This bridge's architecture, and artistic statues are an exuberant example of the decorative art of the Third republic, named after Tsar Alexandre III, father of Nicolas II, who laid the first stone in 1896, reflecting the special long term relationship between France and Russia. The bridge was completed in two years and inaugurated during the universal exposition of 1900. (Source: Encyclopédie Hachette)
I would like to dedicate this photograph to Professor Bülent Atalay whose appreciation for art is very well known among TE members, as well as among the general public all over the world through his books published in many languages. I have been seeking an occasion to dedicate an image to him. It is absolutely not necessary to go into details about The Renaissance Man. I strongly hope and advise you to visit his gallery. You will not be disappointed; one of the most impressive collections of his photographs is waiting for your visit. I provide here his URL;
The original saturation is shown in the WS space.
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danos (99782) 2011-12-26 8:42
nice the close up view of the Renaissance man as is found on the Tsar Alexandre III bridge.I like the contrast of the colours with the brilliant light of the sky to bring out even more better the details of the statue.I can not understand why in some parts of the statue there are grains created from this expensive camera.
mauro61 (52857) 2011-12-26 8:45
buono il close up che permette di ammirare oltre alla statua anche un tratto di cielo.
Andava a mio parere data una maggior forza al colore nero.
saluti e auguri
sabermonajati (11281) 2011-12-26 11:58
you captured natural portrait from statue.
worldcitizen (8858) 2011-12-26 12:38
I like the POV in this photo. It makes this statue almost come to life. The sky above is also lovely, and the close crop is very effective. I hope your holiday season has been wonderful so far!
Tweety (4546) 2011-12-26 23:43
Ce n'est jamais simple de photographier une sculpture et tu t'en es remarquablement tiré. Le point de vue choisi est très judicieux et rend la photo dynamique.
lousat (93580) 2011-12-27 1:51
Salut Nobu,une choix de la prise de vue vraiemnt fantastique,quelle idee' pour creer ce magnifique trompe-l'oiel avec la staute! Parfait moment aussi avec la meilleure lumiere pour ce contrast si beau avec le bleu du ciel.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
siudzi (34141) 2011-12-27 2:40
You have taken a wonderful series of the Alexandre III Bridge. This one is another great example of your fine gallery. Beautifully done with a superb light management and sharpness. Like it very much.
gildasjan (43654) 2011-12-27 3:48
Très belle harmonie de couleurs entre les teintes bronze de la statue et ce ciel légèrement chargé.J'apprécie également ce cadrage.
Bonne fin d'année
peppe59 (14555) 2011-12-27 5:03
excellent POV to highlight this beautiful angel of the banks of the Seine, excellent contrast and quality.
chanteuse (210) 2011-12-27 6:35
Beautifully framed with wonderful highlights in the shaded side of his face! And such a wonderful face it is, too...thank you!
I will check out the page later when I have more time, but a wonderful idea to honor a Renaissance Man like Bülent!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-12-27 6:41
The framing is remarkable, it gives life to this inanimate character. The exposure, and the colors are excellent. It is a great realization. The note is interesting. I appreciate the dedication to the very cultured Professor Bülent Atalay. Bravo.
Have a nice day
sacimar (26849) 2011-12-27 7:32
I like this image, it has a strong visual impact, the close up you show here is excellent, I like the details of the statue and the composition, well done my friend,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-27 8:33
A beautiful close up shot of this Renaissance man with nice blue sky in the background. Well chosen pov with lots of details. I like the color of the statue and the lighting is very good. Excellent work here. Happy holidays and wish you a very healthy and prosperous new year.
ikeharel (73545) 2011-12-27 9:11
A fabulous image, close-up on the statue with excelent colors in contrast to blue bright sky.
Shiney details collected.
Have a nice holiday's time.
jhm (155249) 2011-12-28 4:39
Splendid wood sculpture taken with a hight quality.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Very well done, TFS.
Nobu, how are your father now!
