I made this shot at the Palais Royale in Paris. This is a sample of the Buren columns. Although they were controversial, I love the result. The columns with the black and white stripes in descending and ascending order are visually very interesting. I cropped, increased contrast and brightness (the weather was very rainy that day) and resized.
"The Palais-Royal, originally called the Palais-Cardinal, is a palace and an associated garden located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Facing the Place du Palais-Royal, it stands opposite the north wing of the Louvre, and its famous forecourt (cour d'honneur), screened with columns and, since 1986, containing Daniel Buren's site-specific artpiece, Les Deux Plateaux, known as Les Colonnes de Buren."
"In 1986 Daniel Buren created Les Deux Plateaux (commonly referred to as ‘Buren’s Columns’) in the courtyard of the Palais-Royal in Paris. The work, which consists of cylindrical pillars covered in black and white stripes and arranged across a large grid, originally received a lot of negative criticism. It was, and still is, daring for its time, and the strange juxtaposition of modern and ancient surely was a source of irritation. But today the installation is much loved (it recently received a 6 million euro facelift), and it has been embraced as an important landmark. As one commentator observes, “This work, which was on the verge of toppling the whole Ministry of Culture, now holds a certification as a National Monument.”
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rbassin (11087) 2013-01-15 12:53
un bel effet graphique, en effet.
On a déjà vu ces colonnes sur TE, mais ici vous avez réussi un cadrage original.
Je vois que ce soir on a le même titre pour une photo bien différente.
carlo62 (12518) 2013-01-15 14:12
questa composizione mi piace, forse avrei tagliato ancora di più in alto, ma l'idea è buona e ben realizzata.
hidibyendu (587) 2013-01-15 22:08
Nice shot with the b/w columns.
Nice DOF. and POV.
Good color and constrast.
emka (58078) 2013-01-15 23:35
I do not know why they are controversial. I also like the result very much. What an opportunity for photographers. Excellent depth, fine diagonal coposition.
kasianowak (2215) 2013-01-16 1:55
Very clever composition in this interesting graphic image. It's all about lines, vertical and diagonal.
Great work, thanks for sharing.
gildasjan (38184) 2013-01-17 5:45
Une bonne exposition qui rend bien le contraste des ces colonnes de Buren.Une image bien composée en diagonale.