Intermediate zone of the plateau, between the Pre-alps and the Jura Mountains, between the Lausanne region and the Broye lowlands, the Jorat, compared to the Lake Geneva region or the Alps, was not a subject of touristic or artistic representations. The work of the painter Eugène Burnand (1850 – 1921) whose family estate was located not far from Carrouge (and that Roud detested), was an exception. Roud photographed this agricultural and forest-filled region of the “Haut-Jorat” by constantly changing his focus. Using carefully selected framings, through the ceaseless and sensitive reality of the fields, the roads or the farms, he presents the real and complementary harmonies of nature and rural life.