Thursday, January 6, 2011

Reflections on a Paris Bridge

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Original version
I was standing a pedestrian bridge above the Les Halles shopping center in Paris when I saw this cool reflection of St. Eustache church. I was just about to take the shot when this guy walked into the frame. I took it anyway.



I'm adding this to Weekend Reflections and Sunday Bridges.

34 comments:

  1. Very cool picture! Looks like the other guy missed a good photo op!
    Great eye, James :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  2. Beautiful reflections..
    And I like both versions.
    Costas

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  3. I like both versions of this photo. I also like that you let the photo reflect what was happening.

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  4. Like it! You are so good at this! I think the person makes its.

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  5. Nice puddle reflection with a "special guest"... :)
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  6. James, at least he was wearing red which is a very nice addition to the shot... This inverted photo is very interesting...

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  7. oh, I like this and I think the man's red jacket adds just the pizazz for the finishing touches!

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  8. Looks like it must have been pouring down rain ! Glad it let up, leaving unrippled puddles, for you to be able to work with...

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  9. He'd better look down, he's about to walk in water! :)
    I like the first pic, the guy seems to be floating in the air while walking..

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  10. Yes, very good!
    First I thought that is something in photoshop!....haha
    Wonderful
    I wish you a great weekend!

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  11. "Superbe" in French...
    This picture is like a piece of conversation. Nice.

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  12. Terrific reflections as always, James! Love both versions! Fun! I love them! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  13. such a creative shot,
    you really take good fotos. ^0^
    this is really a good one.

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  14. I never thought of flipping a reflection. Much better with the guy in the photo.

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  15. Love it! It's been years since I have been in Paris in the rain. . . last time it was hot and steamy.

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  16. Excellent!
    St. Eustache, because of its location next to the old public market and its proximity to le Louvre was once the largest and richest parish in Paris. (We think of le Louvre only in the context of it being an art musuem - but originally it was the seat of the French government. The decline of St. Eustache as a rich parish began with the conversion of le Louvre into the museum we now know and was hastened when the public market was moved to the suburbs at the beginning of the 1970s.

    When Mozart was a child, his mother took him to Paris for a concert tour. She died while they were in Paris and her funeral was at St. Eustache.

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  17. Nice!!

    I did a similar flip with a photo that will post for tomorrow for Shadow Shot.

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  18. Superbe et bluffant, ce reflet. La face cachée des choses.
    Bravo !

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  19. They are both great. I like to see people in reflections. I think it adds a touch of whimsy for some reason. Maybe because of the way they seem to be walking on their head.

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  20. That's very cool! I really like your header, too.

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  21. Really amazing: you're always...more...bravo!!!
    :-)

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  22. Glad you also posted the original version:)
    If I would show this pic to my son he would say, "Now WHY didn't we visit the cathedral???" He wanted to see it so badly, but the rest of the family was too pooped from viewing the Louvre for so many hours:)
    His revenge (just kidding) was to take us to 3 cities in a week in China:)

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  23. Very cool photo of reflection, especially the first one. Simply stunning!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. Great idea to flip it. Fantastic photo!

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  25. Fabulous capture!
    The guy was right to walk into the frame too;o)

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    Have a happy weekend, James****

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  26. Awesome turn on a photo! Magnificent capture as always James!

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  27. Fantastic! The man in the shot adds something - perspective?

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  28. · It was a good idea. Better if the two pictures were almost united

    · greetings

    CristalRasgado & LaMiradaAusente
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