This picture was taken at sunset, though a warming filter has been added to enhance the colours in the image. During the summer on hot days, these seats are taken with people enjoying the weather and engaging in stimulating discussion, or perhaps just sat watching the rest of the world go by.
On the horizon it is possible to see (from left to right) the Musee D'Orsee, the Eiffel Tower, and Place De La Concorde.
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va2ho (298) 2005-03-31 16:22
great shot. i like all the composition. the filter as done a great job. Good color, it seems another dimention.
tomaszmarcinek (1507) 2005-03-31 16:35
Superb composition and the whole idea for this 'weird'photo is so innovative. You helped it a lot with the colour enhancements - it looks scarily unreal, just like a drug-inspired vision. Very creative, thanks for sharing. Tom.
mlopes (494) 2005-03-31 16:36
Bonsoir David... I LOVE IT! this is a great compo... quite diferent but really amazing. the filter and the punch effect look really good. Well Done. I've been in Paris this month and it is a extraordinary city. Amicalement Mário.
alabama_pl (340) 2005-03-31 16:50
Tout ton catalogue est plein de bon style, des idees, tres caracteristique. Merci.
jane-d (154) 2005-03-31 17:06
Wow, the colours, the fisheye, so special! Wow! So you made this one with a 15 mm lense and a digital camera? mmm, the expensive kind, right? So the 15 mm really is 15 mm instead of 23? Jealous...
alimo3 (6854) 2005-03-31 17:23
that's a great one ,maybe my favorite from your album.
i like the idea that you found the seat like that ,did you ?
amazing composition,great use of you Fisk eye.
skeelerik (763) 2005-03-31 17:28
I like this setting, David. Nice colours because of the warming filter and a pleasant fisheyed view. Well done. TFS, CU, Erik
xln (196) 2005-03-31 19:14
David, this is an acid trip: you've turned a place of peace and contemplation wild. the colours are unreal but work so well, and the perspective is excellent. I would have preferred a few more people in it, and cropping the left site to take away the distracting puddle. Otherwise, this is amazing!
aca925 (67) 2005-03-31 19:36
What type of lens did you use? I am in LOVE with this photo!
jafadabret (56501) 2005-04-01 1:30
L'art n'est pas une copie mais une interprétation de la réalité. C'est bien réalisé et très plaisant à regarder.
bebel (7588) 2005-04-01 3:49
super ta compositon et le traitement des couleurs,c'est très artistique, j'aime beaucoup ta création. ça m'incite à me "lâcher" un peu plus !
(mais ne serait-ce pas un post pour TL ?)
Luko (14000) 2005-04-01 5:44
Wowwow.. looks like I would fall backwards if ever I dare sit on these. Bold colors, but I like the green you get with your filter.
...quite a difference with my own interpretation of the same chairs.
greg (2835) 2005-04-01 7:08
That's fun - the fish-eye on those chairs, together with the filter. The composition's very good. I wonder if you can imagine the composition beforehand, or whether you need to walk around looking through a fish-eye to find something like this?
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-04-01 8:13
Wow, David, this is soo cool, the fish eye gives me an impression that I had few too many and really don't want to see on these wonky looking chairs. Fantastic composition with great colours, fish eye works really well in this case.
dolin (7369) 2005-04-02 3:40
Une superbe composition avec ce Canon Fish.
Son utilisation est très bien vue sur cette prise.
Les couleurs et la lumière sont incroyables.
Ces chaises en rond au 1er plan, donnent un bel effet (est-ce vous qui les avez placez ainsi?)
Egalement une très jolie profondeur.
Un grand bravo
(je repasse demain, je suis à sec)
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-04-02 10:55
David, this is a fabulous piece of photography. Between the wild colors and the fisheye distortions it produces the look of something from Dali...
oochappan (16173) 2005-04-02 21:09
A modernistic colorful art painting reflecting the spirit of our time: sensational dramatique emptiness evoked by pano distortion and almost innatural light coloring reflected in the water... a last nostalgique colorful art view before end of time.....?
PJE (20758) 2005-09-19 18:23
Ok David am I ever glad you stopped by today. My first response upon opening this photo is a very impressive photo. I love your work and your gallery. Now to honest my very first response on this photo was that I want your camera..LOL. Seems that 15mm fisheye is so very effective in creating such beauty from common places. You are not standing any higher than normal height because these chairs gives me the impression you are standing on a tall stepladder. Very nice...Very nice indeed. Cheers Paul.
Luciedls (164) 2005-11-05 9:10
Je croyais voir un tableau d'un grand peintre...! La lumière et la couleur attirent dans un premier temps, puis les chaises à l'avant plan qui donnent une chaleur humaine à cette belle et grande photo. Je suis bien d'accord avec le commentaire de Javadabret qui parle d'une interprétation de la réalité. Votre photo le prouve amplement. Un très gros bravo !
Albrecht (11281) 2005-11-06 11:40
Again a very special effect here. Great use of colour and fisheye. Wonderful atmosphere.
DarkoG (8) 2005-12-07 10:14
I really like this fisheye photo. But it's not only the lens that made this shot great. It's also good composition and colur that are really stunning.
hamster (104) 2005-12-11 21:39
Wow! That's amazing picture. There aren't many situations when fish eye lens could be used. You've done it perfectly. Fantastic balanced composition - chairs on the left and some of the pool on the right. One of my favorits.
coco (30439) 2005-12-23 17:15
Ohhhh... really fantastic.
Your composition here is fantastic. The fish eye (is correct in english?) looks wonderful here.
The light and the colour are also great.
Really a wonderful shot.
Thanks for share.
jambomita (206) 2005-12-30 21:19
love the ideas here
cobraphil8 (84) 2006-01-26 6:20
Magnifique composition, et quelle perspective !
J'aime beaucoup cet endroit au coeur de Paris, c'est très reposant et agréable.
Bravo pour cette réalisation
ydarias (679) 2006-05-23 4:32
Hello David. The composition with the full frame camera and the 15 mm lens is prefect. But the colours and the light is superb. Very good job.
Anita16 (41) 2006-10-23 0:33
BEAUTIFUL! very creative David. Great work :)
genepy (318) 2007-12-29 8:41
Superbe composition, couleurs atypiques.
Chapeau l'artiste !
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-04-20 3:47
Great job with this very wide angle, the effect is very surreal agréable.les colors are well managed.
leontaras (385) 2009-06-22 9:24
Exellent shot. Amazing composition. The tones and the colours are great. Exellent reflections and wide-angle lens.
- Copyright: David Plummer (DiaAzul) (1403)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon EF 15mm Fish
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2005-03-31 16:17
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