A picture of the mairie (town hall) in the small village of Polignac,
Polignac is a French commune in the département of Charente-Maritime, region of Poitou-Charentes. With a population of 128 in 2007, it lies some 30 kilometres south of the sous-prefecture town of Jonzac. The commune has an area of 4.64 square kilometres, giving a population density of 28 per square kilometre.
The local economy relies predominantly on agriculture, including the raising of vines for wine production. The river Seugne forms most of the commune's eastern border.
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Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-02 1:35
an attractive photo of this lovely town hall I like the composition and the nostalgic atmosphere, the colours nd lights are very nice, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
ChrisJ (94278) 2011-12-02 1:42
The undulating red tiled roof which also contrasts well against the blue sky, gives this a slightly Spanish or Mexican look & feel. Good sharpness & the French flags add context. Bon weekend!
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-12-02 2:59
Hi Stephen, Quite a plain building for a Town Hall, you have captured this in great light, nice play of shadows. Super colours and informative note, nice Pov, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
npecanhuk (60106) 2011-12-02 3:28
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, horizontal formats, soft light and colors!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (134384) 2011-12-02 3:47
Truly a small cityhall but is also a small village.
This are the most beautiful places for to bring a visit with the bike during the summer, a pity that I am to old!
You chose a very well angle, this care for depth and perspective, well taken care off.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-12-02 3:53
Avec le préau et le tilleul, on se croirait dans une cour d'école. Très belle image de la mairie, et des symboles de l'autorité dont on a bien besoin. La qualité, de la lumière, des couleurs, de la netteté, est excellente. Bravo.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-02 5:04
Une autre de ces petites mairies pleines de charmes que tu nous présentes ici navec cette belle composition où l'rabre prend une belle palce à l'avant-plan mais aussi dans toute l'image avec de beaux jeux d'ombre.
subhendu_bagchi (25077) 2011-12-02 5:23
nice presentation of the town hall using a good POV. Light is perfect and excellent colour tone. A nice one. Tfs.
Royaldevon (25884) 2011-12-02 9:07
The light in your shot is really effective, highlighting the facade of the marie and casting long shadows from l to r across the frame.
Great positioning uses the tree for f/g interest and to give a sense of depth to the shot. Good dof.
Have a good w/e,
dkmurphys (45787) 2011-12-02 10:24
I never thought that a town hall can be so small. Charming idea, well captured.
Have a calm evening.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-12-02 10:29
mi piace l'ottima inquadratura che hai trovato per presentare il piccolo municipio.
Perfetto l'inserimento dell'albero in FG e la luce che diventa componente fondamentale in questa fotografia,
Fis2 (81453) 2011-12-02 12:12
Nice composition, good frame and light.
Beautiful tree and shadows.
williewhistler (12060) 2011-12-02 12:29
Hello Stephen,the long shadows and muted colours of the building are easy on the eye,the splash of red in the flag gives the picture a nice lft.
I also enjoy the tree as a frame.
macondo (18551) 2011-12-02 12:53
Very nice photo of this humble, little mairie. It could be a farmhouse without the sign and flags. You got the perfect viewpoint here, using the tree superbly to frame the building and add depth. I like the autumnal light and the long shadows. A very pleasing evocation of a quiet mood.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-12-02 19:06
A charming town hall with nice details captured with perfection. Well chosen pov with beautiful colors, light and sharpness. Like the quiet atmosphere. The big tree in the front is an added attraction.
edge (6070) 2011-12-02 20:48
Hello Stephen, This is an excellent shot of this building. The tree in the foreground lends itself as a partial frame for the shot. The building looks similar to our rural admininistrative buildings. Simpl constructed and serves a purpose for the user. Finally, the presence of flags always seems to lend some ambiance to a picture as it does here. good job Regards, Roger
Graal (95007) 2011-12-02 23:41
good presentation village of Polignac. Simple architecture of town hall but image is nice composed. Fine light and game of shadows.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (100205) 2011-12-03 9:44
Très jolie la présentation avec l'arbre sur le coté et le feuillages qui coiffe une partie du ciel et cadre merveilleusement le batiment sous une belle lumière
kordinator (14829) 2011-12-04 1:51
Lovely scene yu captured i this smal village.
Fantastic atmosphere with this lovely afternoon light.
I like this long shadow.
Excellent framing by tree.
Have a nice Sunday.
pierrefonds (54534) 2011-12-06 18:15
The distance between the tree and the building is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the city hall of Polignac. The afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (78641)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-02 0:38