This is a re-post of the older version of “Madeleine” The left side of the image has been cropped and now the image is in B&W. The photo above was taken one fine Sunday afternoon at Place de la Madeleine in Paris. The church behind is called St. Marie Madeleine with a beautiful Greek style pediment on its façade with surmounting a portico of columns. More formally Called, L'église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine; is a Roman Catholic Church occupying in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It was designed in its present form as a temple to glorify the army of Napoleon. The original church was built in 1764.
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ingvar (2086) 2011-06-24 15:29
Hello dear Nobu,
great play of shadows. Original is the presence of the tree on the first floor. Perfect is your choice to do it in monochrome color.
HAve a nice WE!
danos (84405) 2011-06-25 0:45
nice the upper view of Madeleine with the leafs of the trees to decorate pleasantly the image.I'd like the POV to was a bit of the side, with the trunk of the tree to was not outlined against the building.
Have a good weekend,danos
jhm (136742) 2011-06-25 1:02
I am no fan of black and white, nevertheless has every picture his charme, and a picture is the eye of the photographer.
Your notes is perfect, your composition also.
I appreciate that you try another image to create.
Very well done, one point for your effort and one point for your picture.
Have a nice weekend,
peppe59 (14551) 2011-06-25 1:09
good subject and POV, compliments a beautiful black and white, with good management of gray.
congratulations and good WE
krzychu30 (15354) 2011-06-25 5:05
nice to see your second B&W composition uploaded here.I really enjoy this POV and angle.The way the tree fills the composition is a masterpiece.It gives a lot to the whole composition and do not obstruct our view of the church.Moreover,it´s always interesting for me to see,how the light and shade influence on the pictures and how they contribute to create an unique atmosphere.
Have a nice weekend
chanteuse (210) 2011-06-25 7:45
I think this is a much stronger photo (as a photo) - the composition and chiaroscuro is strong and clear and there is a starkness which is a bit Napoleonic.
But I must confess that I miss that little eye peeping from the ad on the building to the left. It added a Magritte-like touch which pleased me.
Thank you so much for your note. I have not left, I just had a lot of work to do last week & no time to focus on photos. I enjoy your photos ever so much and you should never be nervous about posting on TE! :-) Sara
delpeoples (52815) 2011-06-26 10:29
What an interesting crop. Have you heard of people shooting photos "from the hip"? It looks like you have used this method here too. Love the B&W with the strong contrast - especially the effect on the colonnades which provide strong vertical graphism too. I hope you're keeping well and am thinking of your Dad.
Enjoy your week
quillo (11850) 2011-06-27 1:19
.... quizás la definición no es la mejor,
pero el encuadre me gusta ... original y atrevido,
una toma en B/N con estilo, enhorabuena.
Saludos amigo Nobu.
Atousa (7123) 2011-06-28 0:13
Very nice n creative composition.. the light management is great n I like the choice of black n white.. it is pleasant to stand under a shady tree n look at those historical buildings.. a fine work.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
adores (35122) 2011-06-29 19:06
I like the way you framed this one! The composition is original and b&w was a good option. I especially like the sunlight on the tree. Well thought!
mayjayne (3171) 2011-08-01 7:02
This is an excellent composition featuring the play of light and shadows that becomes more defined with the choice of B&W. I like the POV you have chosen - the patterns formed by the leaves and clouds add a soft touch to the buildings.
ikeharel (54273) 2011-12-10 1:08
You taken a choise in B&W picture, probably to overcome WB imballance - and chosen well.
This enhances the view within the edifice culumns, with great clearity.
Fine POV shown here.
Enjoy your weekend,
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-03-11 13:50
Hello Dear Nobu,
I really like the choice of BW for this photo. The angle that the photo is also interesting, as it emphasizes the shadows of the columns. The geometry of the church is quite elegant, and I am especially impressed with the pediment, with its intricately sculpted figures.
with warm regards,
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Leica M6, 35mm, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Exposure: f/5.6
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-24 13:51