Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Nice Day

When I first arrived in Nice, France, the weather was dim and grey. It was the week following Cannes Film Festival and the town seemed nearly deserted - most were probably on holiday after a long week of hosting guests and visitors of Cannes. As my group and I set out to explore this revered destination of relaxation, I nearly opted to leave my camera in the Hotel due to the poor weather. As I walked throughout Nice I examined many historical buildings and statues until, all of the sudden, an narrow street opened into the Cours Saleya Flower Market. At the same time, the sky cleared and the sun shown down its warm rays on the market. There is really something different about the Mediterranean sun; it has a very crisp touch which makes the colors it reflects off of shine brilliantly. As the light grew in intensity, I became enamored with the variety of color before me. I really enjoy this shot because of the diversity of bright color and the weird unsettling feeling I get when I look at the scene. I simply can't stop looking at this shot and it is one of my favorites from the entire trip.

Seadragon this image!

Location: Cours Saleya Flower Market, Nice, France
Season: Spring
f-stop: 14
Shutter speed: 1/40
Focal length: 28mm
ISO: 100


Memory Keepers said...

I can see why this is one of your favorites. Your perspective on the angle of the buildings is quite fascinating. I too enjoyed studying this one and imagined all that takes place around the cafe tables and the conversations that people share around them. Brought my imagination to life. Then youn eye is drawn back to the building in the center - the color, the design. I also enjoyed this one - Great shooting!

Janelle said...

I have never been to France, but this is exactly how I picture it. I would love to be sitting right there in an outdoor cafe patio, eating good food, taking it all in. I love the menu boards.