Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes III : le Bassin de Latone


By the time it gets really dark, most fountains are extremely hard to photograph with a tiny camera and no tripod! I believe this one came out fairly well! It is Leto fountain, Zeus' mistress, mother of Apollo and Artemis. Built in 1688, it is an allegory representing Anne of Austria defending her son Louis the 14th against the insurgents during the "Fronde" civil war.
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Quand il commence à vraiment faire nuit, il devient difficile de réussir les photos de fontaines avec un tout petit appareil et sans pied, mais j'ai trouvé celle-ci assez réussie ! Voici donc la fontaine de Latone (Léto), maîtresse de Zeus, mère d'Apollon et d'Artémis. Construite en 1688, c'est une allégorie, représentant Anne d'Autriche défendant son fils Louis XIV contre les frondeurs.

27 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Very good job against the advance of the night...

James said...

Very nice job. It's very hard to get good pictures at night.

Leif Hagen said...

WOW - those are quite the water fountains! Like nothing I've seen here! Formidable!

Steffe said...

Hand held is the only way to shoot! Well done.

BaysideLife said...

I love that there is a story behind these fountains. Really nice night photo.

bfarr said...

Great shots. I really like them.

White Oleander said...

What a stunning fountain! I absolutely love it.

akarui said...

Belles photos nocturnes. Celle du bas est parfaitement nette. Pour mon retour en France je ne voulais pas m'encombrer d'un tripod et j'ai donc fait l'acquisition d'un pied miniature qui m'a rendu bien des services.

Bob Crowe said...

Hand held with a point-and-shoot? You got a terrific result and very elegant pictures.

Boise Diva said...

A dreamy photo!

Tash said...

How much beauty is it possible to have in one place? It seems unlimited there.
Wonderful photography.

J Bar said...

Fantastic.
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tapirgal said...

Beautiful job! These are great. I love the color combination, it was very unexpected and really caught my attention.

Olivier said...

deux belles photos de nuits (en effet sans pied, c'est pas facile facile) de cette fontaine

Lee Spangler said...

Once again another fantastic fountain shot. I appreciate you providing the mythological info and the history.

Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations Ciel, you did a fabulous work with your camera!
Léia

Cergie said...

Assez ? TRES réussie, l'eau est figée grâce au manque de lumière ce que tu aurais pu obtenir en plein jour avec une vitesse lente. On a l'impression que la fontaine est coiffée d'une chevelure de fée.
Compliqué la mythologie grecque (ou romaine) au niveau des histoires de famille. J'apprends qu'Apollon est le nom grec du dieu du soleil. Diane est plus connue qu'Artémis par contre.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow!!! It is an amazing fountain. Very beautiful---I would love to see it in person. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think your night photos turned out very well.

Un regard offert said...

Magnifique, bravo !

Sharon said...

These photos came out very well indeed! I'm glad they did. It's a beautiful fountain at night time.

Virginia said...

Great job for night and these fountains are just lovely. Bravo1
V

Karen said...

Wonderful photos. It's nice to see your photos since the fountains won't be running when I am there. Now I'll have to return in the spring or summer to see them live.
I read about the fronde in the book about Louis XIV I just finished. I have a few more to either read before I go or to take with me.

You should make post cards or sell your photos online. They are awesome.

Amit Gupta said...

damn nice for a night shot....its a beautifull fountain ....
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brattcat said...

I'm so glad you shoot what you see when you see it, CQ. These fountain images are refreshing and beautiful.

belleviewdailyphoto said...

I love it! It's beautiful, it makes me want to jump into it! Great shot!

cewmont said...

amazing!