The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cur. The Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie.
Some tourists are resting below this famous landmark .
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Sergiom (54421) 2014-02-13 4:05
J'aime beaucoup cette composition, car elle raconte une histoire. L'histoire de trois touristes qui se reposent face ā un monument ā visiter. J'aime l'interaction et leur position dans l'image qui permet d'apprécier la fontaine.
holmertz (37033) 2014-02-13 4:13
Detta är ju, som sagt, en mycket bra bild med lockande färger, mänsklig aktivitet och en fin och mycket parisisk bakgrund. Väl balanserat och väl beskuret och med utmärkt ljus och lyster.
Fis2 (81876) 2014-02-13 6:29
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (26481) 2014-02-13 7:57
THis is an excellent shot.
You have combined the presence of three interesting figures (one appropriately dressed in red) with this beautiful fountain complex. Each adds to the interest of the other.
For me, the composition is great; we have one fountain arch complete, the other filling a third of the frame and the three figures linking it all together.
You are a master of taking candid shots without the people being aware of your presence!
My warm regards,
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-13 9:09
looks a nice break time. The group of people sitting on the edge of the pool create strong point of interest, especially thanks to the woman's red top.
The grey stone wall behind serves very well as a nice and contrasting background and the niches are very decorative add some depth.
Nice colors, sharpness and well given contrast.
Enjoy your evening
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-13 9:58
great photo with spectacular composition and splendid details, the POV is superb, excellent lights and the timing is superb, too.
pajaran (48369) 2014-02-13 10:04
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i ostrina, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa posetiocima, lepe boje.
Lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and sharpness, nice place and moment shown to visitors, beautiful colors.
Nicely captured moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Silvio1953 (115837) 2014-02-13 12:43
Ciao Gunnar, lovely relaxing composition, nice scene, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (10429) 2014-02-13 21:11
That red shirt stands out so well in front of those fountains. Excellent light and color management combined with tight-but-just-right framing yielded a very eye catching photo.
carlo62 (27534) 2014-02-14 0:14
fare una pausa con uno sfondo cosė č senza dubbio un bel modo di passare il tempo, soprattutto se in compagnia come i questo caso.
Belli i dettagli della fontana e piacevole la naturalezza delle persone.
Un ottimo scatto.
Graal (95343) 2014-02-14 1:29
nice place and scene from Paris. Good street reportage and presentation here. I like the composition, format and quality of photo. Very well done.
Have a nice WE.
subhendu_bagchi (25249) 2014-02-14 3:40
another moody one. You got the frame nice with those people off-centred in it. Excellent photo quality as ever. Good light and colour tone. The facade behind them is looking great. Very well composed one. Tfs.
tyro (18574) 2014-02-14 4:12
This is not the usual classic image which we are used to seeing of this place - that of the large white dome of Sacre Coeur standing proudly on high above Montmartre - but it is a much more personal one.
You have had the most lovely soft light here and you have made the very most of it. The three friends are perfectly placed in the frame and in relation to the arches and fountains. And the pale stonework and the soft green colours of the water make a fine backdrop to the colourfully dressed people - especially the "Lady in Red".
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, your details and sharpness are second to none.
pierrefonds (54904) 2014-02-14 4:30
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the fountainsat the Sacred Heart basilica. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
claudeD (30431) 2014-02-14 6:34
your pictures remembers me my last visit to Paris and Sacré Coeur. I had a rest at the same place. Very good composition and sharpness. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rbassin (16272) 2014-02-14 7:34
Une photo intéressante de cette scčne, les trois visiteurs font la pause devant ce magnifique monument.
C'est bien vu, la jaquette rouge et la chemise bleue créent un impact agréable.
