Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chaises - Église Saint-Eustache


Only three hours of sunshine during a December week... Where would you go for photos as the sun makes its appearance?

I was looking for shadows and think that the empty chairs at St-Eustache made a proper subject. Another photo here.

Bon dimanche

23 comments:

Malyss said...

I find it a great idea to look for the sun inside of a church!This picture is simple but very strong and tells a lot! I like it very much!

Cynthia said...

I love this picture, the light is really beautiful!

Virginia said...

Oui, I chased the sun and shadows the few days we had as well. I love this one a lot Genie. Well done my friend.
V

Bibi said...

Good one, Genie!

Alexa said...

Yes—you chose very well, mon amie. Paris is a tough town in winter for anyone who suffers from SAD. (But, then, if you can hang in until summer, you're rewarded with light until late at night!)

JM said...

Brilliant composition, Genie! Beautiful light.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

A beautiful shot and an unusual subject - the chairs all joined, nothing to kneel upon, raising questions
as to where it is, and how it works!

Starman said...

I think l'Église Saint-Eustache is one of my top five churches in Paris.

Cezar and Léia said...

This kind of simplicity is so warm! I love it.
God bless you!
Cezar

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss -- On Sundays I want to show more of the church, but the light on these empty chairs was too compelling... merci

Cynthia -- Merci, mon amie

Virginia -- Thanks, I was chasing more rain and snow but was relieved to get some sun/shadows.

Bibi -- Merci!

Alexa -- Summer in Paris can really wear you out if you are up for all the daylight hours, but great for the photographer!

JM -- Merci, you are a master of lightbeams

Margaret -- I think that this is the arrangement in many of the large churches of Paris with the rows closest to the altar having the kneeling benches.

Starman -- So glad that you like it... I hope that I do not have to answer the "favorite" question because it will center on where I was able to capture the best photos

Cezar -- Merci, mon ami... I enjoy your Sunday visits. God bless you and Léia as well.

o2 said...

This is a wonderful photo. And I just realized that I've never been inside Saint-Eustache ! Can you believe it? Something must be done !

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

o2 -- You are right "there" and I know that you will quickly get to St-E... Can't wait to see the photos!

Miss Sadie said...

An amazing blend of light and line — multiple lines, actually. Very well done.

Abby said...

I think I'll take sunshine pictures indoors... so cold over here! Lovely photo.

Randy said...

I love the light on these chairs. Peaceful looking shot.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Miss Sadie -- Many thanks, my dear.

Abby -- Merci... Even to find a little spot in the sun makes one feel warmer

Randy -- Thanks, and it was so very quiet that day... I think that everyone was outdoors enjoying those 3 hours of sun - hah!

EG Wow said...

I'm glad you finally did see some sun! I LOVE the sun on the backs of the chairs and the shadows on the floor.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

EG -- Merci! I wish that I could have bottled just a bit of it to spread around Paris that week, but there is never a bad time in Paris regardless of the clouds, heat, snow, cold.......

James said...

Nice catch! I like the shadows.

Peter said...

Three hours of sunshine ... and you went inside! Well, you did well, the photo is the proof! :-)

Gunn said...

Well seen and well done!:)

TheChieftess said...

another nice composition!!!

Stan said...

I love your attraction to chairs!!! The lighting/shadows are perfect.