Two years ago, exactly at the evening of August 2 I visited the Louvre Museum
The stairs entering the museum through the famous pyramid created fascinating scenes of perspectives due at the symmetric iron work covering it
After entering the museum or before living, a beautiful subject with the sky at the back or later with lights on
Note & Advise
Lots of people just stay at the main hall, go to the shopping galleries or take a quick tour following the red arrows that point to the Giaconda (picture of Leonardo de Vinci) and Victory of Samothrace sculpture, not much more
A real pity, if you planed a visit, it must have been carefully organized in advance and concentrated in, for instance, French painting, Old Louvre, Egyptian Art, Sculpture, that way you can admire and enjoy the Museum, avoiding wandering aimlessly from room to room
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Cricri (123866) 2014-08-02 12:45
Hola ma GENTILLE Maria !! quelle belle réalisation, rien a dire tout est bon, l'effet de perspective et de graphisme, plus le bleu du ciel, VRAIMENT une présentation TRES REUSSIE .....
OK pour les chevaux de Polo :-) ils sont bien soigné, c'est BIEN, pour ce qui est de Jessie et oui elle est aussi bien soignée, j'en prend bien soin, c'est mon loulou blanc :-)
Ma chère (amie) je te souhaite une belle fin d'après midi, ici il est 21h45, et j'espère bien dormir tantôt !!!!!
A demain ?
lousat (95996) 2014-08-02 13:38
Hi Maria,absolutely original this point of view inside the pyramid of Louvre Museum,not usual to see this interior despite the lot of pics taken there,an excellent exposure of the difficult backlight and fine detail everywhere too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-02 13:59
What a superb and brand new presentation of this famous place in Paris! True beauty in elegant version!:) Excellent composition taken based a brilliant concept. TFS.
photoray (13981) 2014-08-02 17:50
Attractive view of the Louvre pyramid glass, intersecting geometric lines in blue.
And good advice to plan ahead. I have read the Louvre is so huge it would takes many days to see all the exhibits. And crowds would certainly slow one down.
Thanks for sharing,
PS: Salem is the capitol town for the State of Oregon. The historical witch period was the Salem in Massachusetts, on the east coast.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-02 20:56
Beautiful picture with fine graphic qualities. I liked the perfect framing and you managed the exposure superbly to bring out the details with precision. The row of people on the balcony is a beautiful inclusion and adds a lot of meaning to the picture.
Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday
mcmtanyel (27094) 2014-08-02 21:31
A lovely photo of the entrance to the Louvre. To me, the repeating rhombi of the pyramid are the eye-catcher. Very well done!
emka (104334) 2014-08-02 23:11
hello Maria, Amazing creative picture from inside the Louvre pyramid. I haven't seen similar photo. Superb picture. Yes, most people just want to say: I was in Louvere and saw Nike and Gioconda, make a few photos with a phone and it is all.
Well done, I like it.
have a beautiful Sunday
aliabazari (16252) 2014-08-02 23:16
Hi dear maria
Beauty shot of the glass ceiling. Excellent depth and composition. Exposure was very good resolution. Thanks for sharing
ikeharel (76297) 2014-08-03 0:30
Superbly used the outdoor's light and well applied the inside view of the known Pyramid, Maria.
Excelent graphic effect by the structure, people on the balcony are an importent element on photo.
My cong.s', buen domingo.
holmertz (57497) 2014-08-03 2:52
The pyramid really provides numerous possibilities for attractive compositions. Apart from the diagnals created by the iron construction I like the blue tone and the uneven line of visitors walking across the lower part of the composition. Tourists are strange sometimes, seeing basically just two items in a museum as marvellously packed with fantastic art as the Louvre. I spent most parts of two days here and still felt I was only scratching at the surface. I would have needed a week to see it properly.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-03 6:21
This is nice shot from the inside of the glass pyramid at the Louvre. The people around the outside add a sense of scale for the scene. The lighting is fine and the photo has nice sharpness.
Silvio1953 (150439) 2014-08-03 7:23
Ciao Maria, great view of fantastic architecture, beautiful graphic, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (33148) 2014-08-03 8:59
For all the times I have seen this famous pyramid from the outside in images, this is the first time I have actually seen it inside, so thank you! This gives such an excellent idea of scale, the people are so small, while the intricate ironwork reaches up into the heavens above. I very much like that you composed this great sculpture and the peak of the triangle on thirds like this, very nicely done.
Didi (60590) 2014-08-03 11:20
Un bon point de vue à l'intérieur de la pyramide
Une composition inédite et originale
J'apprécie la gestion des lumières
rigoletto (34279) 2014-08-03 11:32
very useful advice in your note: one should definitely study before visiting a huge museum, what to see and not to see, otherwise the visit can become annoying and exhausting. haven't been to paris yet, but hermitage museum in st petersburg was equally huge: i spent two days in its galleries!
the photo well deserves a wow. it is the most creative louvre pyramid photo i've ever seen. the walking figures add an immense impact on the result. brava!
jmdias (67283) 2014-08-03 12:19
me recuerdo de la polemica sobre esta obra, ahora algo cuasi classico.
muy bonita la atmosfera gráfica de la composicion, la escultura y los personajes bien mostrados.
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-08-03 19:01
I really enjoy this, a different view point from underside the impressive crystal pyramid dominating the capture. Like the idea with lovely bit of white clouds as nice colour breaker, and the people cover good scale and visual interest. Wonderful shot, Congrats.
omid266 (6748) 2014-08-03 19:52
Great shot from this wonderful and famous Museum in the world,
very well captured and shown the blue glass windows of the place,
excellent view , like it and Thanks!
