this impressive fortress with its massive walls. I like the use of the tree as an anchor point; it helps give the image depth. Splendid technical presentation.

Hello Joël,

The castle is in a very good state of preservation. This is exactly the kind of castle I use to draw with crayons when I was a little boy. Inclusion of a tree on the right side is a very nice touch. From the tree to the furthest visible tower. there is a quite distance. The image also has a very good POV showing a very attractive side of the castle. As always, I appreciate the natural colors of the image. A nice formation of the clouds over the castle is visually very helpful in creating an impressive atmosphere. Thank you Joël for introducing this beautiful castle to us.

Very best wishes, Joël
Nobu.

Buongiorno Joel
e bentornato dalle vacanze :-)Vedo che hai già postato molte belle foto nuove dal tuo viaggio, e questa ne è un esempio. Il cielo ti è sempre amico per ottenere degli ottimi sfondi per i tuoi soggetti preferiti. Io ammiro questo castello che sembra arrivare direttamente da un'epoca lontana.
un caro saluto
amicalement
Simonetta

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5793 W: 95 N: 9238] (52469)
  • [2011-08-08 6:43]

Hi Joël,
wonderful old castle. A real one my son would say.
Fine composition.
regards, Gerrit

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12630 W: 0 N: 15610] (158788)
  • [2011-08-08 9:11]

Hello Joël

quel château superbe avec la tour ronde en premier plan, le contraste avec les parties carrées imposantes ce beaux toits, tout est paqrfaite,f antastique iamge et compo.

bravo et maitié

Nicou

Ola Joel ,
Bonitos estes castelos que mos mostras , interessante a sua arquitectura medieval , gosto muito dos telhados em bico , boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2011-08-08 10:01]

Bonjour Joël,
C'est génial la perspective de ce joli château et son impressionnante architecture.
Excellente composition, nous permettant de voir une partie de leur environnement, sous un beau ciel avec des nuages​​.
Amicalement,
Charo

Hi Joel
Absolutely beautiful shot of this historic castle with great details, texture and sharpness. Very well composed and balanced in subtle light and shadows with great depth, rich colors and good technical quality. A very pleasing image well taken, Congrats.
Best regards

Ciao caro Joel,
bellissima e interessante l'architettura di questo castello che sembra il castello delle fiabe. Vedendo i due WS ho capito che il POV di questa immagine non è casuale, ma ricercato e voluto per rendere ancora più bello e suggestivo questa antica costruzione medievale. Giustamente, è stato catalogato monumento storico. Hai fatto un buon lavoro, come sempre. Bravissimo!
Ciao, buon martedì!
Paolo

Hello Joel,
Wonderful composition with a beautiful castle, interesting architecture, excellent POV, very nice light management, natural colors, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-08-08 17:15]

Hello Joel,

It is impressive to see the castle of such the Middle Ages in the environment naturally enclosed. It is a structure with a strong building, and it is interesting the roof ahead is sharp. The whole is unified by gentle tone well.

Regards,
mikio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14426 W: 156 N: 24986] (132114)
  • [2011-08-08 22:28]

Bonjour Joel
Très jolie présentation du château, un bon choix angle qui donne un très bel aperçu sur plusieurs éléments architecturaux, bonne gestion de la lumière et des détails bien rendu, belles complémentaires en WS
Belle journée
cricri

Bonjour, cher Joël,
tu as choisi un bon cadrage pour capter la beauté du château et de son architecture robuste à travers d'un angle efficient visuel, qui surélève ses formes et ses volumes.
La lumière et les couleurs ont une jolie douceur, et l'image a une grande netteté, qu'elles donnent une haute qualité à la composition.
Un beau travail.
Bien amicalement,
Josep

Bonjour Joel
C'est bien dans ces jours là qu'on pense à revoir l'histoire, a lire, à se renseigner sur les endroits que l'on visite. Tes images l'ont tout, on apprend et on se régale, merci!!!
Lily

Hi Joel!

Impressed by the 3D effect on your capture!!

The castle seems to "jump" from FG, may be the clouds effect, the superb shapness...I don´t know...but it is a strikking effect!!!

Great light management and fine details, textures on stone are very well captured too, amazing work yours!

Congratulations...

Have a nice day...

Manu

Hi Joel
this is something out of a fairy tale!
it could be the cover of a childrens book!
what a beautiful Castle, i can't help but wonder how i'd look in black and white.
one of the best compositions and overall look at a castle.
cheers
craig

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-08-10 5:41]

Bonjour Joël
Un bon PdV suffisamment éloigné pour éviter toute distorsion, et assez près pour de bons détails.
La lumière était assez basse, mais suffisante pour de bonnes couleurs et contrastes.
Bel endroit
Laurent

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