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By joolsb  
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.

Tags: Landscape France Sunrise Village Europe Large format Dawn Hilltop Daybreak Provence Gordes Landscape and travel

Voters: Gary_Williams, mark2uk, Maddie and 10 more

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mark2uk 11 795 8 England
9 May 2006 11:48PM
Great scenic view. Well composed.

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ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 12:39AM
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!)
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
10 May 2006 12:57AM
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?
sneazy 13 74 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 1:25AM
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.

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
10 May 2006 2:26AM
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
paulrankin 12 4 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 2:41AM
julian just lovely in every aspect.

10 May 2006 3:38AM
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.
AlanBW 12 20 England
10 May 2006 5:03AM
I've visited this lovely place and you have captured it very well indeed
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
10 May 2006 7:11AM
nice capture of the light, and good shapes on the hill
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
10 May 2006 11:15AM
Thanks Paul, Gareth, Alan and Nicholas!
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 12:39AM
Beautiful detail and excellent composition.
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
22 May 2006 4:21AM
Thanks once again, Chant!
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2006 5:05AM
Good lord, looks very steep round there. Great detail in large.

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
7 Jun 2006 11:32AM
Thanks Sarah!

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