Jun 11, 2012

Tuileries at golden hour

One evening in Paris, we walked over to the Louvre grounds hoping to walk through the Tuileries Garden at dusk. Unfortunately it was just closing, and the gates were already up. I took a number of these photos sticking my Contax through the gate openings and just doing the best I could. It was probably for the best that we couldn't walk through, as the garden was swarming with mosquitoes. Even getting these few shots from the outskirts had me eaten alive. I wasn't sure how the film would pick up on the beautiful light, but I was happy to see it was able to capture some of the magic. I was terrible at editing down these photos, so I included multiples of similar scenes. The first and last are my favorites.


I mean, seriously, is it a different sun over there? Can I just bring this light with me to NYC please?

38 comments :

  1. Damn! Great light indeed!!
    You have a heart bokeh near upper left corner on the first photo :).
    I love the second from left(with the light under the trees)!
    Congrats! :)

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  2. really amazing! love the light here. we were not so lucky with the weather last october... :)

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  3. Absolutely stunning photos! I love the tree lined path with the sun peaking through in your last photo.

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  4. so beautiful! lovelovelove. the quality is fantastic.

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  5. Gorgeous, Gorgeous! A slice of Heaven :)
    Eat Cake

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  6. Alice these photos are stunning! The Tullieres look like such a magical place! And I definitely agree about the light over there!

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  7. absolutely stunning. I'm dying to go visit!!!

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  8. You really did pick an amazing time to visit, we've had nothing but rain for the last 2 weeks with no signs of it stopping

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  9. OH my word!!! THESE ARE GORGEOUS! I go to Paris often and you captured it perfectly. x

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  10. What absolutely stunning photo's! Been there but is was grey and cold...not very inspiring to take photo's. This is so light and wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. That last one is great - the way the sun splits the trees.

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  12. In awe.

    I want to live in those gardens.

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  13. Alice, wonderful photos !! i love the atmosphere and the light in all photos !!! amazing

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  14. unbelievably beautiful! thanks for sharing.

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  16. A stunning collection, Alice! The first and last are my favourites too, If I had to pick favourites.

    Sorry for the comment re-post — the first had a typo I couldn't live with. ;)

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  17. Freaking unreal. Paris just slays me and your eye is unmatched.

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  18. Just looking at these makes me feel like I'm in Paris! So beautiful! Your eye for photography is amazing.

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  19. AHH! These photos are ever-so stunning! In love with everything.

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  20. beautiful lights, colours, can almost smell these gorgeous photos!

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  21. bravo !!! there is also the park of luxembourg

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  22. Oh! This is exactly why they call it "the magic hour." Sooo lovely, I will come back to look at them again and again.

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  23. Amazing! I would never have known these were taken through a fence, the composition on them is wonderful.

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  24. such a beautiful garden at the Louvre! :)

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  25. The last image made my jaw drop. :O

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  26. SO beautiful! Must go to Paris someday soon...

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  27. Evidence that it's all about the lighting. Doesn't hurt that you have some fantastic things to photograph, too. Beautiful!

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  28. oh my you just made me laugh! me being on this side of the world, paris side, understand what you say about light. i love paris, i was there already too and was thinking about going back there. it's so close for us, that a weekend well planned, doesn't get all that expensive. and yes, same sun, but a different light. i think in lisbon we have a bit of that same magical light... but i may be biased! and i have been in africa and my friend, you need to catch some sunsets over there! i was asking the same thing! how can something that happens all over the world can look so differently from country to country? beautiful images by the way!

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