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Another day, another Provenal hilltop town...

This is the much-photographed town of Gordes, taken from what appears to be the standard viewpoint, a couple of hours after dawn. Just after I packed up my gear a coachload of Japanese tourists pulled up and swamped the place. Just as well I got there first as faffing around with a 5x4 in the midst of a seething mass of digicam-wielding tourists whilst trying to ensure none of my gear got trampled would not have been much fun...


As ever, this needs to be seen LARGE, if you can.

Camera:Ebony 4x5
Lens:90mm + polariser
Recording media:Velvia 100
Title:Gordes
Username:joolsb joolsb
Uploaded:9 May 2006 - 10:56 PM
Tags:Dawn, Daybreak, Europe, France, Gordes, Hilltop, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Large format, Provence, Sunrise, Village
Votes:13

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mark2uk
mark2uk  8739 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2006 - 11:48 PM

Great scenic view. Well composed.
Mark

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2006 - 12:39 AM

By far the best shot I've ever seen of Gordes. Beautiful colours and detail and the composition is excellent. One of your best Jools (and that's saying summat!)
Chris

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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2006 - 12:57 AM

Thanks everyone!

Chris, thanks for that. Doesn't seem to be doing so well click-wise, though.

I'm rather proud of this one as the tranny is a real pleasure to behold - the level of detail is truly awesome. Having to reduce it to a mere 500 pixels on the long side (900 on the large version) is criminal but what can I do?

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sneazy
sneazy  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
10 May 2006 - 1:25 AM

Wonderful comp and detail, I know even at this size! If I had a nitpick it would be the harsh light on the rock on the LHS which is a little distracting but otherwise absolutely superb! I bet the tranny is stunning.

Mark

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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2006 - 2:26 AM

Thanks Mark!

Yes you're right. That highlight got a little blown-out when scanning. I felt cropping it out would upset the comp so I tried to disguise it as best I could... Wink

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paulrankin
10 May 2006 - 2:41 AM

julian just lovely in every aspect.

Paul

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itsasetamendi
10 May 2006 - 3:38 AM

Lovely view: I agree with your observation above about the lhs of the image; it would appear unbalanced if you were to crop this out.
Gareth

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
10 May 2006 - 5:03 AM

I've visited this lovely place and you have captured it very well indeed

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2006 - 7:11 AM

nice capture of the light, and good shapes on the hill

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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2006 - 11:15 AM

Thanks Paul, Gareth, Alan and Nicholas!

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8374 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2006 - 12:39 AM

Beautiful detail and excellent composition.
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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2006 - 4:21 AM

Thanks once again, Chant!

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whipspeed e2 Member 104047 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2006 - 5:05 AM

Good lord, looks very steep round there. Great detail in large.

Sarah

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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2006 - 11:32 AM

Thanks Sarah!

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