Enlightments on the Champs Elysées for Christmas. It is said to be one of the nicest avenue in the world but I'm not sure why... The buildings are not that nice, so many cars, too many shops, too crowdy...
Not much to say in fact, which matches quite well with my spirit of mind as a photographer... Several disappointing week-ends... No time for me during the working day... Too sad...
Converted to B&W, level adjusted, noise added.
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vascao (192) 2004-12-06 18:47
Nice gritty image, Steven. Seems like an old postcard. Congratulations.
Didi (54667) 2004-12-06 19:02
Ambiance de fête et ambiance glaciale; l'avant-plan de gauche montre des personnes vêtues de sombre, je dirai aussi ambiance triste qui sied parfaitement avec le noir et blanc.
C'est bien décrit par l'image.
Homerhomer (4080) 2004-12-06 19:03
Steven, I think this image is as much about your spirit of mind as a photographer as it is about this famous street. The mood of this photo makes an impression on me that you are in the place where you don't want to be, you are put in the situation where everyone told you that you should admire this place, yet for you this is a place full of cheezy lights, rushing crowds and fake Christmas that is more like a shopping frenzy than a celebration of life. I like this image because of it's mood.
poulinp (4530) 2004-12-06 21:16
Good idea to add the noise at this picture. Nice composition here.
jp80 (8443) 2004-12-07 3:35
Quel grain ! J'adore. Une photo pleine de subtilité, un cadrage judicieux et de beaux gris. Bien vu !
Bogdan (205) 2004-12-07 16:20
I like the grain, a lot..i even think this has a both retro and a chirstmass feeling to it. There is one thing i don't like. The white frame. i do belive that a smaller black one, like hcb's would give extra feeling to it.
robiuk (10807) 2004-12-07 18:42
Even done in b/w, this scene is full of warmth. Is it the illuminations, graininess or fine perspective... I dunno.
But surelly there's an impact of seeing a small family gathered on the pavement, and lights of shops from accross the road... on all these cars speeding up and down...
... Christmas is almost here!
Mrg (825) 2004-12-12 13:56
Esta foto sai muito do que estou habituado no seu trabalho. Gostei do grão e da opção pelo preto e branco. Boa foto
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-12-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/11, 1/2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Film noir [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-06 17:31