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Flowers and painters, Magne

Flowers and painters, 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: 2011-07-23
Categories: Festivals
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Poitevin Marsh, Marais Poitevin, Sevre Niortaise valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-12 3:19
Viewed: 1995
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 23th, 2011
Magné 790162 79460
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.315 -0.544 10 m

Flowers and painters, Magné

One view.
Another view.

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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Bonjour Joël
Belle photo avec en avant-scène ces magnifiques fleurs aux douces couleurs et au fond les maisons typiques couvertes de tuiles aux volets bleus.
Amitiés et bonne journée.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
  • [2012-09-12 3:50]

Bonjour Joël,

Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
This are of the most pictoresque places, your found a very nice place.
Certainly the lovely flowers in foreground.
Color and subject are pleasant.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Joel,

Une image très bien construite et surtout très profonde avec tout cet espace entre les belles fleurs à l'avant plan et les maisons au loin. Très bien fait .



Bonjour Joël,

La distance entre les fleurs et les immeubles donne de la profondeur à la comnposition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des fleyrs et des immeubles. La bonne luminosité valorise les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2012-09-12 6:14]

mon ami
un cadrage vraimente tres jolie avec cette petite fleurs in premiere position et avec arret la tipique maison francaise

hello Joël,
The nicely lit foreground blooms make a lovely natural frame for the houses and activity in the background. Beautiful delicate shades of white and lilac rendered in great detail.

delicate and sweet shot
beautiful and full of freshness shot
amazing composition that chamges everybody s
mood,lovely natural frame


An interesting note that accompanies a lovely sweet composition. Very adeptly named too!


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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2012-09-12 7:50]

Bonjour Joel,
Great depth and excellent colors in this photo. I really like the composition with the flowers in the FG leading the eye nicely to the houses in BG. Well done.

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-09-12 8:48]

Bonsoir Joël,

La couleur des fleurs, au premier plan, s'accorde bien, je trouve, avec celle du ciel, légèrement voilé. Les façades claires des maisons et les toits de tuiles forment un bel ensemble, lumineux et agréable à regarder. On retrouve les peintres en plein travail, dans un cadre somptueux, propice à la concentration, mais de plus loin que sur l'une de tes précédentes photos !

Bonne soirée,


Hola Joel,

buena imagen de este lugar, me gusta la composicion con las flores en primer termino, me llaman la atencion las puertas y ventanas azules tambien, bien visto,

Un saludo,


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14065 W: 0 N: 16135] (171632)
  • [2012-09-12 9:14]

Hlelo Joël,

superbe iamge avec ces belle fleurs, quelle profondeur d'iamge avec la vue en fond superbe sur ces maison et la végétation une sueprbe composition d'image, splendide.

Bravo et amitié

Dobro vece.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst.
Lep popgled.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Lepo cvece.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.

Très intéressant et bon texte.
Popgled agréable.
Bonne netteté et le contraste, la couleur magnifique.
Bonne composition et de travailler avec de belles photographies de l'atelier.
Belles fleurs.
Bonne soirée et tout le meilleur.

Hi Joel,
what a lovely atmosphere the composition is very nice and I like the beautiful details and the POV. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

Ton Sony se joue de la profondeur de champ et te permet de réaliser cette jolie composition fleurie qui laisse aller le regard jusqu'à ce beau village qui doit sans nul doute inspirer les peintres.

Bonjour Joel,
The white and velvet/pink flower gave a most magnificent decoration to the river scenery.
Perfect depth and clarity, the people on the other side also adding a vivid scale on.
Lovely shot, enchanting view.
au revoir,

Hi Joel,
Creative frame to show the background buildings with include flowers at foreground, lovely old architectures and colourful flowers, lively shot that show people enjoying the Painting Festival, interesting composition, nice WS photos to show the river and bridge too, distinct photos, good shoot.

Salut Joel.
Une image fabuleuse d'une grande beauté, ces pétunias, au premier plan, nous nous réjouissons à la vue, vision idéale de belles maisons avec tous les participants du festival, donne une belle touche de dynamisme à l'image.
Un travail magnifique plein de couleurs et avec une belle lumière douce. Bien fait.
Passez un bon après-midi.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-09-14 0:03]

Bonjour Joel,
good idea, composition here is very nice. I like the flowers on FG. Fine presentation from Magne. Complementary WS is ok. also. Photos are well done.
Have a nice day.

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-09-14 5:00]

Belle ambiance très bien capturé, impecable cadrage et couleurs. Merci Joel!
Bon WE!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2012-09-14 23:48]

Hi Joel,

Flowers and painters, indeed :). And this photo is like painted during this festival. Well done. Have a beautiful weekend


Dear Joël
Very nice color coordinated floral arrangement in the foreground, and a beautiful sky behind them.
Great light and nice atmosphere with all these people.
Beautiful work complete with workshop.
Best regards my friend

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-09-26 5:32]

Hello Joël,
This summer scene is very well composed by you, with the beautiful flowering foreground and the interesting architectural background. In addition, the light, colors and quality are perfect in the image. Excellent job!
Best regards,

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