This is a landscape picture taken from Castelnau de Montmiral in the Vere Valley, in the Tarn region of France (South West Corner). This particular region is in the Gaillac winde growing region, which perhaps is not as well known as Bordeux, Champagne, and some of the others; but, does lay some claim to be the first region to produce a sparkling white wine (even before the Champagne region). The sparkling wine is quite pleasant - especially when on holiday ;-)
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oochappan (22043) 2005-12-25 13:30
you found a remarkable place here in a warm pastel light, I favor these pastels, too much underestimated trespassing the hard contrast, sharp glassy looking tendens becoming indeed a bit "déjà vu", so this is an excellent example how it still can be incongruous with these gradiant misty light.
Fakir (0) 2005-12-25 13:30
Strange colours, fine perspective, amazing landscape.
Clairedelune (4923) 2005-12-25 13:36
I tend to agree with Henk about the underestimated soft and pastel colors. This is a very good composition with all the lines made by roads or rows of trees. It really looks like a soft pastel painting. Very well done!
bantonbuju (51771) 2005-12-25 13:41
hi dave, idyllic, pastel picture, beautiful, nice tonal range - from a saturated, colourful foreground, through the hills up to foggy background;
very very nice,
cessy (13647) 2005-12-25 13:57
very beautiful, it's like a painting
the light and the colors so wonderful
jrj (34841) 2005-12-25 16:48
Good work david. This vertical presentation seems a good choice for this compo with the almost endless layers of background hills. Almost a feeling one would have from a painting.
langaloo (489) 2005-12-25 17:24
Oh, c'est joli ca! On the small thumbnail, I thought it was a interesting but blurry landscape, but I liked the colours, my curiosity is my most important trigger : lucky me, the picture is excellent, those layers of land, of colours, you show us once more that France is an especially uniquelly beautifull country.
banyanman (7789) 2005-12-26 0:03
This is a wonderfully atmospheric shot, David, and composed very well. But I am wondering whether a slight adjustment to levels might have been able to cut through the haze a little more to create a stronger contrast between the layers in the foreground, middle distance and background. Cheers . . . David
deud (1920) 2005-12-26 5:07
intresting perspective and good vertical composition. very well done. nice visual impact. tfs
coco (30439) 2005-12-26 9:50
Today I've seen a very similar photo in TE and I must say that both pictures are the best that I've seen today.
Beautiful. Is not necessary say more. Neither say why.
Thanks for share.
Porteplume (3393) 2005-12-27 8:48
* NOTE: Bonjour David & thanks a lot for the correction. It helps to keep the data lists as "clean" as possible.
Amicalement - Viviane aka Porteplume
PS: If you hesitate about typography, please check forum - about spelling or location in France please check Quid - Villes & Villages de France.
lunamarine (9) 2008-08-24 8:23
Hello David Plummer,
the colors of this photo are wonderful.
- Copyright: David Plummer (DiaAzul) (1399)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/f.8
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ho ho hoooo! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-25 13:17