Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide is a former Cistercian monastery in France, situated 15 kilometers south-west of Narbonne near to the Spanish border.
It was founded in 1093 by the Viscount of Narbonne, but remained poor and obscure until 1411. The abbey fought together with Pope Innocent III against the heretical doctrine of the Cathars who lived in the region. It was dissolved in 1791 in the course of the French Revolution.
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ManuMay (34357) 2012-12-10 23:38
Una sorpresa encontrar una arquitectura tan distinta a la que nos tienes acostumbrados...
Me gusta mucho la manera en que has incluido la Iglesia en su entorno, rodeada de verde, realzando así el contraste de los tonos de la piedra...Muy bonita...
jhm (134360) 2012-12-11 0:36
You shows us these l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide on a very nice way.
Nice taken out of the hight
Excellent perspective and depth image.
A very nice light and pleasant colors.
Nice composition good presentation too.
Thanks for sharing.
amaryllis (33426) 2012-12-11 0:55
un superbe cadrage de cette abbaye magnifique avec une pierre ocre et un petit dôme typique de cette région, ce clocher et rosace et un premier plan de verdure avec ces deux cyprès
snunney (78609) 2012-12-11 2:12
You present us with a well framed composition featuring this lovely abbey. Lovely colour contrasts between the surrounding greenery and the old stone walls. Fine technical realisation.
Atousa (7123) 2012-12-11 4:06
A nice composition.. the monastery is really well placed in the framing n it's beautifully surrounded by the trees.. tfs
timecapturer (44241) 2012-12-11 4:15
a beautiful looking old Abbey that is set perfectly in a swathe of greenery. Gorgeous texturing and so captivating. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (53569) 2012-12-11 5:24
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur la petite église, le cadrage qui la serre de près mais qui nous permet de bien voir la nature qui l'entoure et la très belle luminosité.
dkmurphys (45757) 2012-12-11 5:52
Nice close up to the old abbey. I like the architecture and the green background. Well taken.
saxo042 (36632) 2012-12-11 9:21
This old church is beautifully embedded in the green forest here, nothing modern is visible. This brings a very timeless feeling to the picture. Very attractive colours and composition.
ifege (9963) 2012-12-11 13:05
Hi Juan - a picturesque photo of the abbey almost lost in the forest.
krzychu30 (15258) 2012-12-11 14:31
old,medieval architecture is rather rare guest in your pictures,but when you decide to present us one of such pictures we can be sure it´s excellently considered and executed shot.This one is a best example of that.I like the perspective showing us this beautiful Abbey surrounded by this lush greenery.Nicely contrasting scene.
ACL1978 (7463) 2012-12-11 17:36
A lovely old Abbey here, Juan, with a lot of character. Your framing and POV gives the impression that it has been almost overtaken by nature, with the green surrounding it and the moss creeping around its stones. Nice bright and colorful shot, and outside of your usual subject, which makes it all the more interesting!
jjcordier (72530) 2012-12-11 22:33
Très bon point de vue sur cette belle abbaye qui semble émerger de la verdure. Beau cadrage.
bukitgolfb301 (34200) 2012-12-11 22:40
Hi dear Juan
Wow another tasteful and artstic image! The best idea to use only 2 colors, that makes so impressive. Thick and moody color touch is also marvelous as your taste. Thank you for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from fine Tokyo
sabermonajati (8817) 2012-12-12 5:25
amazing view from this historical abbey you captured.
energypolice (190) 2012-12-13 0:03
Very good photograph, very good sharpness and details, excellent composition, good background and lighting.
COSTANTINO (50525) 2012-12-13 6:35
un superbe cadrage de cette abbaye magnifique
j aime beaucoup le point de vue sur la petite
eglose,une photo simple qui me plait
tres bon point de vue
abmdsudi (38710) 2012-12-14 17:58
This is a picturesque old historic abbey so well secluded amongst the lush greenery which evokes the feel of serenity. Colours are rich with lots of details and superbly exposed, but what I really enjoy is the sense of space and depth and there's a great contrast too. This is a delightful image well taken and tx for sharing, Congrats
Noel_Byrne (19949) 2012-12-15 8:51
I love how this excellent building looks like it is growing, and actually a part of the forest. Its sandstone colour is great egainst those lush greens. This could be from a fantasy film, really nicely done!
All the best
mirosu (12256) 2012-12-19 4:06
It is a well-chosen framing, in a slight low-angle shot that works very well graphically, and gives a nice perspective to the elegant architecture of this church. The light has a beautiful effect on the elements, and the colors are magnificent.
- Copyright: Juan Ferragut (JFS) (32459)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony Nex 5 18-200
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 23:13
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