When I posted pictures of Pont Alexandre III earlier someone wanted a picture of the "thing" standing on the riverbank in the foreground. So I had to go back to Paris to take that picture. The "thing" was higher than I expected though, this picture is taken with my arms reached up as far as they go ant still I had to leave the top out.
You have more info and an overview of the thing here earlier picture
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Midnight_sun (1941) 2004-05-15 5:12
I like the use of just two colours here, and the background with the head is well positioned. It must take some time to paint all that. Great shot.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-05-15 7:26
That's what I call TE dedication - following up on picture requests while traveling ;-) I like the setting with just two (or three) colors, and you get a fine perspective with the pillar & lizard in the foreground, and the ornate detail of the Pont Alexandre III in the back. Great shot, Ebbe.
Thanks for including the link to your earlier picture; the wider angle view you had there helps much to understand this one, and both pictures make a good ensemble.
jhm (139952) 2004-05-15 11:59
Sharp, lovely gold colour, very nice details, I like of this Ebbe!
sunny (3068) 2004-05-15 14:26
Fantastic colour combination and tight framing, Ebbe! All fine details included here create a special shot with atmosphere. The light is very nice too. Very well done!
kajenn (2426) 2004-05-15 14:36
I remember this "thingy", Ebbe, still wondering what it is! You got a marvelous shot here, with the golden lizard and the ornaments of the bridge as backdrop. At first I thought a more shallow DOF would be appropriate, but that's because I remembered the bridge so well. So I find your settings just fine - you created a nice composition in gold and off-white. Well done!
ninfa_urania (803) 2004-05-15 23:31
I should say you that the reptiles are not in fact my favorite ones, last week an iguana that appeared in the patio of my house made me run and she gave me a great fright. However, the golden color is my favorite ones. The details of the decorations are very beautiful, the gray one and gilding believes a beautiful contrast. This picture gets my attention a lot and I find interesting that highlight the detail of the lizard.
Ebbe: Your picture makes me meditate something: the meaning that can have in the architecture this type of animals. I have a picture of a pyramid of Mayan origin
that was built here in the city where I live: Comalcalco, and in one of the corners of the base of the pyramid, is it supported for kind of a toad, or small lizard, do I hope to place this picture soon, will what I wonder, Have some special meaning now, this type of animals in the architecture?. Cordial greetings. Happy weekend. *Ninfa Urania*