All the things which exist in this world are ephemeral. All the permanence we believe eternal is also ephemeral. Like these shadows on the solid stone columns, as I stand and watch them as they come, and then the next moment they are no longer there as I am passing though one of the corners of the Palais Royal and its garden originally design by Le N˘tre. In the Galerie de Valois I often witness such phenomena. This is not the first time that I have seen the shadows on the columns. But, today is different. As the sun is going down, the shadows I waited for some time have finally arrived on the columns. Photographing them for me was the only way I could have what I could not have, permanently. (There is an improved version of the same image in WS.)
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ManuMay (36097) 2011-08-08 3:26
Hi dear Nobu!
But this capture yours is not so ephemeral!!! ;)
Very good title and great note yours...it fits superbly to the capture, a good moment and goos feelings to lead you to this amazing title for the image...Very good the ephemeral shadows on the columns...like time passing through...Very good ontention yours!!
Have a nice day...
delpeoples (57278) 2011-08-08 4:33
Salut cher Nobu
Your Note is so poetic, and extremely eloquent. It;'s incredible that English is not your first language. And of course your words are so true. Everything is ephemeral as you say, but then again, if they weren't would we really appreciate them. The shadow-play on the columns is very subtle and exquisite. You chose the vertical frame well, giving perspective to the graduated columns. Wonderful shot, thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely evening, amities
ikeharel (69941) 2011-08-08 4:48
Nice light collected onto the culumnada, Nobu.
Good depth and a sense of walking through a labyrinth.
Fine use of right exposure to show the lamp-posts as shades on culumns.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-08-08 5:11
Hi Nobu, Super shadows on these columns of the lamps, great capture, it comes to those who wait, Well done, Cheers Iain.
geoant68 (331) 2011-08-08 9:11
the view of the columns and the proper POV adss depth and perspective in the image lead in the eye to the end of the corridor.Difficult shot with no the proper light to fall in the place.The result is to exist some grains.
Crispilandia (842) 2011-08-08 10:23
I loved your note is so poetic and deep, makes you think about your words. The shadows of the columns are sublime and vertical composition is the best choice to add depth to your image and these soft colors.
Maybe it's good things are ephemeral ouch, since only value what we have or have not lost, nostalgia is not so bad, you have been good and remember it:)
Have a nice week,
danos (96842) 2011-08-09 0:34
nice the interior arcade with the columns to creates depth in the image.I like to write the word ephemeral-εφήμερος as you know is 100% Greek.I like the light management in spite of the difficult lighting conditions.
chanteuse (210) 2011-08-09 5:30
Marvelous capture, Nobu. What can I add to others' great comments? The discoloration of the stone is magnified by your exposure and by the shadows, also reminding us that the stone itself is ephemeral...
The urge to take a photograph or paint a picture...we want to seize the moment and keep it forever, in a tiny way, as much as we can.
And photography is very intimate because in a way we see through another's eyes...
Thanks for letting us see what you see...
mauro61 (52855) 2011-08-10 0:18
immagine che gioca ben sul contrasto tra luci e ombre e ha nelle colonne la sua riserva di luce.
Ben eseguito il taglio,
baddori (20121) 2011-08-10 15:23
Foto estremamente concreta, nel contesto per cui Ŕ stata edificata la strutture.
Le colonne ispirano soliditÓ e concretezza .
Le ombre e le "presenze" sono amate dai fotografi ...ed appaino dopo lo scatto .
Angshu (56750) 2011-08-16 5:17
I think your note is brilliantly written & very poetic.
The picture with its sombre light looks good. iespecially like the shadows of the lamps on the 2nd & the 4th columns. The details even in the shadows are well shown, especially the Salon in the far end
batalay (38593) 2011-09-13 6:00
Rarely is the thumbnail image a good clue to how good the photograph itself can be. In this instance, I was attracted by the small image, and I find this version a compelling first rate. In the dark background, the graduated shading on the columns, and the textures of the stone, there is a sober (and somber) atmosphere. You've created an understated mat (frame) to complement the image. I like it very much.
Also, I liked very much your note in response to my last post (9/11). But I would love to have you share your experience with the National Geographic readership. Would you consider copying and pasting that comment at News Watch National Geographic. You had written a comment for my blog earlier.
Warm regards, Nobu,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-18 11:33
Hello Dear friend Nobu,
I read and reread your note several times. It is very true that nothing is permanent yet we fight for the ownership. Life itself is ephemeral and we should learn to see beauty in everything. I like the way you have captured the shadows of the lamps on those columns .I like the texture of the stone and fading colors .Who knows how long these columns are going to be there? Everything has to end someday and let's enjoy the beauty of the nature for now. Very well composed with perfection.
With warm regards,
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Leica M6, 50 mm/F2, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Exposure: f/4
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-08 3:01
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