#300 finds me in Nice, France, at Place Massena. I thought this trio of palms would be nice to represent this particular number of pictures uploaded. Plus, it’s a good way to be reminded of such a great location generally full of sun and fun along the French Riviera.
This is one of the best places to just hang out and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere, as it’s the main public square of the city. A stones throw from the beaches and Old Town, and right on the cities main thoroughfare, this is where much of the pulse of Nice is located.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-13 3:43
Lovely view of these beautiful palms. The lower leaves looks like they have been given a special cut. Good view of the square in the BG. The blue sky balances the green palms and the green lawn very well. Thanks for sharing a nice composition.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-13 3:58
That's Nice! Jason.
Well I think congratulations are in order on your 3rd century of postings. A nice big-handshake from me.
Been a nice few years since I visited this sophisticated French Riviera hotspot. This is just how I remember it, nice blue skies and that nice atmosphere that smacks of elegance, exuberance and Euro extravagance. Nice connection full of nice symbolism and nicely executed.
Enjoy a good week ahead - B.
Now if this was a Nice beach shot, I could say "nice trunks". :-)
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2014-01-13 4:13
I love this perspective! Taking in the city, the ground and the upward view of the trees, giving them a great sensation of height, a very fine composition indeed!
And reading that note, have you ever thought of working for a travel agent? Close to the beach, the pubs, the clubs, the city, everything you need. Sounds like a place I would really like to be right now!
Also sounds like it could be part of the 12 days of Christmas, Carribean version. Three beautiful palms, two steel bands and a bottle of rum for me..
Congrats on number 300, have a good week.
All the best
Royaldevon (32641) 2014-01-13 4:15
Ah, Jason, happy days!
My son used to have a studio in Nice which was a great draw! Sadly, the downturn in the economic market has meant he had to sell it! Sad loss for him!
Still, I can enjoy this!
The three trees, besides being symbolic of your posts, make the perfect number for composition. They anchor the f/g and they guide attention into the depths of the shot.
The light is lovely, creating long shadows and helping to bring out the tree textures.
Great colour saturation.
Have a great day,
Sergiom (65297) 2014-01-13 5:09
J'aime beaucoup Nice,pour y avoir été à quelques reprises. Il y a quelque chose qui se passe avec la lumière dans cette belle ville en bord de mer.
J'aime bien le jeu entre les trois palmiers, le beau cadrage vertical ainsi que la qualité de la lumière.
ikeharel (61491) 2014-01-13 7:20
A good POV chosen, Jason, wityh the three palm trees fill the relatively empty space of "sky" on picture, and great DOF achieved through.
The fountain on far looks amazing, a subject worth a pic. of its own.
Lovely shot, light and colors rendered superbly.
manrezaei (1837) 2014-01-13 9:51
Excellent palm trees shot. Very vivid colors, nice framing and excellent composition.
Very well done.
mcmtanyel (15607) 2014-01-13 10:01
Congratulations on your ~1/3 K. I like the symbolism here, as well as the fair weather scene captured so elegantly. Good DOF allows us to enjoy both the palm trees and the buildings with the fountains in the background.
ourania (35100) 2014-01-13 10:31
congratulations on your 300 photos on TE! From what I've seen so far, your work is lovely, interesting and original -your notes too:) I wish you many hundreds more! In this picture I like how majestic this little group of palm trees looks, converging towards the top of the frame. The blue backdrop is superb and the background setting is clear, comprehensive and dynamic too. I love this light, especially how it's playing with the leaves. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
worldcitizen (7439) 2014-01-13 13:13
Happy 300th! It's nice to see some palm trees and a sunny climate. :-) I like the triangle formed by these three trees, and the fountains behind them. Nice framing, too. Here's to the next 300!!
npecanhuk (69166) 2014-01-13 14:49
Congratulations for your 300th picture here on TE, sharing it with all of us!
Good idea to use this one for this occasion!
