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

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

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

One exposure in RAW, straight from camera apart from a tweaks in RAW converter.
Thanks for looking
V2 is to take your eye in there!
PS. if you go to shoot these buildings take a wider lens than 24mm (on full frame). I missed a lot by not being able to get far enough back.

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 - 7:26 PM
Focal Length:38mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pyramide du Louvre
Username:iancrowson iancrowson
Uploaded:26 Mar 2013 - 1:47 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
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moiral  5 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 - 1:54 PM

Beautiful low light shot. Moira

widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 3:01 PM

Nice shots Ian for some reason V2 grabbed me more the symmetry of the image and the use of the chimneys as a frame is lovelySmile


strokebloke Plus Member 6481 forum postsstrokebloke vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 3:14 PM

"Missed a lot", or not Ian; these two are exceptionally good.
Comp & symmetry-wise they are superb (I'm with widtink on V2)
The low-light and the richness of colour draw the viewer in. That is the art of good art Smile

This, particularly, and also your previous upload, are deserving of award

Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 4:31 PM

A beauty.


EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 5:04 PM

Though I like both the comp and colours in V1 get my vote today. Beautifully captured low light images in both cases.


26 Mar 2013 - 5:26 PM

Exceptional shots Ian.

Technically and for the reasons outliuned above, V2 is a very good shot but I'm going to go against the flow and say that I prefer V1, simply because it tells a self-explanatory story re. what the subject actually is.

I shall be going there in a couple of months time. Hopefully, although I rather doubt it, I'll be there as it gets dark.


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8791 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1275 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 5:36 PM

I'm not a huge fan of pure symmetry, it can seem cold and sterile, so what I always look for in a composition like V1 is the breaks, the quirks that bring the image to life. Here it's the little marquee inside the big pyramid, and the light catching the skylights - they add so much for me!
In V2 I'm seeing a face...

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 26 Mar 2013 - 5:37 PM
15 May 2013 - 1:47 PM

Great night capture of the Louvre glass structure, which looks super lit up. You also took it at the right time, before the sky lost the deep blue colour. Both shots are good, but prefer V1. James Smile

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