Friday, 1 May 2009

Theme Day: Shadows

This theme day has been hard what with being away and then this last week with the weather playing foul: the sun was shining while I was at the office while it poured with rain when I wasn't! So, ladies, if you come to visit the palace, do wear sensible shoes and keep the stilettos for evenings! This photo was taken in the outer courtyard of the palace. Happy Labour Day to a lot of you out there!
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Le thème de ce mois ci aura été dur entre l'absence en Bretagne puis cette semaine où il faisait soleil quand j'étais au bureau et qu'il pleuvait des cordes quand je n'y étais pas ! Pas cool pour des ombres ! Donc voici les pavés de la cour du château. Une invitation à ne pas porter de talons aiguilles lors d'une visite ! Bon premier mai !

This is May 2009 Theme Day of City Daily Photo.
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29 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Ciel!
Many thanks for the advice! For sure I will be prepared with some comfortable shoes in my try to Versailles! :-)
You are so clever and nice!
Great post!
Have a perfect weekend!My family and I are going to take some time out, travelling a little bit and I won't be able to visit blog's friends ( for internet reasons ). See you next week okay!
Take care!
Léia

Barb said...

I always look forward to your blog,you always have something interesting....Barb

Jacob said...

Very nicely done, Ceil!

I probably would have seen this myself, but I was cobblestoned!

Frankie / Nick said...

OMGosh can you imagine walking over that with any type of a heel!! Interesting to look at, deadly to walk over!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such beautiful stone work and lighting. great capture for theme day. and no I would not want to wear high heels and walk on these stones

That is the chicken said...

Beautiful shadows...very atmospheric. I love old cobbled pavements and courtyards...we don't have aby in Calgary!

Don and Krise said...

Nice photo. Love the texture of the stone. Good choice for the theme day.

Chuck Pefley said...

Weather conditions often thwart our efforts. You overcame mother nature very nicely. Good advice about the footwear -:) Happy May Day!

raf said...

Love this, Ciel. Soft light and shadow play on the hard stone texure. Excellent choice for the theme today.

Jilly said...

So lovely to see light and shadow on these beautiful cobbles.

Bergson said...

Il faut quitter le travail lorsqu'il fait trop beau urtout lorsqu'il y a un theme

Julie said...

They may be hard on the feet, but they are beautiful on the eyes. I do like the shadow and the light coming through the gate and wall.

Cergie said...

Oui difficile de remplir le contrat dans ces conditions mais tu as réussi à capter des ombres fantômes, c'est rare les ombres bleues d'ordinaire on ne les trouve qu'en montagne !

m_m said...

Wonderful! Great composition!

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice addition to theme day. Have a great weekend and I hope you see more sun (and shadows).

Virginia said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Love the cobblestones and yes, I've got the right shoes. Always a priority with me!

B Squared said...

Thanks for the tip, Sam. I'll leave my stilettos at home when I visit. Nice photo, by the way.

susieofarabia said...

I definitely wouldn't want to wear heels walking here! This photo is lovely - I love the bluish color. Nice job.

JM said...

Love the pavement! Cool shot!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Awfully good - a glow of blue in the shade over the cobbles makes a very sublime photo.

PS:
Q: I would love to know what's at the top of the stairs.
A:This is the way up to the University Church and the Old Town.

Denton said...

Ciel, your advice is wise regardless of if cobblestones are what one is walking on ... although I have found that with the current financial challenges it appears high heels are more fashionable than ever ... I also found this theme a challenge and made my choice only a few hours before the deadline ... happy theme day.

Tammie Lee said...

Yes sometimes the sun and clouds have plans of their own! Still you captured the light nicely on these wonderful cobblestones!

Carraol said...

Hi Ciel, you achieved a beautiful atmosphere over these great cobblestones. Thanks so much for your thoughts.

Lindab said...

Lovely blue tones in these shadows.

Owen said...

Wow, so many comments ! I don't know how you find time to keep two blogs going, and get out and comment on other blogs... I bet you wear running shoes and not high heels, as you advise against here.

In any case, thanks for all your comments, I really appreciate your visits !!! Have a great weekend ...

Glennis said...

Nice old cobblestones.

Babooshka said...

I love the delicate rays of sunlight bouncing off the cobbles. Very sensible advise about the shoes looking at the path.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like this photo a LOT! The pattern in the stones, the shades of grey, the shadows... A very good one!!

Buck said...

Oh, I think this is gorgeous! So many shadows, so much texture in those old stones. Marvelous!