Built on its rocky outcrop and surrounded by its ramparts built on the orders of Franoois Ith, St Paul is certainly one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. The beauty of the surrounding area, quality of life and exceptional light has inspired numerous famous artists, painters, writers and poets, some of whom took up residence in the village. You can find signatures from some of these famous artists at the Fondation Maeght which has a large collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works from the XXth century. Walk around the narrow and so picturesque streets of the village, from the Porte Royale to the Porte Sud via the (pedestrianised) and you will discover magnificent stone facades from the XVIth and XVIIIth centuries. Lose yourself in the maze of charming streets, the floral exuberance of the gardens, the little shady squares, ancient fountains, gateways and porches, or wonderful windows and you'll see why St Paul is a favourite subject for photographers. From the ramparts, wonderful views over the surrounding hills, the Cote d'Azur and of course the sea. No need to repeat that the landscapes are magnificent...St Paul de Vence is true to its reputation as an exceptional and unique place...But let's not say it too loud, St Paul is still a small village which shouldn't be disfigured by large car parks capable of hosting convoys of coaches! Saint-Paul de Vence has long been a haven of the famous. During the 1960s, it was frequented by French actors Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Lino Ventura, and poet Jacques Prévert. Saint-Paul is also well known for the artists who have lived there, such as Marc Chagall, and more recently the couple Bernard Henri Levy and Arielle Dombasle.
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holmertz (38523) 2012-11-30 7:48
You seem to have been hooked on red dresses against a b&w background :-).
I like this better than the ws you did for me, because this woman is less dominant than my Afghan girl, so her grey face doesn't make her look so bloodless and half dead. This is a very pretty little square full of fine details. I am not always too keen on these partial desaturations but it works quite well in this case. The red dress will make anyone look more carefully.
amaryllis (33752) 2012-11-30 7:55
cette note de rouge et le reste en noir et blanc de ce joli village du Sud avec au fond une belle galerie, car je connais ce superbe endroit
des petites fontaines comme celle au premier plan
une très bonne netteté
Bravo pour ce partage
lousat (73837) 2012-11-30 8:56
Ciao Valter,una soluzione cromatica che non si vedeva da un po' su TE,non ne vado pazzo ma ne apprezzo l'originalita' e soprattutto mi complimento perche' non sarei in grado di farlo....ehehe....il quadro e' peraltro molto ricco di elementi e ottimi dettagli.Buona serata,Luciano
cornejo (29279) 2012-11-30 11:02
Ciao Valter, foto molto bene di questo incantevole angolo con una bella vecchia fontana e il pavimento in pietra. Una bella immagine in bianco e nero con il tocco interessante di colore, con chiarezza e qualità. Lavoro molto buono e bello perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso il tuo lavoro interessante.
Buona notte e nei fine settimana felice.
Cordiali saluti e auguri.
carlo62 (29309) 2012-11-30 14:10
ricordo bene questa piazzetta, veramente molto carina, il B&W la riporta indietro nel tempo ed il colpo di rosso crea attenzione ed illumina la scena.
delpeoples (52771) 2012-11-30 19:53
La Donna in Rossa. Non ho visto prima una foto desaturata da te. Va bene qui. La cortile sembra tranquilla, bellissima e moto caratteristica. Adoro i dettagli di quella fontana ("nasone" come dicono i romani??). Hai giudicato bene il bianconero, aggiugendo quella tocca di storia. Un luogo veramente incantevole e particolare. Complimenti.
aliabazari (13195) 2012-11-30 21:06
E 'così bello. La combinazione era delizioso. I love it. Buona esposizione.
danos (84275) 2012-11-30 22:59
nice the desaturated photo with the red dress of the woman to be the eye catching of it.Charmy the little square with the fountain in the middle to be the gathering point of the locals.
Have a good weekend,danos
krzychu30 (15348) 2012-12-01 7:01
love this kind of shots.B&W with only one element in colour.It gives really strong and eye-catching visual effect.The scene is beautiful and has so lovely,charming mood of the Provence.Brilliant composition as well as your post-processing.
Have a nice weekend
Cricri (102943) 2012-12-01 9:00
Très bon travail de désaturation partielle, la robe rouge de la dame bien sur attire de suite le regard dans cette composition en N/B, beau cadrage avec la fontaine
mesutilgim (81300) 2012-12-02 9:04
Hat off ! Black and white but still a bright red color, just there where it's absolutely necessary !
A perfect TE entry with great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
tyro (19228) 2012-12-02 14:03
Ciao caro Valter,
This is a splended photograph in which the desaturation of the whole picture, with the exception of the girl's bright red dress, works perfectly. And the fact that she is turning around and looking makes us look toward the fountain in the centre of the square.
Excellent tones and contrasts and perfect processing work too. Your exposure is spot-on and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-12-03 4:23
This picture reminds me the song "woman in red". You desaturated all the image and highlight the red blouse of the woman. Is a splendid and creative composition.
Have a nice evening,
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (18342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-07-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 24-70mm f/2,8 L
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-30 7:30