The Fontaines de la Concorde are two monumental fountains located in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. They were designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff, and completed in 1840 during the reign of King Louis-Philippe. The south fountain commemorates the maritime commerce and industry of France, and the north fountain commemorates navigation and commerce on the rivers of France. Source: Wikipedia
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yquem46 (35432) 2013-10-05 2:45
Splendid quality of this blue hour shot
Nice effect of the rather long exposure on the water drops
have a nice WE, best regards
mesutilgim (73080) 2013-10-05 2:46
Amazing capture of this fontaine in Paris, in full action !
Very good pov and perfect sharpness.
TFS and have a nice weekend
daddo (20645) 2013-10-05 2:49
Hi Gosia. Incredibly detailed and coloured image even with an ISO 1000. The 1/15 exposure has rendered the water into fine silver strands. A fine result Gosia. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
krzychu30 (12777) 2013-10-05 2:53
WOW-to chyba nie tylko moje pierwsze slowo i mysl po zobaczeniu tej sceny.
Super kadr,ale przede wszystkim rewelacyjnie dobrana ekspozycja(dobrze ze nie wydluzylas bardziej czasu naswietlania).W ten sposob woda nadiera naprawde magicznego wygladu.No i oczywiscie tlo sceny,czyli piekne granatowe niebo.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie i zycze milego weekendu
snunney (72796) 2013-10-05 2:54
A really splendid close-up on this beautifully decorated monumental fountain. Ideally exposed and with superb colours and detail. Excellent night time photography.
Romano46 (11607) 2013-10-05 2:57
ogni giorno che passa diventi più brava.
Questa foto è straordinaria.
Un soggetto che poteva essere bello, ma non eccezionale, grazie a te è diventato di una bellezza straordinaria, con colori molto ben definiti, composizione impeccabile e nitidezza superlativa.
Non ci sono aggettivi per descrivere quanto sia bella questa foto oltretutto previlegiata dallo sfondo del cielo colto nell'orta blu.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
bukitgolfb301 (32680) 2013-10-05 3:53
Hi dear Gosia, how are you?
Wow another great masterpiece shot has come from you!
So impressive image, gretatest one, congratulation on your supper shot!
All the best and have a good Saturday! Takero
sandpiper (6560) 2013-10-05 4:33
What a beautiful fountain, I haven't seen this before. Superb craftsmanship. Great nocturnal capture with wonderful details
timecapturer (37200) 2013-10-05 4:38
a magnificent shot this. A real sense of the movements and sounds here and all captured so beautifully. An amazing blue hour shot and I commend your execution it is just perfect. Stunning!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
cornejo (22590) 2013-10-05 5:10
Witaj Gosia, excellent blue hour photography in this beautiful fountain in the Plaza de la Concorde, very well captured with a great pov in this wonderful picture with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sergiom (45567) 2013-10-05 5:23
Une très grande netteté pour une photo prise sans trépied à 1/15 de seconde. Le mouvement de l'eau est très beau sur cette superbe fontaine aux couleurs chatoyantes. L'heure bleue fournit un superbe arrière plan.
Janusz1974 (2497) 2013-10-05 5:44
Perfekcyjnie wykonane zdjecie, ladna kompozycja i przede wszystkim super pomysl.
mirosu (8216) 2013-10-05 5:55
Brilliant view up to beautiful water fountain. Excellent details, superb light. I like also the nice symmetrical arrangement. Very well done.
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-10-05 6:04
A perfect presentation of the fountain!
The golden colour looks absolutely magnificent on this blue hour shot.
I love the huge water jets and the curtain of falling water behind the fountain.
Best regards, Paul
kabel (1257) 2013-10-05 7:28
Hello, beautiful image of the fountain. Extra sharp and wonderful color. There is a perfect sense of balance in this vertical image with the three figures in the center. Excellent job
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-10-05 7:41
That fountain is a wonderful work of art, and you have caught it with such vibrancy and life. The splashing water is superb, and the colors really jump out of the screen with this. The blue tones in the sky are very magical.
