This is one of several pieces of a gigantic bike placed around in Parc de la Villette, in Paris. The sculptures are by Claes Oldenburg, 1990. In the background you can see the science museum Cité des Sciences and the Géode, a big planetarium.
As a typical tourist I took a lot of typical tourist shots in Paris, but maybe this one could be interesting. :)
PP: contrast, brightness and hue adjusted.
As a workshop I posted a complete view of the sculpture.
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gardenwife (103) 2004-08-19 18:20
I think I like the workshop a little better since it shows more of the tire's curve. It would be interesting to see a shot of it taken from a very low vantage point, looking up. I like that sculpture!
Spoony (3539) 2004-08-20 5:43
It´s a modern photo. I like it.
Great perspective and angle to capture it.
Very well done.
summer89 (5422) 2004-08-20 9:08
Great composition, it's very creative.
pridel (233) 2004-08-23 6:52
I like much the surrealist composition with beautiful colors it is difficult to photograph the "géode" with the sun:) but you succeeded well very of even
ps) I didn't know this wheel of bicycle! thank you
jhm (144204) 2004-08-24 10:05
Very nice angle for take this photo, lovely sharp and clear. Well seen Guenter.
Thanks for sharing.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-08-25 15:24
A kind of funny and different photo - I like that giant wheel - and way you got it - this remind of a similar shot I most post soon ;-) thanks Guenther - I like your workshop even more - Ok I would have liked a whole person on the shot - but never mind - the effect works anyway.
papagolf21 (90424) 2004-08-30 9:05
Une bien belle prise de vue Guenther. Une sculpture qui a le mérite d'être très originale.
A very beautiful recording Guenther. A sculpture which has the merit to be very original.
Georges (11185) 2004-08-30 13:17
Une bonne nettété sur le premier plan avec une profondeur de champ parfaitement maitrisée et des couleurs qui egaient beaucoup cette image.Bravo tout pour faire une composition agreable a regarder.
agpires (0) 2004-08-30 16:11
Très belle composition graphique, renforcée par les couleurs et la prfondeur de champs, il est juste dommage que le ciel n'ai pas voulu faire un petit effort.
Belle réalisation Guenther.
Endy (1025) 2004-09-02 18:23
Nice curve and good depth. I like the high contrast between the grass and the red building in backgroun, very nice.
longpt (947) 2004-09-11 7:24
Hight contrast with full of detail. I love this grass field so much!
petertee (307) 2004-09-27 9:35
Guenther, I certainly like the workshop image a whole lot better and were it possible to also add it to the sculpture theme. Oldenberg's work is very photographable but often needs surrounding detail to appreciate the scale. But a good picture and even the grass looks good! :o)
On the evidence of your postings thus far you seem very far from being a tyro in visualisation whatever you feel about it. :o)
jafadabret (56501) 2005-01-25 14:33
Je préfère cette version parce qu'on est surpris au prime abord comme si ce n'était pas une sculpture mais une construction qui ferait penser à une roue de vélo. L'image en est plus dynamique.
venne (2759) 2006-08-09 12:54
Je ne connaissais pas cet endroit, on en apprend tous les jours sur TE. Bravo pour cette image de roue géante.
SylFondacci (4087) 2007-07-06 8:28
Interesting shot at the parc de la Villette !
Nice to associate this sculpture of a bike tyre and a red "folie" behind !
- Copyright: Guenther Wanker (Guenther) (10915)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-02
- Categories: Artwork
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Sculpture, La Villette [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-19 16:02