Good Morning Everyone,
It's good to be back after my holidays and family festivities. I have some lovely shots of Cote d'Azur to share with you ... later!
Today, I am posting a shot of a truly remarkable site in Brittany. This is a row of old cottages from Les Forges des Salles.
It is an old iron village set in the heart of the forest of Quencan. The village was self sufficient for its resources and man power. For the working population - houses, food, drink, leisure, education and religious worship were all provided.
Activities ceased in 1877 but the village has been preserved with immense attention to detail.
Many thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)
pp cropped, sharpened, adj brightness & contrast, added borders and signed
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John_F_Kennedy (42062) 2008-10-10 2:26
A fine capture of this interesting building in repetiton. The houses are great but I think that the picture is a bit overexposed.
papagolf21 (85450) 2008-10-10 2:36
Bonjour, chère Beverley,
Superbe image de maisons en alignement dont l'entretien est remarquable.
J'aime beaucoup l'architecture de ces maisons joliment présentées avec des massifs d'hortensias.
Une très jolie réalisation.
KLB (23723) 2008-10-10 3:41
Welcome back !
A nice and typical picture from Brittany.
Your framing is interesting but the quality of your image is not perfect. The light is too strong and it lacks a little sharpness, but you've presented a good idea of Brittany with the stoned wall and hydrangeas.
I look forward to discover your recent images of Cote d'Azur ;o)
snunney (82547) 2008-10-10 3:48
A pleasing composition despite the wishy-washy sky. I like the diagonal perspective and the repeating motifs of chimneys and windows. The tones and textures in the cottages are very well rendered and there are some very nice light and shadow contrasts.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-10-10 5:11
A very nice and very intersesting view. The alignement od stone's house with some flowers is very successfull. The details of the stones are very well collected. The POV is very well selected. A very good photoword and an excelelnt post for TE.
Kielia (23351) 2008-10-10 5:40
you show a great perspective of these very interesting houses, they do look very typical indeed. But I am afraid that the light is too strong. Looking forward to your impressions from Southern France!
macondo (18595) 2008-10-10 6:23
And another shot of Brittany, of which I never tire. Your photo is beautifully conposed and presents these old cottages at a very pleasing angle, making a good use of the lawn and patch of dirt road in the left bottom corner. The detail in the shaded area is shown well, although the sky is rather washed out. This sort of situation is where a camera with circular polariser would be very useful. Although by underexposing the shot and using layers in Photoshop you could achieve a similar result; I don't know if you have that software. Still, it's a nice shot with the smaller camera, because of your careful composing. Philippe's boost in contrast is interesting, but of course the image is degraded a little by doing the WS, and perhaps the extra contrast would look better if applied to the original shot.
Thanks for the good note!
Gustaw (21670) 2008-10-10 8:07
Hi, my friend!
It is very interesting photo. I like your simply but nice architecture. Good colours and light. I like your perspective.
gracious (20025) 2008-10-10 10:14
How are you and nice to see your French posting after a while!
nice pov to have beautiful architecture well captured under the good angle from sunlight! may be just a little too strong that lost a bit of details in the image! overall it's a pleasing and pleasant to view and enjoy
have a wonderful weekend, Bev!
dta (65694) 2008-10-10 11:28
Hello Beverley ,
Very good picture of these very nice buildings . I've visited them , a long time ago , and they were ruins . I can see that great work has been done .
Your framing is perfect .
sam_wald (720) 2008-10-10 18:59
Great shot, with the symmetrical feature and perspective.
I like sharpness. Amazingly, everything is preserved in a very good shape.
Nice to see your new photos again!
dumbo (4541) 2008-10-12 5:47
Beautiful architectural photo with good composition and great colors. I like those flowers and the details of that wall.
Clementi (52514) 2008-10-13 0:46
nice shot,but how many holidays you have? you are always on holiday! beautiful the composition even if I believe which the light is too strong .
have a nice week end
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-10-13 17:09
Nice anglr Bev, the diagonal is a strong one and the colors bracketing the strong shadows are nicely muted. Great capture.
gunbud (34066) 2008-10-13 17:33
Excellent POV that captures a striking angle that exposes the sharp details of these lovely French cottages.
Effective light management brings tranquil shadows from the row of chimneys and gabled windows.
npecanhuk (64240) 2008-10-16 5:15
I like the diagonal line created by the row of houses in a very interesting and beautiful pattern, with an eye-catching typical architecture! Colors and light are very well capture and the image looks very nice because of that!
I really like it!
Estelle (2766) 2008-10-17 7:45
What a shame, I first thought it was the Cotswolds!
I can't even recognise my own country any more!!!
Lovely alignement of house and chimneys in diagonal to give dynamism.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (28641)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-24
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Casio Exilim EX-S100
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-10 2:07