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The Louvre Pyramids, Paris

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 February 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Photographed shortly after dawn with the first rays of the rising sun lighting up the east and south facing facades of the old Louvre palace.

NIKON D800 1/60 second F/11.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Excellent, terribly good shot and composition!
I do love Louvre and its Pyramid.
Txs4Sharing Ian

4 Feb 2013 5:09am

@aaanouel: Thanks aaanouel!

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Nice symetry in this beautiful bw. The sky is absolutely fantastic.

4 Feb 2013 6:07am

@Focales: Thanks Marie!

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Very nice black and White capture !

4 Feb 2013 6:12am

@Bruno F: Thanks Bruno!

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Déjà magnifique cette architecture, mais sous ce ciel c'est carrément somptueux ! Bonne journée Ian

4 Feb 2013 6:13am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

Hoshisato from Dippach, Luxembourg

An instant classic! That early morning hour really is special, plus no tourists as a bonus :-)

4 Feb 2013 6:14am

@Hoshisato: Thanks Hans!....there are a few tourists but they are far enough in the distance that they don't detract too much from the photo.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

With this sky, it's just sumptuous.

4 Feb 2013 6:59am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!....I was really pleased with the sky.

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Great symmetry and loving the light vs dark battle - with the contemporary pyramids inbetween it's almost sci-fi.

4 Feb 2013 8:04am

@digitalCG: Thanks Peter!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful black and white. The sky is absolutely wonderful. Have a nice day.

4 Feb 2013 8:50am

@Aubélia: Thanks Aubélia!

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I like the way you organized de black and white !!!

4 Feb 2013 12:38pm

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wonderful framing and magnificent sky!

4 Feb 2013 1:42pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks for that Ian!

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Extra the sky !

4 Feb 2013 4:59pm

@Eric C.: Thanks Eric!

Babzy from Besançon, France

this is a perfect shot ! :)

4 Feb 2013 9:47pm

@Babzy: Thanks Babzy!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful graphics. great tones

4 Feb 2013 11:38pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, must be one of the most atmosphere captures of the Louvre Palace I've seen!!! The light, the details, the sky... almost surreal! Bravo Ian!

5 Feb 2013 12:48am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition with excellent transition of light horizontally across the frame! the wonderful sky tops it all off perfectly!

5 Feb 2013 1:04am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful b&w! The sky is fantastic!

5 Feb 2013 1:22am

L'angevine from Angers, France

bien cadrée

5 Feb 2013 8:09am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

stunning work

5 Feb 2013 3:25pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Beautiful shot, Ian! Love that sky, composition and contrast!

5 Feb 2013 11:16pm

Roland-theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Beautiful black and white!

5 Feb 2013 11:30pm

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Great Image Ian, and congrats on the commended image in the Sony Awards

6 Feb 2013 6:42am

@Andrew Atkinson: Thanks Andrew!

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

dramatic and dynamic ! great image . Annisab

6 Feb 2013 8:40am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is an exceptional photo.

7 Feb 2013 11:39pm

bet365 from Croatia

exellent work, great tones and details. Bravo

7 Feb 2013 11:54pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I really like the composition of this iconic building, with dark wing on one side and bright wing on the other. And the sky is priceless. Well done.

8 Feb 2013 5:20am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

the Sky is wonderful..very nice photo!

8 Feb 2013 8:17am

tom from Germany

Like the symmetry and the wonderful clouds.

8 Feb 2013 10:49am

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9 Feb 2013 9:42am

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12 Mar 2013 3:45pm

Klaus from Germany

What a brillant b&w - love the sky

29 Mar 2013 7:37am

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Panama City, Panama

Beautiful B&W and architecture, great work!

3 Apr 2013 11:49pm

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1/60 second
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)