My wife & I when to visit the Arc de Triomphe & arrived during a rememberence service for the man & woman of France who had fallen during WW2, however I would imagine they were remembering all from other conflicts also, as bands & representatives from other services were there & they were laying some wreaths.
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feather (51130) 2009-02-12 4:36
I should imagine it wasn't easy to frame this image, but I think the composition works well. We were there once during the VE Day celebrations and I know how crowded it gets. The billowing flag is a good focal point.
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UlfE (14641) 2009-02-12 10:22
Excellent and original shot of the Arc de Triomphe. I really like your positioning of the police car. I works well as a lead in to the main subject the policeman. He seem to be a little bit puzzled over the photographer. TFS and have a nice evening!
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-02-12 10:54
This compo is very original and I like it.
Nice use pf the policeman and its car.
Have a nice day,
rodgerg (55767) 2009-02-12 11:33
This original and excellent POV give a great depht to the image and an effect 3D. The policeman give an interesting element of ligfe. Good and orginal photowrk.
Have a good evening,
Cricri (121333) 2009-02-12 12:04
Une vue trés différente sur l'arc de triomphe qu'on a l'habitude de voir et super bien cadrer, intéressante image aussi en WS
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-12 12:23
Very heavy to take a photo of the triumphal arch novelly. You succeeded, the policemen the real main characters, but we may take delight in the imposing sight of the triumphal arch. I like the idea, the composition and the realization likewise. Have a nice evening!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-02-12 14:26
this picture is well composed with the vertical cropping and the policeman in the frame.
Silvio1953 (146807) 2009-02-13 10:25
Hi Wilson, great POV for wonderful arch, beautiful light and colors, great composition with police car, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
gracious (20025) 2009-02-13 11:07
The pov is truly great with both the police care and Arc well placed in the composition!
good lighting and sharpness in the shot as well
many thanks for the sharing
have a great WE
Vasa (515) 2009-02-13 14:14
Hi Wilson, dear friend,
strange but successful marriage of Police and Arc de Triomphe. The light in the middle is wonderful to stress the flags. Your souvenirs from Paris are so emotional. Mine too.
danos (99902) 2009-02-13 23:05
Good morning Wilson,
nice composition with the eye to lead to the Arc de Triumph with the flags to decorate the interior,and the policeman and the police car to be places in a nice position in the frame.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
Graal (103034) 2009-02-13 23:13
good reportage from Paris, an interesting 2 images. Well done photos. I like it.
jhm (155370) 2009-02-14 1:06
This picture is well composed with the vertical cropping and the policeman in the frame.
Also the flags care for a colourfully picture.
Splendid picture, nice presentation.
The composition is very nice and the colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
robob (3646) 2009-02-14 5:31
C’est ici une scène d’une chouette composition avec les trois éléments principaux ; voiture, policier et Arc de Triomphe,
C’est très bien vu !
Très bon week-end à toi Wilson,
Nicou (145294) 2009-02-14 13:37
superb mise en valeur cet de fameux arc, ave la police, et le drapeaux qui donne cette touche de coueleur, mais que fait la police ?
Bravo et amitié
danyy (0) 2009-02-14 23:45
il fallait le faire, se mettre à cet endroit pour faire la photo devait être le plus difficile à faire.
Des lumières difficiles et faibles cependant très bien rendues, un sujet inhabituel.
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-02-15 0:03
I like the framing. Based on your note, I now undertand why you find a policeman is a n°1 dress uniform here, because of that celebration (I was about to critize the emphais on the police here, because France is not such a "police state"). There is a good reason for olding military celebrations here, which is the fact that they buried after WWI an unidentified soldier ("le Soldat inconnu") in the basement of the monument (which is much older since it commemorates the military vitories of Napoleon the First). So what what initially a triumph arch in the Roman style has become a symbol for the fallen soldiers, a bit like a cenotaph (like the one which exists in London.
All the best,
JCG (35129) 2009-02-15 1:00
An original photo of the Arc de Triomphe and the celebration that we can see in WS. Image quality which I love. The police car is shiny and flags bring a touch of pleasant color. Wilson well done, bravo.
With all my friendships and a very good Sunday,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-02-15 1:37
Cest an impressive image, highly symbolic system. The order reigns openly. It is well seen, but you did not have the smile of the police officer. An image strange and carried out well.
