<< Previous Next >>

Gordes under the Rain

Gordes under the Rain
Photo Information
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
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, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-28 6:29
Viewed: 1630
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
It was raining and cold but the beautiful medieval village of Gordes in southern France was still photogenic.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To rminkow: TonesEOSF1 2 01-28 20:38
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Another neat presentation with such a wonderful clarity throughout the work, Mario, my friend! perfect sky, bringing great mood into the shot along with nice sharpness and from a perfect POV. Great natural colors.

Marvelous work!

best regards,

Well exposed and composed scene.
I like the way the light and shade draws attention to the central building, and especially the way the road winds out of view.

  • Great 
  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-01-28 6:38]

Hello Mario :)

This place looks magnificently and his composition.
Pretty colours, sharpness and light
Splendid shot!
I congratulate realization, it pleases me very.

Best wishes.

Hi Mario...your shots are so much better than anything I have seen that it looks like you are using completely different equipment than the rest of us....fantastic image...

How do you get the tones?


Oh there is nothing like the architecture of Europe .. what fantastic old buildings!! And you've captured them, and this street scene fantastically Mario! The light and the colors are so great here. Love the way the face of that building is illuminated.
Great shot my friend

  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-01-28 6:59]


c'est un merveilleux village Gorde, et sous la pluie quel charme, ce beau billant sur le goudron, cette luminosité sur la facades, très belle iamge d cette intesection.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Mario - Beautiful, moody shot! Great perspective and excellent textures. Is that a a statue of a poilu?

Ciao Mario, beautiful composition with lovely village, good perspective on street, wonderful raining atmosphere, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Mario,

you always succeed to find a light that she transforms the image that otherwise would be banal.
Grazie anche a te.


Beautiful play of light Mario,from light and shadow.
The war memorial in front of the church is touching.
t.f.s.and greetings,

Bonjour Mario

Quoi il pleut dans le Sud ??? Ca ne nous est pas réservé ?
Superbe lumière qui respecte bien l'ambiance d'une après-pluie.

Hello Mario!
What an amazing lighting on the buildings!
Wonderful warm colours,perfect pov and
perspective,well composed!Just perfect!
Regards and tfs

Hello Mario Belanger,

No doubt this small village of gordes is photogenic,despite the low light but with perfect exposure makes this shot very elegant,still a subdued light with warm color on walls reflected beautifully all around,good POV with very nice framing,ideal sharpness and details,very well captured and beautiful presentation,I wonder there is no one or traffic around?

Best Wishes,

  • Great 
  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-01-28 8:53]

Hi Mario,

This is both beautiful and very moody. The architecture is extremely interesting and the sunlight nicely illuminates the warm tones of the structures. Composition is perfect, TFS.

Best regards,

I like the way you have composed yuor photo using the slope of the road to lead you into the village.
A very nice scene well captured....the warm colours and lighting look lovely.

Hi Mario,
Wooowww... perfect rainy mood. Sharp imöage, well used light and ambient environment
Selahattin E

Boa noite mario
Wonderful place with great light. A warm feeling in this rain capture...(there is no cars what is delicious if you were in Portugal it was very diferent). The angle of capture is again fantastic.
My regards

Hi Mario
good shot. perfect management of the light on a grayish day.
excellent sharpness and clarity. clean shot of a clean street.

Hi Mario,
Very beautiful place vith nice architecture.Good Lighting.TFS.


  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2010-01-28 13:47]

Im glad youve captured that light on the houses in the right site of this lovely litlle street Mario,even without the sun it looks great.

Hi Mario,
The image looks so real and has a very interesting lights: the reflection in the wet asphalt, the different facades, the charged (of water) clouds.
Controlled dynamic range but still enough contrasted.
Quiet and harmonious composition.
Congrats once again.


Hello Mario!
Yes, very pretty village and great picture of yours, like usual!
Nice colours, good light!
Best regards!

Superb shot.The light is great and gives the picture atmosphere.Outstanding color and sharpness in this excellent composition.Greetings Otto.

  • Great 
  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2010-01-28 19:31]

Salut Mario,

J'aime bien cette lumière qui tente de percer dans cet environnement nuageux. Intéressante composition avec cette rue inclinée. On ressent comme un besoin d'entré par la droite et de suivre la rue jusqu'à se perdre dans le village. Excellente maîtrise technique. Compliments.


  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-01-28 21:30]

Hi Mario,
What a lovely scenery shot of this village of Gordes!
Very good atmosphere of rain, yet good use of available light!
A very sharp image with accurate details.
Nice composition of this lovely spot with the ground wet casting a nice soft reflection of the buildings.
Great work, my friend!
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Bonjour Mario.
Une très belle lumière inonde cette composition et lui donne un magnifique effet orageux.
La netteté est aussi parfaite et donne toute sa valeur à cette belle photo.
Bonne journée.

Hello dear Mario!

When I see these streets I remember about Malta which had some similar view of the building and streets.
Very nice shot in great focus and sharpness. Very nice colors and good DOF.

TFS, indeed very beautiful shot!

Wish you a good weekend ahead,
Best Regards,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-01-29 6:31]

I love the light on that facade, I love the tones !
Thanks a lot for these incredible beautiful photos of yours !!!

Hello Mario, this couldn't be anywhere else other than France!It is so distinctive.
The grey clouds and the shiny wet road set the scene.
There is so much to take in in your shot.A well thought out composition, and the sharpness is excellent.
Regards Jean.

Calibration Check