Genève: Jet d'Eau
My second photo from Switzerland is again taken close to the Lake Geneva. I also noticed it's my third picture in a row where water and boats play an important role after my first post from Geneva and my photo from Hoorn.
This time also one of Geneva's most famous landmarks is included: the Jet d'Eau.
It was taken last week, when the weather was really wonderful.
Le Jet d'Eau (Water-Jet) is the large fountain you can see here. It is situated in Lac Léman/Lake de Genève and can reach an altitude of 140m (459ft. Two large pumps jet 500 litres of water per second with a speed of 200km/h. The first Jet d'Eau was installed in 1886, which could reach an altitude of about 30m and in 1891 it was moved to its present location.
Right now, a large football is placed on top of the fountain (although last Sunday afternoon the ball was taken down and located next to the fountain) in connection with the upcoming UEFA Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria in June, when Geneva will be the venue for three group-stage matches in Group A.
In the background (through the large forest of masts)you can see the hill where the Old Town of Geneva is located with on top of it the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève.
Hope you like this photo and thanks for your visit.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-05-03 7:21
Hello Lars! Amazing ball, wonderful sails. Ideal moment. Perfect capture. Fantastic omposition. Good luck!
TopGeo (38216) 2008-05-03 7:29
Hi Lars! excellent fooball photo!-)) It is a important make of games that him we wait for with big interest. I believe it has success. Amazing picture and very important composition.
Truja (4953) 2008-05-03 7:29
impressive graphical game with the masts of the boats, is simply spectacular. The excellent definition of image and the fantastic cólores cause that this photo is one of my favorites. In addition, the depth is brilliant.
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-05-03 8:06
Wonderful composition with beautiful colours and lights. Superb shot,
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-05-03 8:20
i always thought this water jet was interesting but not enough, but the ball help to add interest ! good POV and framing
CMJC (4038) 2008-05-03 8:29
cavecanem nous a montré la mise en place de ce ballon pour laquelle le jet avait été arrêté( pardon mais je sais pas faire un lien pour renvoyer à sa photo...) ; j'avoue que là c'est aussi fort plaisant et l'on sait ainsi indéniablement que nous sommes à Genève!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-05-03 9:29
It is an emblematic image. The balloon seems captive only because of the jet, thanks to the distance. Trés good clearness, a beautiful pleasant work. Cheer.
Have a nice day
alvaraalto (16160) 2008-05-03 11:38
Een oranje randje was leuker geweest en zou geheel in stijl zijn met het komende kampioenschap van de van Basten-boys.
Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-05-03 13:12
A great venue for the upcoming big football event. I`m usually not a big fan, but this time I`ll be watching it closely. :)
A very nice picture, with beautiful blueish colors. Thanks for the detailed note.
See you around.
dip (23890) 2008-05-03 13:21
interesting the fountain with the football on the top,
beautiful view of the lake Geneva,excellent light and clarity,
well framed and composed,
chrisnet (23046) 2008-05-03 14:06
Nice view of the lake of Geneva, the ball at the top is well seen.
paura (47186) 2008-05-03 15:06
The composition here is great, Lars.
beautiful all those boats together - and the ball. Lighting is also a very nice element.
gracious (20025) 2008-05-03 18:09
very impressive photo with the boat harbour and a large football on top of the fountain!
the image is real sharp with wonderful colour and superb details
many thanks for the sharing
avene (12675) 2008-05-03 19:43
having lived in Geneva for 4 years I get pleasantly nostalgic when looking to photos like this :) you've captured very interesting moment the football making the scene almost surreal and "not Suisse", if you stick to the stereoptypes of Switzerland being the land of serious bankers. I like this photo a lot, the clear blue works well with the pure white of the sailboats. very well seen and presented, my compliments.
with best regards,
siolaw (38292) 2008-05-03 22:45
Surprising how much yachting is going on there... mind you, most of the boats, like in Monaco, must be moored there 365 days a year and never sail!!!
Good clear view of the famous landmark off centered in a the forest of masts.
Impeccable sharpness and well saturated colors.
NMaverick (0) 2008-05-03 23:06
Hi Lars, this is one of your good shots with informative note and lots of details. Really interesting catch with the ball and the fountain being the main attraction.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-05-03 23:47
Well captured the Lake Geneva with excellent sharpness and colours. Nice reflections and details like the ball on top of water jet
TFS and Have a nice Sunday
meltemi (0) 2008-05-04 1:14
great composition here, the colors and the point of view so nice, the water jet creates a great atmosphere. A nautical landscape with good details and sharpness, well compound and with beautiful colors. Congratulations.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-05-04 1:56
Tu as bien fait de saisir le jet d'eau et le ballon tant qu'il était au dessus du jet. L'idée des Genevois était pleine d'humour. Dommage de n'avoir pas pu capter le reflet du jet en entier. Une vue agréable.
feather (51130) 2008-05-04 3:00
It was a surprise to see the football kept up by the water-jet; it gives a new meaning to "keepie-uppies" ;D. I assume it is larger than life? The light and colours in the image are wonderful with some stunning reflections. Your POV works well as the perspective from the rows of moored boats and the masts leads the eye into the frame. Well done
jhm (155249) 2008-05-04 3:41
Een zicht over een jachthaven is voor mij altijd een beetje zeemacht, dus een beetje terug in de tijd als matroos bij de marine.
Dit is wel zeer mooi gedaan met die bal boven, we kunnen ook genieten van de mooie weerspiegelingen in het water van de fontein.
