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Sunrise at the Louvre

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 24 June 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A winter sun rises above the rooftops to light up the pyramidal glass entrance of the Louvre in Paris.

This is a photo from the archives taken on a trip to Paris last Christmas.

NIKON D40 1/125 second F/22.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

What an unusual combination, Ian. Not many people/photographers will have seen Louvre this early i nthe morning. A beautifully composed shot which shows a lot of this impressive pyramid and its structures...

24 Jun 2009 6:02am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko!....With it being in winter the time wasn't too bad although there were very few people about!

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Excellent, so many people have photographed the pyramids but still you manage to make it your own.

24 Jun 2009 6:11am

@Hoshisato: Thanks Hoshisato.....sometimes it's as simple as being in the right place at the right time!

Aaron Schmidt from Auckland, New Zealand

Wish you had been there when we had our Aminus3 Meetup in Paris last year. Your take on these traditional tourist spots is something quite unique. F22 is brave (looks like you might have a couple of dust spots or is that lens flare) but it works and so does the wide angle. Great shot.

24 Jun 2009 10:27am

@Aaron Schmidt: Thanks Aaron!....I don't know how I missed those dust spots. I suspect the f22 was an accident as I had been doing some long exposure photography down by the Seine just before this shot.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Wonderful framing, the colours are amazing

24 Jun 2009 10:52am

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks Luca!

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Magical. The light is super.

24 Jun 2009 10:55am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Mags from France

Very nice picture, what a beautiful light !

24 Jun 2009 11:18am

@Mags: Thanks mags!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful original angle of view and magic light !

24 Jun 2009 12:30pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Such magnificent building form, lovely blue sky and that inspiring early morning light... what a beautiful moment you've captured! Ian, love your colour rendering just as much as your b&w conversion!:-)

24 Jun 2009 2:42pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is magnificent Ian. Lovely gradation of colours at the top contrasting nicely with the pyramid. I didn't notice the dust spots but, like Aaron, did wonder about the f22.

24 Jun 2009 3:17pm

@Stu: Thanks Stu!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great lighting and geometry in one image. Bravo!

24 Jun 2009 3:59pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks Glenn!

Tammy-Cricket from United States

Oh...this is just the perfect angle. Lovely symmetry.

24 Jun 2009 5:44pm

@Tammy-Cricket:'s a very photogenic building!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Nice image Ian, beautiful light!

24 Jun 2009 7:37pm

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very well captured Ian!

24 Jun 2009 8:23pm

@Ian Smith: Cheers Ian!

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Great moment for the light there.

25 Jun 2009 5:42am

@Daryl Johnson: Thanks Daryl!.....I think winter is my favourite season for photography because of the low angle of the light for such long periods of the day.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful angle of view .
well done :)

25 Jun 2009 7:46pm

@Shahryar: Thanks Shahryar!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I love this...the light is just beautiful with the steel and glass.

26 Jun 2009 1:20pm

Bonj from Jefferson City, United States

Artistic shot of an artistic place. Nice.

27 Jun 2009 2:44pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie lumière !

28 Jun 2009 7:36pm

Naveen Bachwani from Mumbai, India

What a nice shot, Ian!

I've been a long-time admirer of your work, and would love for you to give my photoblog a quick visit...

30 Jun 2009 12:43pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

fantastic shots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Aug 2009 1:55pm

1/125 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)