Traditional, classic, well-known…
Carrying my tripod for more than 6000 kilometres, how could I resist…
The Louvre Museum in Paris is the largest museum in the world. Built as a fortified royal palace for Philip Augustus in the centre of Paris and in the axis of the Champs-Élysées, parts of it were first opened to the public as a museum on November 8, 1793, during the French Revolution.
The Richelieu Wing was built by Louis XIII. It was part of the Ministry of Economy of France, which took up most of the north wing of the palace. The Ministry was moved and the wing was renovated and turned into magnificent galleries which were inaugurated in 1993, the 200th anniversary of the Louvre Museum.
The central courtyard, occupied by the large glass Louvre Pyramid built in 1989, serves as the main entrance to the museum, it was commissioned by then French president François Mitterrand and designed by Ieoh Ming Pei. The pyramid covers the Louvre entresol and forms part of the new entrance into the museum.
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beatak (578) 2006-09-09 2:59
Very beautiful picture. Very good night POV. Gratulations. Beatrice
siolaw (38294) 2006-09-09 3:06
Classic but beautifully done.. perfect light and exposure, good colors and sharpnes, nice comp...an instructive note...
yesterday (9833) 2006-09-09 3:09
SPLENDID photo the composition is excellent the light and contrast is splendid and the color and reflextion is exellent to. The 2 people in photo is extra good and the perspective is excellent the sharpen is great, wonderful work.
Philippe (11836) 2006-09-09 3:10
Hi, Alana. Very good well-exposed night shot. The pyramid makes a very good diagonal line. The couple adds life to the scene.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-09-09 3:10
Magnificent night shot with this lovely reflections. Great colours, sharpness and light.
I also like the note.
TFS and have a nice weekend,
Brendon (289) 2006-09-09 3:12
I noted your gallery some time ago for all its spectacular eye popping cloud shots and remarked to myself that you and that Sigma wide angle are like two peas in a pod!!!
What can I say to you today, hmmm lots, how about...
1) always an informative note - thank you
2) the balance of the Pyramid in relation to the photo is exceptional, very striking how it emerges from the left and pierces into the middle of the composition
3) photo is sharp as a tack, great composition and POV merging the Pyramid with the Museum
4) a mirror indeed, the surfaces are like glass - wonderful
5) at last I probably could have said nothing and just admired from afar
Really great composition - A+++
InasiaJones (31566) 2006-09-09 3:14
It might be a well-known place, but it’s for good reason; it’s beautiful!
Your photo is certainly an awesome visual tribute to it, as it is stunning and so carefully elaborated. You’ve choose an amazing point of view, where the light, the reflection and the contrast between new an old are all reunited to offers an outstanding result. On top of it, you’ve included some lovers, as another Paris icon...
Surely one of the best image I’ve ever seen from the Louvre. Very impressive work Alana!
Have a nice week-end!
axiotea (21651) 2006-09-09 3:23
Excellent POV of The Louvre and the Pyramid with good exposure and nice reflection of the Museum in the water...A good night shot...Have you met Belphegor?, "The phantom of The Louvre" :)
Have a nice day,
pasternak (15185) 2006-09-09 3:27
Nice to see you back on TE, Alana. So, you were in Paris... And indeed, how could you resist taking this picture. Traditional, well-known... who cares? And how can I resist expressing to you my admiration for this shot. Because it is just a sheer beauty. Excellent DoF created by a very long exposure and it is interesting that the man on the left remained sharp, not having moved in 15 sec! One thing about framing: I would maybe move the camera or use another angle, so that the diagonal lines of the pyramid would go from the corners of the frame. All in all, fantastic shot.
vincent24 (9060) 2006-09-09 3:31
Yes,classic and famous...but it's so nice,good choice to make it in the evening the lightning gives a majestic touch...i like the opposition of style,i remember the scandal in the 80's when the newspapers talk about the pyramid project...it's forgot today,
chrisnet (23062) 2006-09-09 3:33
Je constate que ton séjour à Paris a porté ses fruits.C'est peut-ête une vue classique mais elle est superbe Alana!Les réflexions sont merveilleuses,les couleurs et l'exposition au top.Je ne peux que te dire BRAVO pour ta grande maitrise des photos prises en pose.
