Friday, April 27, 2007

Pretty Enough

Here's a typical French 'mairie' or town hall as we know them (in the UK in any case) and the shot's pretty enough I reckon.

The notable thing about this shot is the light. It was taken at twilight in the evening, and combines natural and artificial light and the result is always interesting. You get the deep blue sky as the sun goes down mixed with the rich orange street lamps illuminating the town hall and the street sign. It's worth experimenting with these conditions and it makes a great excuse for a stroll on a balmy summer's evening.

I'm quite pleased with the composition, but I had to chop of the bottom half of the building as there was a big white van messing up the shot. I've got a vertical version of this but The Van is there and I'm not convinced it should be but it was too heavy to move!
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