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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timecapturer (37068) 2013-10-21 4:21
a shot that does not really need many words, it speaks for itself I suppose. But I do like the tonal qualities of this simple and well executed composition, and especially the textures of the shelf and wall that just seem to contrast so attractively with the smooth lines of the bottle of nectar.
Have a great week - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-10-21 4:50
Aaah, the finished product, the golden nectar as it were! I like this composition a lot, having it off center creates a great interest, and the bottle itself is very attractively designed. I like the play of golden light through the bottle too, it makes it very tempting. So I have to ask, did you get the sample the wares at the end of your visit?
all the best
Sergiom (45441) 2013-10-21 5:20
J'en prendrais bien un petit verre car j'ai une grippe qui s'accroche depuis quelques semaines. J'aime la composition que je verrais bien sur un grand panneau sur les bords de l'autoroute.
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-10-21 6:37
Very fine detail, a true beautiful and delicious portrait. I like it (your image and the product for itself).
Enjoy a good week ahead.
saxo042 (33926) 2013-10-21 8:30
A very good colour harmony between the content in the bottle and the background wall. The bottle is well placed. A very well designed bottle, I guess the contents is also well designed.
Fis2 (76986) 2013-10-21 10:01
Good composition and colors.
I like it.
annjackman (15533) 2013-10-21 10:42
I like the simple composition with the bottle to one side. The light on the bottle is lovely making the contents look very tempting!
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-22 8:25
An inviting picture, with excellent quality! Very good light and sharpness, giving a very nice texture to the wall and making it a wonderful detail in this picture! Simple and wonderful composition! Well done!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-10-22 15:07
A good close up shot of the finished product with pinpoint sharpness and excellent density and levels with perfect exposure for both the highlights and shadow. Effective tight framing and the neutral oof bg cellar wall makes a perfect backdrop. Well framed and composed using the rule of thirds. Tfs!
delpeoples (48634) 2013-10-29 5:11
Salut cher Stephen
What a great title for this photo and as you say, it tastes - and looks - like nectar. I love the warm golden light, which enhances that idea of nectar and also the idea of coming in from the cold and enjoying a nice dram of cognac to warm the cockles of your heart. This could be in an ad. Lovely, and now I feel like a cognac, but might just have to settle for that other type of amber nectar...beer :)
Have a lovely day
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (72716)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-20 23:57