Sunday, November 14, 2010

Photo Review #1

This photo is taken in Bordeaux, France at the famous Place de la Bourse, in the center of the city. Bordeaux is a place where the city comes to life at night, as the sun goes down the lights turn on and the city awakens. I used to live there in Bordeaux so I remember this place very well, and it's certainly a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the view.
However this photo really captures the essence of Place de la Bourse because it shows the fascinating way that the buildings light up at night, as well as how the water seeps up through the ground in a wonderful water display. I appreciate how this photo shows serious depth, by simply using half of the photo shooting at the ground. This lengthens the photo and makes the eye look back at the buildings in the middle of the photo, but it seems like they're further away, all just by using the ground in the photo. 

Another great part of this photo is the color juxtaposition between the beige of the buildings in the background and the deep blue color of the evening sky. It's easy to see that the sun has just gone down and the sky is a perfect shade of blue, so that it contrasts beautifully with the beige lighting set up on the buildings. Not only that but the puddles on the Miroir d'eau, literally meaning the mirror of water, reflect the deep blue of the sky to really give the photo a contrasted yet beautiful color scheme. 

Photo rating : 8/10

1 comment:

  1. What a great photo! I wish i could take pictures like that.