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Hauteluce Village - the church (for Amy)

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 January 2008 in Architecture.

I hadn't planned on showing this photo but Amy wanted to see a closer view of the church so here we are! :

Photographed in the village of Hauteluce, high up in the French Alps, this is the baroque church of Saint Jacques d'Assyrie.

Dating from 1558, It is a classified historical building.

From the little I've seen, the style seems typical of the Savoie region and beautiful to look at it is too. Our appartment was just next door - if you leaned out of the bedroom window as far as you could it was almost possible to touch the church tower:-)

Yes.... I know the road is filthy but towns up in the snow zone can look a bit like this in the winter once standing snow has been cleared from the roads...after all there's no rain is there to keep things clean!

I've been having problems for ages with my uploaded landscape orientated images looking fuzzy and not as sharp as they should be....well I finally found the answer recently in an answer by Jason Kravitz to a query in the forums .....if you too have been having this problem the answer is to make sure you resize your photos to a maximum horizontal dimension of 800 pixels (vertical size is not limited). Anything greater than 800pixels and AM3 will automatically resize it leading to the reduction in sharpness.

Please feel free to copy and paste this advice into your own AM3 blogs as I'm sure there are lots of our fellow AM3ers out there having this same frustrating would be great to sort the problem out for as many of us as possible.


Just a bit of fun, but this is one of my favourite photos with my new DSLR. I've submitted it for publication in JPG magazine. You can vote for it's inclusion here: JPG Magazine


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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

mmm What beauty surrounds you, thank God you're the photographer you are!

19 Jan 2008 12:31pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Very nice. The snow really adds to the beauty of the shot.

19 Jan 2008 7:14pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I love that steeple against that sky!! I have a thing about churches... I'm not religious by any stretch of the imagination... but the architecture and spirituality surrounding them calls to me (oh, did I mention I am sometimes confused with a crazy person?! LOL) Thanks so much for posting this for me Ian!!!!

20 Jan 2008 1:37am

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