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Nobility of Auvergne, Lanobre

Nobility of Auvergne, Lanobre
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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: 2012-07-28
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dordogne Valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-24 5:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 28th, 2012
Lanobre 150092 15270
Cantal Auvergne
45.436 2.534 648 m

Nobility of Auvergne, Lanobre

One view.
Another view.

In Lanobre, le château de Val, 14th 15th centuries. Registered on Historic monuments since 1946.

The château de Val is remarkable with its bulwarks flanked by 6 towers with machicoulis.
Having dominated the valley of the DORDOGNE during centuries, it is now in waters of the reservoir of the Bort-les-Orgues dam since 1951.

The dam of Bort-les-Orgues on the DORDOGNE, 183 meters high with its foundations and 390 meters long, retains 477 millions of m3 in a reservoir 1 070 hectares and 21 km long. Its settled power is 240 MW. It produces 310 GWH/YEAR.

_ 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.

Château de Val virtual visit.

LANOBRE is a French municipality, placed in the department of Cantal of the region Auvergne, populated with 1400 Lanobréens in 2009, distributed on 41 km², is 34,2 hab./km².

Lanobre History.

My images of Lanobre.
My Dordogne valley images.

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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Hello Joël,
A fine capture of this impressive château-fort, which is seemingly still in good condition. I like the framing with the tree one side and the building the other. The statue of the horse adds to the interest of the shot, whilst the stormy sky makes a good backdrop and suits the subject well. Very good presentation.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14070 W: 0 N: 16135] (171666)
  • [2012-09-24 6:29]

Hlelo Joël

Quelle compo et iamge de ce château sueprbe ces tour rondes avec leur châpeaux, cette pierre , grise en bas légèrement ocre plus aut, le cadrage avec le fleurs à gauche et ce cheval en statue à drosite sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


Hello Joël,
the spectacular Chateau is beautifully portrayed with architecture that is sharp and very clear,the details are a delight.
It is very well composed with the tree providing an excellent frame and the statue of the horse adding even more interest.
A very fine photograph in a most suitable frame.
Kind regards Les.

Bonjour Joel, photo très bon, avec un bon POV de ce château beau et intéressant, une très bonne image et intéressant techniquement très bien fait. Excellent travail mon ami, mes félicitations. Tfs.

Bonne soirée et début heureux de la semaine.
Meilleures salutations et meilleurs voeux.

Hello Joël,
A marvellous architecture presented here.
Wonderful view of the beautiful castle.Nice architecture details.Perfect presentation.
Best regards

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 0 N: 1500] (13189)
  • [2012-09-24 11:24]

joel hi,what a super scene,what a beautifull chateau!nice shot all around,great POV! dr

Excellent clarity and composition. The stone brick walls and the black conical tops of the towers are well captured. On the right are the steps leading up to the top. On the left is are the green plants and shrubs that rise up to about the first balck window.
The elegant statue of the horse is taken with sharpness and detail. The tall large tree on the right gives variety and depth of colour to the picture.
The building on the left with bright red flowers and creepers balances the photograph.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-09-24 12:45]

Bonsoir Joël,

Architecture médiévale contre art moderne : je préfère le château au cheval de bronze ;0) Excellent cadrage, l'édifice a fière allure, dans un cadre verdoyant et soigneusement entretenu. Un château de plus à ta collection !

Bonne soirée,


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6091 W: 277 N: 11813] (91048)
  • [2012-09-24 12:50]

Bonjour Joel ,
une lumière pas terrible , et pourtant l'image est agréable à regarder ; Il faut dire que le sujet est magnifique , et que la composition est excellente dans ce format carré .

Ciao Joel
un'altra perla da aggiungere alla altre bellezze che ci hai presentato, con tanto di note.
Il cielo non era certo quello da cortolina, ma la presentazione è più che ottima.

