The Louvre glass pyramid has become one of the most favoured photo subjects and a landmark in Paris despite the controversy the construction of it triggered in the 1980s. Many people felt that the futuristic pyramid was misplaced in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum with its classical architecture. Nowadays people seem to love the contrast between the pyramid and the classical architecture
Louvre in Paris is the largest museum in France and the most visited museum in the world. Louvre Museum was founded in 1793 and originally it housed the royal art collection. In 1980s the French president Mitterrand initiated a renovation of the Louvre museum. This project was named Grand Louvre. A large entrance hall was built in the form of a glass pyramid, designed by the architect I.M g Pei. The pyramid was placed in the middle of the Cour Napoleon. The pyramid is sourrounded by three smaller pyramids. The pyramid is one of the entrances to the museum.
This is my 2nd picture of a series of pictures of the pyramid taken in the same evening from different perpectives and/or in different lighting.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-12-21 0:49
Hello Ulf! Old and new architectures. Amazing contrast. Ideal composition. Perfect vertical shot. Good POV and capture. Nice light and colours. Well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-12-21 0:51
Excellent framing with a mixt well ballanced between the pyramid and the palace. Good propect and great depht open on the left of the composition. The peopels give an interesting element of life. Good use of the grephic effect of the pyramid.
have a good week,
danos (88883) 2009-12-21 1:25
Good morning Ulf,
nice the view of this glass pyramid of Louvre that is really the most known construction in the world,i can say even from the same the Museum,at the exterior of course.
Have a nice week,danos
carper (96) 2009-12-21 7:34
it's not easy to say what shot of your last 2 is the best one. I think this one, the perspective is very nice, well composed, good details and well handled the reflection light, good photo job here. the other one has more atmosphere, have a good evening and I wish you and your family a good Xmas.
saxo042 (37596) 2009-12-21 9:37
A slightly different angle here but with an inclusion of the "famous" Louvre! This is also a very good POV where we can see the beautiful architecture of the original palace.
fanni (14381) 2009-12-22 0:37
so, as far as I can see, this is one of those "non-trivial" compositions which you create to show a place from a different perspective :)
Concerning the technical aspect, I think it's excellent!
From the point of view of "originality" - also an interesting idea: I like the way two absolutely different objects are juxtaposed... how times change, don't they!!
What is better? the old one or the modern one? How can they be compared, at all?
A good photo with some food for thought :)
sacimar (26069) 2009-12-22 7:46
good composition, I like the glass pyramid of The Louvre, good details with the cloud reflection, nice job,
Jakab (3867) 2009-12-23 9:52
so good colours and cotrasts at such a bad weather? Excellent! By the way, I like your unconventional composition as well.
holmertz (43285) 2009-12-23 12:09
Now at last I've found the time to watch #2. There has been very little time for TE recently.
This time the pyramid is perfectly inscribed in the composition, the diagonal line going exactly into the corner of the photo. The people are also perfectly placed at the end of the lines. The colours are very subdued, the red part of the flag being virtually the only little dot to break the pattern.