Though the central glass pyramid of the Louvre gets all the attention, the other pyramids of the Louvre can be just as dramatic (if the perspective is set correctly.)
My favorite part of a huge cityscape view is the way the tiny details of buildings (windows, lights, roofs) slowly become less and less distinct as you look farther away. I was inspired to get a “real” camera all those years ago in part from a desire to takes pictures that gave the viewer a feeling of being able to “zoom forever” and always see more detail.
Even with more than six million remains in the Catacombs of Paris there are apparently still absences in the patterns created by those filling the space.
Today’s guest post is by David Bain:
I took the photo along a cliffside during a traditional Balinese ceremony right after sunset. It is too dark to see the cliff in the background of the picture, but the light from the fire and people’s smartphones is bright and contrasting. Nearly every single viewer is observing the ceremony through a smartphone or camera creating a technological gaze.
Reflection symmetry makes the golden dome of Les Invalides all the more imposing.