Hi Joel,
what a beautiful view...this is a superb photo of this picturesque place, great POV and details, the dramatic sky is spectacular, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

Hello Joel,
this castle is striking beautiful. Magnificent architecture, vegatation, horse statue looks up admiring the castle. Wonderfully depict this castle and surroundings. I like it a lot. Very spectacular place. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-09-24 23:08]

Bonjour Joel (my neighbour today),
castle here is very nice. An interesting mediaval architecture. Nice composition, fine statue of horse on right side. I like the colours, informations and complementary WS also.
Have a nice day.

Très belle(s) photo(s) de ce magnifique et original château. La composition de l'image est très bonne et l'harmonie de tons entre les pierres et le ciel nuageux est excellente.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9860 W: 157 N: 16051] (126453)
  • [2012-09-24 23:51]

Witaj Joel!
Beautiful castle.
I like it.
Excellent POV and composition.
Good colors and interesting light.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice day

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2012-09-25 1:00]

Hi Joel,
wonderful and impressive castle in such a great shape. The maintainance is very well cared for.
Excellent composition.
regards, Gerrit

Hi Joel,
Lovely old castle that built by stones, clear to show its complicated structures that combined various geometrical shapes, nice WS photos to show it closer from different pov, distinct photos, good shoot.

Magnificently built fort, a château, Joel.
4 massive turrets connected by strong walls, an impressive edifice.
Nice taken from POV, show it's grandeur on a wide complex filled with more buildings of it's style and a nice horse statue.
fabulous shot, inspite the grey sky's.
Au revoir,

Ciao Joel, great POV on fantastic castle, good contrast against Grey sky, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2012-09-25 7:20]

Bonjour Joel,

superbe mise en valeur de ce chateau, malgré un temps maussade,grâce une très belle texture générale.
La sculpture du cheval donne encore plus de noblesse à l'ensemble.
Très belle réalisation

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-09-25 7:30]

Bonjour Joël,
you have captured this fascinating architecture very nicely. The composition is outstanding with the modern statue included. Excellent sharpness and very nice and natural colors. My compliments, the other photo in WS is also very interesting.
Warm regards

Ola Joel ,
Muito bom o ponto de visão para este castelo de fundo , são lindas estas torres cilíndricas , achei fantástico o lugar em redor muito bem cuidado e com a estátua do cavalo , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15709 W: 159 N: 27480] (144140)
  • [2012-09-25 10:41]

Bonjour Joel
Non d'une pipe moins vite, j'arrive pas a te suivre ....
Belle texture des pierres de cet élégant château, super bien cadrer, le WS 1 est fort intéressant aussi et complète a merveille celle ci, bravo
Belle soirée

Salut Joel.
Grand POV de cet endroit merveilleux, magnifiques les hautes tours du château, avec certainement imprenable, la maison sur la gauche dans la ligne architecturale est un excellent complément qui permet de donner une bonne perspective, la sculpture beau cheval qui semble regarder le donjon du château.
Très bel endroit et belle réalisation.
Passez une bonne nuit.

Bonjour Joël,

L'arbre à l'avant-plan aide au cadrage de l'image. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château de Val. Le ciel nuahgeux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Joel,
This towery are very impressive and the textures of the walls are wonderful. The horse statue adds to the image and the colourful details creates a magnificent composition.
Have a nice day,

Salut Joel,
Une très belle composition qui valorise ce château, originales tours toutes en hauteur, malgré un ciel plutôt nuageux la clarté est bien rendue pour la photo.

Hi Joel
I know that if i need to see a Castle View, i visit your gallery :)
and you didn't dissapoint at all with this one.
the overcast grey clouds give you the perfect backdrop for the stone structure.
love the tall pillars, and the contrasting smooth grounds surrounding it.
wonderful photo and subject

Hallo Joel,
wirklich eine sehr gute Perspektive, gratuliere!
Viele Grüße

Salut Joël!
C'est une photo merveilleuse!
Les détails architecturaux anciens sont magnifiques et l'endroit semble être très agréable et m'invite à une visite heureuse!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le format horizontal, l'encadrement gris & blanc, les contrastes, le pdv choisi et la compo sont excellents, chouettes!
Merci du partage,

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