I just can’t help myself when it comes to both New York and Paris, a seemingly never ending bounty of photo opportunities. I’m as guilty as the next when it comes to photographing the classics that have been seen ad nauseam. but even still, it’s always a fun challenge to try and present them in a new way that holds interest.
With that in mind, chances are probably pretty good that I’ll post a good handful before I move on to the next. You’ll have to excuse my “tunnel vision,” I might tend to get carried away once I begin…a lot of which is due to the fact that these are the two places in my travels where I’ve taken the most pictures. Thanks for playing along! :)
Pictured here is the Pont Neuf, the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine. This is the section linking the Right Bank and Île de la Cité, which is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine and widely known for the location of the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris.
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Royaldevon (26739) 2013-07-11 3:37
I don't think you're too different from most of us. We have favourites to which we keep returning.
You talk about the bridge but, although that is interesting and certainly makes a good context, for me, the most interesting feature is the motorcyclist, heading straight towards us! In my head, a scenario is developing, with an escaping fugitive being pursued by villains.
A great shot, full of inferred incident!
Have a great day,
jemaflor (81246) 2013-07-11 4:19
A well balanced shot with monument in the Bg and a good depth, A bridge on the Seine well presented, good dynamic complement with the street in the right side.
subhendu_bagchi (25304) 2013-07-11 5:23
nice composition. Love the used POV. Inclusion of the biker at right is nice. Tfs.
timecapturer (45557) 2013-07-11 7:18
like this POV it is a superb way to show the famous Paris river so elegantly. The graceful and enticing lines here just seem to echo the beautiful symmetry of the bridge. A captivating panoramic shot which captures the atmosphere of this fine city so perfectly.
Noel_Byrne (21342) 2013-07-11 7:54
I've never been to Paris, but from seeing shots of it, I have to say it does look a limitless place for us shutterbugs. This is another beautiful scene and one that is new to my eyes. The scene itself with the bridge and dome and iconic tower is class, but your perspective with the wall leading into the shot is a real class move. The road and wall has nice sweeping movement to it creating a brand new perspective. And there is even a dude on a moped to prove its really in Paris. Brilliant,
Cheers from te emerald isle, which is starting to go yellow in the heat.
Nicou (117160) 2013-07-11 8:25
quel cadrage et compo superbe vue et image avec la moto qui passe et son phare sur la rouge en pavage et ce pont ce ciel quel ensemble sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (52917) 2013-07-11 9:42
Pont-Nuef in grand view over the Seine. This bridge was a "star" in many movies taken in Paris, so I recognize it by the first glance.
The Eifel and town edifices rise on it's BG.
Yet, the foreground with the stone-balcony over the river, a bit on the way. Minor issue, becouse you managed the motorcycles on right compensate and bring motion on image.
EstudioChispa (1890) 2013-07-11 14:23
Superb composition using the strong negative space in the foreground. Traffic is often unavoidable, and I think it's wonderful that the first couple vehicles coming at you are motorbikes! It sets a tone for both climate and culture!
Thanks for sharing,
carlo62 (28279) 2013-07-11 15:05
un ponte molto conosciuto visto da un'inquadratura meno sfruttata, ma che ci mostra anche la cupola dell'Hotel des Invalides e la punta della Tour Eiffel, due simboli in tutto il mondo.
lousat (72855) 2013-07-11 15:11
Hi Jason,very nice choice of point of view and of the natural tripod too..hehe..perfect to create this nice effect as a small road.Excellent and rich composition under a beautiful cloudy sky and whit bright colors and details despite the light.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
ManuMay (34383) 2013-07-11 16:12
I´m glad to discover your very good gallery!
This last work yours has a very special mood and a great composition using this path and lines, a great point of view choosen!!
Have a nice day...
Sonata11 (33163) 2013-07-11 21:40
magnificent photo job. I really love you POV and DOF as well. Very beautiful work. Tfs.
All the best, Barbara
fabbs99 (16055) 2013-07-11 23:28
Splendid shot of the bridge.Magnificent vivid colors,contrast and superb overall quality of the image. TFS.
emka (73729) 2013-07-12 0:00
Hi Jason, original composition from Paris, quite difficult task. I like here this curvy road that matches so well the arches of the bridge. With the comping motor bikes it is dynamic shot.
kordinator (14831) 2013-07-12 0:34
I love the rows of colors and shapes.
Excellent prospects with a dynamic and superb contrast brown - gray.
Clouds in the sky work well too and impeccable image definition.
rbassin (16350) 2013-07-12 0:41
un point de vue intéressant, avec ce mur formant une belle courbe plongeant vers le pont.
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-07-12 2:03
I like pictures with distinct elements(objects)leading our eyes towards the main attraction of the photos.Exactly like in this case!The curve in the road seems to be the perfect place to capture and present us the bridge in whole its beauty(and even the icon of Paris is well seen in far distance).Also the traffic brings nice feeling of dynamism to the scene.
For me it´s definitely a picture showing us Paris in broader aspect than just the bridge.
Great job my friend!
Wish You all the best
worldcitizen (6509) 2013-07-12 14:36
I like the creative POV in this photo. We usually see a bridge or landmark head-on, in a more conventional way, but this view works well and adds more life to the scene. I like the way the divider starts right in our face in the foreground, and then curves away, leading us to the motorcycles and riders. The Pont Neuf divides the frame nicely, and we even get some other Paris landmarks in the background. It's a fresh and interesting composition.
bebel (7576) 2013-07-13 4:26
Bel effet de perspective qui valorise le Pont Neuf
Je trouve juste que c'est un peu sombre mais c'est sans doute le temps pluvieux.
cornejo (28459) 2013-07-14 10:50
Hi Jason, very nice and interesting view of the bridge in this scene from the daily life of the city, with the famous tower in the background, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Robert1969 (6858) 2013-07-17 23:20
A picture with a beautiful DOF. It doesn't only
create an extra depth, it emphasize also the
movement of the moped rider: in short it makes
the picture exciting. Compisition is excellent:
picture is nice wide and has nice layers. Light
management is also great.
Didi (55145) 2013-07-19 3:51
Nice point of view on the Seine river
I don't know if it was possible to clise more than f/8 : f/16 for example for giving more DOF on the foreground
Now this road is closed for the cars during summer for Paris beach
serp2000 (38271) 2013-07-20 5:45
Wow! Another interesting photo from Paris! Perfect panoramic composition, benificial point of view! Good exposure and fine DoF!
The cloudy sky does not to debase this wonderful city, outstanding background!
have a great WE!
frunchy (1517) 2013-08-17 2:32
very good POV, makes the Image dynamic. The Motor bikes on the right really put some life into the Image, but definetely the eye cather is the concrete wall, leading to the Bridge!