This image has been taken in the amazing Garden of Versailles. I had a fantastic opportunity to visit this place in September and this shot was captured when we were leaving the park quite late. Hope you like it!
The Apollo Fountain - the fountain (the Swans Fountain) already existed her from 1636, under the reign of Louis XIII, which Louis XIV decorated with the impressive and celebrated group in gilded lead representing Apollo on his chariot. The work of Tuby, after a drawing by Le Brun, it is inspired by the legend of Apollo, the Sun gold and emblem of the king. Tuby produced this monumental group between 1668 and 1670 at the Manufacture des Gobelins, and it was then transported to Versailles and installed and gilded the following year. Source: en.chateauversailles.fr
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SnapRJW (23510) 2013-10-11 23:59
Good Morning Gosia - This is a wonderful shot; atmospheric. The rain has given the shot a muted and subdued, slightly blue tinted look which I love. IMO a sunny day would not have given you the romantic beauty that the rain did. Perfect for your excellent symmetrical composition. Top class work here. Warm regards Rosemary
rigoletto (32710) 2013-10-12 0:00
wow wow wow! enigmatic shot!
the greyish/depressive tones, hazy atmosphere, perfect symmetry and the incredible depth to it combine in a unique shot, apollo and the tritons look like the riders of apocalypse. much more than a fountain photo... compliments.
SWEETFREEDOM (19900) 2013-10-12 0:54
wonderful shot, i like the athmosphere of this picture above all. great colors and technique.
rbassin (13265) 2013-10-12 1:30
une très belle compo, j'aime bien le bleu dominant qui apparait comme au travers d'un filtre.
La fontaine contraste parfaitement,avec un bel impact de puissance.
ikeharel (43877) 2013-10-12 1:39
A fantastic composition, with the rain notable on far side down the trail behind the pond and statues.
Fabulous effect, well managed with the mild light condition.
The Apollo fountain is an exquisite subject, under any light it has a marvelous texture and colors.
Enjoy your weekend,
danos (78036) 2013-10-12 2:33
fascinating the view as the presentation of the Apollo fountain in the garden of Versailles during the rain.You were very brave to be under the rain to shot this spectacular moment.The rainy weather conditions make the image unique.
Have a good weekend,Danos
papagolf21 (79512) 2013-10-12 2:37
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
Ah ! Versailles et ses jardins, ses fontaines, ses pièces d'eau, ses merveilles.
La joliesse manifeste de cette composition est à féliciter pour sa beauté particulière.
ourania (18506) 2013-10-12 2:58
this is a captivating picture. It's amazing how the simple, symmetrical composition evokes so much drama and fascination. I love how the scenery in the background extends the depth with its fine perspectives. The perspectives of the sculpture expand the space in all directions. The bronze tones, the plasticity and drama of the sculpture stand out marvellously against the smoothness of the setting. I also love the colours and the graduating reflections and shadows. Great work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Romano46 (11375) 2013-10-12 2:59
una interpretazione quasi spettacolare e quasi metafisica di questo splendido luogo visitato in una giornata di cattivo tempo.
Sicuramente la tua visita è sytata disturbata dalla pioggia ma ti ha permesso di cogliere questa insolita ed affascinante immagine, che altrimentio non avresti potuto realizzare.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
yquem46 (35256) 2013-10-12 3:01
A classic view in Versailles, undoubtedly, but quite moody here due to the weather conditions, somewhat hazy and dramatic
Bravo, have a nice WE
timecapturer (36972) 2013-10-12 3:18
proof that even on rainy days taking photographs can still produce wonderful images. This is so soft and atmospheric and being totally deserted it has impact and real beauty. Stunning!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
jhm (127883) 2013-10-12 4:02
The Apollo fountain, one of the most known statues from Versailles.
Taken with wonderful depth and perspective.
But you did very well this is a lovely contrast picture.
Also through the pleasant colours get a lovely image.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
dkmurphys (42409) 2013-10-12 4:37
This is the most original capture of the fountain that I've seen here on TE. Well done, splendid work.
Have a fine weekend.
Sergiom (45244) 2013-10-12 5:17
En regardant cette superbe photo, on ressent un petit peu la puissance que devait ressentir les rois de France vivant dans cet espace des plus grandiose. J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère lourde de cette journée. Un ensemble très symétrique.
snunney (72566) 2013-10-12 5:35
The atmosphere is most appealing in this perfectly exposed composition. Excellent framing complemented by superb control over depth of field. Lovely cool blue tones.
annjackman (15481) 2013-10-12 5:45
Wow - this is tremendous. The weather conditions seem to have given a lovely hazy blue colour which is very atmospheric. The horses rising out of the blue water are very dramatic.
Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-10-12 6:59
I love the feel in this shot, very magical and mystical courtesy of the mist and dramatic sky, while the subject itself of the fountain is superb, such a beautiful work of art.
Nicou (105629) 2013-10-12 7:29
Fantastique vue et image quelle ambiance sueprbe vue quel brume et fontinae quelle mystère qui l'entoure et la profondeur ce fond superbe.
Bravo et belle soirée
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-10-12 10:07
zdjecie ma zdecydowanie swoj niepowtarzalny klimat.To za sprawa tak udanego polaczenia niezwyklego swiatla i kolorystyki zdjecia.Mi tez podoba sie drugi plan-lekko zamglony i mocniej oswietlony,co tworzy mocny efekt graficzny.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu
cornejo (22432) 2013-10-12 10:56
Witaj Gosia, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with the interesting fountain, beautifully captured in this beautiful and interesting image with a very special light, good sharpness and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
sabermonajati (8299) 2013-10-12 11:23
nice pay sage with amazing frame from statue you captured.
mesutilgim (72870) 2013-10-12 13:06
Very nice and mastery capture from the gardens of Versailles.
Perfect pov and layout,very good ligth management.
Good te entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
macjake (45556) 2013-10-12 13:10
of course I like it, how could i not.
So you took this photo in the rain?
I like how there is so much blue, but the middle area has a total contrasting color to make a strong impact.
love the smoothness too.
you show skill here.
adramad (30851) 2013-10-12 14:35
Perfect POV centering the image source in the plane, for without discussion is the protagonist for their beauty and originality, I like to see the surface of the water as still reflecting both the light and the color of the sky, magnificent perspective.
Great job, I love it.
Very good lighting, sharpness is also great.
Enjoy the weekend.
npecanhuk (56350) 2013-10-12 14:58
Magnificent picture of that wonderful place!
Exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are true highlights here!
I love it!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your saturday night and sunday!
fabbs99 (10998) 2013-10-12 18:19
Excellent photography with great sharpness and colors.A very peaceful scene and a well taken photograph - TFS.
jjcordier (67146) 2013-10-12 22:08
Tu as réussi à capturer une magnifique atmosphère avec de superbes tons bleutés autour de cette fontaine d'Apollon.
carlo62 (19313) 2013-10-12 23:15
che atmosfera che hai creato, fantastica e quasi irreale.
Sembra incredibile non vedere turisti in giro.
Inquadratura millimetrica, riflesso a supporto della fontana e il colore del cielo e dell'acqua che si confondono, tutto bellissimo.
rychem (13553) 2013-10-12 23:49
Jedno słowo: Super!!!!
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-13 2:05
The concept of this picture, beautiful view of the gardens of Versailles, and a pleasant calm water, and along the deep background, eye-catching and spectacular, good resolution
Best wishes to you
olive224 (2479) 2013-10-13 2:37
I think i will name you "queen of the fountains" here on TE ;)
Awesome realisation of this millions of time shooted image in Versailles !!
You succeeded in doing something original out of this composition
I really like it ! Really great image ;)
THe reflections and the empty space left in the bottom of the compo, the colors, the blured sky, everything is a killer here !!
CLODO (26371) 2013-10-13 3:16
the gloomy aspect given by the rainy day gives a special effect, far away from the sunlighted postcards, vanishing the background.
have a nice sunday.
Fis2 (76908) 2013-10-13 7:09
³adnie pokaza³a¶ t± fontannê.
Pora odegra³a tutaj wa¿n± rolê.
Znakomita kolorystyka to atut tej kompozycji.
DINOZOR (15492) 2013-10-13 8:31
C'est beau comme l'antique !
Superbe lumière pour cette composition rigoureuse très esthétique.
Bravo c'est beau.
ChrisJ (91168) 2013-10-13 11:28
Gorgeous reflections and symmetry in the architectural designs as well. Good sharpness and the blue color tones are eyecatching. Super saturation and framing. The bg pathway adds linear perspective and vanishing point. The warm cold color contrast is excellent. Have a nice weekend!
chrislo (2426) 2013-10-13 11:59
Despite the bad weather conditions, you realized a great shot using the dramatic sky as the perfect backdrop to this amazing scene. Your centered point of view adds dynamism and emphasizes the symmetry effect. The blue soothing tones are a nice contrast to the gilded leaden spirited horses while the haze blurs the background just enough to bring out this magnificent sculpture. Nice work.
williewhistler (9787) 2013-10-13 13:02
the perfect combination of bronze and blue has produced a photograph of the highest quality.
