Saturday, 24 January 2015

Brume

Foggy day at Versailles palace
Some days start out really foggy. Actually, sometimes the fog lingers until well after noon and it gives backlit life an almost black and white feel... What you are seeing here is the view from the north wing of the palace across the honour courtyard towards Saint-Louis cathedral (yes, that'd be the dome there approximately in the middle). These photos have been taken from more or less the same spot as this one had.

Certains jours commencent bien embrumés et parfois la brume ne finit par se lever qu'à l'heure du déjeuner, donnant à la vie à contre-jour un petit air de noir et blanc... Ce que vous voyez ici, c'est la vue depuis l'aile des ministres du château sur la cour d'honneur vers la cathédrale Saint-Louis. Ces photos ont été prises quasiment du même endroit que ne l'avait été celle-ci.
Foggy day at Versailles palace
Foggy day at Versailles palace
VDP loves the pattern of the cobblestones of the honour courtyard!

VDP adore les mouvements des pavés de la cour d'honneur !

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

These shots certainly have a timeless feel to them!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

You know how much I love monochromatic, the fog really accentuates that mood.

Michelle said...

The fog makes for some beautiful pictures.

Revrunner said...

I can almost hear the clatter of horses' hooves and carriage wheels against cobblestones now.

Gemma Wiseman said...

There is a sense of mystery and secrecy round these walkers. Lovely scenes.

Randy said...

I love the mood of these photos. The first one is my favorite.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Nothing like a little fog for atmosphere, love the first one

EG CameraGirl said...

Fog does add mystery!

Aimeecakes said...

Wow that is some dramatic fog - makes everything feel a bit olde worldy and atmospheric

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The difference between the seasonal colours is quite dramatic Ciel.. Both are totally super fab!

Bob Crowe said...

What interests me most is the presence of so many people in the gloom. Fog photos usually have few or no people. There is a nice tension here.

Sharon Anck said...

I love photographing with fog but, we don't see it all that often here. These shots have a great atmosphere about them.

Lowell said...

Well, if you had entered these in a gloom and doom contest, you'd have won handily. Yikes! Looks cold, too. Very dramatic stuff, Ciel!

VP said...

Everything is more fascinating with he fog...

llandudnopictures said...

Brrrrrr!

Birdman said...

I really like how you've captured the sky and distant buildings in the 1st one. The foreground's not bad either.

Taken For Granted said...

The cobble stones in that huge courtyard provide a great texture for your photo. The people provide scale, and the fog gives a somber mood. Fine series.

RedPat said...

Wonderfully moody, Ciel!

maryaustria said...

Wonderful shots! Love the atmosphere...