Nicou (116224) 2014-02-14 8:38
Grandiose vue et compo quelle iamge sueprbe ces personnage assis devant ces belle fontaines l'architecture des fontaines quelle compo superbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié
photoray (10125) 2014-02-14 9:41
Idyllic Paris fountain scene, tourists relaxing in front of the classical fountains, and in fine resolution displaying the artistic details.
emka (73139) 2014-02-14 10:09
hey, Brave Warrior,
Nice scene from Paris. I noticed that your map of France is the whole yellow and you have many photos from Paris, but there are many white patches on the map of Sweden and only one photo from Stockholm. Nice relax near the fountains. It happens to me rather rarely to sit like this. I was very near Paris in September but I would like to ho there just to visit paris only.
WArm regrads MAlgo
kato (11630) 2014-02-14 11:47
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the natural spectacle in which some tourists are resting in front of Sacré-Cur Basilica. It's also tasteful for this architecture with the fountain and geometrical pattern of the facade. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and the beautiful color combination.
UlfE (14639) 2014-02-14 12:15
Du har en osviklig förmåga att hitta någon rödklädd person som lyfter bilden. Den här bilden är inget undantag. Här är det dessutom inte det enda färgstarka klädesplagget som fångar uppmärksamheten. Fontänen med dess gröna vatten och utsmyckningar är en perfekt bakgrund. Ha en bra helg!
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2014-02-14 12:48
Hi dear Gunnar
As usual outstndingly sharp and clear image as your signitured style. The best balanced image in so complete framework and compoistion. Fresh and also happy image indeed.
All the best and have a good night! TAKERO
mesutilgim (79956) 2014-02-14 13:05
Hello dear Gunnar,
Interesting capture from Paris. Very nice background of this compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jcpix (11440) 2014-02-14 19:09
I think I've become such a Paris fanatic that I instantly realized where this was taken before even reading your note. :) I really like the fact it's an unassuming slice of the every day life, and that your were apparently unnoticed, making this candid shot even more compelling. An outsiders view with a local type of perspective. Very well done, with great details, color and textures to enjoy all around. Enjoy the weekend. Take good care.
Buin (42260) 2014-02-15 5:04
I like the totally relaxed atmosphere of this photo and I like the contrast between these people "of today" and this grand architecture in background. What a great place to have a rest!
Your photo has a wonderful depth.
Greetings to you both from springlike Siegen!
williewhistler (12391) 2014-02-15 6:42
the relaxed manner of the three seated tourists adds a great deal of charm to a very nicely composed candid street scene.
The fountains provide an elaborate and interesting back drop.Clarity is first class.
abmdsudi (39522) 2014-02-15 6:55
A group of street people gathered together in their typical fashion, discussing the important issues perhaps. Sure like the red color, a good candid shot and great background. Well done, tfs
larsy (28) 2014-02-15 9:34
Pampig fontän som har missat vid besök på berget där Sacre-Caeur ligger, jag minns bara den vita katedralen.
worldcitizen (6477) 2014-02-15 10:52
This is an interesting scene because of the people. I don't know what the two on the right are doing, but they are both making fists! Maybe they are pretending to help the other man shake his drink. :-) I also like the lovely fountains in the background, and all of the lines.
nikkitta (13220) 2014-02-15 11:41
May be they are resting after going on top by the very high, narrows and high steps, not way to return
Like here the mix of arquitectural details and resting tourist
Very well done
divail (8288) 2014-02-15 19:41
C'est une belle fontaine, que je n'ai jamais vu sur ce site. J'aime les touristes ā l'avant, qui ne bénéficient absolument pas du trčs beau spectacle de la fontaine.
papagolf21 (83214) 2014-02-16 0:53
Bonjour, cher Gunnar,
Trčs bonne mise en image de ce lieu trčs apprécié.
La présence de personnages assurant une petite pause est trčs bien observée.
L'image est de qualité.
jhm (135096) 2014-02-16 4:56
Looking for a good moment for a little bit rest is not trouble but the cans of beer or soft drinks is a great trouble, disappear in the small lake, and make the fish dead.
