Tour de France 2012
Exactly two years and a day ago, on Monday July 22 I was in Paris, that day the Tour de France arrived
Lots of tourist (many English to support Bradley Wiggins, the winner), as I hate crowds and the day was sunny warm, I stay away from the Champs Elysees, once all over, I went to stroll along the Tuileries Gardens where people where enjoying sun, relaxed, talking or at phone
That way I lost some colorful spectacle given by planes, only remained some white smoke easily seen here crossing the sky
At the back is part of the Louvre Museum
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cornejo (46118) 2014-07-23 12:50
Hola María, excelente foto de esta bonita escena de la vida cotidiana del verano parisino, buen encuadre, nitidez, profundidad, bonita luz, color y calidad. Excelente y bonito trabajo muy bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracias por compartir.
Buena tarde y feliz resto de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
mesutilgim (97206) 2014-07-23 13:20
Nice capture with perfect pov and timing !
TFS and best regards
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-07-23 13:22
Bonsoir Maria, un beau point de vue qui, avec la courbe du bassin donne une bonne dynamique à l'image. Une belle image avec une lumière vive qui nous fait ressentir la chaleur.
PiotrF (22526) 2014-07-23 15:43
Beautiful image of a summer day in Paris.Nice daily life scene.
Perfect exposure and good color saturation, very well composed and captured this beautiful image.
mcmtanyel (28066) 2014-07-23 20:55
This is why I love photography, you can look back at photos you took a while ago and relive the moments over and over. This photo shows what must have been quite a pleasant moment. The curvature of the pond's edge leads the eyes to the Louvre.
danos (102558) 2014-07-23 22:13
good memories from the 'City of light' with this beautiful and charmy pboto where all these citizens enjoy carefree the sunny day near the pool.Well chosen the POV as the light and the colour management of the image.
aliabazari (16252) 2014-07-23 23:31
Hi Maria dear
Good shot of people's daily lives. The man in the foreground, is like a lumpen. Exposure clarity and well performed. Thank you.
carlo62 (54192) 2014-07-24 0:14
luce bellissima e clima rilassato, la foto crea interesse già dalla miniatura.
Bello il semi cerchio della vasca, hai creato una splendida composizione.
ikeharel (77301) 2014-07-24 1:17
This round pond and the garden around, is always filled with tourists and locals enjoy the charming scenery in general and here on a sunny day.
Good allocation on pic. space, people added vivid tones and water gave harmonius calm ambiance. Fine sharp details collected.
ourania (50583) 2014-07-24 3:00
Hola Maria querida,
this scene is delightful, you have created a very attractive composition to show it. The colourful people are very nicely integrated in the scenery and you were lucky the man in the foreground was wearing black and isn't distracting the viewer while they are observing the rest of the scene. I like very much the bold curve that offers us a delightful trip within the frame as well as the strong and well balanced diagonal joining the man and the building. Colours and shadows are bold and attractive too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-24 6:55
It looks like a very popular place to relax, if one bring their own chair. Nice capture of those people enjoying the sunny day. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (58322) 2014-07-24 7:55
This is also a very good composition with a comfortable looking man in the foreground and a lot of relaxed people seated along a curve. The curve of the quay is very elegant and benefits the composition superbly. The view of the Louvre provides a very good background.
Cricri (124902) 2014-07-24 10:19
Hola mon amie Maria
Un très beau temps sur Paris, tu a bien réussi, peut être pas pour le monde car ici c'est foule !! mais j'aime le POV donnant une belle courbe dynamique au bassin avec vue sur le Louvre que je ne connais pas..
ici la température a baisser, mais il fessait encore 30° cet après midi, maintenant début de soirée l'on respire mieux :-), profite bien de ta journée
Silvio1953 (151717) 2014-07-24 12:56
Ciao Maria, great biew of lovely place, nice composition with a lot of people, berautiful reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
lousat (96787) 2014-07-24 16:01
Hi Maria,a great memory of an hot summer in Paris,not like in this year very cold and full of rain,very nice capture of the Tuileries gardens,a lot of colors,life and things to watch,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-26 12:21
You hate crowds, and you come here?!! :) Even with the amount of people in the gardens, isn't this such a great place to get away from the crazier hustle and bustle of the Champs Elysees and Rue Rivoli....and it's only a few short steps away, but feels like a million miles? Ahhhh!
This picture pretty much sums up the atmosphere and relaxation of this little paradise in the center of Paris. One of my favorites is the Luxembourg Gardens, but I'll happily spend just as much time here too. :) Sit back, kick up your feet and soak it all up. Lovely!! Hope all is going well. Take good care.
Cheers from the hot and humid desert monsoon,
jmdias (67995) 2014-07-27 12:53
me gusta la curva de la água en la composicion , los detalles de la arquitectura y las personas. me recuerdo que habia mucho calor en paris cuando la visité.
ChrisJ (117201) 2014-07-28 14:34
The sweeping curve of the large fountain directs the eye nicely right around the lake. Good density levels that have provided punchy light contrasts and splendid saturation. Good reflections and a peaceful mood captured here superbly. Tfs!
npecanhuk (77745) 2014-07-28 19:39
Nice, attractive and inviting picture!
Summer really changes everything in the northern hemisphere, at least as to more people on the streets!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition... very good photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Saludos desde Brasil,
abmdsudi (57176) 2014-07-29 19:27
Bright and sunny bring lots of joy to the scenic & peaceful surroundings reflecting the true spirit of summer time. It's vibrant, shot from nice angle and exposed adequately livened by the sun seekers and heightened by the deep blue water and sky. A wonderful discovery superbly recorded, Congrats. TFS
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-28 18:22
Very nicely shoot from a good position which you covered maximum area of the pool with deep blue sky background, excellent composition and well saturated color. Beautiful daily life picture.
warm regards and thanks,
clic (18268) 2014-09-16 7:07
At first glance, my thoughts were for those meetings where VIPs sleep around an oval table while the lecturer shows boring 'pie charts' on screen!
Much depth is conveyed by the view of those participants to the 'round-table', compared to the majestic backdrop!
Flawless technique too!
mkamionka (39803) 2014-09-22 13:48
it is nice sometimes to come back to old photos to revive memories of past travels. I have to do it as well especially that I don't plan any vacations soon :(
This is a very relaxing photo. I like how the people gathered around the fountain to enjoy the place. I remember this spot well I would love to sit down there and just enjoy...
Good photo to illustrate it. The oval shape makes a nice curve in the frame.
Very well done!!