Monday, August 3, 2009

Night Moves



Last night I revisited the fabulous Louvre after dark. Peter and I did a night shoot back in June , but I was anxious to have another chance. This is probably on of the most magical places in Paris in the evening. We didn't want Janet and Maya to miss it. This time I tried to find something a little different to photograph. Again, these were shot without a tripod. Sorry Fabrizio, I know I should not try these without one, but this was a last minute decision, and we weren't prepared with all the right "stuff"!

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21 comments:

Judy - So California said...

V, No apologies necessary for these great shots. Even when I enlarged them - they look wonderful!

marley said...

Tripod or not, they came out perfectly! Its a stunning structure, especially at night.

Thérèse said...

I love it, love it, love it...
What says Hemingway is true too when applied to a "young lady."

Harriet said...

Your photos make the glass sparkle in the Grande Pyramide. And I love your capture of the moon. Ah.....so romantic. Wish I could have been there.

Julie said...

I like the light reflecting on the water and the chrome(?) in the second one, V. I will keep this night shoot in mind ...

Adore the knocker in the banner ...

Bob Crowe said...

Ooh, way cool. I still find it hard to reconcile the architecture of the pyramid with the old castle, though. But who am I to complain? I live in St. Louis, the architecture capital of the mid-Mississippi.

Petrea said...

Geez. What might you do if you had a tripod? Win a Nobel prize or something?

Virginia said...

Bob ,
I'm made peace with the pyramide. I think seeing it at night sealed that deal. I do NOT however like the Pompidou in any shape form or fashion!

Thanks everyone for your kind remarks. This was really so much fun to experiment with.

Janet Kincaid said...

I was blown away--BLOWN AWAY--by the Louvre and the pyramid. I didn't think I'd like the two together, but I loved them! The juxtaposition of the old and new was fabulous and will be timeless.

Your photos are great, even sans tripod. Next time, we'll all come better equipped, eh? (And now, I need to cull through my 700 photos and pick one or two from that shoot for my blog.)

Virginia said...

Janet,
YOu are going to have to put more than one or two up. How about a hundred??? BTW, thanks for the hot tip on the chess player yesterday. It was the only really good one I got of them. Wish you both were here to bum around with me today. Maybe I'll just run up to the dome of the SC after lunch!HA

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful photos and I agree that this is a magical place after dark. I loved being just a block away from it in December and was drawn to it almost every day and evening.
I'm staying on the left band this next trip but hope to spend lots of time at the Louvre and the area around it.
It seems I keep following you to Paris. :=}

altadenahiker said...

Mon dieu!

Daryl said...

I am very impressed .. no tripod and the images are sharp, crisp and focused .. you have very steady hands ..

Eddie said...

Virginia,
Of course you may use that quote. It's not even mine, except for the translation. I'm glad you liked it, and I know the feeling; I was in Paris for 2 days in March earlier this year, and I did in fact "leave a piece of my heart there."

I'm hoping to study abroad in France, possibly Paris, so one day I will return there! ;)

By the way, you've some astounding photographs! I'll have to come back when I have more time and read your blog in depth.

Starman said...

With or without a tripod, they're excellent.

alice said...

I love the pyramide (and yours too!) and I love Beaubourg! I take it like a joke in its old area, like a huge Lego, I'm always surprised and pleased when I see this building around the corner.
Have a safe trip tomorrow. It's a long way but now, I think you could almost pilot the plane by youself, don't you think so? ;-))

Virginia said...

Alice,
I am so sorry we didn't get some time together this trip. I hope to return real soon but have no idea when. I do feel less like a tourist now but my francais is ....... well ask Peter! HA

Eddie,
Come back and visit any ole time!

Karen, YOu'll love the left bank. Lots to see and do within walking distance. Jardin de Luxembourg is a treasure trove for photographers and just sitting and reading. Something I sure didn't get to do because I was too busy snapping away.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Virginia, altadenahiker said "Mon Dieu" and she said all. In other words I would like to be half able than you taking photos like these without a tripod. Definitely stunning !

Maya said...

Ah, you caught the magnificent moon. What a magical evening that was!

Maya said...

Maybe I'll just run up to the dome of the SC after lunch!
Your daily exercise regimen, no?

JM said...

Brilliant photos! Just amazing!