eyuksel (710) 2006-09-09 3:50
you captured a beautiful night scene!
one shot for two display!
chriswhitley (2027) 2006-09-09 4:08
A much photographed courtyard, but you have managed to produce an image which stands out. Great composition, sharpness and light. Well worth taking your tripod!
snunney (106565) 2006-09-09 4:21
Marvellous nightshot perfectly exposed. The lighting and reflections are beautiful, whilst the couple at the water's edge add a touch of the romantic. Can't be improved.
ydarias (679) 2006-09-09 4:42
Hello Alana. I haven't much words for this photo. Is really perfect. The light and the composition very good, but the reflects are great, is the better part of the photo and a good point of the composition. Great use of the polarizer. Congratulations.
quetzal (3467) 2006-09-09 5:47
Well-known, but well done. Excellent framnig and cute night shot. The symmetry is very well used. I like very much the ambiance creatde like this.
Traczewska (14) 2006-09-09 15:42
Perfect shot. Congratulations!
Budapestman (82620) 2006-09-09 19:15
Im glad to you are here, again! I hope you enjoyed your French trip and Im sure of a great serie for this.
This first one is fantastic! Very expressive and spectacular photo! Gorgeous and fascinating night shot! Fabled mood and stunning details! Super!
Thank you, nice days
mbasil (2129) 2006-09-09 20:41
Nicely done, Alana. This shot may have been done, but you have put it all together in a perfect package -- time of day, composition, light... It's just great!
drago (4832) 2006-09-10 5:47
Alana hi,perfect view of this famous museum,you choosed the right time for your shot and the result is fantastic!Perfect sharpness as well.
leo61 (0) 2006-09-10 5:49
Excellent nightshot and perfect composition.Wonderful light and nice lights.The sharpness is amazing.Verry good work.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-09-10 5:53
Superb shot showing the contrast between the old and new with the added bonus of the reflection and the couple which are perfectly placed. I like the violety effect of the sky.
Why change when the D50 gives such good results.
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-09-10 9:13
Hi Alana, i think you used very well your tripod here!!!!Technically the shot is perfect...but most af all i like the two boys on the right....fantastic element!!!
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-09-10 12:10
A very beautiful night photo of the Louvre. The sign of a true photographer - carrying your tripod probably wherever you go. Exquisite colors and sharpness on this well composed image. Best wishes.
naxius (16685) 2006-09-10 14:47
That's a splendid work!!! You used your tripod in an excellent manner...
The exposure is jsut perfect!
isabela_sor (47748) 2006-09-11 14:17
Fantastic night shot here from a very good POV with amazing colors,especially for the sky. The reflections in the water are great and technically is just perfect,Alana.
All the best
KostasKon (0) 2006-09-13 12:00
Excellent night picture of Louvre. The reflection is perfect and colours are amazing. It's one of the best symmetric picture I have ever seen!!
rosaline (0) 2006-09-14 5:20
Excellent night shot delivered with great skill. The exposure is well balanced and the reflection nicely caught. There is still some colour in the sky to give extra impact and detail. A very good capture.
stefanocer (10642) 2006-09-14 7:29
Fantastic composition and wonderful reflection in really calm water , Complimnets , also colours and sharpness are very good .
s_a_s_h_a (607) 2006-09-18 8:42
This is a great night shot.
Colors and light are beautiful, nice composition and great reflection.
Yffic (6106) 2006-09-18 9:30
I live near the louovre and I have try manytimes to do this kind of picture...
Yours is so sharp !!
Xalkida (11744) 2006-10-05 14:29
I'm very impressed from your gallery! Very very impressive photos! So clear, sharp, with many details, excellent handle of lighting and colors. Be well and thanks for sharing these pieces of art!
PS: I added you at my favorites members to be sure that I'll not miss any of your fine photos at the future! :)
fotonick66 (1420) 2006-10-05 15:55
great atmosphere, beautiful composition, fantastic reflection.
Very well done.
konok (2068) 2007-02-28 18:57
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- Copyright: Alana Emely (alana) (2625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6EX DC HSM, 77 mm HOYA Super HMC Pro1 UV
- Exposure: f/11, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite sights from European cities (Sne011) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-09 2:54
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