Saturday, November 6, 2010

Paris -- La Ville-Lumière





Late afternoon on a cloudy December day, the clouds parted and a beam of light illuminated the distant buildings of the Marais.

All I can say is.... wow.

28 comments:

Andy said...

Sometimes the sun gives off some nice light effects and you have capture it in this picture.

Shell Sherree said...

Don't you love moments like that, Genie! I'm glad you were there to catch it.

Ninny said...

Oh, yes...WOW! Beautiful picture, Genie!

Liz

Paris Paul said...

Great shot, you were really in the right place at the right time with the right eye!

M said...

I agree, that's all you can say! Magnifique!!!

Rob-bear said...

What a wonderful picture. A city awash in brightness.

Virginia said...

This needs to be the new P and B header. Trés belle. The city of lights is glowing. Bravo

Starman said...

Unique.

SoozNooz said...

A lovely photo - bravo!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

All and each -- I am with my mom and dad this weekend. Many thanks to each of your for you comments. This is a favorite of mine as well and I appreciate that you liked it.

Bises,
Genie

TheChieftess said...

It's absolutely lovely Genie!!!

"All things French" said...

Bonjour Genie ~
I love this gorgeous photo ~ it is just magical! It lights up my day.
~Dianne~

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Chieftess and Dianne -- Merci... I wish I was there right now!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow, indeed. What a beautiful city. I can't wait to go back.

Thanks for your visit!

Ciao,
Gina

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I'd love to stroll through this image..

Randy said...

I love those moments that make you say Wow! This is amazing.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Gina -- Merci

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Brittany and Randy -- Many thanks. I think that there are lucky moments that remind you why you love a city.

T. Becque said...

The light is just stunning. Nice!

Amanda said...

and all i can say is wow too --- such a powerful image, genie - the buildings gleam like gold!!

Alexa said...

"Wow" pretty much says it all. Shots like this are why you never go anywhere without your camera, right?

London Caller said...

Another "wow" from me! ;)
I like the contrast between light and dark.

JM said...

Beautiful light!

Ebie said...

And I echo it again WOW! I really love the perspective of your shot. The lighting is perfect! What a beautiful city. The song may say I love Paris in springtime, but I say I love Paris anytime!

The Armchair Parisian said...

Wow indeed. I have always said the light in Paris exists nowhere else.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

T -- I think that it almost looks like an ancient city in the distance.

Amanda -- Merci, I hope you are enjoying your travels

Alexa -- I am without my camera right now and have decided to stick my little underwater camera in my bag when I can't take the SLR. Did you see that moon crescent (sliver)at dusk tonight?

London Caller -- Thank you for your visit. You have some amazing landscapes too.

JM -- Merci


Ebie -- I agree with you. Paris anytime!!

Parisian -- I was fortunate with this shot, but the light in Paris is amazing.

Margaret Bednar said...

...you found the Golden City! Really amazing, and the affect of the clouds with the light blue sky peaking through certainly lends a certain drama to the whole scene.

MadAboutParis said...

I agree with Shell Sheree...I just love it when the sun breaks through and you get those lovely contrast shots! We LIVE for those moments, n'est-ce pas?