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The chapel of the castle, Lanobre

The chapel of the castle, 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, Nature, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dordogne Valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-18 2:46
Viewed: 2667
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 28th, 2012
Lanobre 150092 15270
Cantal Auvergne
45.436 2.534 648 m

The chapel of the castle, Lanobre

One view.
Another view.

In Lanobre, the chapel Saint-Blaise in the late fifteenth century, in the courtyard of the Val castle, 14th 15th centuries. Registered on Historic monuments since 1946.

The Val castle 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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Bonjour Joël
Une très bonne prise de ce superbe château. On a l'impression que la chapelle est aussi importante que le château dans un style différent.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-11-18 2:52]
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Salut Joël
Une autre belle vue sur ce château fascinant.
Bien sûr je félicite tes bons commentaires bien illustrés.
Cependant je ne comprends pas la raison de ce lien bleu sur Skype.
Bien cordialement

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
  • [2012-11-18 3:05]

Bonjour Joël,

You're a great master in linken, during my visit to you picture comes I always on a lot nice places, thank you very much for these linken.
What a lovely castle in a very quiet area.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Amitiés et bonne dimanche,

Hello Joël,
This delightful castle has all the allure of a fairytale. I like the view across the river and the presence of the boats. The lighting is agreeable and the detail excellent. Bon dimanche.

Hi Joel,
very nice old castel and chapel, natural colors and good p.o.v.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-11-18 7:21]

Hi Joel,
You have found a really great subject for this pic. The castle looks extremely elegant and eye-catching. Sharpness, exposure, saturation were executed very well. Thanks for sharing.


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  • GREGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 117 N: 1113] (7888)
  • [2012-11-18 8:31]

Hello Joel,
very nice composition,
island with beautiful buildings
Good POV, colors and quality,
have a nice evening

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 0 N: 16143] (171732)
  • [2012-11-18 8:45]

Hlelo Joël

Ave ces bâteaux en premier planquelle vue sur ce château, superbe ces belle tours rondes avec ces châpeaux pointuse quelle vue plongeante et mise en valeur, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Joel,
fantastic pov and wonderful capture of castle and nature from a fabulous POV. Splendid colors, sharpness,clarity and contrasts. Also is an amazing tanquil atmosphere ! Very nice result! I love this picture. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,

Hi Joël,
This is indeed a very beautiful castle, exactly the castle I used to imagine when reading all those boyhood books about knights. The modern boats return me to the present time;) An excellent picture with soft and subdued colours and a perfect composition.
Kind regards

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-11-18 10:08]

Bonsoir Joël,

Je n'avais pas remarqué, sur tes précédentes publications, la présence de cette chapelle ! La tourelle, à droite, dénote un peu par rapport au style de l'édifice et du château. Excellente netteté, et note très utile, comme d'habitude !

Bonne soirée,


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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2012-11-18 21:58]

L'image est bien fait en termes de contraste et la luminosité, le château est bien cadrée, aussi, la saturation des couleurs est bien rendue.

Trois photos qui viennent bien compléter ta minicollection d'images de ce beau château, en donnant une très belle vue d'ensemble.


Sign beautiful. Exposure and color are very good

With respect

Dobar dan.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o dvorcu, sa istorijom i datim podacima.
Lep pogled na dvorac i turisticke camce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep dvorac.
Dobra kompozicija i rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.

Good day.
Very interesting and good article about the castle, the history and the given data.
A nice view of the castle and tourist boat ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Nice castle.
Good composition and working with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
Good luck.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-11-19 0:16]

Bonjour Joel,
nice view of castle. I like the old architecture of towers and defensive walls. An interesting monument. Good photowork and presentation. I like it.
Have a nice day.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9869 W: 157 N: 16070] (126527)
  • [2012-11-19 0:43]

Witaj Jean!
Beautiful castle!
I like it :)
Excellent POV and composition.
Amazing place.
Have a nice day

Bonjour Joel, très belle image de ce magnifique château et de la chapelle en poste à cet endroit intéressant ressemble à une île dans la rivière. Très bien cadrée et bien capturés dans ce joli tableau. Très bien, bon travail et intéressant parfaitement réalisé, bravo mon ami. Merci de partager votre beau travail.

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

Salut Joel.
Splendid POV, que nous offrons dans ce beau château, nous voyons sur les rives de la rivière, ses nombreuses tours et des arbres autour de lui, crée une atmosphère charmante de cet endroit.
Une image très nette et lumineuse, bien qu'ici le jour où il a l'air un peu gris.
Lovely work, je l'aime.
Have a nice day.

