8.56a.m. - Bonjour! So I am back after the holidays and just got over with the jet lag.
My holidays took me to Paris, but my first shot on this wonderful country starts in Lagny sur Marne a small, quiet and peaceful place on the outskirt of Paris. It was here that we spent our first day and was showered with the most amazing hospitality by a French family. Immediately after breakfast we went for a walk along river Marne. It was most refreshing and the much needed exercise we need to get our circulation going after being cramped like sardines in the plane for 12 long hours. The scenery that greeted us was most beautiful. Barges can be seen steaming by creating ripples on the otherwise calm river. Anglers sat along the riverbanks hoping patiently for the bite and the excitement while white swans and ducks roam the river waiting for someone to come and throw barguettes for their breakfast. You can see a shot of the swans in WS.
This shot shows the bridge leading to the other part of the town and I was told that just behind the shop houses is a railway station. A bird can be seen flying by, also enjoying the fresh morning air of Lagny. Lagny gave us a wonderful first impression of France and it will be treasured for a long, long time.
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fabio_ts (13696) 2005-09-22 5:20
Beautiful POV for this very nice picture Aloysius, I like a lot its colors and the way that you have composed it...
it seems a paint, ..compliments!!
thanks and have a nice day, Fabio.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-09-22 5:21
Glad to see you again and I was also absent from TE from some weeks. A excelent quality colorfull picture on the outsirt of Paris. Good weather and light morning that you captured so well. Fine colors, many details and a good angle of view for composition. Good reflections in the water, light management and sharpness.
Clear picture very well done and composed.
alon (1289) 2005-09-22 5:22
Nice composition with great colors.
Thanks for sharing,
Paolo (41222) 2005-09-22 5:45
Hi Aloysius! welcome back on TE!
excellent image, colorful, with a reat quality and focus, perfect POV and an amazing view on that colorful buildings.
the bridge gave a great perspective to the image!
jjbach (9324) 2005-09-22 7:31
Splendid composition from a low angle. I like the vivid colours and the lighting! Very well framed and composed. Very nice scenery. The bird works very well inside your compo!
Haymotion (2753) 2005-09-22 7:56
Je suis un peu moins fan du sujet même si ta composition est très bien équilibré!
Qualité de la photo et gestion des couleurs parfaite à mon goût..
Tue (35232) 2005-09-22 8:35
Good to see you back again! I like your first picture from France, it's colourful and well composed. The bridge is well placed at the left hand side and leads us to the other side of the river. Well done.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-09-22 8:44
Very nice shot. The bird and the flowers give a special touch. Good POV, beautiful well satured colours, lightness and reflections. Good perspective. Well done.
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-09-22 9:13
hi aloysius, its such a beautiful image, i love to see you back with this quiet, pretty vision of paris, good work;
all the best,
Graal (102570) 2005-09-22 15:46
nice place. I like the bridge with flowers and reflections in water. Good sharpness and colours. Good work.
singuanti (15250) 2005-09-22 22:11
Hi Aloysius. What an impressive shot to open the series with! That bridge adds a lot of dynamics to the pic. The colors are so rich and I love that bird. I can't wait for the rest! Very nice one Aloysius.
weswang (18223) 2005-09-23 10:53
Hi Aloysius, a very well composed picture. I like the perspective view of the bridge crossing the river in this clean and sharp picture. Nice contrast of the city between the green water and blue sky. Well done.
alvaraalto (10496) 2005-09-24 15:25
The fierce colours in the centre of this picture make it a very attractive picture. I like the reflection into the water too.
kclai (2267) 2005-09-26 21:45
Weldome back and great shot. The color composition are well composed, putting in all the good and cool feeling color. The anlg eof covering the part of the bridge heading toward the city is good, whereas the middle block that give that dark and deep color plave the center attention.
Well done, Aloysius.
Gix (3565) 2005-09-28 11:33
How are your holiday in Europe ? Welcome back on TE!
Here i can 'breathe' the atmosphere of the France, excellent colors, excellent pov.
A very nice compo, the gull is a plus... thanks!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-09-29 5:18
Bonjour Aloysius !
Waouh you've been to France :-)
Nice composition using the bridge to build a perspective to the river bank, the colors are very vivid here, seems like a cloudy white balance.
How long did you stay in France ?
Have a nice day,
Stepan (27210) 2005-09-29 15:51
I used to go to the market in Lagny sur Marne, every week, when I was a child !
It's funny you start your holidays in France there. A peaceful moment you captured there...
john_c (24666) 2005-09-30 12:28
Wow, in looking over your holiday shots, I am impressed. Mine were a bit of a washout. This is a superbly composed image taken from an ideal POV. The colours are entrancing, with the rich green water with the reflections contrasting with the reddish wall and bridge. The flower on the high lamp post of the bridge nicely balance the scene and further enhance. First class work.
sarju (5324) 2005-10-03 8:38
Nice composition of this bridge and the buildings so very typical of France
I like your exposure settings as it makes the colours very warm and I also like the inclusion of the bird in the composition
well seen and captured
cheers .... sarju
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-10-06 17:39
This is a nice and kind regard on France, the composition is lighted, coloured and very well framed.
I like the perspective going to the other side and the coloured house.
chaity (1539) 2005-10-10 0:01
Hai Aloysius, long time didn't notice your photos. A very colorful and sharp photo. Thanks for showing this lovely and serene place .
rabdelnoor (3421) 2005-10-10 22:33
What a great and unusual view of Paris, very different of what we are used to. For sure you had a great time there, it looks so peaceful and really beautiful. Great composition with the bridge heading to the colourful houses.
All the best.
elmec (12210) 2006-07-31 16:33
Such a lovely place You shot!
I like the delicate light there and compostion with the bridge!
- Copyright: Aloysius Ho (aloyho) (6798)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-10
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-22 5:16