Saturday, February 26, 2011

Père Lachaise VIII - Shadows


The long shadows of winter are perfect for casting shadows on the tomb walls. The twisted bare tree branches reach up in contrast to the crystal blue sky over Père Lachaise.

33 comments:

Suzi said...

Genie, simply stunning x

RICHARD MOISAN said...

J'apprécie beaucoup le parallèle naturel entre la croix incrustée et celle qui se dessine en ombre.
Photo très intéressante.
Bon week-end, Genie!

Miss Sadie said...

All fairly grave shadows, so to speak.

Very wintry, bleak, cold-looking. The kind of day you want to pull your overcoat tight around you, as the wind pierces right through the cloth.

Dianne said...

Bonjour Genie ~ this is a different looking Pere Laschaise to my visit, but beautiful in another way ~ you have caught the shadows perfectly.
xx
"All Things French"

martinealison said...

Quand l'ombre rencontre l'état existant...
Bisous

Cezar and Léia said...

Such an evoking image...
God bless you!
Cezar

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting shapes Genie,the contrast of the spidery branches and solid tomb structures make a really strong composition.
Best Wishes!

Nina said...

I love shadows. You have captured something very special!

Birdman said...

Wonderful evocative image this morning.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Gorgeous picture! How I love walking through Pere Lachaise among those tombs and trees!

Virginia said...

Oh that cross on the wall is wonderful. What a beautiful day you had. When I went it was cold and wet. Not a shadow in sight.

Hope you got home safely last night!
V

Gringo said...

Hi Genie, Like the others I love the shadows and also the creepy branches above....

Malyss said...

Luckily, you had a bright blue sky! The same picture with grey clouds or in B&W would have a very gothic mood!The shadow of the cross is telling a lot..

Jack said...

I like this one. Very simple, but effective. I have never been to Pere Lachaise. It needs a higher spot on the bucket list.

kathrin said...

have a nice weekend my dear, big hugh Kathrin

Alexa said...

Quelles belles ombres, Genie. PL may be even more photogenic in winter, with bare branches.
Jack -- this place is on my "post-bucket list"—that is, my kids will bring my ashes to Paris and scatter them here (among some other fave spots).

Jacqueline Howett said...

Great shot! I love the way you captured the cross.

M said...

Fantastic capture, Genie! I really like the way the cross motif repeats from the cut out window and then the shadow. Looks like you had a perfect day for this photo shoot! Glad the spooky branches didn't grab you!

Starman said...

Sunshine! In Paris! Great!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wow, what a shot!

Janey and Co. said...

Ah Pere Lachaise.On a trip with our teenagers..each person was allowed to select a sightseeing destination. My daughter wanted to see Morrison's grave. My husband grumbled the whole way..and then was intriqued by the place. You have jogged my memory. Great shot!

rosaria said...

Great mood setting photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Suzi -- Merci, mon amie!

Richard -- Merci, mon ami and j'apprécie bien tes commentaires et tes observations.

Miss Sadie -- Haha, tu est marrante! It was a bright cold that day and yes, we were wearing scarves and gloves... Merci, mon amie

Dianne -- PL has a different look in other seasons, but as you noted, all beautiful... merci!

martine -- Merci, mon amie..

Cezar -- Always nice to see you on the weekends, my friend... hope yours (and Léia's) is wonderful!

Forest Dream Weaver -- Merci, I am so glad that you like them, my friend.

Nina -- Merci!

Birdman -- Thank you... have a great weekend!

Aesthetic Alteration -- I do also and it does not matter the season...

Virginia -- Merci... home tonight, finally

Gringo -- Agreed, the branches are in keeping with the scene

Malyss -- Well, I have many with that "goth" mood due to dreary skies... Merci!

Jack -- Yes, you definitely need to go there

kathrin -- a nice weekend wish for you too, my friend!

Alexa -- Love the bare branches with bright sun (blue skies)... I was fortunate to get several shadow shots

Jacqueline -- Thank you... I like the cross shadow too

Marie -- Merci, I thought that the tomb provided a great backdrop for the shadow

Starman -- Catch it when it's there!

Rob and Mandy -- Merci, mes amis!

Janey -- I like that story and glad to bring back a good memory for you... Merci!

rosaria -- Thank you and thanks for your comment

Harriet said...

What a glorious tree. I love how it's stretching toward heaven.

BillDixon said...

The cemetery is a sign of death. The sunrising in the east is a sign of new life. The tree in the background looks like a deer with magnificent antlers and it is looking up to heaven. Another picture well lit. You're good.

Randy said...

What amazing shadows you found there!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Harriet -- It is even better with its full plumage but it worked for this setting... I'll look for it again when I return

Bill -- You are wonderful... I can tell that when I am stumped for a way to express what I am seeing that I should give you a call... Merci, my friend!

Randy -- Merci, and some days in Paris you find none but in their place a misty atmosphere... have a good week!

Nathalie said...

A perfectly cast shadow...

JM said...

Love that creepy feeling given by the tree. The shadows are fantastic.

TheChieftess said...

Love this! Especially the shadow of the cross next to the column with the cross...wonderful shadows!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nathalie -- Merci, mon amie!

JM -- The tree is a bit mysterious... Merci!

Chieftess -- Thank you, K... I took it as a tender sign for the day... glad that you like it as it is quite special to me

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Cindy said...

Your photos are so amazing - do you sell them??
Cindy in Texas, soon to visit Paris:)