Always an impressive scenery, Joel, an endless beauty from any POV upon.
I am amazed with the cylindrical-shaped turrets, unique in style and beautiful on sight.
The Chateau conveys a powerfull edifice, dominating the valley.
Bon soire'e,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2012-11-19 10:11]

Bonjour Joel
Un joli ensemble architectural entourer d'eau, belle lumière, netteté , une très jolie présentation
Belle soirée

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2012-11-20 0:24]

Hello Joel,
Ohh what a scenery! excellent the view as the presentation of this islet with the castle and its church to are dominating the image.I like the superb quality of the shot with the moored boats to adds colour in the image.

Have a good day,danos

Hi Joel,
What a beautiful old architectures that located on a good location that surrounding by natural environment where comprises water and clump in background, good pov to frame it all, the modern ships are good contrast to the nature view and the old chapel of castle too, distinct photos, thanks for sharing a poetic scenery that full with relaxing feel.

Hello Joel,
Wonderful capture for the lovely Castle. The castle looks very impressive and the stones are so colorful. There is something magical with the light, which is pale, but it adds some mood here.
Have a nice evening,

Salut Joel
Belle capture avec belle lumiere douce pour cet charming coin de la France, ce que je n aime pas ce sont les modernes bateux

Informative note comme d'habitude

Dear Joël
Elegant composition of this amazing,elegant and eye-catching chapel of the castle.
Great quality of the image.
Nice workshop images.
Kind regards

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
malgré la faible lumière du jour nuageux et gris, la qualité de l'image, des couleurs, et la netteté de la photo elles sont magnifiques, ainsi que sa luminosité.
J'aime le cadrage choisi, qui met bien en valeur la beauté architectonique du château, de la chapelle, et la géométrie de ses tours, et je crois que la présence des deux bateaux blancs ajoute un joli contraste chromatique avec les tons verts de la végétation et ceux des pierres du château.
Une belle réalisation.
Bien amicalement,

Salut joel
Sélectionnez l'angle de vue est très belle et bien faite. Bonne composition et l'exposition. Vous connaissez ami très cher.

Avec tout le respect ...

Bonjour Joel,
beautiful architecture. I really enjoy your gallery from southwest France. It shows so many amazing places which I never heard off. I have visited just Paris and Strasbourg and the rest of the country is completely unknown to me so following your uploads is like travel through France.
These towers are so pretty and their location on the island adds even more interest. You have presented it in a great light. Excellent work!
Have a great weekend,

Bonsoir Joël,

Les arbres cadrent bien le château et la chapelle. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château et de la chapelle. Le ciel nuageux sonne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Bonjour Joël,

As usual you've captured a beautiful scene, and augmented it with a highly informative and readable note. It is a pleasure to see and read about the magnificent Val Castle about which I knew nothing about until I saw this post.

Warm regards,


Hello Joel,
Great shot of this fine architecture. A pleasant shot with good exposure control, which is not easy with this harsh light
best wishes,

Bonsoir Joel,
Splendide ce château et sa chapelle au milieu de l'eau.Excellent cadrage et bon POV.

Hello Joel,

That's a very wonderful landscape and a very good composition for photoshooting.Perfect colors and nice background.The atmosphere is also great.Well done.

Bets Regards

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-12-16 2:05]

Hello Joël,
This historic architectural complex looks highly picturesque at the very bank of the reservoir of the Dordogne River. Magnificent architecture, perfectly composed scene, a lot of interesting details, very high quality and informative note!
Best regards,

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2012-12-19 12:20]

Hi Joel!
A really beautiful castle and a nice place! Good light making a nice atmosphere with the cloudy sky. I like the presence of the boats here!

Hi Joel
how could anyone NOT enjoy a photo like this one, where the main subject is just SO classic, so charming.
Its totally like something out of a storybook or fairytale.
the boats add a modern feel to it, but i'd prefer if they were not there actually, get them out of there! haha
love the subject and dimmed lighting too.
enjoy your day

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-12-24 3:57]

Hello Joel,

You're capturing well this scape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful castle with six towers and the lovely chapel next to castle. It stands on the corner faced to the wide river surrounded rich greenery. And, it is interesting to hear that the dam of water-power generation is close.

Kind regards,

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2012-12-24 16:30]

Bonsoir Joel,
ta galerie est toujours brillante et je suis fier de ton travail. Sous cette bien romantique image, je souhaite exprimer mes meilleurs voeux pour l'annee 2013 dans ta creation et dans ta vie. Passe un superbe Noel et sache que je reste admirateur de tes temoignages ici. Amicalement


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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 9 N: 1211] (5751)
  • [2012-12-27 6:53]

Hello Joel,
The castle and chapel are like jewel on the small island. It is beautiful architecture with many towers. The boat added life to this photo. The photo has good clarity, light and sharpness.
Best regards,

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