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L'église Saint-Eustache

By saltireblue    
Continuing two recent traits, namely Paris and B&W.

The area around Les Halles, once a marvellous place to people watch and buy a wide variety of goods at the world-famous market, is now (and has long been) a chaotic area of building works and disruption.
In the middle of all this chaos stands sanctuary in the form of the peace and tranquility of L'église Saint-Eustache. When mrs. salty and I visited, we were two of only four visitors enjoying this proud old church. Built between 1532 - 1630, it is a magnificent example of the Gothic style.
My attention was captured by a lone person, reading a newspaper in solitude, and for me, giving scale to the image. The light striking high up on the columns was a contrast I couldn't resist.

Many thanks for all recent interest and comments.


becoming - no, strike that, I mean, am already very, very fed up of rain and even more rain every single weekend.

Tags: Church Paris Architecture B and w Léglie Saint-Eustache

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 7:10PM
brilliant tones and light malc wonderful comp a cracker nice one Wink

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1848 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 7:20PM
Superb in every way. You've done the place justice.
Griff2012 Plus
5 363 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 7:38PM
Superb. As you say, the figure gives the scale - it almost looks like an apparition too, is he there - or just a shadow? Atmospheric.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 7:53PM
Spookily atmospheric.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Nov 2012 8:18PM
Excellent composition, Malc, with excellent control of the low light situation: the B and W presentation is si appropriate and as I may have mentioned before, your verticals are precisely so.
Very well done.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 8:41PM
A lovely atmosphere captured within the church, the light highlighting the Gothic architecture and beautiful ceiling.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 8:56PM
The best I have ever seen from this beautiful church that sometimes looks so forlorn amidst the hubbub around.
The U.A. comes with my unreserved gratitude. The kind of photo that makes it all worthwhile.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
10 Nov 2012 8:57PM
Very majestic.
The light at the top of the columns and illuminating the vaulted roof is superb and makes the whole composition zing Malc. Don't let the rain get you down, it'll go soon enough be sure.

AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
10 Nov 2012 9:48PM
Excellent, wonderful rich tonal value; splendid architectural shot.

Grunnen til at det regner sĺ mye i řst norge er at dere har gjort narr av stakkars Bergenserne og regnet der Tongue Nĺ fĺr dere ta deres tur Wink

Anne Toril
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
10 Nov 2012 9:55PM
just superb..please accept my UA SmileSmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Nov 2012 10:11PM
excellent tones, very well chosen POV.
really well done. So good that I have to forgive you for not spotting the Range Rover.
10 Nov 2012 11:13PM
Excellent piece of work. deserves all the plaudits given above.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Nov 2012 12:38AM
The conversion is outstanding! a grand piece of art!
11 Nov 2012 9:08AM
Great image and write up Malc.

John Smile
11 Nov 2012 11:56AM
A late Wee Tree Award Malc, well deserved mate.

Tibetan 5 3 England
11 Nov 2012 12:09PM
Brilliant places like this have an atmosphere all their own, and well suited to mono, nice light and a great photo, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
10 357 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 3:15PM
So glad you have figures in this as otherwise I would have had no idea how high the building is - looks wonderful in mono - well deserved awards Malc
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 3:20PM
Lovely image love the tones and shadows.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
11 Nov 2012 4:38PM
A wonderful mono, Malc, and beautiful light Wink A fine capture showing off the building's magnificence Smile
Trev Smile
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 6:53PM
Superbly handled Malc
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
11 Nov 2012 9:24PM
Like the light in this Malc, good mono processing too
Regards Richard
11 Nov 2012 10:08PM
Stunning image,Malc,like the tones and lighting here,well done,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:35PM
Brilliant shot
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
12 Nov 2012 7:58PM
A superb image which has been so well converted to mono.
Many congrats on the awards, and well worth each and everyone, now those verticals are just that, vertical, good processing looks very good in mono.

15 Nov 2012 8:30PM
Cracking shot Malc, lovely architecture the kind of place i would love to be let loose with my camera!
15 Nov 2012 11:18PM
Very nice mono image well captured.
Allen, Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Nov 2012 7:05AM
Magnificent B&W image!
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 8:21PM
A magnificent monochrome image Malc, terrific perspective and sense of grandeur
1 Jan 2013 5:24PM
Impressive mono conversion with excellent tonal values. I also really like the composition and subject. Outstanding work here.


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