I was quite inspired by the contrast between the one hundred-year-old tradition of the Carousel and the highest building of Paris - Tour Montparnasse - and tried to apply the advices I had for a similar shot. I was making several shot tonight but I was quite disapointed because the sky was not so nice : really cloudy, there were no chance to get a nice blue sky.
Still, at one moment, a woman passed by and standed in front of my camera, unaware I was shooting at the scene. When I came back to my computer, I discovered that the best of the serie was this one. Let me know what you think...
Technically, I just resized the picture and increased the saturation a little bit.
Well, Luko had some nice advices and I tried to apply them in this shot. What do you think ?
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Luko (14000) 2003-12-14 15:14
So Steven, your camera captured the hidden truth : what kind of character is that with a halo of light around him? Call agent Mulder immediately this is the proof he was waiting for decades...
No kidding this a strange though very goodshot and I wonder how you got the halo...
I'd see it in a different -square- format, crop some of the bottom above the girl's hips, it will prevent getting the eyes too stuck on bright areas, then I think I'd rather not see the top of the Montparnasse T., giving that way a sense of infinitude that goes well along with the idea of a merry-go-round that turns endlessly.
All in all, a good and surprising pic. Pleasant to see someone innovating.
Didi (60586) 2003-12-14 15:14
Un caroussel en mouvement ... J'ai l'impression qu'il est en mouvement.
La femme non prévue ne gâche pas cette bonne composition. La tour est bien positionnée avec une belle perspective verticale.
Et pourtant vous auriez pu faire une photo au crépuscule avec un ciel nuageux comme le montre ce cliché de Chambord photographié sous la pluie.
Clochette (8076) 2003-12-14 15:15
I really like this one Steven, although Vincent would probably tell you it was a bit too late for the sky ;-)
It is nice how the shape of the tower is only made by windows lights.
And I agree with Luko, this halo around the woman is incredible.
Rockyboy (20598) 2003-12-14 15:27
It is a chance that she didn't move... and the result is very good. I like the blur Carousel and the well framed Tower. Your shot is symply very nice! Bravo!
allotfy (1525) 2003-12-14 16:00
i really looked to this photo too much and i don't find any thing to say more than YOU ARE VERY PROFISSIONAL and about the halo around the woman it is true because there is not around her hair .....???? i did WS to you
martin (1242) 2003-12-14 16:58
This is even more remarkable than your previous picture, Steven. The three elements combine so effectively. Although it would never have occurred to me, I think that Luko's suggested square format is a very good idea.
... And, seeing now your version following Luko's idea confirms what a perceptive suggestion it was.
olli (2091) 2003-12-15 7:47
Amazing night shot. Yes, contrast between those two great objects is just great.The woman is a great addition. And your WS is an improvement. This shot really is one of my favorites...
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama UV 72 mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): PARIS AT NIGHT, Parisian Carousels, Carousels, Tallest Buildings in the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-14 14:42
- Favorites: 1 [view]