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Cistercian Abbey
Robin Reid

Cistercian Abbey

Near Gordes, Provence, FR view map

This Abbaye-senanque-gordes founded in 1148 by the Cistercian Monks was so lovely in the early morning light that I feel compelled to also show the color version. The plants in the foreground are lavender!

Pentax Optio 550
1/290s f/3.0 at 7.8mm full exif

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J. Scott Coile28-Jul-2011 15:53
Awesome composition. Wonderful textures and contrast. That must have smelled heavenly out there.
Coleen Perilloux Landry28-Jul-2011 15:17
Wonderful shapes and textures in this.
Cindi Smith28-Jul-2011 14:06
Gorgeous. I love this old Abbey...has so much character and love the rows of lavender. A beautiful composition!
Stephanie28-Jul-2011 13:16
What an awesome image ~ especially in B&W!!! BV
Bartosz Kotulski28-Jul-2011 12:15
lovely soft conversion to b/w and good pov. nicely done
Yvonne28-Jul-2011 11:35
What a wonderful pair of images, pure history eh! v
Victoria28-Jul-2011 07:59
Excellent in colour & B&W, beautiful
Mieke WA Minkjan28-Jul-2011 07:56
I thought it was France by first look and not USA
great in B&W
Janice Dunn28-Jul-2011 07:23
I'd love to go see it in Provence, especially with the lavender out on bloom.
joseantonio28-Jul-2011 04:23
Very nice composition. I like that perspective
soulis28-Jul-2011 02:17
Great! V.
maggie_falconi28-Jul-2011 01:30
Amazing capture Robin!! Beautiful sky and excellent textures and composition!! V
LynnH28-Jul-2011 00:49
Both of these photos are gorgeous. What a fabulous old place! I love the fluffy clouds, mounds of them, mounds of trees, mounds of lavender and the round windows have a theme that makes this composition great! V
Jola Dziubinska28-Jul-2011 00:37
Terrific architecture and presentation, Robin. V.