A piece of romanticism on this Valentine day ... And when you think about romanticism, you obviously think about one city : Paris ! So here is a view on Notre Dame cathedral seen from Archevêché bridge. The second reason I chose this photo for Valentine day is the love locks on the rails of the bridge. These locks are a way for couples to symbolize their love. This recent tradition is not accepted anyway in some cities that consider it as a degradation of heritage. I took this photo on a sunny november sunday morning a few years ago. I have great souvenirs of this walk along the river Seine with a fantastic light.
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jjcordier (78988) 2014-02-14 22:50
Je ne suis pas très fan de cette pratique des cadenas d'amour mais ils t'ont permis d'avoir un intéressant premier plan à cette belle photo de Notre-Dame.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-14 23:01
Splendid Pov, against these love locks then we have the icing on the cake, this fantastic Notre Dame Cathedral.
COSTANTINO (59851) 2014-02-14 23:15
interesting capture with a splendid pov
how did you managed it?
The beauty in this shot is the great
combination of the ancient construction
the amazing blue sky the Nature
the river everything
your notes are very useful to
understand the whole inspiration
have a n ice weekend
jhm (144204) 2014-02-15 0:57
February 14 this is the day of lovers, these locks in Paris are a nice example.
But your picture in background superb.
Of course a wonderful architecture picture.
Excellent presentation, colour and sharpness are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
williewhistler (15567) 2014-02-15 2:56
what a clever and imaginative composition,the inclusion of all of those locks adds an extra interest to that of the iconic Cathedral.
Nicely sharp throughout it`s a fine piece of photography.
Best wishes Les.
HimalAnda (10295) 2014-02-15 9:28
Plutôt pas mal, ce premier plan original qui contraste avec le côté classique de Notre-Dame !
La profondeur de champ est très bonne, les couleurs superbes.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-15 12:24
Belle vue sur l'arrière de Notre-Dame avec ces cadenas d'amour en avant-plan. Très belles couleurs. Bien fait.
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-02-17 8:40
A fine composition Olivier, the Love Locks make an interesting FG detail but it is the magnificent cathedral which wins me over here. Your chosen vantage point shows off the architecture very well especially the innovative flying buttresses. Excellent, a triumph of ecclesiastical architecture and a fine shot. Warm regards Rosemary
mkamionka (32459) 2014-02-20 7:29
beautiful classic composition from Paris. I did not notice the locks there but they seem to be quite popular -also emka showed them on a photo from Helsinki. Spectacular view of the Notre Dame. The cathedral is one of my favourite objects in Paris.
Great light and pleasantly warm colors.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (19820)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4,5 DC
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-14 11:41