July 22, 2006
Hiers-Brouage 170189 17320
45.850 -1.067 4 m
The orchestra in rehearsal in the church of Brouage
The church Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, in Brouage, was opened with the worship in 1608, year of the foundation of Quebec. It is former to the construction of the ramparts.
BROUAGE founded in 1555 is on the commune of of Hiers-Brouage, located in the department of the Charente-Maritime and the Poitou-Charentes area.
Jean-Armand of the PLESSIS, Cardinal of RICHELIEU was the governor in end 16th century.
Samuel of CHAMPLAIN, founder of Quebec was born in Brouage.
Many commemorative plates are sealed on the walls of Brouage of which this one close to the decorated royal door of the weapons of France and Navarre:
"Born in Brouage towards 1570, cartographer and colonizer of world fame, Champlain departed from Honfleur in March 1603 , at the time of the first of a score of crossings between France and Canada. Five years after having weighed the anchor, it melted Quebec thus throwing the bases of the French empire in North America. Intrepid explorer, it traversed the interior of the continent and penetrated to the heart of the territory become now Ontario. The accounts of its voyages provide the first description of an area which was, two centuries during, principal trade route towards the Canadian west. Builder, administrator and defender of the colony, his untameable energy deserved to him the title of "Father of new France". It died on December 25, 1635 in Quebec where it was buried."
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Budapestman (82620) 2007-09-13 2:06
What a fascinating and lovely impression, the atmosphere is magnificent. I like the splendid composition and the fine details. Lights are superb, clarity as well. Beautiful image, I like it very much. Have a nice day
snunney (78789) 2007-09-13 2:15
A good capture of this orchestra in rehearsal. Exposure is well managed for the lighting conditions and the scene has much atmosphere. Very good clarity.
BlkDaffyDuck (385) 2007-09-13 2:34
Jolie photo de cette répétition en église. Les lumières sont bien gérées et l'atmosphère bien rendue.
Par contre la photo fait peut être un peu fouillis avec ce cadrage très large et tous ces musiciens qui se chevauchent.
feather (51130) 2007-09-13 3:49
Most church interiors we see have little or no action, so it is very interesting to see the orchestra rehearsing. Such images are very difficult to expose for and you have had to compromise to get the scene light enough to see at the expense of over-exposure from the window. Nevertheless a good shot.
maltese (22643) 2007-09-13 3:58
j'aime beaucoup le format choisi pour cette photo ainsi que le rendu des couleurs!!
Trsè bonne réalisation malgré les lumières piégeuses et une très belle netteté qui donne beaucoup de charme à cette photo.
Très bon travail, amicalement
carper (96) 2007-09-13 4:25
very nice Joel,
I like the atmosphere in this special shot, the light is nice and the details and the pov is good, fine photojob here, have a nice day.
UnTrained (0) 2007-09-13 7:14
warm impression of those musicians, very nice view on them. I think to little overexposure at the window is the compromise to the light. I like the warm colour of the wood and the good texture of the floor.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Nicou (115336) 2007-09-13 8:34
Très bel photo d'intélreur, pas facile de capter ces image dans ces église avec la luminosité qui est difficile à maîtriser, mais là tu as très bein réussi à capter l'ensemble en répétition, et j'aime bien ce beau pavage qui brille, superbe.
bracasha75 (24517) 2007-09-13 11:50
One nice presenting and again greath sharpnes
adores (33936) 2007-09-13 17:09
These kind of concerts inside the churchs always give a fantastic atmosphere. Good pov showing the musicians surrounded by the saints. Good shot!
shevchenko (19051) 2007-09-13 20:34
Distinct indoor image, without disturb them you had shoot from far, interesting composition, musicians under the golden lights, well done.
Charo (51208) 2007-09-14 1:42
Estupenda toma de esta pequeña orquesta ensayando. Buena simetría y colores.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-09-14 12:42
Joel, great shot of how old and new work together, how the old structure doesn't prevent new happenings. I imagine the setting is inspiring and I love the detail in the floor, nice capture.
Graal (95079) 2007-09-15 23:36
interesting interior of church and scene with the orchestra. Good reportage and informations. Well done photo.
batalay (34575) 2008-01-08 15:10
This photograph shot in July of 2006 and posted in September of 2007 came up in the random order that you have selected. You've captured one of those rare atmospheres in a ancient church in which a chamber group is playing, and most likely 300-year old Baroque music. On the very same day (22 July), I was listening to a Vivaldi concert in an old church in Venice. (The tickets I use as bookmarks I come across frequently). The composition, exposure, colors and resolution -- all collaborate in making this a superb shot.
The note is highly informative,
- Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) (79791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/10 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): People and other, Music and dance, Charente valley [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-13 2:02