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The Tavignano valley, Altiani

The Tavignano valley, Altiani
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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: 2011-09-24
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-14 3:14
Viewed: 2795
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
September 24th, 2011
Altiani 2B012 20251
Haute-Corse Corse
42.234 9.290 560 m

The Tavignano valley, Altiani

One view. The valley.
Another view. The bridge.

La vallée du Tavignano, from the bridge of altiani, in the southeast of Corte, Genoese bridge in three arcs, built on the Tavignano river in the 14th century then widened in the 18th century. It is classified as "Historic Monument" since 1977.

The Corsican bridges originally constructed for the crossing of two kitted mules, were widened from 1778, by means of solid consoles, sealed in the side of the bridge, and carrying the arcatures of the rail, very visible on all the modified bridges.

ALTIANI is a French municipality, placed in the department of Haute-Corse, region of Corse, populated with 107 Altianais in 2006, distributed on 18.3 km², that is to say 5.9 hab/km².

Altiani is a municipality of the Boziu, in limit of the Natural Park of Corsica.

My images of Altiani.

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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Hi Joel!

Well framed image and very nice workshop.
Real colors and fine detail, too!

Warm regards,

Good Morning Joel,

I'm so glad that I opened this, it gave me great pleasure to study the bridge, its watery location and the exquisite view beyond. Your pov makes the bridge its own natural border, sharp, textured and so interesting. Good dof.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Joël,
The bridge arch makes a splendid natural frame for the rugged landscape beyond. The river boarded by its rocky banks provides a very good lead line, directing the viewer toward the distant mountains. Superb rendering of the tones and textures; excellent sharpness throughout.

Hello Joel - Together with the grey rocks, this very attractive stone bridge makes a lovely frame through which to view the landscape beyond. Your WS shot shows the full magnificence of the bridge which compliments your note very well. A charming location beautifully captured. The soft colour palette is lovely. best regards Rosemary

Bonjour Joël,

L'arche cadrent bien le paysage. La rivière envoie mon regard vers les montagnes ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du pont. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2011-12-14 5:39]
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Salut Joel,une excellente prise de vue poir creer une corniche naturelle avec le vieu pont,tres jolie perspective ed details,selon moi la saturation est un peu faible...mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Salut Joël!
C'est un endroit vraiment beau!
C'est une photo vraiment attrayante!
Le pdv choisi, la compo symmetrique, les couleurs, la gestion de la lumière et le format horizontal m'ont plu beaucoup!
Merci du partage,

Hello Joel,

J'aime bien l'efficacité de ce type de cadrage qui focalise l'attention sur ce qu'il y a dans l'arche.
Et là le côté fourni de la nature et du lointain que l'on y voit est bien mis en valeur par la pierre de ce pont qui à son tour constitue un cadre rond dans le cadrage rectangulo/carré que tu as assigné à ta photo.
Il y a en plus une belle tonalité générale de couleurs.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2011-12-14 7:21]

Hello Joël

Good use of the stone arched bridge to frame the bg mountains & fg stream. Excellent color, sharpness & textural details in the stonework façade of the bridge too. Tfs & Merry Xmas!

Hi Joel,

What a splendid place.
Well framed naturally by the bridge and excellently presented.
The bridge is really an interesting architecture.
Best regards

Bonsoir Joel,
An excelent premeditated picture, show the view under the arc, flow of calm water's ans verdant surrounding's.
I am impressed by the meticulous work done by those builders on old times - really knew to bridge up back than.
Au revoir,

Ciao Joel,
immagine ben studiata ed efficacemente realizzata, grande nitidezza, il ponte ha creato una cornice naturale grazie ad un POV perfetto.
ottimo scatto e complimenti

Ola Joel ,
Bela composição com o arco desta ponte em pedra , o nosso olhar vai para a paisagem de fundo , bom enquadramento da foto, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Salut Joël, bonne composition, c'est que nous offrons dans cette très belle vue à travers le pont, une image forte et une bonne profondeur, travail bien fait, félicitations mon ami. Bonne nuit et le week heureux. TFS.

Meilleures salutations.


Hi Joel,
I like this superb composition the view is picturesque, the POV is very attractive, romantic details and the depth of the photo is spectacular, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!

Hello Joel,
Wonderful composition, beautiful natural frame with the arch, excellent POV, lovely soft light and colors, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-12-14 14:33]

Hello Joel!
Faultlessly light management, wonderful colours! Beautiful calm atmosphere! Very impressive photo, excellent work notes, with nice composition I like a beautiful old post! Great POV and frame in frame and clear view under bridge! with perspective, great light management, great choice of shots WSs colours and toning! Congratulations!
Best regards

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2011-12-14 17:39]

Voici un cadrage qui est completement justifie. Le pont comme un cadre d'un tableau riche. Le motif est bien seduisant, on admire le spectacle et on ne s'appercoit pas que les couleurs sont presque absantes. Ta publicite de la Corse est un succes complet, Joel. Bravo et bravo pour ton temoignage!


Ce gros arche de pont t'offre un très bon cadre naturel et ressemble à un tunnel de passage vers cette charmante vallée...qui ne semblait pas excessivement ensoleillée ce jour là! Joliment réalisé.

Hello Joël,

Accurate use of the ancient bridge as frame to view the lovely valley with the small river!
And a six hundred years old bridge still in operation is simply amazing...
A well working composition with a strong sense of depth, good sharpness in all details!

Pablo -

Bonsoir Joël,

What a dramatic frame you have employed to show the Corsican landscape. Along with the alternate views and the informative note, this is highly appreciated package for Trekearth, thank you.

Warm regards,


Hello dear Joël
What a amazing place.
Well framed naturally by the bridge and excellently presented.
The bridge is really an impressive architecture.
Color are fantastic.
Workshop images are great,too.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Best regards

Hi Joël,
The arch is beautifully framing the very pleasant landscape view here. Together with the rocks the frame appears to be perfectly circular. The colours are very soft and subdued.
Kind regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2011-12-16 8:37]

Bonjour Joel
Belle utilisation de l'arche du pont comme cadrage , c'est original et très naturel, très jolie vue et le POV extra les pieds dans l'eau!!!
superbe les WS
Belle soirée

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-12-17 6:35]

Hello Joel,

You're capturing well this scape by a good angle, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity. So, it's impressive a stone bridge with strong shape, river and surrounding greenery. It is visible to the good place surrounded by nature here. And, it draws out a good atmosphere for mountain seen far away, too.


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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2011-12-17 10:52]

Bonjour Joel,

j'aime beaucoup le cadrage que tu as effectué. L'arche me fait pensé à une porte s'ouvrant vers la vallée, comme un invitation à s'évader.
Jolie réalisation

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2011-12-19 11:31]

Bonsoir Joël,

Je ne connais pas la Vallée du Tavignano en aval de Corte, mais ce pont vaut le déplacement ! Il me semble apercevoir un village, dans le fond, peut-être Altiani ? Bonne composition, originale et bien réalisée.

Bonne soirée,


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