This shot has been taken inside the Museum d'Orsay. I'm sure that many of you will recognize this huge clock well because it's a famous motive photographed in that building.
The history of the museum, of its building is quite unusual. In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914. Source: www.musee-orsay.fr
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Angshu (54475) 2013-10-28 2:54
This is the iconic clock of Museum d'Orsay, which you have captured beautifully in B&W...the addition of the couple adds to the picture. Loved the tonalities here & the casualness of the moment...as the hands tick on
mjw364 (6992) 2013-10-28 2:57
Great composition and great use of light and exposure too. The image has a real impact.
krzychu30 (15258) 2013-10-28 3:08
super kompozycja i naprawde odpowiedni temat do B&W!
Ta para turystow podziwiajaca panorame Paryza wnosi wiele do zdjecia.Rowniez obrobka zdjecia i gra swiatla i cienia pomagaja w stworzeniu wyjatkowego klimatu kompozycji.
snunney (78609) 2013-10-28 3:12
It is indeed very recognisable even from the thumbnail. I like how you have presented it here in black and white and accompanied by the two people admiring the Parisian landscape.
Romano46 (16576) 2013-10-28 3:13
credo che questo sia uno dei luoghi piiù originali nel quuale si possa trovare un fotografo ed ovviamente una simile ghiotta occasione non può lasciare indifferenti.
Te, con la consueta genialità e bravura che ti conytraddistingue, ne hai fatto un'ottima interpretazione in bianco e nero alla quale la presenza delle due figure quasi in silhouette aggiunge un particolare valore.
Ne deriva una composizione straordinaria alla quale si addice a perfezione il formato quadrato mentre l'attento studio dei grigi rende la scena ancor più suggestiva.
Ciao e buona settimana
bostankorkulugu (41836) 2013-10-28 3:52
i like the way the couple looks at the clock in admiration... or interest may be... the result is so good, compliments...
bayno (18342) 2013-10-28 4:30
wonderful monochrome composition .... so nice the contrast and an image that makes think of the time but in this case in a romantic atmosphere...perfect managed light and fine details...
timecapturer (44241) 2013-10-28 4:31
love this. The inclusion of the human element makes this work so perfectly as does the medium of B&W. Execution and conception here are just wonderful and the effect spellbinding.
Have a great week - Brian.
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-28 4:57
Nice square crop and B&W conversion for this timeless shot
The sky is burnt but difficult to do differently if you wanted to keep details in the shadows....
Nice inclusion of the couple
Very well done ;)
Sergiom (53569) 2013-10-28 5:00
Ce serait une superbe illustration sur le thème du passage du temps. J'aime beaucoup les personnages dans l'image qui donnent une belle relation dimensionnelle à l'ensemble. Le noir et blanc est approprié.
adidas5nb (4364) 2013-10-28 5:55
wow wow wow..! P-E-R-F-E-C-T !
rychem (18707) 2013-10-28 9:30
Brawo, też nie pominąłbym takiej okazji, a zdjęcie swoją drogą symboliczne: można "spojrzec w czas"
Kamilutka (8081) 2013-10-28 9:39
piekna scena i super pomysl. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Jest tu romantyzm, ale wbardzo originalnym ujeciu. Super pomysl z utrzymaniem calosci w czarno-bialym formacie. Calosc pikenie skompnowana.
carlo62 (26690) 2013-10-28 10:34
non si può chiedere di più a una foto così.
dkmurphys (45757) 2013-10-28 10:40
A true artistic capture. You sure have captured a perfect scene. Well done.
Enjoy a fine week.
holmertz (36335) 2013-10-28 10:42
An excellent combination of graphism, technique and human presence, presented in a good B&W conversion with well handled light. The careful exposure allows us to see quite clearly the Tuileries in the distance. A very well observed moment.
cornejo (27319) 2013-10-28 13:17
Gosia Witaj very good picture of this interesting composition inside the Museum Watch, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness and backlight interesting. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Alco (6434) 2013-10-28 19:38
Very good idea to present us that big clock from inside the museum.Perfect management of the light with beautiful details.The persons give a good idea of the height of the clock.Very goos work.
Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (20233) 2013-10-28 19:40
The human presence here is very important for a successful picture.
Very beautiful in black & white.
Best regards, Paul
bukitgolfb301 (34200) 2013-10-28 20:46
Hi dear Gosia
Tasteful B&W image full of fantagy in the best tight framework. The contarst is so artstic.
All the best and have a good day!!! Takero
jjcordier (72530) 2013-10-28 22:23
Cet horlogne d'Orsay est très apprécié des photographes et il permet des compositions très intéressantes comme tu nous le montres ici.
SnapRJW (28762) 2013-10-28 23:51
A superb B&W shot Gosia. The balance of the composition is beautiful, I love the strong shapes, high contrast with the distant view just visible in soft greys. Top shot! Warm regards rosemary
subhendu_bagchi (25065) 2013-10-29 0:28
Hi Gosia, a brilliant concept and at the end a marvellous result came out. Great catch. The silhouetted figures are looking good with the eyebatching background of the big clock. Time spends as life... Another superb shot in your gallery. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (19949) 2013-10-29 1:41
This is a really beautiful black and white presentation, and from your note I see that this is a place of great historical importance and artistic importance too. A beautiful idea to include the two people in the scene too, breathes life into the shot, gives a great sense of scale to the clock, and also makes the image more arty too. Wonderful share, thank you.
All the best
Nicou (115084) 2013-10-29 2:21
Très très bien vue pour le changement d'heure quelle horloge elle est immense et les deux personnage en petite quel découpage en noir sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Hansaphotos (6415) 2013-10-29 9:07
Excellent shot of this couple enjoying the view through the huge clock. The choice of b&w works very well. Fine work:) Thanks.