Have a nice sunday
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-02-15 6:53
Le arc D'trioumph and police of Paris here in this picture give lovely feeling about this city or Megalopolis of Europe.
Very nice work
My brother live there with his family
TopGeo (38216) 2009-02-15 8:06
Hi Wilson! Appreciable picture and a frame that you have achieved the first level and the prospect in the arch with the flags and the cars. Good place strange POV
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-02-15 14:39
Intriguing, original shot. It doesn't look like you had a duckwalk at framing it, but knowing the location I can only imagine that too well. It all works absolutely fine for me, with special praise for the lighting, in my opinion the strongest feature in this one. With that greyish/silvery gleam, so typically Parisian... Excellent one, TFS and for visiting Independence Ghost Town. Have a nice evening, I'll be seeing you.
pierrefonds (68183) 2009-02-15 17:37
The presence of the policeman has an effect of scale. The point of view takes our eyes toward the Arc de Triomphe which is giving depth to the photo. It is also showing the details and colors of the architecture of the monument. The light is enhancing the colors of the scenery. have a nice day.
patdeph (35748) 2009-02-16 3:38
this is an original way to present the event!This is well composed,the balance is good,and the vertical framing fit very well here!Very well done!
Polonaise (5802) 2009-02-16 9:32
Excellent idea, marvelous work. Nice urban landscape . Good capture. Very nice lightness and brightness, perfect contrast. Original shot of famous arch. Wonderful architecture.
claudeD (39873) 2009-02-16 10:40
original and interesting shot from PAris.I like your composition integrating the police officer and his car.Very well done.TFS.
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vinicio (23423) 2009-02-16 13:34
A true street shot, I like the use of the wide angle in this image, good idea and shot, compliments Wilson, a different but as usual well done image from you.
BWJ (3094) 2009-02-16 17:40
Very beautiful composition with the flags flying under the Arc. You had a good vantage point to show the details of the important monument and also include the policeman and the police car adding interest..
batalay (39303) 2009-02-16 18:51
I like this perspective very much, the result of a very wide angle setting on your lens. I remember climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe when I was 19 and taking home movies. Did you get a chance to ascend to the top by the circular staircases?
stego (24132) 2009-02-18 12:35
Getting good framings/compo in these busy places is quite a challenge, but you achieved it here, managing to use the board walk and the cropped police car on the FG as a lead-in to the arc. Besides the arc, the policeman is very well placed and adds interest to the image, and the big flags stand out much. It's quite funny how the arch looks relatively small.
gunbud (34066) 2009-02-19 16:33
Wonderful vertical presentation of this iconic monument captured in lovely soft light.
The flags flying proudly through the arch is very compelling and the modern police car a contrast to the traditional architecture.
GLEM (3004) 2009-02-20 13:22
Ah, I see that you are sometimes of passage on Paris. Good look that to have the flag, the car and the agent in the national colours.
dumbo (4541) 2009-02-21 1:31
This is a good photo with great DOF and composition. I like that police car on the left side and those huge flags.
ophelcia (0) 2009-02-25 12:56
Stunning POV, what could I add more? I like the way you cropped the car:)
Muse (34962) 2009-02-26 1:11
Une manière originale de photographier l'Arc de Triomphe sous les couleurs françaises et européennes:-))
Très bien vu!
pablominto (53746) 2009-03-21 23:27
I like the composition, the point of view lends dynamics to the frame!
Good sense of depth and an interesting contrast between times gone by and today...
Good colour reproduction and fine details, and the shiny police car reflects nicely!
bakes888 (18499) 2009-04-07 22:45
Hi Wilson. This is a good variation on a well photographed landmark! Nice catch, good use of the police car as a lead-in. the policeman adds a nice point of focus also. Well composed and thanks for sharing.
reijame (577) 2010-07-26 10:21
I admire highly your superbly composed and framed shot.
Its a very original Arc de Triomphe-picture, the policeman and flags work fine. Well done!
serp2000 (44726) 2011-01-27 10:22
I'd like to add my compliments on your photo too.
Good POV, as result is an excellent composition, fine details.
Have a good time!
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16105)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-01
- Categories: Ceremony, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Police cars [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-12 4:10