The Dentelles de Montmirail are short, steep mountains with a distinctive rocky ridge, extending west geologically from the Mont Ventoux . The jagged, rocky top is named after the lace (dentelle) it's thought to resemble.
The Dentelles are mainly forested at the northern end, with pine and oak woods on many of the lower slopes. Except for the bare rocky ridge, eroded by the fierce Mistral winds, the mountains are covered in broom, which blooms into bright yellow from April to June. In October though, we were enchanted by the Gold & Brass colours of the vineyards...
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BobTrips (1857) 2003-03-26 18:23
I don't know, looks tilted to me. You can tell me that your part of the world leans that way and I'll accept it. (But it will still look tilted to me....)
Could stand a little tweaking, contrast wise and sharpening. Was the sky really that color? Might be time to get an editor, girlfriend.
(Sorry for that slip, the radio's playing funk. ;o)
Nice picture, great notes. "Dentelle" - sort of like teeth?
CedarBough (74) 2003-03-26 23:51
Sky color must be adjusted to something natural. Crop part of it out, too. Straighten the shot. However in general the shot is very pleasant, I wish I'd been at your elbow to see it.
philip_coggan (11) 2003-04-02 10:19
I doubt that it really is crooked - but two things might help give that impression, first the fact that the horizon at the right is higher than the horizon at the left, and second that the 'second' horizon, the field of grass in the near foreground, really does slope downhill from right to left. But this is mountains - I think it's the world that's tilted, not the camera!
On the other hand, the sky is definitely a bit bizarre for sky...
Curioso (9271) 2003-07-08 15:29
Well done Porteplume. You found a great point of view to shoot at the Dentelles.
You just need to make another shot in June when the lavender are colourful...
You have a great Depth here and the grass on the foreground help to increase the depth feeling. I really like the ground and rocky colors.
Maybe you need a slight sharpening...
mrdelurk (361) 2003-08-25 3:27
Great image. Just an idea: if you shoot this location again some time, try to take the shot from between these yellow-red flowers, at flower level
- Copyright: Viviane Faguay (Porteplume) (3403)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji FinePix1400Z
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Perfums and colors of Provence [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-03-26 16:41