This is a sculpture outside the ancient Roman arena in Nimes. Here I liked the continuation of the curve of the statue's neck into the oof arena in the bg at right. I've also positioned the head for a maximum graphic effect against the lighter sky. The statue is composed of old bicycle parts. Nimes has the second largest Colosseum in the world after Rome & seats about 25,000. It is still used today for outdoor bullfights and pop concerts.
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pierrefonds (58003) 2013-11-06 4:35
The tight frame is putting the sculpture in evidence. The close-up point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the sculpture. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (86998) 2013-11-06 4:44
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Très bon cadrage valorisant cette statue.
La posture est parfaite pour représenter un toréador.
Très bonne observation.
snunney (85749) 2013-11-06 4:48
The tight framing concentrates the attention on the cleverly constructed artwork - who would have though it being made of old bicycle parts. Superb rendering of the decorative detail. I like that we catch a glimpse of the Colosseum in the background.
Corry (4508) 2013-11-06 5:31
Un gros plan qui montre bien les détails de cette sculpture. Bon angle de prise de vue. Bien fait. Salutations.
besnard (53786) 2013-11-06 11:58
Une bonne idée cette prise rapprochée de la statue qui nous permet d'en apprécier tous les détails.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-11-06 13:03
Hi Chris, we where at the same spot in Nimes. Wonderful portrait of this statue. Great job. Best regards, Barbara
fabbs99 (16747) 2013-11-06 18:53
Amazing shot of the sculpture of the bullfighter.Superb atmosphere and background.Well done & thank you very much.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-11-07 2:00
I have been here in 2009, I went for a quick look and spent 4 hours. The arena is fantastic and one of my favourite shots is this guy standing proud outside the arena. Good details here, I must admit I didn't pay that much attention. Good composition
Graal (98351) 2013-11-07 6:56
nice monument in Reims. Amazing sculpture of torreador. I like the details. Great work any artist. Well presentation.
Have a nice evening.
Miguel82 (24725) 2013-11-13 2:26
A remarkable artwork Chris, good report of your visit in Nimes and ancient Roman arena, high definition, pleasant colors and your framing is good allowing the viewer to see the details and pattern of the sculpture closer
All the best, have a nice day
ourania (32867) 2013-11-22 8:34
I like very much this curve too. You've placed the statue excellently so that the curve of the building runs along the bullfighter's chest and this, apart from an elegant composition, makes the connection between them even stronger. I also like how close you brought us to his concentrated face and how clearly you have captured details and textures. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
ikeharel (58941) 2015-03-16 9:57
Good evening Chris,
From the close range you had taken this pic., it looks real humen. A fine portrait made by the sculptor the bronze material beautifully contrast the surrounding.