I heard a police siren behind me and turned around into the strong winter sunlight to see this spectacle of hundreds of people rollerskating at high speed through the city streets.
It was a very dramatic moment and I thought this particular shot, of the many I took, was particularly apt with the statue of the charging cavalryman in the background who looks like he is pursuing them.
This photo was taken just off the Rue de Rivoli where it meets La Place de La Concorde so it really is right in the heart of the city.
HOT TIP FOR ALL AM3 CONTRIBUTORS :
I've been having problems for ages with my uploaded landscape orientated images looking fuzzy and not as sharp as they should be....well I finally found the answer this afternoon in an answer by Jason Kravitz to a query in the forums .....if you too have been having this problem the answer is to make sure you resize your photos to a maximum horizontal dimension of 800 pixels (vertical size is not limited). Anything greater than 800pixels and AM3 will automatically resize it leading to the reduction in sharpness.
Please feel free to copy and paste this advice into your own AM3 blogs as I'm sure there are lots of our fellow AM3ers out there having this same frustrating problem...it would be great to sort the problem out for as many of us as possible.
Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog
For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.
27 mm (35mm equiv.)