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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-21
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 10-22 3.5/4.5 USM, ISO 400, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-21 9:12
Viewed: 1897
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
An outside view of the beautiful medieval village of Gordes in France.

''Gordes is a very beautiful old village, perched on the southern edge of the high Plateau de Vaucluse. The stone buildings built in tight against the base of the cliffs and those perched on the rocks above, including the 12th-century castle, are made of an beige stone that glows orange in the morning sun. The view from the village is a southern panorama out across fields and forests and small perched villages to the Montagne du Luberon.
Population: 2,031; Altitude: 373 m

Gordes is classed as one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.

Behind the village (to the north), small roads lead into the rocks and valleys and forests of the Plateau de Vaucluse, with the picturesque Abbaye de Sénanque only 4 km away, yet isolated in its little valley.''

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Indeed a verry beautifull medieval village.
Good picture.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Hi Mario,
A wonderful image superb low light and brightness. The clouded sky creates a dramatic mood. Perfect well blalanced composition. Well seen my friend.

Fantastic capture!
Amazing colors and light!
Details are very sharp!
Warm congratulation my friend!

Salut Mario,

joli ciel dramatique. Bon sens de la profondeur défini par le muret, la construction et les montagnes lointaines. Grande profondeur de champs, belle netteté. Je serais curieux de voir la même scène par une belle journée ensoleilée. Bravo


Great dynamics in this shot - from shadows to highlights it covers a rich range of light. The colours are earthy and give that sense of timelessness - really only betrayed by that glimpse of road in the extreme foreground. ;)

Ciao Mario,

What a beautiful shot from a French medieval village with perfect details! Particularly, I like the golden tones of the building stones here. The sharpness and POV are perfect. The clouds bring great mood into the capture.
Very well done!


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-12-21 10:22]

Hola Mario,
brillante trabajo y atmósfera.
definición y pov magníficos,

Bonjour Mario,
Excellent cliché et magnifique endroit que cette forteresse féodale, belle présentation et note sur le sujet, magnifque POV/DOF. bien présenté et composé
couleurs magnifiques malgré un temp nuageux...
compliments. Passe de joyeuses fêtes..

it's beautiful, it can be a post card!!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-12-21 11:00]

Hello Mario.

What for view, splendid formulation.
Beautiful colours and light
Fantastic effect and realization

Best wishes.

Hello Mario.. :)

Wonderful.. both > image and words..
Nice place..Beautiful! Great job my friend.. well done.


Hello Mario!
Another wonderful place in Italy!
Great light, colours, atmosphere, point of view!
Best regards!

Hello Mario,

Wonderful shto of a very beautiful place!
The POV is great and colors, contrast, light, too!
Congratulations and TFS

(*)Happy Holidays to you, family and friends!

Hello Mario,

splendid view on this village from a fantastic point of view. The dark "mood" gives this, together with the sky, something special to the photo. I like it.

regards, Pat.

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  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-12-21 14:30]
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This brings back memories of my trips to a little village called Fayance in the south of France, Mario.

Beautiful contrast on this one, and I think your choice of lens has me swaying towards the canon instead of the sigma.
It's a beautifully crisp shot, with well balanced light. The tonal range is so dynamic.

Excellent work,


Hi Mario,
Very beautiful cityscape vith magnificent lighting.TFS.


Ciao Mario, great view of lovely village on the hill, fantastic Grey sky, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Boa noite Mario
I love the light here and the way you wotk it. You create a great mood to this lovely architecture of this village.
Um abraço

HI Mario...great tones and saturation colors...nice work.


Ciao Mario! Amazing cityscape of Gordes. Amazing architectures. Wonderful sky. Nice long perspective. Superb colours. Perfect take. Well done!

Hi Mario,
Very well done and presented photo of medieval architecture of France. The dark colors and worm beige make this photo very athmospheric.

Hello Mario - Beautiful architectural shot with a gorgeous sky.
Great composition!
Have a good day,

Belle photo de ce superbe village qui trône fièrement sur son promontoire. La lumière qui l'éclaire le fait contraster de fort belle façon avec ce ciel chargé.

Hey Mario..
Phantastic site of a village
very colorfiull and sharp..
well done

Bonsoir Mario,

Un magnifique village, que je n'ai jamais visité,
et pourtant j'en suis à environ 160km
Belles couleurs matinales.
A voir certainement à la mi saison, en mai!!!
Merci pour ce partage.
Belle journée.


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