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A liquid painting, Magne

A liquid painting, Magne
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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: 2012-07-22
Categories: Festivals, Nature
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Poitevin Marsh, Marais Poitevin, Inverted Reflections, Sevre Niortaise valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-29 3:07
Viewed: 2324
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 22th, 2012
Magné 790162 79460
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.315 -0.544 10 m

A liquid painting, Magné

One view.
Another view.

Reflection, during the visit of the PAINTING FESTIVAL of Magné, in the Green Venice, on SÉVRE NIORTAISE river bank, in the MARAIS POITEVIN, marsh of Poitou, a paradise of the painters and the photographers.

The festival orgnanized each year the 3rd weekend of July, is a contest of painting and drawing open to all painters. During 2 days, the participating painters, of all disciplines, must exclusively carry out a work on the territory of the commune. Only one signed and not framed work can be subjected to the appreciation of a jury, chaired by the guests of honor, composed international artists and partners. This festival, in first position in France for this kind of demonstration, accomodates 300 artists and 15000 visitors, and acquired a national and international recognition.

_ The SÈVRE-NIORTAISE river is a coastal river, which takes its source in the commune of Sepvret in the departement of Deux-Sèvres, close to Les Grandes-Fontaines hamlet, at 152 meters of altitude. It crosses Niort, then goes down in the MARAIS POITEVIN, marsh of Poitou, which it feeds, before throwing in the Atlantic Ocean in the Anse de l'Aiguillon, after a course of 158.1 km and the crossing of a catchment area of 3650 km², with a average flow of 44.4 m³/s. the Sèvre Niortaise and Sèvre-Nantaise rivers, gave their name to the department of Deux-Sèvres. Sèvre-Niortaise river description.

_ The MARAIS POITEVIN, Marsh of Poitou, old Gulf of Poitou, gulf of Pictons that sea occupied 8000 years ago, extends on the plains from the Vendée in north, the plain of Niort in Deux-Sèvres in the east and the plain of Aunis in Charente-Maritime in the south. The 95000 hectares of the Poitevin Marsh, were built by the marine currents and the alluvia brought by the rivers and rivers. Since the Neolithic era, the resources were exploited there. Salt, fishing, the breeding were developed there until the time Gallo Romaine. With the Middle Ages began from great work of draining and installation under the impulse of the abbeys, like benedictine abbey of Maillezais. They continued in particular under king Henri IV at the 17th century, and at the 19th century. It was necessary and it is still necessary, to contain the effects of the sea and to often evacuate surface waters of a marsh to the lower part of the open seas. On the whole thousands of kilometers of channels of all sizes, drains, ditches, conches, were dug.
The marshes are divided into two, the desiccated marshes of 47,000 hectares, and wet the marshes known as The Venice Verte of 29,000 hectares. 19000 hectares partially desiccated should be added.

Parc interrégional du Marais Poitevin.

MAGNÉ is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 2856 Magnésiens in 2009, distributed on 14.8 km², that is to say 193 hab./km².

Magné history.

Aprés Niort, Magné est le point d'entrée du Marais mouillé. Passant par Coulon, La Garette à Sansais, le Vanneau, Arcais, Maillezais, Damvix, on atteint le marais desséché qui s'étend jusqu'à la Baie de l'Aiguillon, à la porte de l'océan Atlantique.

Since May 20th, 2010, the MARAIS MOUILLÉS of GREEN VENICE have the Label «Grand site de France».

My images of Magné.
My images of Marais Poitevin.

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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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2012-08-29 4:09]

Salut Joel,

no points so far, that´s not a good sign..
like a lot your vision behind this truly fascinating picture, you have a great eye for such a scenery ..

so thanks for sharing, see you soon, amicalement, Bernd

Hello Joël,
A very apt title for this most beautiful composition. Lovely melting colours in the shimmering waters are nicely anchored by the strip of grass at the bottom edge. Very agreeably lit and with excellent clarity.

Bonjour Joël,

Les reflets sur l'eau de la rivière sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des détails des reflets qui sont légèrement flous. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Joel,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Il est rare de voir des personnages dans les reflets et c'est bien réussi tout en donnant de la vie à l'ensemble. Effectivement, on dirait une peinture.



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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2012-08-29 6:10]

Salut Joel,
Magnifique tableau qui ne reste qu'à signer. L'effet des reflets est merveilleux et ton oeil d'artiste à bien saisi l'occasion. Ça me donne des idées pour mon prochain tableau. Excellent travail.
Bravo!... et toutes mes amitiés,

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-08-29 6:12]

Délicieux reflet plein de vie et de couleur, une image de toute beauté. Mes compliments!

Bonjour Joël
Une image qui brille par son originalité. Une belle oeuvre d'art qui me plait.
Bravo et bonne journée.

Bonjour Joel
Une très belle vibration des couleurs pour cette image retournée verticalement.Les petites touches de couleur orange s'harmonisent parfaitement avec le bleu ouvertures de cette maison.
Bonne soirée

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-08-29 9:15]

Hello Joel! Wow, what an impressive place, beautiful as painting and fantastic reflection that looks charm as the sea! Excelletn POV, excellent framing and composition, great idea! Flawlessly light management, wonderful colours, excellent scene and crop,note, wss Congratulations!

