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Romanesque church, Cenac-et-Saint-Julien

Romanesque church, Cenac-et-Saint-Julien
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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: 2011-10-04
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dordogne Valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-11 1:42
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Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 4th, 2011
Cénac-et-Saint-Julien 240091 24250
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.802 1.204 80 m

Romanesque church, Cénac-et-Saint-Julien

One view.
Another view.

The Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité, Romanesque, 12th 19th 20th centuries. Classified as historical monuments in 1987.

The Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité was preceded by a priory founded in 1090 to Cénac, destroyed in 1588 during the wars of religion. Only the apse of five bays escaped destruction.

The village of Cénac-et-Saint-Julien in Périgord Noir is in the DORDOGNE valley.

_ The DORDOGNE is formed in its origin, of brooks taking their spring up to 1694 meters in height, on the sides of the Puy de Sancy in the Massif Central. After a course of 483 kilometers, and the crossing of a catchment basin of 23870 km², it flows in the Garonne, at the bec d'Ambès in the estuary of Gironde, before joining the Atlantic Ocean. Description of the la Dordogne.

The status of the Dordogne made sometimes discusses, between that of an tributary river of the Garonne, or that of a river flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, by the estuary of the Gironde.

CÉNAC-ET-SAINT-JULIEN is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated 1207 Cenacois in 2007, distributed out of 19.9 km², that is to say 60.6 hab./km².

The village of Cénac-et-Saint-Julien in the Périgord Noir, along the Dordogne, is located near Domme, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Beynac-et-Cazenac, La Roque-Gageac, the chateau of Milandes, and gardens of Marqueyssac.

My images of Cénac-et-Saint-Julien.

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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Good Morning Joel,

The historic church is very nicely framed between the shadow on the right and the tree on the left. The church itself appears to be almost in a spotlight, gilding its exterior. You have a good dof, bringing out the details of the architecture.
The only clue to modern times is the wheel trim, leaning against the wall!

Have a lovely Sunday,
Bev :-)

Bom dia John

this church has a special and nice style. I like ths simple and beautiful architecture. Very good point of view.

Ciao Joel,
ci offri sempre delle interessantissime immagini sempre ben composti e puliti senza alcuna sbavatura, i contrasti e luce sono fantastici.
complimenti e buona domenica

Hi Joel,
a superb photo of this romanesque church. The composition is very nice, the colours and lights are splendid, the POV is attractive. Beautiful architectural photo, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot kívánok!

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-03-11 4:49]

Hi Joel,

A well presented view of this wonderful old church. Excellent quality here with superb sharpness, DOF and light control. Beautiful image. Thanks for sharing.


Bonjour Joel,

Le petit cimetière cintré d'un beau mur de pierres nous offre un avant plan agréable et guide le regard vers cette impressionnante église qui baigne sous une lumière douce. Très belle qualité d'image.



Hello Joel,
This is an eye catching photo of this church and its beauty. Beautiful and impressive architecture and surroundings with splendid colors, sharpness, clarity and fabulous POV. Love it. Awesome photo. Thankls for sharing.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,

Hi Joël,
The light brown colour of the sandstone is perfect against the clear blue sky. Very beautiful and interesting architecture of this church.
Kind regards

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-03-11 13:53]

Bonsoir Joël,

Cette église est étonnante par son architecture et son style à l'allure défensive ! La tourelle également n'est pas commune ! Bon cadrage et superbe lumière automnale.

Bonne soirée,


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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2012-03-11 14:48]

Hi Joel, superb , sharp and lovely detail. balanced beautifully with the tree.. what brought a smile to my face was the wheel hubcap.. guess they will have to come back to church to collect.. well done Ric

Hello Joel,
Another nice capture of a sacral building.
Good pov and perfect ligth management.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards

Hi Joel,
very nice old age architecture shot with nice chosen POV...like the textures decayed sandstone wall...
very nice play of war light over the Church...


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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 856 W: 74 N: 2533] (11927)
  • [2012-03-11 23:20]

Another good architectural photo Joel - the church is well positioned with the blue sky providing good colour contrast.

C'est fou le nombre de superbes églises romanes que l'on peut découvrir en sillonnant la campagne française! Tu nous en montres un nouveau très bel exemple.
Certains ont cherché à "enjoliver" le monument....pas sûr qu'ils aient réussi -)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-03-12 1:17]

Bonjour Joel,
an interesting presentation of Romanesque church with the cemetery. I like the architecture. Well history and informations in note. Photos are well done.
Have a nice day.

Hello Joël.
This is stunning architecture shot on a beautiful day. Love the light and details with excellent light management. Love the fg shade making this a balanced shot.
Thanks and kind regards.

Bonjour Joël,

Le muret de pierres cadre bien l'église. La longueur du muret donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de l'église Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité. La bonne luminosité valorise les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15569 W: 159 N: 27221] (142928)
  • [2012-03-12 5:26]

Bonjour Joel
Une très belle architecture romane qui baigne sous une belle lumière du sud, bon cadrage, netteté et contraste avec le bleu du ciel,
Belle journée

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  • vladic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 37 N: 299] (4563)
  • [2012-03-12 11:39]

Bonsoir Joel,

Cette église d'une étonnante beauté bénéficie d'une très belle architecture d'expression romane. J’apprécie particulièrement les couleurs parfaitement restituées ici et les jeux d’ombres sur le chemin de traverse qui donnent beaucoup de force à ta photo.


Hi Joel,
Very beautiful an old church that completed with combined various geometrical shapes, good pov to frame it with include the cemeteries at the yard, tidy shot, I like the WS photos too, thanks for sharing.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13924 W: 0 N: 16117] (170354)
  • [2012-03-13 2:23]

Hello Joël

mervielleuxe iamge de cette église quelle belle architecture, le cadrage toujours soingées ces contrtastes dans les tons ce ciel pur quelle ensemble superbe.

bravo et amitié


Salut Joel,
Belle architecture bien rendue avec cette belle lumière, on aurait juste envie si cela était possible de se décaler un peu pour ne pas avoir ces quelques feuilles qui se superposent à gauche, un détail ...

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
un bon cadrage qui met bien en valeur l'élégance et la beauté de l'architecture de cette église romane, sous un jeu fantastique de lumière et d'ombres.
L'image est très nette, la lumière est très bonne, et les couleurs sont naturelles, de plus, j'aime les branches de l'arbre à l'avant-plan, dans une composition très bien réalisée.
Bien amicalement,

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