Leaving for Argentina
Not an accident, not a streak, so why so empty?
Flies (long ones) to Argentina depart near midnight, closing the day, so few persons at view, only a cleaner at the very far
Like the very unknown appearance of a so busy airport as Charles de Gaulle is during the day, wait some time for an interesting people or scene, all was quiet and silent, so time to take a photo and go for a good French cappuccino before all was closed
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ikeharel (58159) 2014-08-11 11:23
Inspite the emptiness on a midnight flight, the airport - like many other airports, is always intriguing and give a sense of multinationality, Maria.
Excelent sharp photo, DOF and red color topped by green/yellow tones and a nice lights arrey - all culminate to an impressive scene.
photographer_sg (4402) 2014-08-11 11:25
lovely photograph with beautiful symmetry and great colours. Superb exposure with great sharpness and details. The atmosphere of the vast airport lounge with the lone figure in the distance is fabulous. Excellent perspective and a very original composition.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week.
Noel_Byrne (24850) 2014-08-11 11:32
There is something surreal about Alice's that should be busy when they are not, but it has given you a very unique and memorable photo opportunity that takes the eye on a journey not of the many many people, but of the hall where they all would be. I guess normally the hustle of an airport does not allow us to focus on the building, but here we get to enjoy the depth, the clarity, the design and the rich colors which would be equally at home in a fine hotel. Very fierce timing to capture this moment, and an excellent view
Thanks as always
holmertz (41725) 2014-08-11 11:59
Charles de Gaulle is among the worst major airports in Europe and generally one of the least appreciated by travellers, but at this time of the night, and being empty like this, it looks quite fine. It's a very well taken photo, perfectly exposed, and with a fine symmetry. It gives me the impression of a space station, but I guess there are no red carpets in such places.
mesutilgim (85396) 2014-08-11 12:52
Another topclass capture and entry in your gallery with perfect effect.
A good lecture for perfect pov and light management.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (107244) 2014-08-11 13:00
Hola mon amie
Rare de voir un aéroport aussi calme, pas plus mal cela ta permis de choisir ton POV a ton aise, comme ici, bonne profondeur, c'est presque un casino avec le tapis rouge ...
Il est maintenant presque 22h, chez toi est fin d'après midi, pour un petit en cas, avant le souper...il fait bon , parfois du soleil et de la pluie, étrange temps...
carlo62 (33779) 2014-08-11 14:16
fa un certo effetto vedere tutto così vuoto.
Ottima esposizione, c'è molta profondità e le luci creano aloni colorati molto belli.
Una bella testimonianza, difficile da vedere.
PiotrF (9638) 2014-08-11 15:12
unusual view of airport with beautiful symmetry and great colours.
It's a very well taken photo, excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb.
Very well done.
lousat (77802) 2014-08-11 15:43
Hi Maria,airports are always full of opportunities to take nice pics,beacause the architechtures are always original and because we have a lot of time waiting the flight...ehehe..this is a beautiful example,great perspective and excellent quality as usual,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
emka (79831) 2014-08-11 15:49
Hello Maria, I know well this airport, I spent there quite a lot of time on many occasions, once missing my plane. It is not so bad airport as Gert writes, only I do not like Air France and try to avoid it. But indeed it is strange to see it so empty.And it is not so late, it is 8.30. Looks quite surreal. Many interesting lines, curious colours. Excellent composition.
Warm regrads MAlgo
berek (39483) 2014-08-11 22:22
İ like this intersting airport inside view. You managed light and colors very good
jemaflor (85456) 2014-08-11 23:24
Beau résultat avec cette perspective et ces teintes, c'est très bien géré, bon effet de profondeur d'image, original de voir ce lieu sans personne.
jjcordier (76852) 2014-08-11 23:54
Bonne photo nocturne de cet aéroport de Roissy étonnamment désert. Bon cadrage et superbes couleurs.
CLODO (30597) 2014-08-12 0:26
Unbelievable! Good opportunity to have a new vision, under the artificail lights enhancing the different colors of the deserted lobby.
jmdias (56097) 2014-08-12 2:03
curiosa vista del aeroporto vacio. me gusta la vista de los detalles de la arquitectura y los colores. hermoso efecto. me hace recordar el domingo por la mañana que llegué al aeropuerto de bariloche y no encontré "ninguna" persona allá durante cuasi una hora, he pensado que todos habian morrido,como en un filme de terror, una sensacion no mucho buena.no habia vigilantes, tiendas, funcionarios, nadie...
dkmurphys (50008) 2014-08-12 2:55
Spectacular capture from that impressive terminal. I like the colors and the light management. Well taken.
danos (87465) 2014-08-12 3:12
nice the interior view of Charles de Gaulle airport with none of visitors to be there to check in their flight.Really these late departures make the airports more interesting like me in Dubai that none of tourist were in it about 03:00.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.