Bonjour Joel, très belle image de cette peinture impressionniste belle, le cadrage et bonne netteté, bonne lumière et la couleur. Très bon travail et agréable bien fait, bravo mon ami. Tfs.

Bon après-midi et week heureux.

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2012-08-29 9:56]

Bonjour Joel,

jolies reflets qui conservent à merveille des couleurs très naturelles et fort plaisantes.
Bien vu

Salut Joel,
Bel effet peinture avec ce cadrage focalisé sur les reflets, les tons bleus apportent un intéressant contraste de couleurs, très lumineux, bien capturé.

Bonjour Joel!
Cette réflexion fantastique! Magnifique composition de formes et de couleurs, excellent impact émotionnel! Félicitations!
Amicalement, Nino.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15709 W: 159 N: 27480] (144140)
  • [2012-08-29 11:41]

Bonjour Joel
Un effet flouté comme dans un rêve ou oui comme une peinture lumineux et de jolies couleurs, belle réalisation
Belle soirée

Hi Joël,
A very pleasant "water painting" with life and many colours. An interesting and very good note too!
Kind regards
PS Many thanks for e-mail today. I will study all links very carefully before we make any descitions. I will come back to you.

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2012-08-29 12:41]

ciao joel,

c'est une composition que j'adore. j'utilise très souvent ces reflets pour créer des compositions qui rappellent l'impressionisme...


Ciao Joel
vedo che hai partecipato anche tu al festival, il tuo quadro è molto interessante e ben lavorato.
Un gran bel lavoro.

Hi Joel,
a splendid photo with beautiful composition and lovely details, beautiful colours and lights, the realization is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

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  • divail Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 603 W: 24 N: 933] (8334)
  • [2012-08-29 18:56]

Bonsoir Joel,
Ce tableau liquide est superbe. J'aime bien tous ces personnages qu'on distingue bien mais qu'on ne peut reconnaître. Les couleurs sont très vives et le cadrage excellent. J'aime beaucoup.


Hello Joel,
excellent executed reflection image. Beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity. Magnificet picture. I love it.
Thanks for sharing. Awesome.
All the best,

Tu as créé ici un très beau tableau impressionniste qui va rendre jaloux tous les peintres du festival! Très réussi.

Hello joel,
Belle réussite que ce tableau liquide.
Ton image est tombée à l'eau et bien tombée. Le léger cryptage n'empèche pas une lecture suffisante de la scène et le tout fait un peu penser à une peinture, pas forcément à l'eau, faisant de toi un photographe/ peintre lors de ce festival.
Magné-fique d'une certaine façon!

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2012-08-31 3:53]

Bonjour Joel,
Magnificen Photo. Perfectly captured reflections, marvelous colors and perfect clarity. I like it very much.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14070 W: 0 N: 16135] (171666)
  • [2012-08-31 5:06]

Hlelo Joël

quel reflet quel effet ces légères déformations sueprb eiamge et compo et ces couleurs avec le bord vert grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


Hello dear Joel,
Good idea,perfect realised !
It's a photographic work, but the taste is that of an impressionistic oil psinting.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
une composition fantastique, très appropriée au Festival de peinture de ce village, parce que c'est une image qui semble aussi une peinture, grâce à ses textures, au joli jeu de reflets sur l'eau et à la rotation intelligente du cadrage.
La qualité de lumière et de couleurs est très haute, tu as atteint un grand niveau esthétique et un fort graphisme sur la photo.
Un travail excellent.
Bien amicalement,

Bonjour Joel,
A fabulous reflection, inverted and shown in great clarity and multitude of colors.
Lovely taken shot.
Bon dimanche,

Hi Joel
there havn't been as many water reflection photo's on TE lately, i find that they come and go in spurts - when one or two are posted, it makes other people want to go out and shoot them too :)

how could anyone not enjoy this scene.
excellent rippling of the water to create the abstract style you desired.

bright and vivid colors too.
attractive shot

Bonjour Joël,
Superbe "peinture impressionniste" de cette maison au bord de la Sèvre Niortaise.
Très bel effet créé par le miroitement des formes et des couleurs.
Le photographe a bien adapté son choix pour le festival de peinture .

Bonjour Joel,
Very beautiful reflected image. It's great to catch the entire scene. Artistic image, well seen.
Enjoy a nice day.


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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-09-11 6:36]

Bonjour Joël,
a very nice composition; you have excellently realized the artistic potential of these beautiful reflections! Very harmonious and gentle colors and an outstanding perspective. This image is a pleasure for the eyes. My compliments!
Warm regards

Inscrivez-vous belle. L'exposition et la couleur sont excellents.
En ce qui concerne

Hi Joel,

This brings a whole new meaning to the words 'water colour'. It looks superb. The small ripples are enough to give a beautiful rendered texture and are not too strong to distort the image beyond recognition. I like the complimenting blue, orange and greens. The silvery overtone of much of the image is surreal and eye catching. Matt.

Dear Joel,

Lovely water colour effect. I love the Impressionists paintings, and yours here, although taken during the modern era, has a similar effect.


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