I have added the first Photographer’s Note for those who did not see the first presentation.
(I) Nicolas Fouquet (1615-1680) conceived the château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, as Superintendent of Finances for Louis XIV (1638-1715) and patron of the arts. The construction of the edifice began in 1656 and was accomplished finally in 1661. Fouquet employed three artistic geniuses and 18,000 men to work in collaboration for the first time on the Baroque château and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte situated 55 km SE of Paris in Melun.
(II) The father of Nicolas Fouquet was a state counsellor and was also a great collector of all sorts of antiques and curiosities from around the world. His library was one of the largest in the capital with some 15,000 volumes of books and, geographic and astronomical maps. Nicolas Fouquet spent a great deal of his time among the richness of his father’s collection at home. It is perhaps this environment, which affected the growth of his most extraordinary esthetical sensibility to become one of the most fascinating personalities of this era.
The painting over the fireplace is a portrait of Fouquet himself. The interior of the château was decorated by painter and interior designer Charles Le Brun. (24 February 1619 – 22 February 1690)
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mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-04 7:53
hai ben riportato l'immagine e in condizioni di luce non favorevoli ci hai reso partecipi di questa scena.
Buona la definizione e lascelta del POV con il tavolo da biliardo in FG e la parete lavorata sullo sfondo,
BennyV (13548) 2012-02-04 9:27
Lots of noise, but very atmospheric picture. Ultra colours and good use of the available ligh. The open door in the bg reminds me of old Spanish and French genre paintings. Would be a good setting for a mystery...maybe the V-shape of the cues is a clue?
gildasjan (41212) 2012-02-04 10:02
La chose est très belle et il m(est difficile de trouver les bons mots pour décrire cette image,c'est tout simplement très bien réalisé.j'aime beaucoup cette variation en bleu dur le tapis du billard et les éléments de teintes chaudes à l'arrière créent une très esthétique harmonie des couleurs.Le scan est de très bonne qualité.Personnellement je possède de très bonnes diapos en argentique mais n'étant pas en possession d'un scanner de qualité,je préfère m'abstenir de publier une image médiocre.Scanner des diapos dans un laboratoire spécialisé n'est pas non plus économique.
Bravo pour cette très belle réalisation,j'aime beaucoup.
serp2000 (38836) 2012-02-04 10:09
An interesting note and good illustration for this text. Attractive interior, excellent details. Good quality for a scanned shot.
rigoletto (34231) 2012-02-04 16:02
I really like interior photos when taken with good light, colors and POV. I normally prefer them to be with human elements (to get the idea of size) but here is an exception. The scenery is so vivid with the pool, the balls, the vases, and the candles that i can easily imagine someone was there only a few seconds ago. The colors are a bit too much saturated, but here it works well too. I can only object to the lack of quality on the left part, but this usually happens to me as well. Darker parts create noise (in some cases it also works, but here i expect to see a clear image with lots of sharp details).
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-02-04 16:16
This is a very nice image with the portrait painting of Nicolas Fouquet hanging over the fire place. Here , we are seeing this great lover of arts painted in a very majestic pose. I see the room full of art work showing his interest in rt. The pool table in the front with the balls create an additional interest. Like the mood, colors and depth.Y ou have create a nice image with good play of light and shade. Your note is very informative.Thanks for sharing such wonderful images which are not captured often.
With warm regards,
danos (84321) 2012-02-05 0:32
nice the interior view of the château with the portrait of the owner to be placed in the middle of the room over the fireplace.The other paintings on the the backdrop wall, complete perfect the image.
Bartleby (13532) 2012-02-05 8:02
I really enjoy here the careful composition and the work on the exposure, which is top-notch!
syd1946 (18663) 2012-02-05 8:36
What an interesting interior composition! Very deifferent work for what we see in this site. And the colors,so many in tones and so warm.I enjoy it very much, it makes me to wait for the people to come and enjoying the place. Very informative note too!
Have a nice week,
sacimar (25975) 2012-02-05 9:47
this is an interesting space and a good image, I like the light management and the picture mood, it looks like people are still living in there, well done,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-02-05 15:08
It's a good picture, not very easy to made. It is also a nice interesting photo, a document. Excellent light and colors. Bravo.
Have a nice day
kordinator (14831) 2012-02-07 3:58
Attractive interior shot.
Lovely colorful details.
Good quality for a scanned shot.
Very interesting note.
Angshu (55035) 2012-02-08 1:18
Hello dear Nobu-san
It seems something or someone is just about to erupt to life! The open door, the V shape of the cues, the face looking down from the painting.....
The light has been deftly managed. Quite some noise in the picture...if you had taken the picture with today's advanced DSLR's even with High ISO you would not have got any noise. There's a clear difference in quality between the left & the right side of the picture, & all because of light!
But a quality shot in approcah, composition & mood. Technical output can be put to rest here!
Best Regards Nobu-san & have a nice week ahead!
fanni (14377) 2012-02-08 14:24
it's an unusual scene which I would call "a game of colours". The bright blue billiard table attracts attention at once, and from the table the look goes straight to the warmly lit portrait. The composition which you created is sort of "geometrical" and very "logical" - thanks to the POV which is, in this respect, perfect.
In a way this photo also reminds me of a mosaic puzzle... very interesting!
delpeoples (52777) 2012-02-09 22:06
Salut mon cher Nobuccio-san
I apologise, I wrote a critique to this photo yesterday, but when the TE system crashed yesterday, I lost all 20 critiques I wrote. So apologies if I repeat myself.
This looks like Fouquet has just finished his game of billiards and is in another room and may come back any moment. Interesting his portrait on the wall. I like the light-play, so very Nobuccio-esque. Nice atmosphere - an atmosphere of expectancy.
danyy (0) 2012-02-11 10:10
Hi again Nobu,
une fois de plus les lumières intérieures sont bien capturées pour montrer cet intérieur de luxe. Juste un peu de bruit mais cela paraît normal.
All the best.
Atousa (7123) 2012-02-12 8:26
As I had written before I really like the light management of this shot.. the details are also worth seeing.. great pov as well.. an excellent interior shot.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-02-14 14:10
Hi Nobu, Splendid photo of this super games room, Let's have a break
Our chores are done
This gameroom is where
We have our fun.
Whether winners or losers
Playing is our game
But watch out everyone
'Cause Blizzard is our name! Cheers, Tfs, Iain.
ikeharel (54157) 2012-02-18 1:14
An indoor's shot show the lavish 18th century rayals way of living.
Good elements in the room shown well inspite of diff. light conditions.
Vivid colors in compo.
Enjoy your weekend,
chanteuse (210) 2012-02-19 7:23
This should be in Daily Life since it does make us think of Fouquet's daily life, sometimes a hard thing to envision in these chateaux! I prefer the noisy version, I think, even though the softer tones of the workshop have their appeal. The brilliance of the colors caught by that bit of light is wonderful and the distribution of the colors is attractively asymmetrical.
Oh for a game of pool in a place like this! :-) But we would call it billiards...
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-00-00
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Leica M6, GR21mm/f3,5, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-04 7:30
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