Goede verklaring in uw nota, bedankt voor uw bezoek.
carper (96) 2008-05-04 6:00
mooie foto Lars,
mooi hoe je hem hebt genomen, goede compositie, niet eenvoudig maar toch erg goed uitgevoerd. goed fotowerk hier, prettige avond.
zmey (7335) 2008-05-04 7:17
lol, first i thought this was a funny and well timed shot in which someone has kicked the ball up for you :)) after reading the note, i realise it is there by design. a nice shot anyways. i like the doubled up blue and the busy boat-full atmosfere. just as i remember geneva, friend :)
paololg (31448) 2008-05-04 7:34
very beautiful image with different tonalities of blue and pleasant reflexes. The jet of water seems a sail of a boat. Good job, compliments.
UlfE (14641) 2008-05-04 7:35
A really well composed picture of the harbour and all the sailing boats. Perfect sharpness and colours. I really like the football. It looks like someone kicked the ball high in the air in the moment you took your picture. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
Didi (60588) 2008-05-04 7:36
Vey nice spring ligts on the lake harbour.
You should make a panoramic view ?
very nice place, I was there in 1986.
Graal (103034) 2008-05-04 8:54
fine captured moment, amazing view with ball over the fountain, interesting place and good quality of picture. I like it.
Cricri (121201) 2008-05-04 10:11
Belle image du lac avec tout ces bâteaux et leurs reflets, le top avec le jet et le ballon...
Jolies teintes de couleurs, compliment
Have a nice evening
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-05-04 13:12
Now this is a little more symbolic of Geneva. I was a bit surprised by the football untill I red you note. Not the best taste, but you have to cope with football fans... Very nice reflections of the mast on the lake.
All the best,
Silvio1953 (146613) 2008-05-05 1:20
Hi Lars, lovely view of splendid harbour, great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
papagolf21 (103736) 2008-05-05 1:31
Bonjour, cher Lars,
Félicitations pour cette prise de vue. Notre regard est immédiatement attiré par ce ballon volant dans les airs au-dessus du geyser !
La qualité photographique est excellente.
bobocortis (16026) 2008-05-05 2:08
The fountain's jet is very well coupled with the sailboats' masts.
I see some nice reflection on the water.
smartcat (835) 2008-05-05 9:54
Very nice view of Geneve's marina with an astronomic amount of masts! :)
Good composition, sharpness and reflection in the water. TFS!
batalay (39271) 2008-05-05 14:13
I like the photo very much, with the soocer/football hovering above the fountain, like a full moon. Well composed and exposed photograph. The colors and resolution are first rate, as is your note.
Stepan (27210) 2008-05-05 23:25
A pretty vertical mood, with the Jet d'Eau but all the masts too. And the balloon is a funny unexpected detail... Well seen.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-05-06 1:24
Hi Lars. Nicely captured photo. Nice calm mood and wonderful clarity. Good composition and colours also. Thanks for sharing.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-05-06 7:16
What a moment you captured here...I enjoy it very much and as composition with the blue color rules every detail.Congratulations for this one!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-05-06 9:57
Wow, great fountain with a ball in the top. Nice composition with good colours and reflections of the boats.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-05-06 12:01
Een zeer amuseert foto met deze ballon boven de waterstraal.
Een zeer mooie foto met en aangename compositie met de boten en, in de bodem, de top volle van sneeuw.
adores (45869) 2008-05-06 15:49
I see Switzerland is getting ready for the championship. I like the detail, the ball is perfect here and the composition is very good.I like the pov and the water jet. The light is also very good and that and the ball at the top really makes the difference here.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2008-05-06 17:01
Beautiful overview of this busy harbor. Very good sharpness and nice reflection on the lake. The ball on the top of the water jet is really appealing and make a good marketing to the Euro2008.
crckt (7222) 2008-05-06 18:02
Quite amazing! What a moment to capture! Perfect quality of the shot as usual.
stego (24132) 2008-05-07 9:58
It's hard to believe that the ball can stand for long on the top of the water jet. It produces a nice effect, but the photo would still be great without it, because it is very nicely composed.
Charo (51212) 2008-05-09 3:34
Simpática toma del Jet d'Eau con el balón encima. Yo he estado en dos ocasiones por ahí pero no tuve nunca suerte con el tiempo, siempre nublado.
Excelente encuadre, luz y colores.
danyy (0) 2008-05-12 14:55
voici une note très complète sur ce jet d'eau, j'apprends beaucoup ici.
Une photo inhabituelle de la Suisse, un peu comme le lac de Neuchatel, ils osnt pourtant si beaux les lacs suisses.
Beaucoup de bleu et une solide impression de beau temps.
aloyho (6798) 2008-05-24 1:41
The ball did bounce out from all the other elements here and luckily you have all the masts to counteract and keep it at bay. I enjoyed the crowded marina and the almost monochromatic scheme makes the scene peaceful and attractive while the jet projects the sense of energy. An attractive shot!!
All the best and a nice weekend.
riclopes (35577) 2008-06-06 3:13
Portugal will play tomorrow as well... ;-) Olá Lars, the ball seems quite big. Marvellous blue image smartly composed. This large curve lead us through all the masts until we reach the most vertical element, which is the "Jet d'Eau". The light reflections on the smooth water surface are enhancing.
danos (99782) 2008-07-24 0:32
Good morning Lars,
very nice and impressive shot of the Geneva's lake with this extraordinary landmark Jet d'Eau.It is placed in a good point in the frame and it is of course an eye catcher.The reflections on the surface of the lake is splendid as the clear and vivid colors.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
mcmtanyel (24567) 2016-10-15 18:26
A curious fountain, is it illuminated at night? And how do they keep the football up there? This is a photo that raises questions in the viewer's mind, it is mysterious. I like the countless vertical lines of the masts, too.
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (39404)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot A720 IS
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-03 7:19
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