All the best
SnapRJW (23724) 2013-10-05 8:28
A richly embellished fountain and a richly detailed shot Gosia. The flow of the water is magical and contrasts very well with the static fountain adding life to the image. Beautifully captured and top notch exposure management. I love this it is just so atmospheric. Warm regards Rosemary
npecanhuk (56382) 2013-10-05 9:02
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black borders, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
Fis2 (77066) 2013-10-05 11:52
Piekna fontanna i znakomity efekt wody.
Kolory i swiatlo eleganckie.
ourania (18738) 2013-10-05 14:35
the elaborate design, artwork and colours of the fountain are very attractive, your well considered composition and the stunning lighting and sharpness you've achieved leave the viewer bewildered and enchanted. There's a fine dynamism in the tight vertical frame and the water adds to it immensely. The dark blue backdrop has a peculiar luminosity and makes a perfect backdrop for the elegant details as well as for the prevailing golden and silver tones of the foreground. Amazing work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
Alco (5459) 2013-10-05 19:53
Wonderful close-up on that fountain.I like very much the effect of the water in the background due to a long exposure.Perfectly rendered details and very nice colors.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice Sunday.
jjcordier (67332) 2013-10-05 22:24
Très bonne photo à l'heure bleue de cette célèbre fontaine de la Concorde...et sans trépied apparemment!Bonne exposition et très bon cadrage.
carlo62 (19513) 2013-10-06 1:06
la tua presenza è costante, ma i tempi di attesa sono lunghi ed è un peccato, le tue foto sono veramente belle e questa è semplicemente fantastica.
Ma sicuramente è meglio così, le cose belle vanno assaporate lentamente :)
papagolf21 (79598) 2013-10-06 2:20
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
J'ai tout de suite reconnu les fontaines de la place de la Concorde.
Maintenant, je tiens à féliciter la photographe pour la qualité de cette prise de vue, difficile à réaliser.
La réussite est totale.
Un très grand bravo.
ikeharel (44125) 2013-10-06 2:21
A fantastic night shot over the famous fontana, light managed superbly.
But, the element that caught the imposing sight are the water falling from side's.
Fine photojob done here, very good in calrity and texture.
Have a nice Sunday,
saxo042 (33940) 2013-10-06 6:30
A very sharp and well taken picture with excellent light. An interesting and beautiful fountain!
Nicou (105947) 2013-10-06 7:41
que c'est beu cette fontiane toute dorée la grande classe et ces jetsw d'eau c'est vraiment mervielleux superbe image splendide.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-06 8:07
A gorgeous blue hour shot of the ornately decorated golden statues and artwork of the illuminated fountain, against the dark blue night sky. Good sharpness, tight framing and saturation. Nice motion blur of the cascading water. The water has also acted as a nice filter against that hard white bg light. Tfs!
claudeD (27004) 2013-10-06 9:30
wonderful night picture of this famous fountain. I like your light managment very much. Excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rbassin (13385) 2013-10-06 10:58
une très belle qualité de photo, couleur,lumière, et le rendu de l'eau.
une très belle photo en nocturne
fds (6319) 2013-10-06 13:36
ciao gosia this a very excellent postcard from paris with this fantastic fountain
i licke very much this picture because you a tacke a very beautiful light with great scharpnees and fantastic colors
brava dear friend very good new weeck
jcpix (6640) 2013-10-06 18:57
I'm such a big fan of this city that any picture posted draws my attention, and this one is a real beauty! As many times as I've tried, I've never been able to capture the colors like this...and set against the blue hour sky is just the icing on the cake. :)
I really like this exposure time, creating just enough of both stop action and flowing water from the jets...making for a strong dynamic element. I can virtually feel the mist spraying from the fountain. Simply gorgeous. Compliments on an impressive photo! Have a great day ahead.
olive224 (2583) 2013-10-07 3:49
You do extra nice work with fountains !! Those from Roma were great and this one is amazing too ;)
I like the framing, sharpness, and long exposure
A very pro shot
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-07 8:53
Beautiful shot at the blue hour, with great lighting emphasizing these wonderful golden colors of the fountain! The sharpness is also perfect! Really wonderful job! Well done!
tedesse (24006) 2013-10-07 11:14
Fantastyczna prezentacja fontanny de la Concorde!
Super kolory i doskonala ostrosc.
