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Pyramide du Louvre, Paris
Commissioned by the President of France François Mitterrand in 1984, it was designed by the architect I. M. Pei

One of Paris's major tourist sites Pyramide du Louvre is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.

Only the French could combine modern and classical architecture with such finesse. Top marks to the builders too, it all seems perfectly symmetrical.

V2 is BW conversion.
Thanks for looking
Ian

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Mar 2013 - 7:55 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pyramide du Louvre, Paris.
Username:iancrowson iancrowson
Uploaded:8 Apr 2013 - 3:22 PM
Tags:/ Paris, Architecture, Black & white, Landscape / travel/ Pyramide du Louvre
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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 3:31 PM

One image gold, the other silver, and both absolutely stunning! GrinGrin

johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 3:36 PM

A super exposure Ian, not short of any detail in this well lit image, I like them both it is stunning and great work.....John

tamarisk
tamarisk  1
8 Apr 2013 - 3:54 PM

I think this is a truly lovely captureGrinGrinjavascript:;

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 4:48 PM

Asymmetrical but very nicely balanced - top left against bottom centre/right.
V2 seems that bit more luminous.
Moira

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
8 Apr 2013 - 6:13 PM

I like both them. Each picture has its own worth.
Effrossini

sawsengee
sawsengee  84 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:09 PM

both versions are lovely.....I think V1 has more visual impact because of the colours of the light while V2 shows more impact on geometric forms Smile

JohnChambersPhotography

I go for v1 it has more impact both good but v1 for me.

John

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 7:58 PM

Two great images, a different perspective of the Louvre...love it......V1 for me as I think the gold colours are lovelyGrin

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 11:48 PM


Quote: Two great images, a different perspective of the Louvre...love it......V1 for me as I think the gold colours are lovelyGrin

I agree but V2 is a good un as well Smile

Rod

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 12:31 PM

Like the details and evening lights on this, V2 just has the edge for me.
Regards Richard

silverfoxey
9 Jun 2013 - 2:26 PM

Two great Edited shots Ian, reminds me of our visit to the Louvre. Think colour works best on this structure, and love the goldern glow of the lighted structures of the old and the new, against the dark. Exposure is spot on of a magical image. James Smile

Last Modified By silverfoxey at 9 Jun 2013 - 2:27 PM
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