You are on one of the bridges, which arrive at Ile St Louis. There are five bridges to arrive there; Pont de Sully Henry VI, Pont de la Tournelle, Pont St-Louis, Pont-Louis Philippe, and this Pont Marie. I used to go through Ile St- Louis everyday. Sometimes I would go through the main street there, or another day I would prefer to walk along the Seine up to the west end of the island. Either way going through the island was an experience in itself. This view that I am presenting to you today is a view of the island from almost at the end of the bridge of Pont Marie. At the end of the bridge? yes, I am on my way back to my place in the late afternoon after having spent almost an entire day in the 5th arrondissement. I wanted to see if I could make out the house where Camille Claudel used to work in her studio up to 1913. I stopped and turned around, after having come almost all the way across the bridge.
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bema (26425) 2011-11-19 11:07
to crosss a brigde is always in itself a very exciting moment, perhabs for me only, but therefore i´m not so sure.. whenever i reach a brigde, i´m very glad to pass over something like an river or a dep canyon, for example..
the picture here is showing this scenery very well, like a lot the composition, and of course the last glimpse of sun in the trees on the other boreder of the river..
have a nice sunday, see you soon, kindest regards Bernd
paololg (31448) 2011-11-19 14:30
Ciao dear Nobu,
probably, the great sculptor Camille Claudel would have been proud of your citation and this beautiful image of the Seine. Simply beautiful the warm evening light that caresses the top of the trees, like a warm scarf caress the neck. I appreciate how you've composed this scene, with the wall of the bridge that emphasizes the depth in an interesting way, leading the eye across the river. Thank you, dear friend, for these beautiful views of Paris!
Ciao, have a beautiful Sunday!
chanteuse (210) 2011-11-19 20:27
Subtle symphony of color...the teal blue on the left and on the central roof...the green of the water and the trees, but of only the curving lower half of that arc of trees...and the marvelous yellow of the tree tops and the wall...aaaaahhhhhhhh...
The point of view is quite striking and creates a wonderful wedge-like movement that certainly propels us over to the Ile.
A dramatic and suitable setting for Camille Claudel...
cargus (10273) 2011-11-19 23:23
De belles couleurs d’automne, a très bien joué dans votre paysage, un mélange parfait de la lumière et la clarté, une image bien fait.!!
danos (99325) 2011-11-20 0:31
nice the chosen POV with the bridge to creates a vertical corner with the houses of the bank of the river.I like the yellow leafs of the trees as the greenery reflections on the surface of the water.
ikeharel (73007) 2011-11-20 1:35
The scan from negative enhances the autumn colors, and give a unique contrast to the green river-water's.
typical view on one bridge accross the Sein.
Have a nice week ahead,
peppe59 (14555) 2011-11-20 2:20
excellent technique with a bastion on the right, too much yellow, excellent composition.
congratulations and good Sunday
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-11-20 10:01
Hi Nobu, You have a unique photo of this scene, with a great autumnal colouring. Like the bridge wall to take us in to the scene, super architecture, Trust you are well, Cheers Iain.
batalay (39171) 2011-11-20 22:56
What an amazing view, Nobu, from six years ago. The colors of the water and the vegetation are spectacular. I was looking for some human form to serve as a gauge, and I see the pedestrian on the far left. As for the river bank, there is a bench, but is that another individual, I cannot quite make it out? Warm regards,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-21 2:39
Thank you for showing me Paris, better than I would make it by myself. The note is excellent, the photo also. I like colors and composition which includes skillfully the bridge and the foliage. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jhm (154632) 2011-11-21 2:59
You chose an excellent angle with the handrail, these leads us to the houses in background.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
Excellent caputred and good composed.
Very well done, TFS.
sabermonajati (11265) 2011-11-22 4:26
excellent composition from autumn colors you captured.
Angshu (56760) 2011-11-23 5:45
Hello dear Nobu-san
Its the colour of the trees dressed in their autumn foliage almost like being in flames that makes this shot! You created a fine perspective with the bridge & the framing with the hanging branches on the top right. The light is mellow & subtle. I just wonder why the streets are so deserted...we don't see a single soul in this picture!
Best Regards Nobu-san & a have a nice remaining week
mauro61 (52857) 2011-11-25 1:53
molto particolare l'efetto della saturazione sui colori che a risaltare in particolar modo la tonalità verde.
Buono l'angolo di scatto.
delpeoples (58620) 2011-12-11 22:05
Ciao mon cher caro Nobu-san (I've always wanted to try to address someone in 3 different languages in the one sentence :)
The green caste to this photo is fascinating and of course the way it interracts with the orange hues in the trees gives the photo a surrealist/dream-like quality. The trees along the bank of this famous river create an interesting perspective, as does the bridge, which it looks as though you were straddling or sitting on to take the photo. So good POV too. I was amazed to read that you spent 30 years away from your homeland. I'm always interested to understand what makes a person spend so much time away, and how they cope with being so far from family. And moreover, how do they cope when they return? My best friend (I call her The Nomad) is Australian-Norwegian and has lived in Paris for 23 years and I often wonder how she manages it. And in the last year, her work has posted her to Rome! My hat goes off to you, as I could never do it. Anyway, this discussion is for another time. I hope you are keeping well and think of your Dad often -I lit a candle for you both in church today :)
Bonne amities e ti auguro una bella giornata
Lisa (or Lisuzza as they call me in Neapolitan and Sicilian)