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A tower, a church, Les Herbiers

A tower, a church, Les Herbiers
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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: 2009-04-09
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-09 4:50
Viewed: 2396
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
April 9th, 2009
Les Herbiers 850109 85500
Vendée Pays de la Loire
46.872 -1.016 100 m

A tower, a church, Les Herbiers

One view.
Another view.

In the Ardelay village of the municipality Les Herbiers, the Ardelay castle keep 15th 18th centuries, which originated in the 10th century, and the church of Saint-Sauveur 16th 19th centuries .

LES HERBIERS is a french municipality, located in the department of the Vendée of the area of les Pays de la Loire, populated of 15 727 Herbretais in 2009, distributed out of 88.8 km², that is to say 177.1 hab./km².

My images of les Herbiers.

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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Salut Joël!
Ces sont des détails architecturaux merveilleux!
C'est une photo très belle et attrayante!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le pdv choisi et la compo sont excellents!
Merci du partage,

Bonjour Joël,

La longueur de la rue donne de la profondeur à l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château et de l'église. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bon weekend.


Bonjour Joel,

Tout semble pointer vers le donjon et l'église dans cette image comme si les haies étaient des panneaux indicateurs.Une belle photo de qualité pour commencer le weekend.



Bonjour Joël
Une bonne présentation de cet ensemble archituctural qui réunit sur une même image trois constructions à l'architecture intéressante.
Bon week-end.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 277 N: 11813] (91044)
  • [2013-02-09 5:38]

Bonjour Joel ,
Une tour carrée massive , l'autre fine et élégante : superbe mise en perspective sous un bel éclairage .

Hello Joël,
The point of view is well chosen to enable the eyes to move naturally across the frame from left to right. The massive castle has lost none of its power to impress. Excellent technical realisation. Bravo! Bon week end.

Hello Joel,
A beautiful shot and perspective of the castle and church. Nice colors. Very quiet and peaceful atmosphere ... not a single person in sight. Have a good weekend. Regards. Latiff.

Bonjour Joel
bella ed imponente torre, affiancata dalla più slanciata torre companaria della chiesa.
Due costruzioni antiche e ben tenute, che parlano di storia e di gloria.
Ottima composizione e bella condivisione.

Hello Joel,
old,medieval architecture are always picturesque subject for photographers.You had really good vision how the scene should look like.I enjoy the POV you chose as well as your accurate execution.

Have a nice weekend

Ciao Joel, great view of fantastic castle, excellent clarity, wonderful pastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-02-09 13:07]

Bonsoir Joël,

Ce donjon n'avait pas beaucoup d'ouvertures ! J'aime bien, dans la composition, l'idée de lui associer le clocher de l'église : deux fonctions, deux époques et deux styles d'architecture très différents !

Bonne soirée,


Hello Joel,
interesting architecture and very nice natural colors make the whole scene very pleasant for the eye. I like the POV and wide angle you took the photo at. Nice perspective and classic composition.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Joël,
The two towers are both very impressive and they dominate the scene. The different green hedges are leading up to the narrow spire and create a diagonal. A very well composed piture with very pleasant colours.
Kind regards

Hello Joel,

The Tower & the Church are both beautiful & it is amazing how the eyes look at one building then the other - it looks like a very peaceful Village & not too much life around - I feel that the Sea is to the left??? maybe not.
I love the old Architecture & never get tired looking at good photo's like this one of yours - Excellent content & perspective Joel.

Kindest regards,

Hi Joel
another fine specimen of architecture :)
the photo itself is a bit off centre, but really, its so easily corrected so its not a big deal, just cut a little small amount off of the left edge.
love the clouds and how they seem to hang right above the Castle, and the stonework is excellent.
lovely light, colors, and subject

Hello Joel,
Very beautiful composition and framing of this church with tranquil atmosphere. Very well executed photo. Colors, sharpness, light, POV and DOF are very well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great Sunday,

Gros contraste architectural entre les deux tours, l'une étant beaucoup plus élancée que l'autre. Un cadrage intéressant sous une jolie lumière.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2013-02-09 22:50]

Hello Joël

quel tour rectangulaire imposante superbe avec le contraste du clocher effilé en fond merveilleuse compo et mis en valeur.
Bravo et amitié

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2013-02-10 23:10]

Hello Joel,
nice the view of the place with the old construction to be presented perfect.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image as the excellent light and the colour management of it.

Have a good week,Danos

salut Joel,
Intéressant contraste entre ces deux tours, le clochers est plus élégant, la lumière valorise parfaitement l'ensemble, bien pris.

Bonjour Joel,
I like very much the contrast between the slim and thick tower. Very funny combination, well composed together.
Lovely weather, pleasant sky, nice natural colors.
Very well done,

Hello Joel,
Nice the compo, showing the competition of military power with sacral power !
TFS and best regards

Hello Joel,

A very nicely exposed shot with lovely long shadows to create that contrast. The leads are great, taking the viewer naturally on a journey from the f/g, via the sharply detailed buildings, to the ultimate, high-spired church. Like a walk into history!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
belle superposition du donjon et l'église avec le svelte beffroi, où nous pouvons admirer leurs styles architecturaux avec une grande netteté.
Une excellente gestion de la lumière, de belles ombres et des couleurs naturelles, pour atteindre un grand résultat.
C'est un beau travail.
Bien amicalement,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2013-02-12 7:15]

Witaj Joel!
Wonderful architecture!
Excellent POV and composition.
Superb colors and sharpness.
I like towers.
Have a nice afternoon

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-02-12 22:04]

Hello Joel,

Ypu're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see a stone-made firm tower, church and dwellings. To be sure, they are medieval buildings. The architectures are melting well with surrounding greenery and spring sky. And, the shadow projected to the alley draws out a good effect in this image.

Kind regards,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2013-02-13 8:17]

Bonjour Joel
Intéressante architectures, l'une carré et l'autre fine, tout bon POV, la lumière, netteté et présentation au top
Belle soirée

Interesting church, I like the rocky formation and the gardens around. Great composition, well done!

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