** Robert Doisneau was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris; together with Henri Cartier-Bresson he was a pioneer of photojournalism. He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Robert Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour in 1984 **
“I don't photograph life as it is, but life as I would like it to be.”
"Nowadays people’s visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
"Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile!
About Robert Doisneau
During his long careet, photographer Robert Doisneau documented the French people. His camera sought the surreal in everyday life; the amusing juxtaposition, the faibles of human nature, all captured by an artist who was charmed by his subjects. Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) was born in Gentilly, France. He studied lithography, but soon turned to photography. He worked for Renault as an industrial and advertising photographer until 1939. During the war he worked for the resistance forging documents. In 1948, he began work for French Vogue, but his heart was in photojournalism, and the streets of Paris, to which he returned in 1951. Doisneau has been the subject of major retrospectives at the bibliotheque National in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. His photographs have become widely recognized and beloved in the history of photography.
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mesutilgim (86134) 2012-04-14 8:26
Hello dear Georgios
Perfect capture of this nice and calm scenery.
The portrait format was a correct choice; keeping the two rock in the lower part and follow the eye up to the ships.
Nice and balanced ligth management.
Interesting notes !
TFS and a happy Easter to you and your family !
PS. Make a small correction on your title; it should be Happy Easter (and not Easten) !!!
lousat (78503) 2012-04-14 8:43
Hi Geo,beautiful choice of point of view to create this perspective,remember me the pics of Lisa Delpeoples..eheh..nice result and the usual perfect light management,sharpness and colors.Happy Easter and thanks for share,Luciano
siudzi (34047) 2012-04-14 9:01
Happy Easter Georgios!
This is charming landscape post. Like it a lot. Beautifully seen and composed. Thanks for sharing.
ourania (32867) 2012-04-14 9:21
υπέροχη σύνθεση που έχει δημιουργηθεί με ευαισθησία, προσοχή και εξειρετική αισθητική. Ο φωτισμός, τα χρώματα των πλοίων και του περιβάλλοντος, οι αντιθέσεις, οι αντανακλάσεις, όλα είναι θαυμάσια. Μου αρέσει πολύ ο μεγάλος χώρος στο κάθετο κάδρο ανάμεσα στα βραχάκια και τα πλοία με απαλό φόντο τα βουνά. Οι απαλές διαβαθμίσεις των χρωματικών τόνων είναι μαγευτικές. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Ανάσταση,
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-04-14 9:50
interesting composition from yous fantastic POV to creat a wonderful perspective and ettractive photo. Wonedrfully executed with fantastic vertical framework. I really love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
rychem (24654) 2012-04-14 10:59
Happy Easter to you.
Nice vertical format of this photo, interesting composition, peaceful atmosphere, nice soft colors
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-14 11:17
a beautiful peaceful atmosphere with splendid compositon and details, great perspective and POV, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Happy Easter to you and your family !
berek (40015) 2012-04-14 21:51
A photograph a very quiet relaxing. added a photo is the red color value. very successful point of view.TFS
I wish a beautiful Sunday from Istanbul.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-15 1:34
Bravo for the tribute to Doisneau. I love the harmonious proportions of the composition. The light, colors and reflections are superb. Sharpness and depth are excellent. bravo.
Have a nice sunday
Sergiom (62096) 2012-04-15 6:10
J'aime beaucoup la profondeur que les rochers ajoutent à cette belle image. Pourvu que les bateaux restent au loin.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-15 8:38
Nice picture with natural colors.
I like your POV and how you framed it. Like the play of warm light here.
Very well done
ChrisJ (100180) 2012-04-15 11:10
Hello dear Georgios
A fantastic graduation from light high key tones at the top to dark almost black navy blue in the fg. Great reflections & superb sharpness. Have a nice Sunday!
abmdsudi (44328) 2012-04-15 11:40
Feel really fresh with this calm seascape. I like it very much and I find the cool palette very attractive, far less garish and far more realistic for an autumnal month with just the right tones. The freighter vivid red simply pops out attracting the eyes white those rocks provide the necessary focal. Interesting write up as always to go along and Happy late Easter as well. You've captured the feel beautifully. Congrats
holmertz (42319) 2012-04-15 12:11
If this photo had been heavily cropped, showing only the upper third, you would still have got a fine composition with nice colours and a great motif. Now you made something quite different, changed the shape and included the two rocks at the bottom. This also works very well. The rocks balance the composition nicely and you managed to include many more shades of increasingly darker blue. Well done.
eldancer1 (29055) 2012-04-15 19:30
Beautiful and very calm seascape. Nicely captured and thanks for the information about Robert Doisneau. I'm not familiar with him but I studied a lot of Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs, another French photographer, when I was a photography student. I like the lighting of this post and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (56837) 2012-04-16 0:41
Γιωργο γεια σου,
Ομορφη συνθεση με ωραια πασχαλινα χρωματα
που ολοκληρωνουν το υπεροχο καδρο σου,
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-16 3:35
il taglio è ben eseguito e dà la giusta profondità all'immagine.
Auguri ricambiati anche se con qualche giorno di ritardo,
ikeharel (58941) 2012-04-16 8:35
Never saw such a pic. of a smooth sea surface, and what a wonderful sight. The cargo vessels mirror perfectly upon, and good DOF collected.
Cricri (108095) 2012-04-16 12:15
Super les rochers qui semble flotter sur l'eau, le rendu des couleurs sur l'arrière plus clair de l'eau, les reflets et couleurs qui en ressort magnifiquement, belle réalisation
wolf38 (31282) 2012-04-17 22:52
Hello Georgios. An interesting photo. Fine composition and very nice reflections. Overall, a very quiet atmosphere. Well seen and presented. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-04-18 11:47
For Easter you have posted a piece of art. Splendid composition, colors and atmosphere! Congratulation!
All the best,
jjbach (9324) 2012-04-24 13:54
Πανέμορφη εικόνα... γαλήνια και ήρεμη.
Χρόνια Πολλά για την ονομαστική εορτή.
adores (38240) 2012-05-20 14:23
Original and beautiful! The vertical frame, the boats and reflection in background and the two rocks in foreground. I like the way you framed it! Well thought!
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38204)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-14 8:20