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Future Cognac

Future Cognac
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Copyright: corinne Cocky (coquelicot79) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 215 N: 1925] (8188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-01
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 17:02
Viewed: 1489
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The autumn settles gently in the region, not yet what to give colors shimmered to the forests, but it gives beautiful colors to the bunches of grapes which one makes here, that is to say Pineau of Charentes or for those which like stronger alcohols famous Cognac which enchants the palates of the experts. I thus traversed towards the south at the wheel of my car, the 80 kilometers which separate us, us Niort, of the Cognac country.
Rather than going directly to the city, I preferred to traverse the countryside, still heated by a soft sun which raised the temperature in the neighbourhoods of 25° degrees (a little more than the degree of alcohol Pineau but much less than that of the Cognac). The grape harvest didn't start yet, because the sun makes assemble the sugar rate and the quality of the grape.

Pineau of Charentes...

The vineyard of Pineau of Charentes extends on the slopes limestones from the surface from controlled label of origin (AOC), in Charente and Charente-Maritime. A decree of name governs the strict conditions of development of Pineau of Charentes, concerning with the output and authorized type of vines, the density of plantation, the mode of control, the sugar rate of the vintage, the title alcoolmetric of the worked out wine, the wine making. The vintage begins fine september;le pressing of the bunches of grape is light. The mutage is done with brandy (stale Cognac). This Cognac contribution will stop the cycle of fermentation of must. The operation of mutage must reveal an alcohol content ranging between 16 and 22°. It must age out of barrels of oak during one year minimum.

Cognac, alcohol made in Charente....

Wine brandy, the Cognac is an alcohol profiting from a A.O.C. whose names are: Cognac, Brandy of Cognac, Brandy of Charentes. - the type of vines of the wines intended for distillation are: White Ugni (in majorité), Colombard, Insane White, white Jurançon, Meslier Saint-François, Montils, Sémillon, Folignan, Sélect.
- the vineyard extends on the department from the Charente-Maritime, on a part of Charente, Deux-Sèvres and the Dordogne.

The wine is distilled twice in a still and the ageing - which can last of the decades - is carried out in barrels of oak; wood will bring color and savour to the Cognac, by concentrating the aroma. Because of the porosity of wood, the beverage will evaporate slightly, to lose its high alcoholic strength and a little its volume: it's this loss which one calls "the share of the angels"!

It cannot be sold before an ageing of two years and half after the vintage.

No the stop to taste the alcohol which wouldn't make effect with the drugs that I takes, but tasting of some bunches directly taken on the vine shoot of vine, a sheer delight.


I acknowledge all, I'm not useful myself of all the possibilities that my Panasonic Bridge offers to me, because as I repeat, I begin in photography, also I'm useful myself of some functions but not of all, and like unfortunately, around me, nobody gives me councils, I'm formed very only.
By reading an article on the handling of my camera on Internet, I read how used the function "priority lens aperture), I feel a little stupid to say that to you to you who handled your cameras" Reflex camera " Canon or Nikon, or others like truths "Pro" but good, I arrived there on my photographs of the day, finally I think it of you of judging and of giving myself councils which will be very appreciated.


Didn't have any PP work, just the frame

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Hi Corinne,

I bought bunch of red globe grape yesterday . . sweet and fresh . . and I believe this one is also sweet . .
I was born in a city that popular with grape, but Indonesian grape is not sweet . .
You have presented very well . . Lovely composition . . Great detail . .

I use many types of camera (except medium format), and at the end depend on our ability to chose and present . . the camera will help us in certain area if we want to do special . . that's my opinion . .
When I travel, I bring one DSLR and one pocket (Lumix or Leica) . . and enjoying the trip as well capturing the moment . .

How are you my friend? Wish you always be happy and healthy . .


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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-09-30 19:59]

Hello Corinne,
I love your capture of these grapes, and your informative note as well . . .
Good focus on your subject, and I like the way the background is blurred and colorful, and almost competes with the grapes for our attention.
All the best,

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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2007-09-30 20:11]

Bonsoir Corinne,
Quelle belle période ce doit être que celle des vendanges . Cette photo me met l'eau à la bouche . Excellent choix de profondeur de champ pour mettre ces fruits en évidence dans une belle composition bien présentée .

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  • mcnk Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 11 N: 88] (747)
  • [2007-09-30 22:22]

Another great shot here. My wife adores pineau which, served chilled, is sweet and dangerously easy to drink. I prefer the cognac....
This shot is delicate and I love the colours in the out of focus background. The detail is good showing the 'sheen' on the skins of the grapes.
Your frames are always effective and this is no exception.
The note is also very informative, as usual.

Merci pour ce petit cours d'œnologie et pour cette magnifique photo qui respire le soleil, et ......qui donne soif.....J'aime beaucoup la lumière et la couleurs de raisins, très bon point de vue et superbe encadrement
Bon ben, vais me servir un verre moi ....
à la tienne Corinne

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-09-30 23:44]

Coucou Corinne,
Magnifique capture de ce qui deviendra deux excellentes liqueurs. Très bon POV. Superbes couleurs et netteté. La prise à été parfaite pour ne pas avoir été obligé de faire du PP. Note très instructive. Bravo
Bisous et amitiés

PS: Je viens de découvrir que j'ai aussi posté une photo de vigne mais j'ai du faire du PP.

coucou mon coquelicot
quoi dire sur des merveilles comme cela, tout est parfait comme je t'ai déjà dit!!!
les couleurs de ce raisin sont superbes, mais si tu peux m' envoyer un p'ti coup de cognac!! ma foi je dirai pas non!!!!
bisous ma puce
ta didith

Bonjour Corinne

Tres beau cliché de cette nature "morte"

Voila d'ailleurs qui pourrais donner des idées sur tes prochains cliché : on aimerait voir ce que va devenir cette belle grappe :)

Merci du partage


Bonjour Corinne
Jolies teintes de cette grappe qui deviendra futur breuvage.Bel ouvrage.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Corinne
j'ai trop soif après toute cette lecture.........

magnifique photo, belle et bonne luminosité, j'en dis autant pour la netteté, mais ça, c'est à ton habitude, ;)

bien à toi


pendant que tu testes la priorité à l'ouverture, tu peux comme dans ce cas là utiliser en même temps l'option exposition (flèche du haut), c'est un peu clair, je trouve et tu pouvais sous-exposer un peu genre -2/3 comme je fais souvent car elles sont très lumineuses les prises avec le FZ7
jolie compo au passage

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition, nice tones.
Little to much light right below but thats minorCorinne.

Hello Corinne,

Just perfect!

:) later

Compliment.. photo tres bonne

Salut Corinne,
A very yummi compo which makes me think to pic these crapes. The combination of colours and dimmed light together with great sharpness make it a remarkable document. Very comprehensive not.
although I do not drink any of the alcohol described I found it very interessting to read and learn something about it. Thank you.
Hope you are doing well. Thomas

Bonsoir Corinne !

Débutante ! J'aurais aimé avoir ton talent à mes débuts (^_^). Pas de retouches nécessaires ici . Positivement une délicieuse composition ! De jolies tons et couleurs en arrière-plan.

Bonsoir Corinne,
Superbe ! Je n'aime pas trop le raisin mais le Cognac oui :) Plaisanterie mise à part, c'est nickel chrome, comme on dit chez nous .... tu as choisi un bon angle pour que les grappes pendent dans ton cadre, bravo !

Very nice and useful composition. Just try to avoid the black dots below the grapes before shoot. Thanks.

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