Fountain at Place des Vosges

This post features a series of photos of the fountain at Place des Vosges in Paris, France. Short exposure times were used to freeze motion. The photos were taken on a sunny day in October, 2015.

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Fountain, Place des Vosges

The photo above is an establishing shot of one of the fountains in the Place des Vosges. Camera settings are:

Canon 50D: ISO 400, 1/200 sec, f/8, 50 mm

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Fountain, Place des Vosges

This photo shows a closer view of the upper half of the fountain, with a curtain of water spilling over the edge. Camera settings are:

Canon 50D: ISO 400, 1/250 sec, f/8, 135 mm

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Lion heads on fountain, Place des Vosges

This close-up shows lion heads on the lower half of the fountain. Camera settings are:

Canon 50D: ISO 400, 1/250 sec, f/5.6, 75 mm

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Fountain, Place des Vosges

This photo shows silvery water spilling over the rim of the upper half of the fountain, against a backdrop of white clouds in a blue sky. The fast shutter speed captures droplets of water. Camera settings are:

Canon 50D: ISO 400, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 40 mm

Water in Photography

For this final assignment in Photo 101, we are to browse our collection of shots from the course, select up to ten favorites, and publish a wrap-up post with a gallery.

My favorite shots tend to involve water.

These three photos show beautiful swimming and relaxing locations, places for personal enjoyment.

These two photos show bodies of water that are beautiful to look at from a distance.

These three photos use reflection in water to enhance the beauty of the principle subject, in this case places of worship.

Water

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Nighttime at Terrace Resort, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

 

This photo of a swimming pool at night reflects umbrellas in its perfectly still water.

 

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Daytime at Terrace Resort, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

During the daylight, the swimmer sees trees reflected in and deflected by expanding ripples that disappear over the three infinity edges of the pool.