** Gracias, **
ourania (49961) 2014-08-04 3:48
Hola Maria querida,
a captivating play of patterns, a wonderful arrangement of all these rhythmical diagonals around the vertical sculpture. You arranged the perspectives very smartly and managed to give a sense of space too. Definition is excellent, your framing very well considered. The dominant blue tones create a special atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
adramad (48484) 2014-08-04 4:29
Espectacular el grafismo que da, la pirámide del Louvre, vista asi desde dentro, la gente en la pasarela, nos da idea de las grandes proporciones de la misma.
Magnifica gama de colores muy naturales.
Buenas también la luminosidad y nitidez.
Que tengas un buen comienzo de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
rbassin (24207) 2014-08-04 4:40
Une prise de vue originale de la pyramide.
J'aime le graphisme de la structure métallique et la transparence.
Bonne présence aussi des visiteurs, qui donnent une idée de l'échelle.
jcpix (13930) 2014-08-05 20:25
Salut Miss Maria,
How cool is this? I'll tell you...really cool! :) Love it! It's so difficult to take new and original pictures of such a well known and photographed subject, but this is one I've not seen before. Very well done on the creative and smart composition, it's a graphic punch in the face...and that's a good thing.
And of course, it's Paris...so you already know I'll like it no matter the result. lol
Having the people included also helps identify the scale and open space perceived, and their virtual silhouettes are a fine touch of contrast and form. I'm not much of a museum-goer, and only went to see the famous items...but the Louvre is definitely worth a visit for anyone, especially with an eye for this type of imagery. Bravo! Hope all has been well. I'm exhausted from the dogs, but loved every minute. :) Take good care mon ami de la pampas.
Cheers du Nord,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-05 21:48
Joli cadrage de l'intérieur de la pyramide du Louvre. Une image graphique très bien composée.
carlo62 (53394) 2014-08-05 23:48
bello scatto geometrico e luminoso, mi piace il tuo punto di vista, è originale e piacevole.
Molto interessante anche la presenza delle persone, la grandezza dell'architettura è più che apprezzabile.
ChrisJ (117199) 2014-08-06 1:48
A good upward pov and always fun to reminisce! The people add scale and animate the scene. They look like a line of ants from this angle! Good sharpness and the minimalist colours of blue and greywork well. Tfs!
PiotrF (21564) 2014-08-06 13:39
original view of the Louvre pyramid glass, beautiful graphic.
Good framing and lovely natural colors. Very well composition, lovely presentation.
Tue (42216) 2014-08-08 12:13
Great photo of the famous pyramid, nicely taken from the inside. It gives a nice idea of the size of the construction. The silhouettes of the visitors is a nice extra detail.
PaulVDV (31253) 2014-08-09 15:42
An original and very attractive view. Excellently composed.
Congratulations Maria ! A great contribution to TE !
Best regards, Paul
adores (46307) 2014-08-10 7:21
A very beautiful composition! The architecture is magnificent. I like how we can see the sky through the glass and the visitors at the balcony. Good graphism and the little clouds really add a lot.
Angshu (56760) 2014-08-13 9:33
The modern sculpture in the centre spiralling up makes this picture different and special. A different look through the glass pyramid with strong graphic effect as well. Nice and different...from Louvre, which is not very easy...You can check one of my earlier posts from inside the glass pyramid as well.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-15 5:07
Excellently captured the entrance of famous iron structure pyramid at Louvre Museum. Your selection for shooting position of the structure was perfect. Composition, color specially blue, framing are well.
with deep regards and have a nice weekend.
pili51 (1853) 2014-08-27 17:03
Hola querida amiga María,
mucho tiempo sin comunicarme contigo, lo siento mucho!... :(
He estado muy ausente de la página por motivos del trabajo y mi jubilación anticipada, después de 45 años en activo.
Ahora espero poder estar más en contacto contigo y con todos los amigos de TE, pués tendré todos los días si Dios quiere, para disfrutar de la família y de aquellas cosas que me hacen feliz, una de ellas es la fotografía ;) como te puedes imaginar.
En cuanto a la composición que nos presentas, que te voy a decir que ya no te hayan dicho anteriormente.
Es una imagen de arquitectura, GENIAL... INNOVADORA... ORIGINAL y sobre todo CREATIVA.
Sinceramente me encanta....Bravísimo!!!!
Un abrazo desde BCN
jemaflor (101437) 2014-09-01 23:34
Bine cadrée cette pyramide avec l'escalier et les visiteurs, bon effet avec ces lignes et diagonales, le contraste est bien géré.
COSTANTINO (68266) 2014-09-09 22:20
Hello my dear friend
I like this composition with lines and shapes
creative picture from inside the pyramid
of Louvre great view of fantastic
architecture I like the idea of the
white cloids into the hidden blue sky
have a nice day
clic (17931) 2014-09-12 12:35
I never saw from the inside this elegant glass pyramid.
When we went in 1986, the modern structure wasn't built by then.
Its design contrast, compared to the well-known outward appearance of the inner yard!
stego (24132) 2014-10-14 13:52
Esta se destaca en la galería de miniaturas y al abrirla no decepciona, al contrario. Lograste una compo magnifica de ese lugar tan apetecible para explorar sus formas e luz.
claudeD (40910) 2014-10-22 1:37
I was there a few weeks ago and your picture is reminding this visit to me. Very good composition, clarity and sharpness.Very well done.