Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reflections of Paris

I've become obsessed with Paris. Most of you probably know that it's my favorite city. Unfortunately I don't have that many pictures of it. I think this is from my first time there. I took it from inside The Tuileries Gardens and you can see the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. I just wish that I was a better photographer back then and captured the reflection of the golden top

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34 comments:

  1. James this is just beautiful. The reflections are just subtle enough that they don't overpower the photo. I can just picture sitting out there enjoying the day on those table and chairs. Beautiful :)

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  2. Maybe you have ideas that would make this a better photo, but for most of us this is awesome. Just think, this is in PARIS! I was there about ten years ago for two weeks arrived the day after Bastille Day. What a place.

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  3. I love Paris. A beautiful reflection you got there indeed. I've a post ready this time, so I just need time to post it on mr. Linky tomorrow... I always forget all sorts of memes, and I really don't mean to.

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  4. Even though I've never been to Paris, I can understand your love for the city. This is such a charming picture with beautiful reflections.
    Sunny :)

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  5. This is a great photo, just as it is. I think that there's something that makes it great, that is barely visable.

    It's the stream of water shooting up from the fountain, just to the right and in the foreground. that is what gives this photo "depth." I don't know if you did it on purpose or not, but it worked...

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  6. James and Paris, THE big love affair! Ü
    Your picture is not so bad, it shows the real mood of the town.
    Did I tell you that I was born in Paris?..

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  7. It is a place I would like to be, a beautiful picture!

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  8. The gardens of the Tuileries were designed by Le Nôtre the elder, whose son designed the gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles.

    The Tuileries are called such because that is the ancient site on which the kilns that fired tiles for Parisian roofs were built. Tuile = tile.

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  9. The golden gate harmonizes with the golden top.
    The white statue of both sides has dignity.

    I can learn from your work a lot. Thank you.

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  10. Paris has been called the most beautiful city in the world and from my limited experience it is true. But then I have heard it said that Prague holds that distinction. I have been in Paris several times but have never been to Prague. Since you have could you compare them?

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  11. So beautiful photo and lovely reflection!
    Wish you a great weekend:-)

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  12. Wow how beautiful.
    Great shot James!
    Paris is everyone's favorite city.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I think you can be satisfied of this beautiful picture, I am not so fond of Paris as a city, but it is surely a photographer's paradise.

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  14. this is lovely, the muted palette is very beautiful and it's beautifully composed too

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  15. Subtle and lovely. I'd LOVE to visit Paris!

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  16. Now I see why you love the city! I can admire its beauty thru your lens!

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  17. Paris... C'est magique. I love the statues. Aren't they awesome?

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  18. I guess I need to get out there more often! ;-)

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  19. I love how that golden top mimics the color in the gate. This could very well be a movie scene. :)
    I'm just trying to imagine what will happen next - star crossed lovers sit in the chairs to talk or a fugitive runs through the gates. Too many movies perhaps. ;)
    Awesome shot!
    The next time you go you'll get the reflection of the dome for us.

    Mine’s here: Round The Bend.

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  20. Nice photo James. You could always play a little in your photo editor. Try a crop or two to move the obelisk closer to the edge. You might tweak the curves a bit or even try converting to B&W.

    Ansel Adams always said the negative is the score and the print is the performance. Reinterpret and see what comes out.

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  21. Beautiful! The gold gates stand out.

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  22. Very very beautiful! The hint of blur in parts creates an enchanting, mystical atmosphere!

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  23. Beautiful reflecti0n,i always dream of g0ing to paris and see its beauty!

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  24. I really like how that obelisk looks. The golden gates and the sculptures everywhere look fascinating too.

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  25. Someday I shall visit there. What a lovely choice for Reflections weekend.

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  26. Oh so lovely. I have a dream of visiting there one day.

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  27. Feel like I'm there. There's something about the way the water is falling to the right that makes it so real for me. Great shot here. Colors are perfect.

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  28. I really like the three rippled columns in the water below a great shot.

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  29. Found your blog from a shout out from "As I saw it" (patrick tillett)...so glad I did...I joined on as a Follower...
    please stop by my blog too, if you like photography, I love it too and post photos every couple days, on the other days, I do humor blog stuff...
    I am at:
    http://myretirementchronicles.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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