A major feature of the landscape in the department of Herault, Lake Salagou has been fashioned by a succession of geological events. Originally built to provide irrigation, the lake is now a leisure site and tourist attraction.
Majestic red rocks (the so-called “ruffes”) tower above the waters, and there are great opportunities for mountain-biking, fishing, horse-riding and rambling.
You can also see a large picture here from this lake.
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tyro (13073) 2013-01-29 3:58
This is a very appealing photograph. I wasn't at first quite sure just why it was so appealing to me but I think it's because of "crossing" diagonals - the lines of the rock formation running from top left to bottom right and the progression of the little group of walkers running from bottom left to top right.
Nice to see the leader of the group wearing a bright crimson rucksack too! Good colours in general too with the reddish brown rocks (which I thought at first might have been sand dunes but I see that they are indeed rocks) and the green foliage. Excellent details and sharpness and spot-on exposure.
Your much larger "Panoramio" shot gives us a very clear view of a larger vista across this lake.
snunney (67334) 2013-01-29 4:06
A well composed action-packed shot. The four people and the dog are nicely strung diagonally across the frame bringing strength to the composition. The red rocks make a superb contrasting background. Good framing also from the surrounding greenery.
pajaran (36224) 2013-01-29 4:45
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good article on the site with a given data ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Sergiom (39223) 2013-01-29 5:58
Un point de vue exceptionnel qui donne une très bonne idée de la côte abrupte à franchir pour ces marcheurs.La terre très rouge est du plus bel effet pour le photographe.
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-01-29 6:04
Somehow this scene didn't really seem French, possibly because of the lack of vegetation.
It has a most interesting composition, with opposing diagonals, the stronger being the one created by the figures.
There is also interest from the scenario; why is the figure raising her hand: is the route wrong, is it time for a break, has some injury occured! We are already deep into a story!
Have a lovely day,
holmertz (26932) 2013-01-29 7:12
Detta är ju en väldigt snygg bild med fina färger och diagonaler. Arm- och benrörelserna ger tydliga besked om en ganska ansträngande vandring. Färgerna är fina och mättade. En väl vald bild.
eldancer1 (17036) 2013-01-29 7:46
The color of those rocks looks like the Red Rock Canyon we have in Las Vegas. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. The people provided the scale. Well done, tfs.
jhm (122444) 2013-01-29 8:13
I believe that these place is very difficult for mountain bikers, but 40 year ago I would this certainly try, but everything is over now, too old!
These three men and one woman and dog make a very difficult stroll, but also the photographer shall have enjoy.
Your picture is real perfect taken, sharpness and clarity be superb.
Nice perspective picture with original colors.
Excellent composition, good captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Nicou (97679) 2013-01-29 8:51
quelle terre rouge fantastique ce rendu ces couleurs avec les personnage qui se promènent merveilleuse image.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (73100) 2013-01-29 10:13
Good frame and curious colors.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-29 10:50
Photo interesting and fun shows ruffes texture and color. An excellent picture with color and detail. I also like the photo on Panoramio. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
UlfE (13730) 2013-01-29 11:26
Väldigt intressant landskap. Med så mycket rött behövs knappast någon röd punkt för att lysa upp eller ge en färgklick även du har fått med en mörkrosa rygga. Annars är jag fascinerad av perspektivet. Din utkikspunkt är högt upp, men gruppen nedför dig klättrar trots detta brant uppför. Också kul att du har lyckats fånga alla mitt i steget, vilket även gäller schäferhunden. Tack och ha en bra kväll!
Sonata11 (28331) 2013-01-29 13:04
Very beautiful picture you capture of this scene with tourists. An exeution is fantastic. I love the redish color of the soil. Very dynamic photo. I really like it and it is pleasure to look at. Tfs and have great day.
boa (4313) 2013-01-29 13:34
en fint komponerad bild som får mig att tänka på Afrikas röda jord. Jag vet inte hur landskapet runtomkring ser ut men förmodligen är det en fin utsikt efter den branta vandringen. Skarpt och klart foto med fina färger.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-29 14:23
Hello Gunnar, very interesting note regarding the well known geological formations in France.
Nice of you to mention this important area which is definately worth visiting.
emka (58140) 2013-01-29 23:32
Hi Gunnar, Instead of the red shirt we have here red soil. Funny scene. Not so easy path for these elderly (my age app.) women.
chrisvek (5453) 2013-01-30 8:00
Very nice capture with splendid details and so nice colors and saturation.Superb POV too.Well done!Thank you for sharing!
All the best
Hansaphotos (5429) 2013-01-30 10:57
The red soil really stands out well among the surrounding greenery. A pleasant composition where one of the hikers movement conveys how steep the hill is. Very nice work:) TFS.
Greetings from Bergen, Erling
Graal (88886) 2013-01-30 11:13
cool view of the walking tourist trip through the area from the wildling with nature. Good shot from high POV. Unusual color of rock. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
danos (73974) 2013-01-30 12:58
nice the snapshot from above with the trekkers as escorting from the dog make the scene more interesting.I like the light and the colour management as the good presentation.
ACL1978 (5775) 2013-01-30 18:55
Interesting formation, and I like the angle of your shot following this merry band of hikers over it. The small bits of blurred movement you capture - the rear man's foot over the water, the dog's hind legs, the footsteps of the two at center - all enhance the feeling of onward progress here. Perhaps not a immensely difficult climb, but no doubt a good one. Thanks!
serp2000 (29188) 2013-02-01 1:50
I know a few places with similar red ground too. Simple but interesting scene, your photo brings me away from this snow town to my trips around the world.
Have a great weekend!
Buin (42084) 2013-02-01 2:39
That's what I like - a multifaceted landscape - suitable for interesting hiking. The colour of these rocks, of this soil, really is captivating and it provides an enormous contrast to the surrounding greenery. I like how you could place these hikers diagonally in the picture a somehow dynamic view.
Greetings and a nice wekend to you both from very rainy Siegen! Winter? Negative report!
larsy (28) 2013-02-01 5:54
Vad festligt med den röda marken. är det kanske järnhaltigt?
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2013-02-01 14:39
Hi dear Gunnar, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction to you again!
Your image has always deep meaningful contents inside. This is also tasetful and some inspiratio, I like your style veru mcuh. Clear and sharp image in sequare format is very pleasnt to see. Thanks for sharing with your finest job and have a good Sat.!
Takero from Tokyo
wolf38 (28180) 2013-02-04 8:39
Hi Gunnar. Wander over hill and dale. A dog as a faithful companion. An original photo. Fine composition and presentation.
abmdsudi (26233) 2013-02-14 6:34
This is well spotted moment taken from high pov has ceated something special visually, lovely how they standout stunningly in the setting as the red earth tones entirely separate them obviously creating that effective impact and contrast. Well done
s_lush (15588) 2013-02-21 22:01
Your colorful and high-quality picture can be considered as a substantial contribution to the promotion of healthy lifestyles. In addition, it is very interestingly composed and masterfully taken. Perfectly well done!
SWEETFREEDOM (18415) 2013-02-24 8:53
Very nice these red rocks. Fine contrast and colors.
Didi (48926) 2013-04-08 10:14
I know very well this place with special coloured red soil
Interesting presence of the walkers
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (31800)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 3:11