12.23p.m. - This shot was taken at the Les Invalides. I chose the canon as the main object to set the mood and to relate it to this place which is about the military. From here you can see the dome of the building where Napoleon was laid to rest. It is my hope that all these weaponry will maintain their function only as museum pieces and that more from other parts of the world will follow suit. We have seen too much suffering as a result of their use.
PP - Reduced highlight on areas surrounding the dome, adjusted level and removed noise.
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Emile (20352) 2005-10-30 0:16
Excellent composition, very well captured with the arch as a frame. Tha canon in the foreground give a very good perspective and depth to your picture. Great colours and sharpness.
besnard (56645) 2005-10-30 0:16
Belle photo bien cadrée. Jolies couleurs dorées sur le dome.
Bravo et amicalement
lucbus (11) 2005-10-30 0:53
I ike your choice of putting the canon in front like this. this is a great composition, The colours are very good. Well done.
partha (14023) 2005-10-30 1:08
this is a good pic in which light and shadow is playing.the dome seeing through the curve is very good.
poulinp (4530) 2005-10-30 1:26
Original POV. The DOF is very high of a 3.3 aperture setting! Good work.
Graal (103034) 2005-10-30 3:32
good composition and idea on the shot. Here was difficulty light. Interesting place and good note. I like it. Well done.
Gdouble (0) 2005-10-30 4:04
Beautifull composition with a perspective on this magnificent dome.
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-10-30 4:20
hi aloysius, a very good shot, technically excellent, and quite a creative idea for an image; really a very nice work;
best wishes, jerzy
cmarino (2490) 2005-10-30 5:30
Hello Aloysius !
Very good POV with the cannon in front and the eglise at the back. Light balance is very good and the result is a great shot.
Well done !
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-30 7:19
Very beautifull picture with a great POV. The frame is great with the invalide in the back.
VEry well done
pablominto (53746) 2005-10-30 10:05
An amazing shot with a well chosen POV! Most impressive is the way you manage the mixed lighting... Excellent composition and details, well done indeed!
Tue (39526) 2005-10-30 17:46
The low POV you used here to get the canon in front is very good. I like the warm colours of the building in contrast to the dark framing. Well done!
alvaraalto (16326) 2005-10-30 18:17
Beautiful ïnside-outside" approach. I remember the beautiful golden dome. Here very well captured in this gateway.
chaity (1539) 2005-10-31 6:56
Hai Aloysius, I like the colorful dome in the background with the darken foreground.
It makes the building hehind stands out.
weswang (18223) 2005-10-31 10:41
Hi Aloysius, Nice to have the semi-silhouette shadow view of the canon to frame this historic place. Nice contrast and good clarity. Excellent depth. Well done.
singuanti (15250) 2005-10-31 12:53
Hi Aloysius. If I said this shot had visual impact I guess that would be an understatement with the cannon! :) This is a very dynamic shot aided by good lighting and composition on your part. Very good work Aloysius!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-11-01 8:45
I like the idea of framing this way using the invalides dome as a luxury background to the canon (and this one is for sure not a Nikon !), but I find this foreground very dark, possibly using the fill in flash could have helped here.
Have a nice day,
Stepan (27210) 2005-11-01 11:34
It reminds me the one you made at Le Louvre... But this one is my favourite about Paris. What I like is the way you manage the light !
Very well done.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-11-02 18:07
Napoleon's gun and grave :-))
A very good composition offring the dome in the window. The "contre jour" is also a succes;
I like it
jasmis (58248) 2005-11-06 6:29
Excelent composition. Proper lights-shadows proportions. Fresh and well saturated colours. Smart idea and POV.
john_c (24666) 2005-11-14 22:25
A very impressive shot of this cannon taken from the interior. I like everything about this shot - the gleaming, textured floor, the silhouetted cannon, and the wonderful view through the doorway of the scene outside. Very well captured. A keeper.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2005-12-04 5:45
I have takenpictures of the Invalides myself but only from a distance. You have found an original viewpoint for photographing the dome which is surely one of the architectural highspots of Paris.
gelor (3229) 2006-01-09 6:57
J'étais hier aux invalides et je recherchais des angles de prise de vues. En voici un que je n'ai pas trouvé et je crois que j'aurais hésité compte tenu de la difficulté de gérer cette lumière. J'aurais eu tort : tu en fais ici la preuve. Merci et @+. Gérard
DLM (6479) 2006-02-03 12:13
Beautiful work Aloysius,great contrast.
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-02-15 17:23
Very funny you took that picture because I have one of them in my inventory (a test of the Olympus E 500 in December).
You managed to find the right angle to take the dome, with some disavantages in respect of the gun itself (I made the other choice : gun rather than dome, the light wasn't good enough).
Keep also in mind that les Invalides were built to provide some assistance to those who had suffered from guns like that one and all the wonderfull war machines man has invented : sword, pike, musket, bomb... Prior to being the French Army Museum, it was a hospital and it still is (but in the side buildings, which are not open to the public).
All the best,