This last one before I go to the airport (yes, holidays for 2 weeks!!!!).
..specially for Rinie, Richard, Mimi, Gal and the cardinal Fang admirers.
I stumbled into this print while cleaning my darkroom two weeks ago and immediately I had the the title arising.
Funnily enough this is also an expression I used a week ago to reply to a mail which began with "nobody expects the spanish inquisition..." (also asked whether I could chose the soft cushion).
Tuileries park in the end of a summer day... people leaving the park.
yes.. I also shoot chairs from the back
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Zepi (22848) 2005-02-19 7:43
Très bel endroit !
On a vraiment envie de s’asseoir sur une de ces chaises et de contempler…..
Merveilleux noir et blanc !
Magnifique composition !
Beau travail !
Amicalement – Sébastien
Tavo (587) 2005-02-19 7:57
The chairs are inviting, but prevails a feeling of nostalgy after ending day, really visible though light feeling, pleasing retro style picture.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-02-19 8:08
Ximinez: Confess! Confess! Confess!
Biggles: It doesn't seem to be hurting her, lord.
Ximinez: Have you got all the stuffing up one end?
Biggles: Yes, lord.
Ximinez [angrily hurling away the cushions]: Hm! She is made of harder stuff! Cardinal Fang! Fetch...THE COMFY CHAIR!
Hey Luko, you can't scare me! Not even with comfy chairs!
It's a great find! Very appropriate for saying goodbye, and leave us in the cold. I must say that I envy you a bit (a bit?? very much!)
Be well and enjoy, bring us nice pictures from every camera you take along. I'll wait patiently for your return.
Midnight_sun (1941) 2005-02-19 9:29
very nice shot, a simple structure with a very clean lower half and a busy top half. The chairs in the absence of people let us imagine, from their position, what type of people were sitting there before. Tavo mentioned nostalgia, and there is that feel to it. Have a good holiday!
Porteplume (3458) 2005-02-19 11:42
Tiens! Une belle carte postale des années '30, et signée Luko? :o)
In fact it would have been the years '30 postcard after a soft sepia treatment don't you think? I like this one for being totally different, but this is one of your talents, being able to surprise us...
[I just would be careful with all theses pictures taken from the back, in no time you won't be able to take anything else and develop some obsessive-compulsive disorder]
Je vous souhaite de merveilleuses vacances mon ami!
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-02-19 12:41
The more I look at this image the more I like it, cant' exactly explain why, I just do.
There was a featured portfolio on photo.net this week
for some reason I feel that this image would belong there.
Have a good trip.
Ebbe (9617) 2005-02-19 15:04
Great B&W in what I think is a classic style. Note how the comfy chairs take the place of people or in our minds automatically are filled with people leaning back and taking in the scene.
I think I have seen similar shot from the great masters. Not accusing you of copying, just to say that if it was good enough for the masters....
Am I starting a five minute argument?
torben (3100) 2005-02-19 15:15
Hmm- they are getting progressively more comfy from left to right, I always thought it was the other way around ;-) These chairs have some character and they easily makes placeholders for real people (scary isn't it
?). So, nice pic!
Galeota (10338) 2005-02-19 17:05
So, are we supposed to take a seat and watch you leave to the other side of the world? Do you really think that we can satisfy ourselves with the Tuileries while you're flying away to one of those countries where people eat with chopsticks? Are you merciless to the point of letting us die from envy, in the hands of Cardinal Fang? I'm still searching, but I truly believe that the fact you're after every kind of "backs", hides something bizarre...
Watch your back wherever you're going for your holidays. It's not compulsory to bring us some pics, but definitely some °C, and a summer type Sun.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2005-02-19 21:27
A spectacular composition. The complex top-third gives way to a serene band of mid-level complexity that in turn gives way to a starkly simple lower third. Wonderful range of tonal character and top class aesthetics.
naxius (16685) 2005-02-20 3:38
Belle photo; plutôt classique comme composition mais on ne se lasse pas de voir ces chaises des parcs parisiens.
maciekda (19895) 2005-02-20 13:51
this is sooo nice.. i love the mood here, it is a scene like from an old italian movie, Fellini would like this photo for sure, excellent
have a good time in Thailand, and make sure you bring us great photos!
robiuk (10807) 2005-02-20 18:00
Another good one, Luko, with a pleasant compo and contrast.
eleparc (24063) 2005-02-20 18:30
vue tres parisienne pour ceux qui ont connu les jardins du luxembourg enfants... nostalgie!! excellent cliché! bonnes vacances luko! ou pars tu?
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2005-02-20 21:14
A nice simple shot, it seems very inviting and welcoming. I like how it seems so quiet there and just beyond life seems to be doing the normal rushing about. Did you take a seat yourself after to watch?
Have a nice holiday man! Where are you off to?
chaitee (136) 2005-03-06 9:23
I don't know why but I'm so attracted to this picture. There's like...no person in there but I feel as if I'm realy in that picture sitting on one of the chairs. Excellent work Luko! I hope to learn from you.
analupi (227) 2005-03-21 18:22
You have really good photos, it's difficult to choose.
This is great, i love it! I like the composition with the three chairs in front of the image, these trasmit 'spirit' to the picture. I like this type of pictures; in an image of a commonplace there's something strange, like got from another situation.
bnallama (3763) 2005-11-03 8:49
A very nice shot. Three chairs in loneliness away from the crowd in the front... Nice catch.. Bala
- Copyright: Luko G R (Luko) (14000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 1998-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Leica R5, Leitz Elmarit R 35mm/2.8, Ilford HP5
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-19 7:40
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