What, did you believe this was going to suggest anything more than an acknowledgment of the mid-week point, Wednesday…which is commonly referred to as “hump day??” I know a recent trend might have you thinking otherwise, but it’s merely a coincidence…juuuuust a coincidence! Now, as I’ve mentioned before to a few others, get your minds out of the gutter…mine needs to float by! ;)
There’s an amusing advertisement that runs here in the U.S. for an insurance company which plays into the title, take a look if you have an extra 30 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBhP0EQ1lA
It’s virtually impossible not to get swept up in the glory of the Eiffel Tower, but there are many interesting and often overlooked items in the surrounding area of its location…this being one of them. Placed at the foot of the fountains in the Trocadero gardens, which are just across the river from the tower, this piece of public artwork from 1937 is known as “La Joie de Vivre” (The Joy of Life). The artists (Léon-Ernest Drivier) depiction would most certainly support that notion, fun and frolic…and apparently without regard for clothing!? Take from it what you will, just don’t blame me. hehe
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Sergiom (73346) 2013-12-18 3:55
C'est vrai qu'il y a beaucoup de choses à voir à Paris. Celle-ci fait partie du lot. C'est une annonce à l'avance pour vanter la société des loisirs comme je la voie. Une belle finesse dans les détails.
Noel_Byrne (29143) 2013-12-18 4:45
Would you believe, I only heard last week for the very first time the term Hump day for Wednesday, when somebody said he had broken the hump, and my first reaction was to tell him to see a doctor :)
This is a great shot, they are a happy and hearty looking bunch of people, perhaps nakedness does bring its own joys. I might try it myself, but not in December!
The expressions on all the faces of these people are very cheeky too, and if I look at the faces of the characters on the far left, I can easily imagine the conversation they are having. But, no gutter talk from me, so I'll keep it in mind.
A great example too of why we should look around more when we visit these great icons, this is an excellent shot of an excellent artwork, and one that no doubt 99% of visitors will miss. Nicely done, and great share
Happy Hump Day.
All the best
jhm (148678) 2013-12-18 4:56
Congratulations to the artist for this splendid statue.
Also the photographer has taken a wonderful picture..
High quality picture, an excellent subject.
Excellent composition, nice presentation
Very well done, TFS.
danos (94194) 2013-12-18 5:18
nice the view of the art work that decorates Paris.I like the complex of it,the lot of figures as the link with the camel to hang around the company.Well present it.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-18 6:01
Wonderful sculpture and skillful photography has produced this beauty. Superb light and clarity. Good Inclusion of the deep sky which makes the statue stand out. Superb artwork, kudos to the person who has done this. I wonder if anyone in today's world can built masterpieces like these. Excellent work!
ikeharel (67153) 2013-12-18 6:48
The fine statue employ all of picture space, Jason.
Good daylight enhanced details upon, and fine clarity well collected.
Trocadero gardens offer some monuments as shown here, cheers.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-18 13:37
Hola Jason, mon ami du Nord
Thans to your note just know about Hump Day, just saw the video and...there is a camel, great, a so funny one
Indeed you are quite right about missing details, your capture is a good example of it with the figures in great contrast with the sky
Well done, bien hecho
Ton amie qui attends tes captures de Saint Lake et ses salines
mcmtanyel (19667) 2013-12-18 20:32
Only in France would they erect such sculpture back in the 30s! The most attractive features of this photo are the deep blue sky and the green trees in the background. And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell over the Bosphorus, real cheap for you!
mirosu (15972) 2013-12-18 22:53
I feel ashamed, I was so many times in Paris but missed this beautiful (sexy) artwork. You have captured excellent details here. I like the tight framing and especially the superb blue BG, providing excellent contrast. Superb photo. Well done.
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-12-18 23:56
Amazing shot of the erotic sculptures.Very well composed photo with excellent minimum colors. TFS.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-19 2:00
never heard the term "hump day",but with this picture you definitely make this day more pleasant:)you should post something like this on Monday:)
But today is Thursday,so the worst is behind us,I hope.
But now seriously few words about this work of art-really beautiful and excellently captured with so lovely,blue sky as a backdrop.
Something new from Paris and certainly worth to share with us.
Take care my friend
Royaldevon (36087) 2013-12-20 7:06
Well, I did take the time to watch the camel. If I'd had the hump, it would have cheered me up!!
This is amazingly life like for a sculpture. I suppose it's because it has a blue sky as a b/g.
Now, could you imagine the effect if people were cavorting about Paris as scantily dressed as this! Ha! Ha! Opinion would probably be divided!
Well, last week was certainly a week of suggestion ... but, it has to be in the mind!!
A perfectly beautiful sculpture captured with excellent sharpness and light control.
All the best for Christmas,
delpeoples (56722) 2013-12-20 21:48
Gidday Jason & The Vulgarnauts!
Well, once again you do not disappoint. A very appropriate photo to celebrate Hump Day, that of what looks to be a Roman orgy. hehehehe you're naughty. Anyway, the tight framing works well, I like the warm light, the good definition and the Rule of Thirds framing allowing that small hint of bright blue sky. Well done, but I hope Santa doesn't see this one ;)