Monday, 23 November 2009

Mer belle



The sea was choppy yesterday in the palace grounds...
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Il y avait de la houle hier dans le parc du château...

22 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

You are right, this could be the sea, nice e deceptive framing. May I post a quieter picture of the same place? Another fourth post...

Virginia said...

Not too choppy for the birds/ducks?? though! 'V

Jacob said...

Yikes! Moody shots! Eerie, even. Especially the second one with those poor gulls or ducks or whatever water fowl they are surrounded by sharks!

I'll bet it was cold, too!

Bob Crowe said...

A viewer could have no idea where the top photo was take - the basins of Versailles, the middle of the Pacific or the Mississippi river. It's universal.

Lee Spangler said...

dark cold stark image. I like it a lot in its contrast to your usual light, warm photos of food, fountains and fun!

tapirgal said...

I thought it was the sea. Interesting photo for a landlocked location!

DaveM said...

It looks cold and miserable. Black headed gulls in their winter plumage.

Olivier said...

c'était un temps a ne pas sortir un voilier en mer de Versailles ;o)

Small City Scenes said...

Oooo very cold looking. The old pilings behind the gulls look like shark fins. Are sharks stalking the poor birds for lunch? MB

roentarre said...

The waves look very artistic in deed

akarui said...

C'est vrai que l'on pourrait se croire en bord de mer avec ces cadrages et les mouettes. Tres joli.
Bonne semaine!

Halcyon said...

I wouldn't mind if some of the sky rats... I mean pigeons drowned! ;-)

B SQUARED said...

I'm surprised Louis never thought to build his own. He sure seemed to think of everything else.

Asta said...

Hi C,

It does look like the sea, and it also looks as if it's full of sharks. Amazing pictures. Well done!

Best regards
Asta

Rob and Mandy said...

Well, it's a good thing there weren't any boats or windsurfers out, by that storm!

Cezar and Léia said...

Aujourd'hui, le vent est blesser la peau!Il s'agit d'un castátrofe pour mes cheveux! *** just kidding!Quel mois de Novembre la plus humide!
Très belles vos photos!
:)
Léia

BaysideLife said...

It does indeed look cold and windy. I'm always amused that gulls all turn and face into the wind. I guess it keeps their feathers smooth.

Serge Cornillet said...

Salut,

Merci pour le commentaire sur mon blog. La photo de l'indien, oui j'aime bien aussi, c'est triste mais maintenant ils gagnent leur pain en s'exhibant de cette façon au centre ville ils chantent et le plus souvent ils dorment dans des voitures, des fourgonettes, tu vois c'est assez triste, voila l'histoire, j'aime bien que mes images parlent ou chantent enfin s'expriment, je veux donner un sens, retransmettre la situation des gens, et ce n'est pas facile...merci encore pour ton commentaire, à plus, bye.

gogouci said...

love this shot - great atmosphere - you could almost feel the spray off the waves

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Very moody and evocative, Ciel.

Sharon

Allan Alexandre said...

Je savais que la mer monte , mais là incroyable c'est monter .

Dina said...

The birds can ride it out.