2.08p.m. - One fascinating attraction in Paris is the number of sculptures. No one can miss is as it is found everywhere. While they are all interesting, this particular one caught my attention. Not that it is more outstanding or famous than any of the others in itself but I find the surrounding elements complimenting this sculpture in a unique manner and thus enhanced its aesthetic beauty and visual impact.
This sculpture is located on the edge of Champs Elysees and we were on our way for an easy stroll along the beautiful Avenue des Champs Elysees heading towards the Arc de Triomphe when I saw it set against the blue sky and the beautifully trimmed trees as a backdrop.
PP- Cropped and I cloned out a distracting spotlight on the left side of the pedestal near the left foot of the figure.
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Galmeida (12559) 2005-10-20 3:41
It's true, Paris have a lot of statues and you captured this one very well. The enquadrement his perfect, fine sharpness, clear picture, good light and colors. Good angle of view and a fine near approach. A good work, well seen and composed.
Congratulations and Best Regards.
Wirraway (1985) 2005-10-20 3:50
Nice shot Aloysius, your note decribes the image well, keep up the good work.
jjbach (9324) 2005-10-20 4:19
Excellent point of view and framing. The composition is very well balanced with very good lighting all over the frame. Great details on the statue too!
Tue (31002) 2005-10-20 19:52
Very good picture of this sculpture with a nice light on it and with fine contrasts. The natural green background is very good, well done!
singuanti (15250) 2005-10-20 23:15
Hi Aloysius. Yes this is a good photo subject indeed. It's nice with the light striking it the way it is. I'd like to see a shot of the Champs Elysees if you have one. Nice catch Aloysius.
chaity (1539) 2005-10-21 5:18
Hai Aloysius, I like the sharpness and can see the details of the sculpture. Some how the tree behind was a bit distracting for me to fully appreciate the sculpture.
john_c (24666) 2005-10-21 11:33
What a superbly rendered shot this is of the sculpture. By isolating the structure with the greenery and taking it from your low angle POV, it appears with startling clarity and high impact. The fine detail moreover of the artwork is first rate and the contrast with the greenery heightens the artistry of the shot. Very impressive capture, Aloysius.
Graal (101108) 2005-10-21 13:44
interesting view, nice sculpture in Paris. Good sharpness and colours. I likeit.
Stepan (27210) 2005-10-23 12:14
I had never noticed that statue before... Thanks for that and for the green frame !
PS : you should make a travelogue.
jasmis (57906) 2005-11-07 6:14
Excelent composition. Superb tree in the background. High quality sharpnes and colours. Important note.
pablominto (53746) 2005-12-06 9:10
Powerful composition! Great POV... very good colours and details... As always your note is an important and very pleasing part of your presentation! Well done