Turning a Corner

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This is one of my oldest photos, one I took in May 2008 in Versailles, in a corner of the Park behind the Chateau. We’d just joined a handful of friends for a picnic and suddenly, it started raining quite hard. We left hurriedly and I took my camera with me and waited for a little while under cover. And then I spotted that light, which made the scene surreal and beautiful. It’s a reflex shot I took in haste for fear my brand new DSLR camera got wet. Not the most beautiful shot from a technical point of view, but the composition works nicely and would make up a nice sketch for a watercolour. Don’t you think so?

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  1. Gorgeous! I watercolor and I think you are so right, this would make a lovely painting.

  2. I think this is a wonderful image, Yann — especially so, considering you were new to photography. Thank you for this dip into your archives!

    1. Thanks Heide. I wasn’t new to photography per se, I have practiced since childhood. This was a new camera, and my first DSLR. I have been in digital photography since 95 but it’s only when I got that Alpha 100 camera that I started taking OK pictures.

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