Taken in Central France. I like the recession and the different layers giving a real feeling of distance in this shot. It’s a little unfortunate that the pastel colours are overpowered a little by the foreground hill.
Out in the loch there is a little island with a small clump of trees that seemed desperate to hang onto life. I particularly like the white trunks standing out against the blue/green waters of the loch even though I had to wait a while for the light to be right.
The front façade of the Gare du Nord in Paris is adorned with a number of impressive sculptures, twenty in all. Eight of these crown the cornice line and represent international places (Paris is placed in the centre), and twelve further sculptures represent northern French cities, aligned on the lower façade.
I have a number of shots taken in and around the Gare du Nord in Paris. I quite like images as the light goes down and the buildings are illuminated by artifical light.
The Møller Centre is a conference centre attached to Churchill College in Cambridge. I liked the shape of the stairs and the final image appears a little like an eye.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France is the National Library of France, located in Paris on the banks of the Seine. It is intended to be the repository of all that is published in France. First announced on Bastille Day, 1988 by President François Mitterrand, it was finally opened on 15th December 1996 after huge cost overruns and technical difficulties related to its high-rise design.
The Musée d’Orsay is one of my favourite museums in Paris. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces (the largest in the world) by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh
Taken at Canary Wharf, Docklands many years ago when the buildings were fairly new ans security wasn’t as tight as it is now. Today, without written permission, I doubt it would be possible to set up a tripod with a medium format camera on it and take pictures.
Louise treats her face and hair like a blank canvas and creates new looks on a regular basis. I wanted to combine the bright vibrant colours of her face against the glum blandness of a brick underpass. Facing out of the picture also adds a degree of contention.