Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sunset Sunday: coucher de soleil du 15 janvier


Sunset on 15 January: the equestrian statue of Louis the 14th. More about it here. More sunsets on Scott's gorgeous Finding Another View!
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La statue équestre de Louis XIV. Je vous en parlais ici

41 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful sky! Your photos are lovely.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

andrew1860 said...

This is amazing and beautiful wish I could be there!!!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Stunning work, Ciel! I prefer the second shot in landscape mode.

This is quite extraordinary.

Sharon

EG Wow said...

Very cool photos! Love the silhouettes, the lit lamp amd the gorgeous sky!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

beautiful sunset!

T. Becque said...

What a sunset!!! Beautiful photo!

By the way, that was quite the descriptive writing you did about the "gringo", I think you should continue and write a short story :)

Jack said...

Ciel, these are wonderfully colorful and dramatic. Terrific shots. If you are keeping score, I think I have a slight preference for the vertical one.

Thérèse said...

Magnifique! Tu as dû rester un bon moment pour en profiter un maximum!

Halcyon said...

Just beautiful!

Randy said...

What an amazing evening backdrop!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love, love, love it! The color is so delicious that I could lick the screen...

The vertical shot looks as if M. Louis XIV just rode in on his stallion... the balance of the horizontal sections in the background is perfect and you even threw in what looks like a jet's vapor trail...

All of this loveliness with music... le sigh

Bises,
Genie

Paulie said...

Gorgeous sunset silhouette!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

What a lovely day in January for you to spend time at the Chateau. I like the first one with the lamp post in the forefront better than the second. The contrast is interesting to me...plus this particular photo struck a chord within me...merci beaucoup!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh these shots are wonderful. They could be post cards or you could make greeting cards--Whatever they are so beautiful. I like them both. MB

Diane said...

Spectacular sunsets are very precious gifts and the world should stop to observe them. In a restaurant in Florida once, they made us all stand up to salute the sunset - I do it everytime now (and then I wonder why people think I am mad!) xxx

Tash said...

My goodness, that is just spectacular! I think this one would be perfect for a bookcover for your photobook.

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant capture, the sunset is spectacular!
Léia

Cezar and Léia said...

oh girl... LOL
Now I saw I have the same thought as our friend TASH :)
Spectacular and you very talented with your camera!
A nice Sunday to you!
Léia

Kaori said...

The sky is gorgeous, Ciel!!! What lovely colors :-D

Jacob said...

Very impressive, Ciel! Terrific composition; fantastic colors; superb silhouette!

You can take the rest of the day off!

akarui said...

Magnifiques ces 2 photos. Les couleurs du coucher, le lampadaire et les silhouettes sont splendides.
Bravo !!

brattcat said...

Oh, Ciel, these are stunning.

Birdman said...

Looks like his city is on fire!

VP said...

A masterpiece! Both of them, but the first is my favorite!

Stephanie said...

Wow...absolutely stunning!

Virginia said...

Oh this is marvelous. You should sell prints of it. I think I prefer the horizontal, but then again I love the vertical! :)
V

SRQ said...

Spectacular -- both the colors and composition. Love these shots (particularly the last one).

Malyss said...

Magnifique composition! le ciel , ses couleurs la statue, tout!et cette lumière jaune qui brille..Fabuleux!

Olivier said...

c'est magnifique, bravo, un vrai poster.

bfarr said...

beautiful color in both, but I prefer the second shot with the lamp leading the way.

Rob and Mandy said...

Aaah! Joli!

Scott said...

Love the silhouette and the street light in front of the beautiful colors of this sunset. Very nice and thanks for joining in.

tapirgal said...

Ciel, it is gorgeous! The colors are wonderful, the shape of the clouds, the framing with the statue, and of course the background intensity with the electric light! I'm sure it must have been awesome to stand there with all of that color, and not just the part in the frame of the photo. THAT is what's so hard to convey - the encompassing feeling of an evening like that.

Tammie Lee said...

oh my, so magically beautiful. Thank you for sharing your sky!

Tricia said...

Very very nice! =)

1ondoncalling said...

This is truly amazing!!!
I am speechless... ... ...

Gunn said...

I add my name on the list of people who are amazed about these images.

Francisca said...

Bland? Are you kidding!?! I came here after seeing your comments on tapirgal's also gorgeous sunsets. These are fabulous, Ciel... what a stunner, and perfectly captured.

anjoe playhouse said...

Louis the 14th looks great in silhouet ;-)

JM said...

These are gorgeous, Ciel!

Becky said...

WOW! And what a choice for a silhouette. Perfect.