Tue (27696) 2014-08-12 3:16
Great view of this deserted airport terminal, it almost looks futuristic. Excellent exposure and very nice and warm colours.
ourania (32049) 2014-08-12 9:28
Hola Maria querida,
I've never been there but know it is a major and very busy airport, didn't expect a description like this from there. A wonderful photo, the symmetrical composition works so well. I feel I need some time to admire the view from this spot but also feel drawn to walk through the patterns. Your light management is remarkable, you achieved such a smooth balance through the differently lit areas. The colour palette has a fine warmth. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
siudzi (33953) 2014-08-12 13:55
You were so lucky to capture this fantastic interior without people! At night with all these lights on the place looks so stunning and unique. Love it! Very well done.
stego (24030) 2014-08-12 15:58
Espacios como ese son una tentación para fotografiar, pero es raro que el resultado no sea muy bueno por que las personas dificultan mucho la compo y la luz puede ser difícil de controlar. Aquí no tenias personas pero la luz ciertamente no era fácil y así mismo lograste una foto magnifica. Muy bien!
mcmtanyel (14117) 2014-08-12 19:42
Lovely colors, beautiful repeating patterns, pretty geometric shapes and charming symmetry all add up to make this a very appealing photo. I, too, have a photo in my gallery from CDG but mine was in the morning.
jcpix (13688) 2014-08-12 20:35
Hey, I know this place! :) I may be going to Russia soon, but my "ghost" will always be here....in Paris that is, not necessarily the airport. lol
It is odd to see such a busy airport so lifeless, but it makes perfect sense based on the timing. Plus, it makes for nice opportunities like this to capture the architectural details that we so often look past when running from place to place in our busy lives.
So, in order to pass some time after taking this picture I assume you went and helped clean carpets with the airport staff?? :) One of my favorite album covers is U2's “All That You Can’t Leave Behind,” which was taken here at CDG....maybe you should send this around for future gains. :)
Love this composition and concept, looks eerily futuristic, and has great depth with that long perspective down the hall. Well done mon ami en esprit de France. :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Cheers from the rainy desert,
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-13 3:33
The dream of many photographers: No person in the lens so all credits for the architectural values. At first sight I thought that this would be an athletic track for the 100 meter hurdles.
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-08-13 8:23
Your article is interesting and captured this beautiful lounge at night very well. Composition and shooting position are quiet perfect. Superb color management specially red.
with kind regards
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-14 6:12
Great impression with effective symmetrical composition. I like the particular atmosphere and the superb architecture details. The POV is creating depth by the roof and loneliness by the wide capture.
Have a nice evening,
npecanhuk (66302) 2014-08-15 20:55
Interesting and attractive interior photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all very good photo qualities that I really enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Didi (57256) 2014-08-16 2:23
Bon contrôle de la luminosité, intéressante perspective, je suppose que c'était l'heure de la sieste :)
adores (37541) 2014-08-18 16:33
I stop there almost every year and I never took a photo. It seems really nice here, I like this pov a lot, the colours and the graphism.
COSTANTINO (56195) 2014-08-19 13:48
Hello dear friend
nice symmetrical capture of this airport
it is a very well taken photo almost
perfectly executed with the light in symmetry
too it looks like a space station
do you agree?
have a nice time
Angshu (55892) 2014-08-20 1:17
It is interesting to see an airport as prominent as CDG to be so empty, even at midnight hours. The new (not new any more) terminal has been made well. You have shown a nice perspective view, with the red colour creating a strong visual impact
ChrisJ (99212) 2014-08-20 11:44
An exceptional shot with fantastic sharpness, symmetry and composition. Nice repetition of the posts at left and the lights and design patterns in the walls and ceiling of this curved interior shot. The red floor contrasts well against the blue hues to give a splendid warm vs cold colour contrast. The K35 / 36 signs add balance to the composition. Tfs!
PaulVDV (22681) 2014-08-24 9:01
Thanks to the late hour of your return flight making the airport nearly deserted you had many opportunities to admire its construction and design.
This part of the airport looks rather futurological.
Yet many warm tones make it quite attractive. (I find most airports boring)
A nice blue-red contrast.
Excellent clarity and good depth.
Best regards, Paul
mohammad_H (9466) 2014-08-25 20:16
Light Management, and technically, photo frames and frame a technique Very beautiful landscape, crystal clear picture and excellent clarity, unsurpassed Eye-catching and pleasant.
Best wishes to you
clic (15134) 2014-08-29 8:11
I have the intense impression of an UFO mother ship hovering still above a landing site, as seen in Spielberg's movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, lighting suspiciously the airstrip!!
You 'tamed' by the rules book such a difficult lighting environment.
adramad (38557) 2014-08-30 8:59
Soberbia captura de esta gran sala del aeropuerto, la imagen tiene una gran perspectiva y sorprende no ver ni una sola persona, seguro que era una hora de la madrugada, me gusta el efecto como un abanico del techo con las luces.
Una foto fantástica, con hermosos colores naturales, y una excelente nitidez.
Que disfrutes del fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
claudeD (33197) 2014-09-18 2:25
very fine picture from Charles de Gaulle Airport showing very interesting composition, colors and clarity. Very good infos about your shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Miguel82 (24189) 2014-10-02 9:15
Hi Maria, I'm surprised to see that airport hall empty but I find the explanation in your photo note. It was late, good dof and pleasant geometric effect