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The Benedictine Priory at Saint Benoît du Sault

The Benedictine Priory at Saint Benoît du Sault, a medieval village in the Indre department of the Centre Val de Loire region of central France. The village was built on a granite rock outcrop around the Benedictine priory and overlooks a broad lake created by a dam on the river Portefeuille. The Benedictine Priory (hence Saint Benoît) dates from the 11th Century; beside it stands the Romanesque church, which is still used. It has been designated one of about 150 “Plus Beaux Villages de France”, an accolade that seeks to protect “the outstanding heritage of these exceptional villages”. Here we look across the lake to the Priory and it is the moon light that illuminates the exterior of the building. We are looking directly north so you can see the ‘Big Dipper’, also known as the plough reflected in the lake. The North Star is right at the top of the image almost directly above the Priory on the right third. Full technical details of the image can be found here: Elm Studio POTW

If you would like to attend our workshop in France and shoot a star trail at this Benedictine Priory then full information is available here: Photographic Workshop in France

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