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The Catalan Countries

The Catalan Countries
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-25
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D800, NikonAF-S 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-10 2:18
Viewed: 2910
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Walk in Catalan Countries:

The term Catalan Countries (Catalan: Països Catalans) is used to designate the territory where Catalan is spoken. This territory is currently divided between Spain, Andorra, France and Italy. Some pro-independence groups use to describe the concept of a single nation that would include all territories where they speak Catalan.
This concept appeared for the first time in the late nineteenth century and was later popularized by the Valencian author Joan Fuster i Ortells Nosaltres in his book, els Valenciana (1962).
In its policy, the term is closely associated with Catalan nationalism, and therefore subject to controversy, especially from the anti Catalanists sectors.
The Catalan countries are sometimes referred to as the feet of the very branques (pine with three branches, in Catalan), as their territory can be divided mainly into three parts:
• The former Principality of Catalonia (Catalan: Principality of Catalonia), including:
o The current Spanish Autonomous Community of Catalonia (Catalunya)
o 95% of the French department of Pyrenees-Orientales, called Northern Catalonia (Catalunya Nord)
• The ancient kingdom of Mallorca: the Balearic Islands (Illes Balears)
• the former Kingdom of Valencia: Valencia (Valencian: València País Valencià or)
which must be added:
• The Principality of Andorra (Principality of Andorra)
• The fringe of Aragon (Franja de Ponent Franja or Arago) in Aragon
• El Carche (El Carxe) in the Region of Murcia
• The city of Alghero (seaweed) in Sardinia (Italy)

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Hello Breard
Amazing culours and sharpness and compozition are perfect.
Best regardes

Hallo Serge,
une belle photo de cet intéressant phénomène géologique avec de belles roches rouges, bonne netteté et couleurs belles et naturelles.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne soirée

Hi there,

Lovely photo, i love the contrast between these beautiful rocks and the dark forest in the background. Very good emphasis on the light's reflection on the rocks

Hi Serge,

Nice picture of this landscape with good colors & nice greenery in the BG.
It looks like a big wall of an old fort. Nice place captured from a good POV. Well done & TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-10 6:52]

Bonjour Serge,
Des rochers bien particuliers sur lesquels j'aurais bien voulu avoir quelques précisions...une note géo-politique intéressante aussi.
L'angle de vue est bien choisi, la netteté pourrait être améliorée, mais certainement un paysage intéressant.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-10 7:09]

Hello Serge,
very beautiful landscape with great brightness and depth,
splendid and interesting stratigraphic succession of rocks with different colors.

Hello Serge,
Beautiful photo of this unique landscape. But I made a workshop to correct the sharpness and clarity a bit. I hope you don't mind.

Hello Serge,
Wonderful landscape of a splendid region. The composition is outstanding. Great sharpness and lovely natural colors.

Impressive landscape Serge! Good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Serge, beautiful landscape with fantastic mountains, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Serge,
beautiful landscape picture with lovely natural colours and good depth. I especially like your well chosen POV to present this wonderful landscape.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-10 11:18]

Hello Serge.
This is a great shot. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountain. The nature works is well presented in an attractive composition.Best regards Siggi

Hi Serge,
what a beautiful area! What an excellent place for walking. Beautiful Països Catalans!
Nice colours, very good composition. Amazing rocks.
Have a nice week,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-10 15:19]

Salut Serge,quelles magnifiques rochers,je le connassais pas et ta photo est tres utile et sourtout un vrai plaisir a regarder,une parfaite prise de vue et une merveilleuse capture! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

M'has fet feliç amb la teva descripció del Països Catalans, i encara que
els sentiments dintre de les diferents zones que ens exposes varien i molt,
sempre és bó que ens coneguin. Jo no sóc nascut al País Català però el porto
al meu cor per molts motius: la meva dona és Catalana i la gent d'aquest territori
és sensata, solidària ( encara que a la resta d'Espanya es digui el contrari ) i
emprenedora entre d'altres virtuds.
La foto, per cert, preciosa !
Salutacions Serge des de Lleida (Catalunya):

Josep Ignasi Tejedor

- Coment in Catalan language.

comme vous avez dit Joseph, une définition parfaite des Pays Catalans, le pays de mon coeur
est avant tout un sentiment, quelque chose qui a été réalisée l'âme
Moltes gràcies Serge

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