Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Geometry lesson


I don't know if it happens to you, but sometimes, when I drive by a street scene, I think to myself: "this has a good chance of making a nice photo". That is exactly what I thought to myself when I passed by this school (I guess it's a school, I am not 100% sure) near the river banks in the lower 16th arrondissement (Quai Saint Exupéry, more precisely). I love the color, the geometry and the disposition of the various objects and people. It's cold in Paris, but I'm glad it's Le Weekend!

22 comments:

  1. The lines are great and the colors are too! Have a great weekend!

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  2. You have such a good eye Eric! Wonderful.

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  3. very beautiful i love the neon green glow light very much.

    yes i do feel that a lot, as in always and feel bad when i cant capture that moment or scene

    have a great weekend =)

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  4. Gasp! That's a stunning photo, artful yet simple at the same time. Magical the way it's realistic yet somehow very stylized, as if drawn -- the simple lines, the limited palette. One of my favourites. Merci.

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  5. What a great photo, Eric! The colors and lines are incredible.

    Bon weekend PDP!

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  6. Mondrian is looking down and smiling on you, Eric.

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  7. Great contrast between the shades of lime green, and nice angle. What a nice photo!

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  8. Oh, yes, it happens to me all of the time, day and night, driving the car or riding the bus. Your photo is a fantastic example of just such a photo.

    Have a great weekend! I happen to have three days because Monday is Veterans Day.

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  9. Excellent shot!!! I think this is one of your best! I love the color and the composition.

    And yes, sometimes it's very cool to take a picture.. well, just because. Glad you stopped and thank you for posting it for us. :)

    Tomate Farcie too lazy to log in.

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  10. Great picture ! BRAVO ;-)))))))))

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  11. I guess the student? at the right hand side is sick of school

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  12. Hi, Eric, I've been enjoying your blog for some time now. You really capture some beautiful places in Paris. I've only been there once--10 years ago on my honeymoon. It was wonderful!! I would like to make a request for a pic. My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Lutetia and I'd love to see a recent pic of it. It was such a lovely stay when we were there. So, if you're ever over in that area and get a chance...
    Thanks, Lora

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  13. Eric - what a perfectly stunning shot - a photographic symphony in green! Love the way the geometric ceiling vents and tiles and lights echo the other rectangular shapes and play off the curvilinear shapes of chairs and people. And the little exit sign at the very bottom of the photo with a down arrow - a lovely little grace note!
    Such a creative play on colour and form. Thank you, Eric -you are always an inspiration.

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  14. May I echo Jeanne and Tomate's comments, Eric. This is just a superb image. Green being my fave color aside, the composition is so perfect. Like Mondrian abandoning white and all colors but greens. I just love it!!! Kudos. And, I love it that you so often bring us shots that we might happen upon ourselves in the everyday life of Paris, not just travel style shots. . .your eye for shots is wonderful.
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  15. Whenever I'm watching TV or walking in the Paris streets, I oftenly think "Oh I could talk about this in my blog!"
    I think I'm getting blog addicted!
    Eric please help me:)

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  16. fabtastic! great color, graphical image. the chairs look like they are floating.

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  17. hey that's cool, nice colors

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  18. I do like it too. Great composition for all the perfect reasons that you mention.

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  19. I also have the same thought whenever I see a picturesque scene! More so after I joined DPB!

    Like the lime green colour of your photo!

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