It has exquisite detail in a fine composition allied to superb clarity,a magnificent,breathtaking shot.
Best regards Les
boa (4605) 2013-10-13 14:57
a very skilful and beautiful photo. I like how your have captured this atmosphere, it looks almost like a dream. Wonderful color tones in combination with haze, my respect!
Have a nice evening.
vladic (4279) 2013-10-14 8:56
Udała Ci się wyjątkowa rzecz - ujawnienie tego miejsca w jego szczególnym i niepowtarzalnym pięknie. Chapeau bas! jako że temat wydawał się już dawno wyeksploatowany.
Z Krakowa w jesiennej pozłocie serdecznie pozdrawiam,
lousat (64053) 2013-10-14 13:44
Hi Gosia,really beautiful,one of the most artistic pics come from Versailles never seen on TN,what a camera settings and very professional work in PP,a perfect symmetry whit this magic mist in background,i like it! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano
Gigidusud (10158) 2013-10-14 14:58
Wow! Fantastic shot with a magical atmosphere and great framing. I like it!
Alco (5435) 2013-10-14 19:25
Splendis picture of that fountain taken at the blue hour.The cloudy sky creates a fantastic atmosphere.Very nice blue tones.Very well done.
Have a nice week.
mvdisco (17112) 2013-10-14 23:02
Very nice capture and point of view of the amazing Garden of Versailles,
Great atmosphere and details,
nice tone of colors and light,
very well done and pretty composition...
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-14 23:13
Gosia, this is a stunning shot!!
my compliments, a great composition!!
claudeD (26906) 2013-10-15 10:53
Wonderful picture from this amazing gardens in Versailles. Excellent composition and fine light managment. Very fine fotojob. Like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (92041) 2013-10-15 13:12
Vraiment une très belle réalisation de la fontaine dans cette univers bleutée, superbe
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-16 4:27
Nice symettry in this composition and I love the overall darker blue tone to it - I wonder what this woudl look like with the water spouting from it adn lights shining through it! It must be magnificent.
photoray (6628) 2013-10-16 8:00
Surreal view of the Apollo Fountain, the figures and animals rising out of the glassy smooth blue, and surrounded in blue hues. And no tourists in sight.
Sonata11 (31197) 2013-10-16 13:20
coz jest wiecej do dodnaia do wykonanego przepieknie zdjecvia. Wprost zdumiewajaco piekna praca. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Gratulacje.
sandpiper (6560) 2013-10-17 2:54
its an amazing place and this is a fantastic composition. Beautiful moody light sets of the fountain perfectly.
Oceania (3199) 2013-10-17 6:10
The rain created a misty atmosphere to this most famous garden in the world. I like the blue tone of the picture, fantastic.
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-10-17 8:26
Ciao Gpoosia, great view of fantastic fountain in a fascinating garden, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (50948) 2013-10-17 16:18
The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the sculpture. The rain has a special effect on the colors. I visited the Versailles castle on November 6,2012. Have a nice day.
jcpix (6504) 2013-10-17 19:21
Wow, no wonder this has received so much great feedback, this is outstanding! I was prepared to comment on your Louvre pyramid picture, but just couldn't pass this by. What a mystic atmosphere, you caught this at a prime moment to convey the essence of these grounds. I took a good number of pictures here, but none that came out this well...or with this kind of visual impact. The strong presence of blue tones sets a terrific mood and a cooling sensation. A smart arrangement and precise execution of details has rendered a most impressive photo. Compliments to the photographer! :) Beautiful. Enjoy the day ahead.
InasiaJones (30006) 2013-10-22 15:54
I will be honest with you, statues can be a boring subject when boringly photographed... The kind of images that would rather fit in the personal drawer of souvenirs, rather than to be shown around.
But the way you have captured this famous piece of art is really stunning. The weather conditions surely have something to do with your great result, by creating a very special atmosphere. The dominance of that metallic blue is also an eye-catcher. The centered view works efficiently with the symmetry of the setting and the sharp bronze statues stand out against the vaporous background.
Well done Gosia!
adores (30775) 2013-10-23 16:01
I like the pov, the light and the tonalities! You captured a very special atmosphere with no one around. Good work!
Hanssie (10061) 2013-11-10 2:49
kiks (11601) 2013-11-21 9:47
Hello Gosia, i don't know how you get his light effect, but i love it
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (27697)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-12
- Categories: Nature, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Statues [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-11 23:50