The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, is depicted here reflected in a fg puddle. It was completed in 1345, and the towers are each 69 metres in height. The bg spire is a few metres higher. Taken late evening at the very start of the blue hour. Public access to the top of the tower closes long before then. At right just off frame is the Seine River. I chose to stay near Gare de Nord (North Station) for a quick exit by train to London, but the the Spanish Quarter at right is a more lively, interesting and vibrant area to stay, with many good restaurants, bnars, guesthouses and hotels. Had a gret Chinese meal with prawns there, better than I would have got in China! More info here, which also shows how close the river is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre_Dame_de_Paris
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rbassin (24149) 2013-10-11 7:35
une belle prise de vue, vous avez bien exploité la flaque d'eau pour créer ce reflet.
Didi (60590) 2013-10-11 9:05
Gosh ! This white building is very recent
I hope it will not stay firever
I prefer the cathedral from the other side, the architecture is beautiful
Nice lghts ambiance in the blue hour
Noel_Byrne (33060) 2013-10-11 10:49
An icon among cathedrals, so how cool that we get two for the price of one. The light is magical in this and has created a very beautiful sky as a backdrop to the very fine building. Lovely shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Royaldevon (41825) 2013-10-11 11:46
It's not too often that we applaud wet weather, as photographers, but in this instance it has provided you with the perfect conditions for this very effective 'double'.
Apart from the obvious delight of the cathedral and its reflection, you have created excellent guide lines and a fine sense of perspective.
The inclusion of the figures, all heading towards the focal building, offers us other interesting guides.
My warm regards,
pierrefonds (69813) 2013-10-11 12:13
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is is showing the architecture of the Notre-Dame cathedral. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
nikkitta (17068) 2013-10-11 13:10
I cant resist this original image from Notre Dame in the blue hour and reflected perfectly, inclusive the white shirt of the woman
Great of you not to be discouraged by the horrible white panel and going ahead obtaining a quite personal capture
Like the bluish tone
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-11 22:19
Bonne utilisation de ce reflet. La composition aurait encore été plus efficace sans cette construction (temporaire j'espère!) placée devant Notre-Dame.
Miguel82 (27656) 2013-10-12 1:14
A famous monument of Paris Chris, very romantic area I know well, you manage well to capture the cathedral reflection on that puddle, a brillant architecture, it's hidden a little bit by some event, high resolution and good colors, all the best, kind regards
siudzi (34141) 2013-10-12 1:59
An interesting presentation of this wonderful cathedral during blue hour. The blue tonality created a really fantastic mood of the scene and captured in the foreground reflections made the view eye-catching and unique. Well done! TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
mesutilgim (96764) 2013-10-12 3:49
This "trademark" of Paris been often photograhied, but your capture has a great difference ; the reflections !
Good pov and perfect chosen format.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (123774) 2013-10-12 22:31
Belle prise a heure bleu de la cathédrale qui ce reflète dans la marre d'eau, bien vu et réaliser
Silvio1953 (150323) 2013-10-13 12:02
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Waylim (25436) 2013-10-17 22:46
Very cool blue hour shot, or maybe just kind of a gloomy day, but it turn out very moody and dramatic anyway, though there some boards that block the view of the whole Notre Dame, but the reflection more than made up for it, actually the reflection make this shot unique than most we ever saw of this famous church. Merci.
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-10-24 15:10
A fabulous scene and a difficult capture at these settings. Congratulations on your steady hand!
Did you want to go tear down the grandstand? ;-)