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Musée du Louvre (1)

Posted by
Sarito (Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on 1 April 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

1/4 - Non stop rain has helped with the reflection of the light and the pyramid..:). I will have to mention my wife and daughter for their help and patience, without them I couldn't have taken any of these photos.. a million thanks to them.

Colour version coming up tomorrow.

The Musée du Louvre (French pronunciation: [myze dy luvʁ]), or officially the Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or Great Louvre, or simply the Louvre — is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, France and is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). - Wikipedia.

Paris, France.

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fabrizio from Rome, Italy

simply superb,,,,

1 Apr 2010 6:01am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

That's a five stars capture!

1 Apr 2010 7:55am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

loooks a beautiful place and photographed superbly:) well done to you all:)~~!!

1 Apr 2010 8:20am

@kate: Thank you Kate..

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The symmetry maximized. Suggestive perfect night vision. Quiet and mysterious place so different under the sun! Splendid image!

1 Apr 2010 9:08am

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

Really cool b&w.... superb.

1 Apr 2010 9:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very nice shot Saravanan, we see so many of this pyramid that it takes something a wee bit special to grab the attention. This black and white wet shot works really well with the reflection.

1 Apr 2010 10:01am

@Curly: Thank you very much :)..

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Happy your wife and daughter where with you ! Cause it's a great pleasure to see these photos ! Phil.

1 Apr 2010 10:04am

@Phil: :).. Thank you..

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a splendid nightshot.....lovely picture tone, contrast & the multiple surface reflections well captured

1 Apr 2010 10:15am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Very beautiful , all the lines are perfect and also the lighting.

1 Apr 2010 10:46am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

How nice of the weather to bless you with the makings of such a fabulous picture! Families are wonderful and very patient people! Great shot...very well taken.

1 Apr 2010 11:06am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed Sarito! Your choice of B&W certainly helps to enhance the reflected light! Well done! ;-)

1 Apr 2010 11:48am

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

splendid picture!

1 Apr 2010 12:21pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful black and white photo with a good framing and taken in a good position

1 Apr 2010 12:55pm

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Superbe cadrage c'est très réussis. beaucoup de personnes prennent le même lieu sans avoir la classe de ta photo, Bravo

1 Apr 2010 1:07pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great monochrome of this street shot .

1 Apr 2010 1:31pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice nightshot !! There is a very beautiful symmetry and lovely reflections !!

1 Apr 2010 2:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I love the wet. It's perfect for monochrome.

1 Apr 2010 2:43pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good point of view. Well done with the reflections.

1 Apr 2010 3:03pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

These are the kinds of images that photographers really work for and clearly you did. Much thanks to your wife and daughter for their support because this is truly amazing and another 5+++ shot Sarito. Superb symmetry, reflections, light, contrasts.. all of it.

1 Apr 2010 3:26pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you so much...:)

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

What a simmetric and beautiful picture!! The black and white tones are fascinating, but how could you manage to take the picture with nobody in the surroundings??? :)

1 Apr 2010 3:58pm

@David Nos: Thank you David.. It is the combination of rain and night time caused people to dissapear..:).

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful rainy capture!!

1 Apr 2010 4:28pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful ! Geometric and perfect in b&w !

1 Apr 2010 4:42pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Une perfection cette photo ! Rien à jeter, rien à redire, juste à saluer la qualité sublime ! Mes compliments ! 5*

1 Apr 2010 4:54pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Oups.. lol... sorry, I wrote in french... So, in english now : "A perfection this capture ! Nothing to throw, nothing to find fault with to this sublim shot, just to take off one's hat this nicely postal card you done with talent ! Compliments ! 5* !!

1 Apr 2010 4:58pm

@Marie-Jezaria: :).. Thank you, Marie..

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! I love the framing and composition of this iconic symbol. The wet surface adds a nice reflective and sheen look.

1 Apr 2010 6:22pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Superb Sarito, you went back at night when all the crowds were gone. The reflections are fantastic which is the good thing about the rain. 5*****

1 Apr 2010 6:40pm

@kiwisa: Thank you very much..:).

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is superb!

1 Apr 2010 7:28pm

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

This is super

1 Apr 2010 7:35pm

pierrot from Bischoffsheim, France

B & W great shot, beautiful shades of black,

1 Apr 2010 7:44pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sarito,
yes, the rain and your family helped you to this wonderful picture. The colors I like. I wish you and your family Happy Easter!. Thank you for your comment. Dear greetings Christel

1 Apr 2010 7:55pm

Barbara Manners from Toronto, Canada

Picture perfect!!

1 Apr 2010 11:02pm

☾éline from New York City, United States

Perfect symetry with great contrast make a beautiful picture !

2 Apr 2010 1:13am

liling from Singapore

This image is great both in colour and b&w, but i prefer it in b&w. Then again, i'm a sucker for b&w so my opinion is skewed. :)

2 Apr 2010 2:09pm

@liling: :). Thank you,.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb B&W image of this beautiful place,

2 Apr 2010 9:14pm

lily from United Kingdom

you are vey welcome daddy, it was fun and im glad you took nice pics ;-)

4 Apr 2010 1:11pm

Mici from Tg Mures, Romania

Beautifull, awesome composition

9 Apr 2010 8:00am

missparis from PARIS, France


15 Apr 2010 2:56pm

Je@n-M@rc from Nancy, France

Perfect BW !!!

18 Feb 2011 8:49pm

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ISO 100
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