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takeoff, Creissels

takeoff, Creissels
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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: 2012-12-09
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tarn valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-12-31 0:56
Viewed: 2514
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
December 9th, 2012
Creissels 120084 12100
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.084 3.063 374 m

*** HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 ***

takeoff, Creissels

One view.
Another view.

Takeoff from CAUSSE OF LARZAC at 750 m, over the TARN valley and Millau, in Creissels municipality.

_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km². The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

_ The TARN takes its source to approximately 1600 m of altitude, north of hamlet of the Hospital, not far from the peak Cassini, on the slopes of Mount-Lozere, the territory of the commune of le Pont-de-Montvert, and is thrown after a course of 380 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 15700 km², in the Garonne close to Castelsarrasin. In Moissac, close to the confluence with the Garonne, the minimal flow is gone down to 9 m³/s, while the maximum flow with reached 8000 m³/s. Description.

CREISSELS is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 1 480 Creissellois in 2009, distributed out of 28.2 km², that is to say 52.5 hab./km².

The center of the village preserves beautiful medieval remainders.

Part of the Viaduct of Millau, five of the seven pillars, is built on the territory of the commune.

Creissels is a Grands Causses Regional Natural Park commune.

My images of Creissels.
My images of Tarn river valley and canyon.

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 image intéressante avec ces amateurs de sensations fortes qui s'éclatent.
Pour les voeux tu es en retard d'une année !
Meilleurs voeux 2013 ainsi qu'à tes proches.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2012-12-31 1:04]

Bonjour Joel,
nice the view of the takeoff point with the valley underneath to looks so exciting for the air flyers.I like the panoramic view as the very interesting sport.

I wish,to you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos

Hi dear Joel

A promissing image(flying to forward) posting, best match with the last day of 2012. I hope 2013 will be a good year for us. Thanks for your nice postings and your sincere attention and support to me. Have a good new year!

Takero from cold Tokyo

salut Joel,
Une vue dynamique et qui laisse imaginer un vol spectaculaire et vertigineux, bon effet de la lumière avec ce cadre géométrique en premier plan et cet effet de la luminosité.
Bonne année 2013 !

Hello Joël,
A splendid capture of this intrepid hang-glider, who stands out beautifully against that lovely blue sky. The light and shadow play across the foreground is very attractive and provides additional interest. Bonnes fetes fin d'année!

Ciao Joel, lovely composition with paraglides in acttion, fantastic landscape. splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Joël,

La distance entre l'aire de départ et les montagnes au loin donne de la profondeur à l'image. Tu as bien capturé l'action des parapentistes. La qualité de la lumière embellie les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Joel

Le ciel est joliment tacheté de points de couleurs pour signifier qu'il y a beaucoup de gens qui ont déjà décollé. A quand ton tour?

Bonne et heureuse année 2013 à toi et ta famille.


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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-12-31 6:33]

Bonjour Joël,

Après les montgolfières au-dessus de la Dordogne, te voilà sur le point de survoler la Vallée du Tarn, je présume que l'on aura donc droit prochainement à des photos aériennes de Millau ;0) Ta photo est originale et d'actualité, car on s'apprête à s'envoler vers 2013...

Bonne fin d'année !


Hi Joël,
All these three pictures are very good, they really convey the thrill and excitement of flying! Here is also a very beautiful landscape, I can imagine the joy of gliding along here, looking down at the famous viaduct!
We wish you a very Happy New Year

L'année prend son envol....image doublement symbolique pour toi en ce jour particulier.
Je vois sur les commentaires des WS que tu as du mal à accepter de vieillir un peu -)
J'espère voir encore tes images tous les jours de 2013.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2013-01-02 9:48]

Bonjour Joel, ah le voila ton cadeau de nouvel an, un vol qui fait monter l'adrénaline :-))
Superbe, j'espère que tu a essayer !!!! une sensation forte et combien agréable de voler et d'admirer le paysage, la 2 me plaît bien aussi
Bonne année 2013 a toi aussi

Un style de photos rare dans ta galerie et réussi à merveille... La zone de décollage fait très gazon anglais bien délimité et très propre...
Je te souhaite à nouveau une excellente année en espérant un peu plus de paix sur ce site

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
  • [2013-01-03 3:44]

Bonjour Joël,

I saw three wonderful picture with the hang-gliders, I would not know which is the best of the three.
I like this nice moment of the different hang-gliders are starting upward this village.
A splendid image taken with a very high sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition. TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2013-01-03 15:45]

Bonsoir Joel,

Comme si tu prenais un vol pour 2013.
La position ou tu as fait centaines de photos, j'imagine. Ou que tu tournes, tu tombes sur un motif. Longue vie a ta documentation!


Bonjour Joel
il est eneffet intéress voir partir et s'envoler et de les suivre ; là il y en avait beaucoup
cela valait bien une photo
merci de ce partage

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 0 N: 16143] (171732)
  • [2013-01-04 21:33]

Hello Joël

Tout mes voeux pour cette nouelle année un nouveau départ un vol de joie et de bonheur, quelle compo ils sont une bien belle piste de départ.
Bonne année et merci

Well captured moment, Joel - the presence of so many gliders dotting the sky is an impressive sight, and you have a good POV to see this launch. It must be an exhilarating feeling to soar like this!


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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-01-06 6:13]

Hello Joel,

You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the valley landscape with village and rolling low mountains from the plateau. The whole is harmonized well by a good color combination and arrangement. And, you catch well flying scene of hang glider by nice timing.

Kind regards,

Only when opened the thumbernail, realized how many paragliders are on the sky.
The lounch-pad gave a dynamoic scale to the astonishing view over the valley and town.
Fine taken the moment, superb shot.

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