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Contemplation

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 September 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Following on from yesterday's photo, this is another image from the Palace of Chaillot at the Trocadero in Paris.

NIKON D40 1/2000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 108 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Brilliant...on two counts...for being brave enough to turn away from La Tour Eiffel & for a capture that is fresh and very, very stylish!

2 Sep 2008 6:19am

Angelique from Netherlands

I love the bird on her sholder that is part of the statue and the real one sitting there in the corner.
Great shot!

2 Sep 2008 7:08am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Even though you publish shot in color not very often they are most of the times really stunning. The gold looks so brilliant and the dove adds an interesting details...

2 Sep 2008 7:19am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great capture. I love that two pidgeons.

2 Sep 2008 8:06am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Great shot Ian. That gold is magnificent. The pigeon adds an extra enchantment. Good work

2 Sep 2008 8:51am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very well composed. The golden stones at right match the gold of the sculpture, whereas the straight lines of the stonework contrast the round shape of the sculpture.

2 Sep 2008 9:03am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beautiful golden glow :)

2 Sep 2008 9:54am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Like what you've done with the subtle, dusty colors. The limited range is very effective. The exposure, too, is just right. Really a wonderfully soft shot on numerous counts.

2 Sep 2008 10:27am

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

it's the last statue on left here
Did you include in purpose the the bird in the frame as a response with the one in the statue ?
I like this one

2 Sep 2008 12:07pm

Lorena from Fort Myers, United States

You deserve a golden star :)

2 Sep 2008 12:34pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Wow, beautiful shot! Excellent in composition, light, and colours, really great!

2 Sep 2008 1:19pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Excellent light and the everyday pigeon in the corner. Your B&W work is magnificent but sometimes I feel you should post more colour and this is a good point for it.

2 Sep 2008 2:10pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wonderful capture and beautiful treatment!!

2 Sep 2008 3:01pm

RHYS from United Kingdom

CLASSIC. GREAT COMPOSITION. LOVE THE LITTLE CHAP IN THE BOTTOM CORNER!

2 Sep 2008 3:16pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Very artistic touch Ian... and the pigeon is a great element - not only to show scale, but adds a curious fun-factor to the frame. Like it.

2 Sep 2008 6:53pm

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

I agree with what everybody already said. This is a beautiful and elegant shot.

2 Sep 2008 9:53pm

DonLon from Providence, RI, United States

Just love the pigeon!

3 Sep 2008 1:18am

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

The pigeon really makes the difference.

3 Sep 2008 8:27pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

wonderfully ornate -- gorgeous golden tones!

9 Sep 2008 12:25am

Emily Ng from Studying in: Adelaide, Australia | Home:, Singapore

hee i like the pigeon looking n the same direction. like how u cropped/frame the image. jus enough room for Mr Pigeon to stand on

14 Oct 2008 9:01pm

NIKON D40
1/2000 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
108 mm (35mm equiv.)