We see these experiments in Bruges and Ghent.
A nice city scape with an excellent sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
ikeharel (52205) 2014-02-16 7:45
Good evening Gunnar,
Nice moment collected with the tourists taking a rest under shaded archs of the beautiful edifice.
Super clear shot, the fountaind provided a wonderful and calm elements around.
Fine light and depth onto the pond, its turquoise water color gave fine BG to the lady in red, and her companions.
rychem (19427) 2014-02-16 8:39
Beautiful scene in a beautiful płace, perfectly composed photowith beautifuldetails in the background
adramad (35301) 2014-02-16 9:17
A lively composition, with this scene of daily life in the city, in this case with the three tourists resting, the bustle of visitors.
Magnificent background with the source and those walls that give a nice graphics.
Very good color, perfect lighting and sharpness.
Good Sunday afternoon.
ourania (26316) 2014-02-16 12:43
the architecture and the people are equally attractive and interesting, they provide reference to each other and you combined them very effectively in a tight frame with subtle perspective. The background is graphical and as symmetrical as it was possible. Its fine neutral tones set off the people even more. The little group seems engrossed in a game or story. A nice intimate moment captured naturally. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
COSTANTINO (51262) 2014-02-16 21:56
worthseeing fountain with the presence
of people down there
thanks for sharing with us this
the Basilica was designed by Paul ABADIE
HAVE A NICE NEW WEEK
danos (83051) 2014-02-17 0:33
nice the snapshot with the three tourists to sit on the edge of the fountains chating.I like the charmy event with the brilliant light to enhance the vivid colours of the scene.
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2014-02-17 20:36
Gunnar, nice memories from this very particular spot at Sacre Coeur..a very popular place, always crowded but also very nice to hang out especially for the students!!
thanks for sharing
macjake (52040) 2014-02-18 2:38
this is an interesting visual for sure...the water fountains in the bg fan out in a very odd manner.
not odd in a bad way, odd in a strange resulting visual manner.
I like it, gives the scene a more dramatic look and feel.
have a wonderful day
Romano46 (16578) 2014-02-18 9:43
una scenetta di vita colta con arguzia ed ottimo spirito di osservazione e trasformata in una composizione piacevole nella quale il colore e la nitidezza hanno certamente un ruolo importante.
Ciao e buona serata
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-02-23 17:46
Good symmetry of the scalloped bg arches and excellent sharpness, colour and saturation. Reminds me of the Trevi fountain in Rome. Superb warm cold color contrasts between the slightly yellow stone and the cyan green water. The people add life. Tfs!
mirosu (12518) 2014-02-24 4:56
Outstanding snapshot, superb viewpoint. I like the excellent background with beautiful fountain. The light and color balance is perfect.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice week.
eldancer1 (25135) 2014-02-26 13:59
At least those tourist are smiling and look happy with their experience, nice candid shot of people and I should really do more people photos. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
PaulVDV (20387) 2014-02-27 12:07
You show us here a very beautiful detail of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur.
I certainly didn't recognize the famous basilica.
It's indeed a good quiet place to relax for a while.
Best regards, Paul
Angshu (54709) 2014-03-17 22:50
A nice DL shot in the shadows of the famous Basilica...we see the fountains and the relaxed mood here. Thanks for showing us something refreshingly different from this famous Parisian landmark
fritzi007 (2680) 2014-04-27 15:17
in dieser Umgebung eine Pause machen muss ein Genuss sein, dein Foto ist Weltklasse, sehr gut gemacht!
tatadalou (5641) 2014-05-11 8:47
I really like the photo, its compsoition with the 3 persones sent on the edge of the fountain, and the patterns formed by the stones around the fountain.
jmdias (52524) 2014-08-03 12:16
I liked the use of the fountain and its repetitive elements in the background and these personages, so natural here. I liked the special soft light and the perfect quality of this image. well done and beautiful.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (36904)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-13 3:19