The Alexandre III is probably one of the most beautifully decorated bridges in Paris.
(The architecture of this bridge represents the exuberant features of the decorative art of the Third republic. It is named after Tsar Alexandre III, father of Nicolas II, who laid the first stone in 1896, reflecting the special relationship knotted through time between France and Russia. The bridge was completed in two years and inaugurated during the universal exposition of 1900.” The text translated from Encyclopédie Hachette)
One of the statues suddenly appeared and said “Bonjour !” No, not really, I just thought that’s what he said to me…. Daydreaming.
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krzychu30 (12719) 2011-04-05 1:10
it´s your another beautiful composition of Paris.I like the way you present us this beautiful sculpture,with very good close-up and with excellent details.You´ve managed to create nice contrast between a little bit low light foreground sculpture and well lit background.It really gives a great effect.What else I really enjoy is the great effect of sun rays and clouds emerging from behind the monument and illuminating wonderful the picture.Great work Nobuaki!
My Best Regards
selay22 (254) 2011-04-11 6:43
beautiful POV and great composition
delpeoples (48654) 2011-04-13 7:47
Hehehe your Note and photo made me laugh. Yes, this statue indeed looks like it's dropping in to day bonjour! And I agree with you about the Pont Alexandre, it certainly is one of the most beautiful bridges I've ever seen. The only one that comes close is the Rialto in Venice. Excellent details and play of depth of field. The sharpness and DOF give a three-dimensional effect. The natural colours are so beautiful and bring back all my happy memories of Paris. I love what that Leica does, it really gives an image completely different to any other camera. Ahhh, one day, when I win the lottery! Thanks for sharing and I wish you a beautiful day.
PS: thank you for your critique of my Happy Birthday Italy photo, I am very flattered - you have made my day. I am thinking of you all in Japan and you are all in my prayers :)
mauro61 (52545) 2011-07-25 1:53
una buona idea ben realizzata con la statua del ragazzo che sembra inclinarsi per guardare in macchina.
Hai ben gestito la forte luce contraria rendendo un po' dell'azzurro del cielo e mettendo in risalto i tratti del volto,
ikeharel (44057) 2011-09-30 0:47
A fantastic POV on the statue, and good idea on it's title.
Excelent contrast collected.
*** How about some of Japan's pictures?
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-03-10 4:57
Hello dear Nobu,
Your title fits the image very well with a very informative note. The angle in which you have shot this image is very clever. It looks like the statue is curiously looking at you as if to strike a conversation with you. I like the contrast between the bit darker statue in the foreground and brighter monument in the back. I like the way you give so much meaning to all your images. It must have been quite an experience to feel this way. You make every image look very interesting with your notes.
With warm regards,
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Leica M6, GR21mm, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Exposure: f/5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-04 23:07