Bargemon is a pretty hilltop village in the Var department of Provence. There are cool tree-shaded squares, fountains and pavement cafés.
If you look up the "map: view" in Google Earth, then go to "street view" you can follow an interesting virtual tour through the village.
More information about the village can be found here.
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mauarg (1758) 2010-08-11 6:16
Wow, superb photo of an extremely beaultiful village. The colors are vivid, pov is perfect.. Congratulations.
cornejo (42883) 2010-08-11 11:31
Greeting Peter, very good photo, pretty fountain and pretty street, beautiful composition.
nels (2623) 2010-08-11 11:32
hi peter, beautiful shot of what looks like a quiet rural village, love the strong colours and sharpness
saxo042 (37888) 2010-08-11 12:24
Seems like you had good weather here, I can see the sun shining down on the street here. Funny, we were in Provence some weeks earlier, in Cucuron near Luberon. We had terrible weather, cold and rainy... This place looks really enjoyable, I have done the virtual tour with Google street view. This town reminds me a bit of Fountain-de-Vaucluse, with the high hills and the open views.
This picture is well composed with these crossing diagonal lines, one from upper left via the shutters and along the street, the other from lower left and up along the pavement. A lot of beautiful red flowers to enjoy here.
Are there any good hotels here?
tyro (25282) 2010-08-11 15:13
Well, there's no better way of promoting your gospel than to practise what you preach! I have just downloaded this picture into PSE6 and passed the "thirds" grid over it and, accoring to the "Rule of Thirds" this is the perfect composition.
The left vertical dividing line of thirds runs exactly down the end of the wall of the building on the left; the right one passes right down the centre of the column in the middle of the fountain; the lower right "powerpoint" is in the little stream of water in the fountain and the left lower powerpoint is at the junction of the aforementioned wall with the ground. Other, more subtle, diagonals and lines mentioned by Gunnar lead the eye around the myriad shapes, colours and areas of light and shade.
A lovely photograph, not only on account of its "theoretically" excellent composition, but also because of its aesthetic appeal: probably, of course, the two are closely interlinked.
Other than composition, the lighting and exposure are superb and the sharpness and detail are fantastic. Lovely colour saturation too. Even the soft light reflections on those doors on the left and the little areas of water around the fountain add to the atmosphere.
That little old Canon A430 is doing you proud!
I'm adding this one to my favourites.
vishaal (1042) 2010-08-12 3:18
Beautiful fountain in this small village. Very good sharpness and contrast. Typically Provence ! Nice scene.
Glint (6171) 2010-08-14 15:01
it is such a pleasure to see one of your pohotos. This is especially nice. A well balanced composition (I have read John's excellent critique and cna't better it) with lots of interest. The left diagonal leads us into the picture as we take a zigzag walk with you.Lots of good textures, stonework,pavemnt and wood as well as water, foliage and flowers.
Royaldevon (39338) 2010-09-12 6:16
Maybe I should be saying 'Bonjour' in this pretty French village!
It is a quite delightful shot, nicely exposed and revealing the most intimate details of the textures and the street furniture.
The composition is perfect, just as I would expect from someone who is so good at offering pertinent advice on the composition of other shots. The fountain is perfectly positioned in the 'thirds' position, as is the the l/h wall.
A most enjoyable photograph from an area that I have yet to discover.
Have a lovely Sunday,
williewhistler (16398) 2010-09-12 14:26
Hello Peter,I was interested to see that you took this shot at f2.8,I wondered if an extra half stop would have prevented the image burning out on the top right hand side,just a minor point in an otherwise pleasing shot.
- Copyright: Peter Geldart (graffer) (1800)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-24
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A430
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-11 5:36
- Favorites: 2 [view]