At the apex of Marseille’s busiest and well known street, La Canebière, you’ll find this wedge shaped park area with a view of the Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul…a Roman Catholic church, also known as Les Réformés.
As you can tell, the time of day created a split screen exposure of heavy shadow and bright light…not a problem when you’re simply wanting to enjoy some time outside on a nice day like this, but a real pain when it comes to snapping a shot or two. Why haven’t we been granted the ability to control the weather and light conditions for our pictures…is that really too much to ask? :)
Not only that, but the trees in full foliage have also obstructed a clear view of the gazebo…where’s that magic wand when you need one? Oh well, take what you can get and ask questions later I say.
Because of the view, this was one of the places I would rest and eat my sandwich from the vendor I featured in a previous picture…he was just a hop, skip and a jump across the street from here.
Not much else to say about this, just another slice of city life.
Thanks for stopping by.
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omid266 (3290) 2014-04-09 21:32
excellent documant from this city , beautiful place with many details around, nice colours , splendid light and good sharpness ,
Very well done and Thanks for sharing ,
Good luck ,
jemaflor (80806) 2014-04-09 23:11
well framed with the fountain in the Fg, good management for the contrast of lights between the suny Bg and the shades on the water, ,tfs.
fabbs99 (15731) 2014-04-09 23:28
Excellent composition of the street scene from Marseille.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors and good sharpness. TFS.
danos (83093) 2014-04-09 23:33
nice the view of this section of the town with the fountain on the foreground to lead-in the eye on the cgurch on the backdrop.The light of the day enhance the colours and the beauty of the scene.
Sergiom (54655) 2014-04-10 5:53
Déjà plus de 10 ans depuis ta visite à Marseille. Les choses ont bien changées depuis mais la ville conserve toujours sa superbe lumière du midi. Ici , une belle composition profonde qui culmine sur les deux clochers.
carlo62 (27766) 2014-04-10 7:03
ho passato dei bei giorni a Marsiglia grazie agli amici di TE, mi stai mostrando altre belle cose, la città è molto più bella di ciò che immaginavo.
ikeharel (52411) 2014-04-10 7:17
Good scaled depth achieved from the fountain to the height of the duel towers on far side.
From shaded area to the very well lit facade of the cathedral.
Nice town square and people on, fine clarity collected.
Cricri (101459) 2014-04-10 9:56
Tu connait mieux Marseille que moi! première fois que je vois cet endroit, j'aime la fontaine c'est toujours relaxant, d'ailleurs le coin doit l'être un peu, tu a vu il n'y a que des hommes qui profite du soleil :-)....belle présentation avec le kiosque et le haut de l'église
Tu sais comme j'aimerai aller à Cuba, donc j'en parle de plus en plus a mon compagnon, qui en a marre et ma répondu : si tu continue tu va avoir ton billet en "Aller simple" non mais..:-)))
Belle journée mon ami
nikkitta (13316) 2014-04-10 16:23
Hola Jason, mon ami du désert
Tout ce que tu racontes est toujours present quand on veux prendre une photo, en plus les autos gares et les pietons qui ne cesent pas de traverser devant vous
Mais ici tu as reussi avec une capture verticale et qui donne une jolie curve avec la fontaine, le kiosk et la eglise au fond
Tres bien fait
Amities du sud
( ecrit sans dictionnaire et sans Coke)
Royaldevon (26629) 2014-04-11 1:24
There is no doubt, you will have to visit again, in early spring, when the trees are without their foliage. It is so easy to let the seasonal conditions make a very good case for booking holidays!
With regard to the contrasts of shadow and sunlight, I know it can be a pain but, here, I think it adds interest. Since the church is the focal 'stopper', the lighting gives the impression that it is under a spotlight.
I love that fountain in the f/g.
Did you do a close-up, with that just as the subject? I suppose you'd have to go at a time when it was in better light! Another reason to return!!
Have a great w/e,
mcmtanyel (10569) 2014-04-11 20:49
This photo is showing a nice corner of the city with a mixture of different buildings. I see apartment buildings on the left, a gazebo of sorts in the middle and a church on the right, all gathered around this square. The fountain in the foreground brings a peaceful focus to all. My one negative comment will be that the photo seems to tilt to the left a bit, easily fixed by a 1.2 degree CW rotation.
jhm (135274) 2014-04-12 1:13
This type pictures are always very difficult through the shadows in foreground, and the very clear sky in background, but you did this real excellent.
You choose a very well angle, and a nice point of view, with long street, and nice fountain.
Excellent captured, nice presentation too.
Good contrast picture too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mesutilgim (80112) 2014-04-12 14:57
You've chosen a perfect format for this scenery. Good pov and layout of this scenery from Marseille. Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and have a nice weekend.
lousat (72425) 2014-04-12 15:18
Hi Jason,another very very rich composition from Marseille,great point of view and excellent details and colors,i like a lot the imposing perspective on the cathedral in background.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Gigidusud (13397) 2014-04-13 12:01
Salut mon ami Jason,
Un point de vue bien choisis qui regroupe la fontaine, le kiosque et l'église des Réformés. Je n'y est même pas pensé! Bonne idée, bravo!
serp2000 (37959) 2014-04-13 21:38
Sorry for my late reaction, yes I just enjoy by LA and its county.
But I also like to see your archives. I sure there are a lot of masterpieces for us ;) Well done for so hard light conditions, it's not easy to make a balance between the light and shadow. Good exposure, fine details. I see you have used the digital camera in 2003. Did you have DSLR ?
I have bought my first DSLR in 2005 only before my first trip to Egypt.
Have a good night and great new week ahead!
cornejo (28111) 2014-04-14 11:23
Hi Jason, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition in this beautiful place, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Didi (55103) 2014-04-15 16:58
A busy composition but interesting view on the church
Good balance exposition between lights and shades
In two weeks I'll be in Marseille
ourania (26518) 2014-04-18 9:33
I find this picture very interesting for its composition. At first glance it seems like a classic urban view but there are big and small features that make it unique, like the immense and abundantly interesting foreground before the impressive church and the human presence.
It's true, like it is for the weather conditions, that it's very hard to predict and control who enters and crosses our well set frames just the moment we're pressing the shutter:) The man entering from the left is half cropped but it's amazing that he still works for your composition adding dynamism, balance and reference. He leads us through the setting and helps us notice the three lonely figures on the benches. You managed the lighting variations in a most successful way, there's superb depth and no details have been lost in this very rich view. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,