I wish you and your family a healthy 2012,
paololg (31448) 2011-12-28 14:14
Ciao dear Nobu,
I agree with your dedication to Prof.Bulent, a fantastic man that I had the honor and pleasure to personally know last year. Bulent is a truly extraordinary person, always kind and helpful, but above all is a great man of science and culture. The choice of the subject of the photo was perfect for this dedication, but above all I appreciate the low POV and how you have cropped the image, obtaining a close-up nice and interesting. The expression and the smile of the Renaissance boy are very significant. Excellent work, dear friend, BRAVO!
Ciao, have a nice end of 2011 and a wonderful 2012!
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-12-31 8:19
Hello Nobu - Super POV and good light on the statue reveals the form and volume of the piece very well which gives a 3D aspect to the shot. The sky is the perfect backcloth, it neither competes not distracts. Nice work. Warm wishes Nobu for 2012. Rosemary
batalay (39271) 2012-01-01 21:31
Hello Dear Nobu,
I am flattered by the recognition, albeit entirely undeserved. The unusual and very effective vantage point you've chosen to present the sculpture works beautifully. A successful scan has allowed the textures and the curves originally captured in your analogue photo to reveal themselves.There is a leathery color and texture to the bronze statue that is compelling. Leonardo and Michelangelo both made endless studies of light and shadows on curved surfaces. Their idea of "building the body from the inside out" meant that if clothing were draped over the body, the underlying shape would be completely visible.
Thank you very much for the dedication. How can I not file this image away among my favorites. Another one of my favorites was posted by Andrew Coppin. Andrew has not been active in TE in the last few years, but he is a talented photographer, videographer, who happens to be the grandson of Sir Rudolf Peierls. Peierls was the Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics at Oxford, and one of the most brilliant and gracious people I've known.
Warm regards, and thank you again.
Cricri (121201) 2012-01-02 10:03
Excellent la statue en gros plan, de plus le cadrage est parfait, le rendu des détails et des couleurs, une très belle réalisation
Bonne année 2012
adores (45869) 2012-01-02 16:42
Good to see this dedication here:)! Prof. Atalay really deserves it and I'm sure he apprecciates this photo. I like your pov to show the sculpture.The light and the beautiful sky in background makes it even better.
Angshu (56760) 2012-01-05 8:29
Hello dear Nobu-san
I still remember the fantastic picture of your from the same bridge. The statue seems to have burst into life, that slightly impish smile on his face accentuated by your low POV against the blue sky. I have never been to this bridge, but next time I'm in Paris, I hope I find time to visit, inspired by this & your other picture. An excellent picture & a fine tribute to Bulent, who I call Professor 'A' - A standing for Artist
With Best Regards Nobu-san!
Disabled_A (0) 2012-01-11 12:15
I like taking photos of statues (especially statues with fountains). But it is very difficult to find the right POV to show the expressiveness of the artwork. Sometimes it takes much time...
You found an interesting POV to take a closeup shot of the sculpture; besides, the bright sun light helped to create a good DOF and contrast :)
I also like it that the texture /surface of the material of the statue is seen very well! very natural look.
lilito (3534) 2012-01-19 4:55
Une belle prise, une lumière excellente et un ciel de fond magnifique.
delpeoples (58804) 2012-01-20 3:36
Ciao mon cher Nobuccio-san
Heheheh great title for this excellent close-up. These statues are iconic and you have created a very original composition. I seem to remember a clseupby Peppe59 of one of these nymphs but with the back turned. Beautiful exposition and chromatic rendering and a lovely dedication to our dear friend Professor Bulent.
Amities and I hope you are getting a little Nobuccio-time to yourself.
kordinator (20841) 2012-01-28 1:58
Nice scenery of this statue of Renaissance man.
Nice contrasting colors with lovely cloudy sky.
Excellent photos,and intresting low point of view.
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: Leica M6, GR21mm/f3,5, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-26 8:26
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