Oceania (3245) 2013-10-07 11:46
What makes the picture outstanding is the water fountain in the bright light. You captured it very well. With the dark blue sky as the background, the statue is very beautiful.
boa (4685) 2013-10-07 13:51
a well captured shot of this beautiful fountain. Scenes like this are best in the evening when it is illuminated and all details are at its best. Sharp and clear shot with nice colors and soft water impression, well done!
Have a nice evening.
photoray (6700) 2013-10-07 17:02
A wonderful night view of the very elaborate fountain, detailing the exquisite sculpturing and gold accents, with water arches flowing.
divail (7904) 2013-10-07 18:42
La fontaine est très nette, et sans trépied c'est vraiment une réussite. La lumière est belle et tous les détails de la fontaine sont à leur meilleur. Le ciel à l'heure bleue est un atout supplémentaire. Bravo pour ce beau travail.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-07 20:09
another gorgeous looking photo.
did you use flash?
love the navy/royal blue sky in the upper portions too.
excellent quality for being hand held.
nice work as usual :)
bayno (18338) 2013-10-08 1:07
the fountain is gorgeous and you were very good at grasping the details despite low shutter speeds, beautiful hues contrasting, an excellent job...
have a good day...
SWEETFREEDOM (19936) 2013-10-08 23:27
very good exposure, details and colors.
rigoletto (32770) 2013-10-09 13:04
hehehe, people carry their tripods with them to other countries just to achieve such long exposure effects. long live "the stable hands" power!
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-10 13:42
Love this! Such a well exposed shot with wonderful light, detail and colours - magnificent! Love it!
clic (12467) 2013-10-11 8:49
You captured MASTERFULLY the first magnitude of this piece of history; I am talking about the surrounding 'showers' that add much "wow" to the superb night depiction of this iconic monument.
I give you as much points as you can count streaky water droplets!!
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-10-12 1:26
Ciao Gosia, fascinating blue hour, great POV on fantastic fountain, beautiful light, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
NorthernLight (1171) 2013-10-12 5:28
for this image words come to my mind like ... gorgeous,
glorious, magical, enchanting and so on.
A great, fabulous captured image and a wonderful photo Scene with impressive details and colors.
Very nice, very well done!
Have a great weekend
COSTANTINO (44199) 2013-10-13 23:34
excelent capture of this fountain
almost perfectly executed
nice pov with great sharpness
have a nice new week
josepmarin (56517) 2013-10-15 2:37
this is a good shot at blue hour, skilfully executed with the help of the flash for to emphasize the beauty and all the details of the fountain in foreground.
The image is very sharp, the exposure is managed well, and the colours have a high quality.
An excellent work.
adores (30855) 2013-10-15 17:00
Good shot of this fountain in the blue hour! I like the effect of the water falling and also the beautiful details you captured. Even without a tripod, you got a good result!
Rafer (14757) 2013-10-17 10:46
Oh my friend....................Gosia.... is a fantastic shot...very good¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-10-19 12:10
Huge result of this famous fountain from Paris! Great!!
bona (11180) 2013-10-24 4:33
What a perfect control of light! This fountain is wonderful, love the golden details against the dark blue sky. I created a Fountain theme and I'm adding some of your photos there if you don't mind.
Have a nice weekend
Hanssie (10067) 2013-11-10 2:50
That's a nightshot !
Superb photo !
Didi (51341) 2013-11-10 2:55
Well done for the lights management in the blue hour
Interesting low speed for the falled waters
spigola (469) 2013-11-11 10:48
What can I say about this photo that hasn't already been told by other members of TE?
Just that I wish one day I could take a picture so amazingly perfect!
Congratulations and thanks (once again) for sharing!
Vasa (16612) 2013-11-15 15:58
your Olympus is the tool! Perfect presentation, cannot be better. Proud to tell you that I put the feet on that fountain many years ago... My visit to your gallery is the event of the day!
zanzi (13040) 2013-11-24 11:34
A well-known fountain perfectly lit. I admire how you managed the available light and how you found the adequate shutter speed.
I would however have preferred a wider composition. Indeed, it looks a bit too tight for me.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (27779)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-09
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Statues, Fountains Around the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 2:37