Thursday, August 30, 2007

Moan On

Taken just round the corner from Montmartre, you know, the Sacré Coeur and all that, the ponderously famous artists' Mecca, where the Mona Lisa, the world's best-known painting was, in fact, almost 500 years TO THE DAY, actually, err, not painted, but never mind, Madonna L is everywhere in Paris, including painted-being-painted in a kind of cartoony style on the side of a carousel hoarding, and why not?

Aesthetically, I'm really not sure about this shot. The two items, the painting and the merry-go-round, seem rather disparate and it's not a good idea to have two opposing elements in the same frame, but eliminating one of them here would have left a blandish scene with no context.

So, while not being convinced that they particularly complement each other, the green pole in the middle seeming to delineate two entirely different photos, that was the scene that was, and so it shall remain.
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5 comments:

Di Mackey said...

The green on the roof of the round-about appears to reach over and become leaves on the Mona Lisa.

I really like this shot as it actually.

Paris Set Me Free said...

Yes, well, obviously I'd realised that... -ahem!-

Di Mackey said...

Well obviously. I never doubted it for a moment, I just thought I'd state the obvious for the less discerning observer of the image.

Paris Set Me Free said...

Errr, actually I HADN'T noticed that, but part of the joy of photography is that you spot nice coincidences after the click, if you're lucky!

Di Mackey said...

I was teasing, going along with your claim. New Zealand sense of humour ... a terrible thing. We think we're much more amusing than we actually are and that everyone gets what we mean immediately.

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