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The first of a short series of observations made in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR DX Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Mar 2011 - 9:54 AM
Focal Length:56mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Montparnasse I
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:16 May 2011 - 7:36 AM
Tags:General, Photo journalism
Votes:74

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morpheus1955
16 May 2011 - 8:23 AM

Interesting shot Bill, great composition, to me it looks like the flower is kissing and hugging the stone, but that could just be me with a lack of caffeine Smile

Hugh

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 8:24 AM

Poignant image.
Ann

maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 - 9:38 AM

The tones in this image seem to convey a sense of memories lon gone. The faded almost dessicated rose is a photographers dream, superbly shot.
maggie

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 10:10 AM


Quote: Poignant image.
Ann

My thoughts too. - gary

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

Must be the ''grottiest'' flower I have seen on site Bill !!
While it is nice to see them in full bloom and full colour,
I feel the ''grotty' ones are sadly neglected as uploads here.
They won't grace the cover of Gardeners Weekly,but as a study
in texture and lighting,there is a place for them here I feel !!
Mick.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 1:54 PM

Lovely how the ivy has grown over the granite and the dried rose does look like its kissing the stone Hugh. There's some interesting shadows in this too............Sandy

paulb20
paulb20 Plus Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
16 May 2011 - 1:58 PM

The wilted flower gives a sense of loss. A thoughtful image Bill.
Paul

SandraKay
SandraKay Plus Member 8233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 2:01 PM

Excellent use of dof, drawing the viewer into the shot.
Sandra

gingerdelight
16 May 2011 - 2:22 PM

Beautifully sad.
Carol

Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 3:11 PM

A well composed poignant image Bill.

Best Matt

LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 3:31 PM

'Agree with Sandra's opine.' Superb DOF enhances 'the image thrust of the photograph, & smoothly captures the 'perusal of the Eye.' Elegant & artistic shot.

Ciao...Peter Wink

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 4:05 PM


Quote: ...looks like the flower is kissing and hugging the stone...

That's what I thought when I first looked at it! Grin It does convey more a sense of loss than a fresh flower would.
Trev Smile

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 4:20 PM

Those particular flowers are an added bonus Bill...... Right place..right day.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 6:06 PM

Yet another nicely composed picture Bill.

John Smile

Adrian_Reynolds
16 May 2011 - 6:55 PM

The decaying flower adds to the poignancy of the image Bill, amazing angle,
beautifully done,
Adrian

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 7:12 PM

Wow! A GEA! a big thank you to answersonapostcard.

wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
16 May 2011 - 8:08 PM

Past with the past , well done Bill

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 8:16 PM

decay with the decayed Bill, excellent

Bernie

RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 8:53 PM

Beautifully produced image Bill, perfect composition and technically 'spot on'.
kind regards,
Robin

kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 8:56 PM

Powerfull stuff Bill.

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

Awwwww, love this.
EVERYTHING IS TRANSIENT.....................
Johanna

LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 11:49 PM

"Congratulations, Bill, on your 'well-deserved GEA' ." "Life is always 'in continual Flux,' & Our Photographs,...'capture only a Moment In Time'."

Regards...Peter Wink

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 9:02 PM

Congratulations - a well deserved award Bill Smile

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2011 - 7:53 PM

strong.....beautiful composed

Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 7:07 PM

Beautifully smooth granite and crisp dry petals and leaves - a wonderful contrast

frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2011 - 9:46 PM

so sad and so beautiful

francesco

agingrocker
agingrocker Plus Member 6agingrocker vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2011 - 6:14 PM

Very poignant
Antony

xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 3:40 PM

Beautiful image with strong emtional impact...excellent.
jasmine

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
11 Jun 2011 - 5:21 AM

fantasctic image!

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 12:53 PM

A beautifully simple tribute to the departed Bill, and you're image does that tribute proud too. Why I've never commented onthis image I'll never know, but better late than never my friend, I'm sorry for the omission.

Dougie

Roly
Roly  8 Wales
28 Aug 2011 - 9:02 PM

Well spotted and taken Bill.

MickS
MickS  10 England14 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 9:49 PM

Excellent stuff, Bill, love the composition.
best
Mick

Oleg_Lobzin
17 Sep 2011 - 10:34 PM

The composition is delightful.
Regards, Oleg.

glyndwr
glyndwr  866 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 7:40 PM

A well earned award Bill.

Robert

nickyv32
nickyv32 Plus Member 8135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
27 Nov 2011 - 10:50 AM

Very though provoking, super image Bill x

gonzalito
gonzalito Plus Member 5gonzalito vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2012 - 9:53 AM

I actually do like this too !

I like the rose is pointing down; I "like" it as a dead rose! I "like" the message of sadness that the whole scene evoques. The contrast between the gray stone and the green leafs ... again, just helps so much to send the message accross !

This is not about composition, it is not about the message, only! This is about the whole!
Sad message; great photograph!

Kim Walton
Kim Walton Plus Member 11145 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 11:56 PM

well put together bill---i might of lost the shadow in top left corner?
Regards
Kim

Hop-A-Long
29 Apr 2012 - 10:57 AM

Quite a poignant image Bill that has been well taken.

Andy

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