*Scanned from a 35mm slide
Time for me to switch gears for just a bit and head back across the pond for a short series of photos. Brian (timecapturer) had mentioned a couple of days ago the shooting of slide film, which got me to reminiscing about doing the same. So, I said to myself “Self, you should dig into your old pictures and pull one from the archives”…and voilà, here’s the one that stood out this time. Thanks for the influence Brian! :)
The thing that caught my eye here were the shapes; the triangular fountain and horizontal…ish layers within, the rectangular windows & frames, and the vertical/rounded shapes of the tree trunks. I didn’t really see it this way when I took the picture many, many years ago…I had actually found the cascading water to be the main attraction. Funny how things are processed in your mind as time goes on, yeah?
I didn’t have much luck researching anything particular about this fountain, but I do remember that it’s located in the Jardin de Ville (City Park). I’ve always had quite a fondness for this city, as it reminds me a great deal of my hometown back in Salt Lake… big enough that it has many modern characteristics, and is nestled between mountain ranges to provide some small town atmosphere. Grenoble is a beautiful city, I would highly suggest a visit if you have the chance.
Thanks for stopping by.
To Maria (Nikkitta) - if you’re seeing this, it’s France once again…bet you can’t guess what city comes next?? :)
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jhm (138230) 2013-12-11 3:30
This is almost not to see that you use a scanning picture.
Almost a picture of a digital camera, wonderful picture, maybe is everything remains as formerly, 23 year later!
You choice of angle is excellent done.
Technical a very good picture also pleasant colours.
Composition and presentation make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ManuMay (34447) 2013-12-11 3:40
Even if scanned gives a very good image, I like specially its composition and the elements on it, beautiful colours and great light management...Thanks for recover this very good...
lousat (75532) 2013-12-11 3:55
Hi Jason,a pic taken in 1990,the year of my first trip out of Italy,and obviously in France..eehehe...excellent capture of this fountain in the sun with a very rich background and a great scannering work,it seems made yesterday...eehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-11 4:03
Brilliant result for a image scanned from a photo 23 years old. I agree with John it looks nothing short of a modern digital image.
Well chosen POV...to fill up the bottom of the frame with this geometrical structure. Nice statue in bronze perhaps with great artwork. Wonderful old world houses in the BG complete your picture.
I enjoyed reading your candid note as well. Thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (58686) 2013-12-11 5:05
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue bas qui donne une très belle ampleur a la statue au sommet de cette belle chute d'eau. Il semble bien que l'amphore ne se vide jamais pour le plaisir des passants.
dta (65694) 2013-12-11 5:32
Hello Jason ,
An interesting fountain , that provides an esxcellent geometrical shape in the composition .
The framing is well chosen and the light well managed .
timecapturer (48012) 2013-12-11 5:58
looks like your slides have fared a bit better than mine, as this has scanned beautifully. Love the title for this one - sounds like some crazy French maths lesson. It is a wonderful mixture of angles and straight lines, versus the curves and delicate details of the surrounding architecture and the figure hurtling water in to the void. It is a bizarre fountain, but it is the setting that makes this shot original and compelling. A perfectly executed and skilfully scanned and presented image. I like it - nice to think I can still influence people, thought I was losing my touch. ;-p
Thanks for the publicity, cheque in the post, and big greetings from the very edge of the pond!
serp2000 (39558) 2013-12-11 6:55
Hi, dear friend,
Oh, I can say your emotions when you are 20-years old boy, and you have visited summer France. I think you are still living with the memories of your trip, like me. ;)
I like this common idea to place so amazing sculptures in the cities. When you will come to my city I will show you more interesting places too.
ikeharel (56024) 2013-12-11 7:28
Superb quality of the scanned photo, Jason, if you hadn't written its an old one - i'd be sure this is digital's.
Marvelous modern statue with an ancient motiff, and most admirable are the water that flow over the triangle-shape stones in baige.
Good view of the surrounding as well.
nikkitta (14606) 2013-12-11 12:00
Hola Maestro del scanner
Watching the capture it seems so, so fresch, not at all a scanned one
Also good to know you were a good photographer ...23 years ago, because the composition is well organized with the triangular source obtaining a good POV
Merci par el tip, creia que Genoble era..una aburrida ciudad
Enjoy your day searching your old archives
I was reading the note and at the end ..cant believe it...of course I guess, (hope well), and the Photo...goes...to... you know
Romano46 (17494) 2013-12-11 12:10
molto particolare il punto di ripresa che ti ha permesso di fare una composizione di grande efficacio e di notevole impatto visivo.
Ottima la gestione della luce e molto curata la composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-12-11 13:45
first I would never guessed the photo was scanned.
I don´t know if there are some different techniques to do this,but the quality of this image is top class and do not differ from photos taken with DSLR cameras.
And concerning the photo itself-great scene!and not only because different geometric shapes,which attracts our attention.Also the sculpture looks intriguing,like a giant ant:)or something.
And finally the way you composed the scene and how you operate with light&shades.Magnificent my friend!
carlo62 (31414) 2013-12-11 16:22
nonostante l'età, la foto è molto buona qualitativamente.
Bello il contrasto tra la moderna fontana e le facciate dei palazzi, sia per il tipo di struttura, sia per i loro colori.
npecanhuk (64240) 2013-12-11 17:47
Very interesting and attractive picture, specially for its composition, exposure and colors!
TFS - congrats,
mcmtanyel (12463) 2013-12-11 22:29
This is an excellent scan from a high quality slide. I can almost hear the water running don those stairs. Well seen and very well rendered.
mirosu (13340) 2013-12-12 4:13
Another great shot and expressive crop, it's the combination of well balanced colors, and unique water fountain that caught attentions. The light is pleasantly exposed achieving an appealing effect with your exquisite work as usual. To spare further comments, simply saying very well done my friend.
Noel_Byrne (23274) 2013-12-12 4:14
Nice shot, like you say the lines and shapes and petterns always pull my eye out of its socket and sucks it into the screen to go roaming around looking at all the lines. Love the sense of water rushing down the fountain too.
To be honest, from the thumnbnail I thought this was a rail line leading off into the distance, then clicked in and without looking properly thought "Why is that statue pouring water on a rail line, doesnt he know that can be dangerous!!"
As well as the fine lines and shapes, the light versus shadow contrast is beautiful, and the pale pastels of the buildings on the right are very pleasing too. Lots of great details to enjoy here, thanks as always!
Greetings from that side of the pond.
all the best
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-12-12 11:28
Lovely colors and a great composition.Very good management of light and sharpness.Thanks for sharing.
PaulVDV (21961) 2013-12-12 11:58
Very good clarity and beautiful colours.
This looks like a pleasant green area in the center of the city.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (105303) 2013-12-13 5:33
Il y a des endroits qui reste dans le cœur, qui rappelle de beaux souvenirs comme cette fontaine, avec la statue qui donne de l'originalité, une ville que je ne connait pas....
23 ans plus tard et cette image scanné n'a rien perdu de ces qualité , bravo
danos (85785) 2013-12-13 10:38
nice the view as presentation of the scalpture with the man to drop water on the rest of the consrtuction. I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the scene.
ourania (30147) 2014-01-29 12:44
this is a very interesting composition, a thoughtful and effective approach to this intriguing urban scenery. You've ensured excellent depth and definition and handled the lighting variations very skillfully. The complicated view is further enriched by the play of light and shadow, the natural textures and the movement of the water. You have managed to make the unexpected coexistence of diverse and maybe irrelevant elements look so natural and solid, a surrealistic puzzle that captivates the viewer and arouses their interest in the city. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,