In fact, a very beautiful, interesting and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
photoray (13214) 2014-01-13 16:03
We have plenty of different varieties of palms in the West, yet these three look different from any I have seen here.
And the public place in the background looks like a good place to explore, mosaics, fountains, etc.
and congratulations on 300 and best for many more,
carlo62 (37278) 2014-01-13 16:40
complimenti, 300 foto su Te sono un bel risultato, segno di continuità e costanza.
Attendiamo molte altre foto, per il piacere di condividerle e per il gusto di fare amicizie con la stessa passione.
serp2000 (41688) 2014-01-13 22:29
My congratulations! This is another milestone on your hard way of photography ;)) Perfect composition, good idea to take this photo for the event.
All the best wishes! And more interesting and original photos!
jemaflor (88199) 2014-01-13 23:23
well framed, a pho well balanced with these 3 trees, good light and colors, interesting depth effect with the perspective.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-13 23:47
my Best Congratulations to Your 300th post on TE!
Really magnificent picture chosen for this special occasion.
Love the upward perspective and strong graphics of the image(contrast between blue sky and green palms is just great!)
You´ve turned this simple scene into a masterpiece!
Wish You a nice day
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-01-13 23:55
Lovely colors of the palm trees.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
mirosu (15126) 2014-01-14 4:05
I was travelling in winter mountains with very limited access to internet, this caused that I missed your latest beautiful photos.
Excellent view up to the palm trees, superb focal point. Nice to see the water fountain and buildings in BG. I love south France. Very well done.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
WINTER IN SWITZERLAND
EstudioChispa (2076) 2014-01-14 14:36
I love the fun we have with commemorative posts here! Three stout palms is perfect to mark your 300th. Congratulations!
macjake (60000) 2014-01-14 15:51
before reading the note, i was trying to figure out what you meant by 3 for 300...i thought perhaps the 300 meant dollars per night in a hotel here on these grounds?
but no, its much simplier than that!
congrats on reaching 300, before you know it you'll be at 500, 700, 1000! it happens fast.
I also thougth this scene was captured in Florida, guess i should just give up guessing all together eh!
its the blue sky bg that makes this photo pop....imagine a white-out sky bg, it wouldn't nearly have the same effect. As our friend Brian does - love the blues!
so who do you think will win the super bowl this year, its the Steelers vs Titans...oh...wait...damn it.
and how do you feel about Arod's suspension fiasco!
delpeoples (54467) 2014-01-14 18:49
Hey happy 300! You chose a great way to celebrate it with not just 3 trees and a great vertical frame, but (true to your vulgarian style) made it phallic. Ahh what can we do with you! Anyway, I like the rich colours and textures, the slight bogey of the wide angle and the slight under-exposure (no pun intended).
Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful evening
jhm (142884) 2014-01-15 3:22
Congratulations for your 300th picture on TE.
Excellent found with these three palm trees, a nice atmosphere picture with a lovely background.
This cares for depth and perspective.
Nice detailed picture and nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
emka (84209) 2014-01-15 6:35
Hi Jason, if I wanted to celebrate my anniversary in this way, I would need almost a small forest :). Now I do not notice my hundreds, and thousands are much slower... Anyway, in you young age it is something to congratulate. And what palm it could be? I do not know. Splendid shot, these three palms look fantastic against the blue sky. And nice garden with fountains behind them. Nice from Nice.
I wish you always fun here
nikkitta (16230) 2014-01-16 10:52
Super congrats for your #300, as congrats means sometimes a present as a reward, have a look at my last post...
Great way to arrive at this important and impressive number of delicious post with always good ( sometimes funny) notes
Also quite original way to commemorate with the three palms from this charming "french" place
Merci, bon aniversaire encore
adores (39908) 2014-02-01 6:29
Congratulations, hope you post many thousands more! It's a well thought composition and colours are very good. Looks weather was very good also:)! Looks like a very nice square and probably always full of life!