A series of pictures taken on a visit to a family run cognac distillery in Chaniers, Charente-Maritime.
Some information from Wikipedea about cognac:
Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name, in the French Départements of Charente and Charente-Maritime.
For a distilled brandy to bear the name Cognac, an Appellation d'origine contrôlée, its production methods must meet certain legal requirements. In particular, it must be made from specified grapes, of which Ugni blanc, known locally as Saint-Emilion, is the one most widely used. The brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Tronçais. Cognac matures in the same way as whiskey and wine when aged in barrels. By law Cognac must be aged for at least two years before it can be sold to the public. In fact, most cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.
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dkmurphys (42697) 2013-10-18 0:09
Very fine capture of the old machinery that makes such a good drink. Nice image, enjoy a fine day ahead.
besnard (50019) 2013-10-18 0:44
Une image très nette de ces instruments de distillation. La prise en contre-plongée les met en valeur.
ikeharel (44279) 2013-10-18 1:04
I can only imagine the smell indoor's the distilery, Stephen.
Fine light and good clarity managed, elements of the process in shining brass well collected. Useful the info about the process.
Have a nice friday,
jhm (128259) 2013-10-18 2:23
I was two year ago also in an cognac distillery with almost the same copper boilers.
Perspective and depth make these picture attractive.
Quality and sharpness are perfect.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Fis2 (77162) 2013-10-18 3:16
Wow, curious instalation!
A very interesting place.
Excellent colors and light.
Very well done.
I like it.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (37406) 2013-10-18 3:30
super shot of these distillery copper boilers. They looks so well constructed and maintained. A fascinating process and captured so sharply. The smell must be amazing too and I hope you got to taste the fruits of the labour here. Wonderful!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Sergiom (45810) 2013-10-18 4:36
On peut presque sentir les vapeurs de l'alcool dans cette belle distillerie aux couleurs de cuivre bien poli. La contre plongée est réussi et l'éclairage artificiel bien géré.
Noel_Byrne (13642) 2013-10-18 5:32
A fascinating note and image to go with it, this is a great look inside this ancient looking place. The equipment looks like something from another era, and has those rich dark brown colors of yesteryear. You know, I’ve never even tasted Cognac, this makes me wish to try!
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (21332) 2013-10-18 7:17
wow, what a nice minimal composition here. Like the colourful focal points which are also very eye catching. Great depth and sharpness. A nice one. Tfs.
rogerl (1156) 2013-10-18 11:07
Stephen, a nicely framed shot with wonderful deep browns throughout. The whole thing looks like a large hookah.
Romano46 (11845) 2013-10-18 11:08
il soggetto è assai originale e inconsueto e nello stesso tempo piace per le sue forme arrotondate ed i colori che le accompagnano.
Uno scatto fuori dal comune ma non per questo meno bello, anzi...
Ciao e buon fine settimana
lousat (64513) 2013-10-18 12:47
Salut Steph,une photo vraiment interessante pour un barman comme moi,excellent prise de vue depuis la distillerie du cognac,elle semble tres moderne,capture avec une parfaicte perspective et qualite' au top.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano
fabbs99 (11376) 2013-10-18 22:17
Lovely image of the distillery .Great sight with nice colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
ourania (18918) 2013-10-25 7:38
it's funny that in my comment on your previous picture I wrote that the place looked inacessible. So here we are in the interior. I like very much the composition you chose for its presentation, a partial view that bears the essence of the place and the process that is carried out there. Your composition makes all the items and details look attractive and interesting. You've used the available light very effectively and rendered very fine and unusual colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (73000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Food
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-17 23:51