The parish church of Saint-Cybard in the village of Montchaude.
The original church, which dated from the 12th century now lies in ruins with only the porch remaining. It is located some 100 metres south of this one in the grounds of the château. This new church was built in 1895-6. It was designed in the form of a Latin Cross by the architect Raymond Barbaud under the guidance of Edouard Warin. Funds for its construction were contributed by the Arnoux family.
The picture is a stitch of two images.
Montchaude is a village, population about 500, in the département of Charente close to the small town of Barbezieux. Its economy is dependent on farming and viticulture.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-11-03 0:45
Hello Stephen! Very interesting architecture, wonderful church. Good POV, ideal composition. Perfect capture. Nice colours. Good luck!
jurek1951 (40287) 2008-11-03 0:48
Nice presentation of another angle of this beautiful architecture of this building , good perpective and details, beautiful colors and very well taken and done.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-11-03 0:50
Beautiful architectural shot with superb composition. The colours and lights are amazing, an excellent image. Congratulation. Have a nice week
besnard (50882) 2008-11-03 1:06
Un très bon cliché de cette jolie église à l'architecture intéressante. Une bonne luminosité qui la met bien en valeur.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dareco (17134) 2008-11-03 1:46
Very beautiful work! I love the church!! Perfect colors, detail and lighting. TFS
Buin (42246) 2008-11-03 4:01
Here you have had a great - and a bit difficult - light and you managed it skillfully. I like very much how you "silhouetted" this steeple in front of the wonderful sky. The monument right hand gives another point of interest here. But, the main thing here is this wonderful light ...
Greetings from grey and hazy Germany!
carper (96) 2008-11-03 4:02
it's a very nice church Stephen,
a well taken shot here, good point of view, nice details a very good photojob I like it Stephen, have a nice day.
amaryllis (32902) 2008-11-03 4:17
une tres belle photo et cadrage de cette superbe église de ce joli village, un bel assemblage de tes 2 images;une tres bonne luminosité et une belle architecture
kevinos (7379) 2008-11-03 5:31
A rather odd structure, Stephen, in a French Gothic revival style, similar to the sort of church being build all over Western Europe at that time, bu with a real french feel.You have presented it is a fine clear image. I would like to know more about the stitching, which i find very interesting . regards Kevin
saxo042 (35900) 2008-11-03 5:36
A very good composition, I like this perspective and POV. Very good colours and very good handling of the light!
Royaldevon (24420) 2008-11-03 6:38
Well positioned to capture the details of this splendid church. Your angled view shares the facade and gives an appreciation of the depth.
The light looks quite strong but you have coped well and captured the details with out any oe.
npecanhuk (59098) 2008-11-03 7:40
I'm pretty fond of church architectures and this example of yours is pretty nice! I like very much this small church! Colors are natural and beautiful! Sharpness is good! The brightness is at the right point!
TFS - Congratulations!
Fis2 (79890) 2008-11-03 9:25
Next interesting church. Wonderful architecture. I like the frame and super perspective. Nice delicate colours. Well done.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2008-11-03 11:06
Tu prends goût aux avantages de l'assemblage de photos. Excellent travail sur Saint-Cybard. Un bon rendu, de belles couleurs, une bonne lumière. Félictations.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-11-03 12:55
Hi Stephen, great photo and very beautiful church!
Excellent photo job no doubt! Perfect colors,composition and photo quality!
TFS and have a nice week!
feather (51130) 2008-11-03 14:39
Good idea to stitch two images so you could show the church in full: it's worked out well. Your POV also works well to show two facades. The lovely blue sky is a novelty for me in the UK at the moment.
Nicou (111529) 2008-11-04 0:23
mangigique église, superbement cadrée, , elle trône dans ce beau cile avec des merveilleux détails, superbe image.
Bravo et amitié
maltese (22643) 2008-11-04 8:10
Une très belle lumière qui met bien en évidence cette belle église, une très belle netteté qui donne un effet presque 3d.
très bon travail!!
gunbud (34066) 2008-11-04 18:35
Lovely vertical view of this peaceful church yard.
The wonderful blue sky with its wispy clouds makes a beautiful backdrop for all the fine lines and sharp details of the lovely church to stand out against.
gracious (20025) 2008-11-05 10:51
Great architecture well captured in a vertical format and the colour contrast is nice against the blue sky!
very sharp with nice colour and details
thanks for the notes
gneufeld (15870) 2008-11-05 18:46
I am always attracted to too shots of churches so this one jumped out at me. I like the perspective and the stone work textures and clarity are exceptional. Very well done and TFS. Gerald
asajernigan (19669) 2008-11-08 6:52
This is a nicely composed shot of the church taken from a great angle. The angle of the shot gives the scene nice depth and direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The low perspective is nice here making the steeple tower above the scene.
darek1978 (13361) 2008-11-30 5:01
This is beautiful shot! A fantastic sky, and great detail on the spire of the church. Well done++