Sunday, May 22, 2011

Église Saint Étienne du Mont II

A new day....

Bon dimanche

Église Saint Étienne du Mont
1 place Ste-Geneviève


A-M said...

Oh that morning sunshine. Beautiful. A-M xx

Dianne said...

Every-thing done to perfection in Paris. The soft morning sunshine brings out the lovely hues in this photo Genie
J'espѐre que vous avez passé un bon Dimanche. xx

Shell Sherree said...

This soft light is welcoming and gorgeous, Genie. Bon dimanche...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how lucky you are Genie, little treasures around every corner!!
Best wishes

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful detail and light in this picture!
Happy Sunday

Birdman said...

Yes, lovely details in the stonework.

Elizabeth said...

Great shadows!

BillDixon said...

You're always up early catching the best light...great shot. The world is still turning!

M said...

The way you captured the light in this shot is parfait! And what a wonderful reminder to us all that there is detail and beauty when we look down, as well. Bon dimanche ma chère amie. Bises!

autourdupuits said...

Je cois ma préférée avec son jubé
Bon dimanche

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely shell detail!
I love the boules photo from a few days ago,beautifully composed.....looks very interesting full screen....and where else could we be but France!

Bon Dimanche Genie!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture, Genie. Love the light and shadows, The wavy curves on the shell basin.

Wish my kitchen floor were that clean! That's pretty sad when you consider that my floor is a mere 14 years old and that one is centuries old!

Anonymous said...

Hello Genie,

This is a day for praying, some moments in the middle of the city or country are there for our attention. It's a gift when you see the details, you have such a gift!

have a nice day,



Joop Zand said...

Wonderful detail picture with very nice light.... very well done Genie.

Greetings, Joop

Virginia said...

The light did it for me. WEll spotted.
Bon dimanche,

Alexa said...

You've proven that the light is beautiful in every corner of this church. Bien fait, Genie. Bon dimanche!

Picturit said...

Love the light on this image great workmanship on both counts

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! I would never have thought to take this shot and it's wonderful!!! Like V said, the lighting is wonderful! Nicely done Genie!!!

JM said...

Beautiful light, detail and composition. Well done, Genie.

Abby said...

A very striking photograph!

Amanda said...

an elegant shot -- but my eyes keep gravitating towards the delectable pastries in the previous post!!


megi said...

Dear Genie,
very fein and beautiful image !!!
My soul tell you - THANK YOU
You saved my love for France.
Some people get second chance.
And which make these people ?
They are silent.

Jack said...

Oooooh. Have I told you I am a sucker for architectural details? And especially when shown sensitively, like this.

Randy said...

Don't you just love the morning light when it hits something and makes it so beautiful.

d e l i g h t said...

Love this photo!! Wish I was there!

Dimple said...

Love the light and shadows, and the elegant details!

Thanks for your very kind comment!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A-M -- You knew that it was early morning... of course!

Dianne -- Merci, mon amie... The richness of these colors are pure and I only did a little crop... I don't think that I have found colors like this in my own neighborhood (too new)

Shell -- Merci et bon dimanche à toi, ma chère!

Grace -- When we were ready to leave the church, the sun had already moved away from this spot... so glad that I caught it at just the right moment... merci!

Léia -- Merci et bon dimanche à vous!

Birdman -- Merci, and I think that the stonework on the back and bottom plate of the font is marble.

Elizabeth -- Merci, my friend!

Bill -- I am always up early unless I have been flying half the night to get home - hah!

Marie -- I think we could have stayed here for a very long time, both taking photos and absorbing the beauty and reverence of this church.

autour -- C'est vrai et c'est le seul jubé dans Paris.

Ruby -- The shell is real and I have seen several of them in the churches of Paris. Glad that you liked the boules also!

Liz -- Yes, but I have a room with brick floors and they hide a multitude of sins... I think this is the case here.

henk -- I agree and you are so kind with your comments, oh great photo artist!

Joop -- I wish that I could bottle that light to use it when I need a special effect in a shot!

Virginia -- Merci, I knew that you would like this one...

Alexa -- Yes, I am glad that you approve since I think of this as "your church" bon dimanche, mon amie!

Picturit -- Many thanks... it is nice when the light pops in at just the right time!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Chieftess -- Many thanks, mon amie... glad that you like the lighting just perfect in this church

JM -- Merci, mon ami.

Abby -- The architecture and materials of construction made it an easy one... merci!

Amanda -- Many thanks... (I love food that looks like something else... pigs?)

megi -- Thank you for your kind comments... J'adore France. Have a nice week ahead.

Jack -- Well, I just cannot get enough of architecture, particularly the small details here. I love when you can see centuries of additions and changes in a single photo.

Randy -- Yes, indeed I do and would love to see this again!

delight -- I do too, mon amie!

Dimple -- Thank you for noticing and appreciating the little details. You are most welcome, mon amie

Stan said...

Superb lighting -- creates just the right mood for this little cornerof the church. Great eye, Genie!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Stan -- Thanks, it is a beautiful church and a delight for photographers with both direct and ambient light, depending on the time of day.

Starman said...

It almost looks like a spotlighted fountain.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Starman -- Spotlighted by the rising sun in the clerestory windows... merci!