5.18p.m. - This is a more relaxing and peaceful scene, one many would not have noticed. My wife and I had the luxury of moving around Paris on our own and at our own pace. We were going to visit another famous site, the Basilique Du Sacre Coeur at Montmartre and decided to use the back way but just had to climb a flight of stairs in between two blocks of buildings. As we reached half way I saw this creepers hanging just above us and connecting the two blocks. The lamp, doves, windows and chimneys all looked very attractive. Well, who can resist and just walk away! Just behind me is the back of the Basilique. It was quite a surprise to see the crowd and hive of activities in front of this wonderful building. Looking at the number of cameras clicking away I am again lost and run out of creativity.
So I am dedicating this shot for the Light and Peace in our world.
PP – slight cropping and reduced highlight in the white areas.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-07 3:16
very beautifull POV on this peacfull place of Paris. This picture is really well composed.
Tue (28964) 2005-10-07 3:26
Typical view of a little street in Paris. Very well seen and captured. I like the lamp in the foreground as well as the green framing. Very well done!
pablominto (53746) 2005-10-07 3:41
Very interesting POV here! This is the kind of picture I can look at for quite a while and find new details all the time... The dots of different colours add excitement, very well done! I guess you did consider to crop 1 or 2 cm in the bottom?
jasmis (57906) 2005-10-07 4:08
Excelent street photo. Fine composition and POV. Well done.
Graal (100068) 2005-10-07 8:56
good capture and the composition, very nice natural frame. I like the sharpness and colours, too. Nice a lamp on the foreground. Good job.
weswang (18223) 2005-10-07 10:49
Hi Aloysius, You have well captured the colorful view through the narrow street. I like the well framed picture using the ivy on the sides and at the bottom. It is pity that the colors of the sky is not idea. A nice view of the repetition of the window. The pigeons has added some extra decoration. A well taken picture with sharpness and depth.
jhm (144158) 2005-10-07 12:19
Exactly a post card of Paris, around the green vegetation and the middle one lantern also the fronts come very good in picture. A pity for the cars, but this a modern Paris!
Have a nice weekend,
singuanti (15250) 2005-10-07 17:07
Hi Aloysius. It's great the way you have the ivy surrounding most of the shot. I've never seen that done before but it has a nice effect. And the view through the ivy is very good all on its own. Well done Aloysius.
jjbach (9324) 2005-10-07 17:09
The frame you found is excellent. Superb point of view in order to create this wonderful composition. Bravo, great (photographer) eye !!
john_c (24666) 2005-10-08 1:23
A well composed shot with good framing and cropping to enhance. As your note says, many would not have seen a photo here; this is similar to scenes I have seen in London and it is so wonderful to take such beautiful cities at your own pace. I like the many details here which give strength to the shot - the bough of greenery in the foreground and the hanging lamp in particular. The building in the background is seen with great clarity and is very beautiful. I am glad that your eye saw a photo here. This is a great peaceful view.
Stepan (27210) 2005-10-08 4:38
A typical atmosphere from Montmartre... You found it easily !!
Well done and composed with an interesting natural frame.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-08 4:58
A nice view from above on a Parisian street with typical elements, the vegetal framing and the big street lamp to the left add a good touch of originality, the background building is a bit overexposed but the Twingo color (the 1st car is a Renault Twingo) is lovely.
Have a nice week end,
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-10-09 4:15
This is a very "parisian" view, all people there expectig to have a little part of green in all these old and new buildings.
The fame by the leaves and the perspective is a nice idea.
I like it
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-10-09 12:50
Very nice picture. I like the composition and the excelent POV. Great use of the leaves to frame the picture. Excelent colors, light and sharpness. Well done
banyanman (7789) 2005-10-19 7:36
Good POV Aloysius. A simple composition but feels very 'French'. Cheers . . . David
golzarian (100) 2005-10-30 4:16
You have taken extra excellent POV specially I like birds some where and framing with leaves.
sarju (5324) 2005-11-08 18:27
the bright details seem to be blown out and and the composition could have been more balanced (symmetrical)
but it is still a good depiction of the street scene with a very impressive POV and the lamp is a very nice addition
tfs .... cheers .... sarju