Best regards, Erling
cebe (1477) 2013-10-29 11:48
Hello Gosia. Wow, outstanding subject, marrying graphism and human presence. And of course including also a technological aspect. A very good idea. So well framed and nice symmetry. Black and white appears a very appropriate choice. A tiny bit more detail in the outside background would have been nice, but likely almost impossible to realize with a single shot.
Graal (94980) 2013-10-29 12:05
ciekawy efekt w B&W, tak troche graficznie to wyszlo. Atrakcyjny temat ze spora doza geometrii. Niezwykly zegar widziany raczej nietypowo. Dobra robota.
PS. Tytul przypomnial mi song Enii.
annjackman (17387) 2013-10-29 12:08
What an amazing subjectfor b/w. The two people are so well placed in the frame. A hard picture to exposure for and you did well. Thanks for showing such an interesting image.
Kind Regards, Ann
grigand (19361) 2013-10-29 12:55
A great picture ! I like a lot your compo, all perfect also choose of BW , congratulations
mesutilgim (79234) 2013-10-29 13:16
Very nice capture from this wondefull former railway station (nowadays an art museum) in Paris.
I had also a similar posting to TE !
TFS and best regards
boa (5536) 2013-10-29 14:01
this type of photos appeals to me. Elegant composition with b&w as the best choice in this situation, no doubt! Burnt out highlights is hard to avoid in light conditions like this.(exposure for the highlights and lift the shadows in RAW format perhaps would have worked here?)Romantic and artistic shot, well done!
Have a nice evening.
worldcitizen (6405) 2013-10-29 16:51
This clock is definitely well-known, but it's always nice to see it again. :-) I like the poses of the two people looking out the window, and the bit of the giant clock hand that we can see, as well. The choice of B/W and the amount of contrast you chose are perfect for this scene. Very nice!
ChrisJ (94238) 2013-10-30 1:28
Fantastic graphism and silhouettes in this superb b&w image yet still with a little shadow detail in the fg couple admiring the view. Good sharpness and tonal range. Well framed and composed with good breathing space around the entire circle of the clockface. Tfs!
CLODO (28482) 2013-10-30 2:30
Re bonjour Gosia
this is the kind of picture I really like,a human presence in front of a building or a landscape. the B&W was suitable for this picture reminding me one of Willy ronis.
All the best
claudeD (30097) 2013-10-30 9:01
wonderful picture and perfect choice of title. You are right, this is one of the most photographed subjects by tourists in Paris.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
parvatibb (1307) 2013-10-30 13:52
great things allready said about your photo. addition to them I want to send my compliments.
emka (72058) 2013-10-30 23:48
Bardzo ciekawa kompozycja za tym wielkim zegarem. Swietny pomysł z pokazaniem tego zegara od tyłu i w biało-czarnej tonacji. No i ta para jest tam niezbedna. Super zdjęcie.
NorthernLight (1285) 2013-10-31 11:21
when I see this picture, I'm thinking of H.G. Wells Time Machine.
An impressive image that stimulates the imagination. Very well done!
All the best
macjake (51264) 2013-10-31 12:16
this is the type of photo thats really inspirational.
I look at this and I think....now I want to go out and find a similar photo :)
wonderful play of light and dark,
jemaflor (79840) 2013-10-31 12:47
Excellent shot with an interesting version in b&w, good contrast and good idea, well of course these people to complete the view.
delpeoples (52159) 2013-11-01 4:55
Witaj dear Gosia
I think I've seen this clock in Sevy's gallery, and this is a lovely fresh take on it. The Black & White has been well-chosen and I like the square framing. The addition of the people are a very important and compelling element in the photo. Wonderful work, thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
rigoletto (34109) 2013-11-03 5:07
a classy classic from musee d'orsay. very beautiful presentation of the giant clock. the two figures are just necessary to give the idea about its size. b&w is the perfect choice.
daddo (22298) 2013-11-06 2:43
Hi Gosia. A superb B&W with strong design qualities provided by the clock's Roman numbers, the consecutive circles and the minute black dots. Of course the young couple are ideally placed and the girl's tilt of the head accentuates the sense of wonder. beautiful result. Bravo Gosia. Srdacni pozdrav. Klaudio.
adores (33868) 2013-11-08 8:52
Such a beautiful photo! The couple looking to the city from behind the clock. I like it a lot, the composition, the silhouettes and the b&w!
spigola (473) 2013-11-09 5:50
I wonder how I missed this extraordinary shot of yours!
It is absolutely fabulous - perfect composition, excellent choice for monochrome, great perspective!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
switch2ayan (156) 2013-11-12 4:49
Excellent shot. The B/W composition add extra volume to this picture. Very nice photo, thanx for post.
ourania (25364) 2013-11-28 11:46
this is a composition with immediate impact as its graphism is superbly enhanced by the strong contrasts of the monochrome. It reminds me of stylish pictures or advertisements of the '90s. I love the tight framing and the excellent definition. The dim view of the city provides good reference. I also like the two silhouettes and the interaction between them as well as the sense of intimacy provided by softer tones in the foreground. Congratulations and thank you! I'd also like to thank you for your kind and warm wishes!
All the best, have a great evening,
Raz13 (137) 2013-12-01 12:14
I do agree, The museum does have a unique history. I really liked the fact that the beautiful train station was put to great use. I really like your composition. It does the building great justice.
ikeharel (51339) 2013-12-08 2:22
a fantastic catch on B&W, with the silhouettes of the couple and looking out towards the city through the clock glasses.
Marvelous photojob you well done here.
jmdias (51865) 2014-06-19 11:21
very nice image using the silhouettes and the graphism of the clock. I liked the option for black and white. beautiful and well done compo.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (31637)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-09-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My black & white [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-28 2:45
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