Sunday, 24 October 2010

A Saturday in fall

Contre-canal, Villeneuve les Avignon Saturday afternoon jog along the Rhone. This photo was taken two weeks ago, it could have been another era : for a full week we've had strong mistral winds blowing (and more is planned for tomorrow) so this image of people wearing shorts and short sleeved shirts seems like a dream. No more till next year? ( Note: I brought this image to a point of extreme pixelisation, I like the way it creates a dot-painting effect in the foliage above - do you ?

Jogging d'après-midi le long du contre-canal du Rhône. J'ai pris cette photo il y a quinze jours, ça pourrait être une autre ère. Pendant une semaine un mistral violent a soufflé ici (et on en annonce encore pour demain) alors la vue de promeneurs en shorts et manches courtes fait rêver. Faudra-t-il attendre l'année prochaine pour retrouver ça ? (J'ai pixellisé mon image à l'extrême pour faire du pointillisme avec le feuillage - l'effet est-il réussi ?)

24 comments:

brigetoun said...

TRÈS

Avignon said...

Oui, réussi.
La photo est séduisante même en petit format.
Cela met sans doute en valeur la voûte d'arbres et ses couleurs et l'oppose plus fortement aux deux silhouettes colorées.

Avignon said...

Et puis il y a aussi le symbolisme de la course dans le chemin et du couple...

Chri said...

Plus que réussi, c'est quoi?
Bon ben l'image c'est ça: plus que réussie! Et ce qu'elle dit et comme elle le dit.

Molly said...

Lovely! I can almost feel the warmth of the late October sun.....

Owen said...

Arrgh, mistral and winter coming... it's already getting down to -3 at night here... in October !

So, can the rotting garbage on the streets of Marseille be smelled in Avignon yet ? Or did the mistral blow the stench out to sea ?

Be well Nathalie, et bonne vacances...

"All things French" said...

yes Nathalie I like the high pixelisation because it gives that lovely dappled appearance ~ I've always prefered the impressionist's paintings using a similar dappled effect, and as soon as I saw your photo it reminded me of those paintings ~ I love it.
~Dianne~

Virginia said...

Nathalie,
I love all of your photos, no matter what effect you choose. This could be a couple running down the trail I walk almost every afternoon. The mistrals are fierce I hear. We still have wonderful warm weather here, I walked in a sleeveless tee shirt today. Of course we trade off with the b listering heat all summer.

Happy autumn to you! :)
V

Randy said...

What a wonderful trail! Nice way to spend the day.

rauf said...

Still warm, lots of sunshine and lots of shade, just the right time for a jog but i would prefer a walk Nathalie and drink the beauty in small sips. What a lovely picture !

Tilia said...

Belle composition.

Techniquement, qu'entends-tu par "J'ai pixellisé mon image à l'extrême" ?

Les personnages m'ont l'air plus nets que le fond...

Jack said...

I like the way the trees and the shadows seem to put the runners in the middle of a circle that is lit up. Not sure about the pixelation.

amar said...

voici un petit collage de mes expressions sur les trois dernier billets.

bonjour chère Nathalie, c'est un chef d'oeuvre vos mots et la photo.Ca me mène a penser que le chemin c'est toujours le meme mais les températures changent,

Cétaient magnifique votre collage sur la mélancolie.
HUGS j'espère que tu sois ok. Je dis une prière pour toi.
Je sais que la vie est bonne pour toi mais j'espère que tu cultives la joie parmi les ombres de ce chemin particulier.

On your post about the strike-

I think it is wonderful that the highschool students can express their views and objections -they are fresh and therefore count. I think though that they should carry signs instead of blocking the school entrances, as in agreement with what you say.

I smiled when I read that they enjoyed the blockade and hoped that it would continue until the holidays-well kids will be kids. but what is the administrators excuse like you say for permitting it?I think the community should complain to the admin. of the school.They can do it anonymously if they like. I think you should also complain Nathalie!!!!!!!But it is over.


As far as the striking goes- Well I like to say extreme protesting against raising the retirement age ies excellen because the way I see it this is a protest of the proletariat.
Our economical systems are unfair. The low income groups lose out on everything including retirement age. In Canada,some people retire at 55 if they have a pension and a higher income job but the lower income masses with crappy jobs work until they are 65.But we do have excellent health supplements that can be drawn on at 60 and income supplements for the lower income groups but there is never enought to go around.

I have always enjoyed my job it is a passion but face it for many the labour market is a cross.The worker of the lower income groups is exploited and often subjected to health hazards.
I admire the age of 60 for retirement.

Ok so some people may say but the government can't afford it. Ok but like you say let the young have work.
I have heard experts say that it is very difficult to measure the progress in financial areas that any government makes.

May the proletariat rise against injustice.

jeandler said...

Du pointillisme, Seurat et Signac en furent les maîtres.
L'Impressionisme a été marqué par la photographie et maintenant voici la photo qui imite la peinture.
Ce que j'aime en cette prise de vue c'est que les deux marcheurs échappent à ce divisionnisme et semblent ainsi évoluer dans un environnement hyper-naturel. Une sorte de féérie.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

"Note: I brought this image to a point of extreme pixelisation, I like the way it creates a dot-painting effect in the foliage above - do you ?"

Bonjour! Nathalie...Oh! Yes,
as soon as I read your comment that I quoted above I immediately, thought of artist Seurat, too!
G.Seurat

Merci, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

jeff said...

Comme il est agréable de se promener, l'automne, un petit air frais sur le bout du nez, les oreilles, les feuilles se froissant sous les pieds...
J'aime beaucoup cette photo !

Je tenais aussi à te dire merci pour avoir mis ma petite fenêtre "Life is" sur ta page... Tu y apportes de la vie et ...mais je ne te vois plus très souvent en ce moment Nathalie...:)
D'ailleurs, bien que je viennes régulièrement jeter un coup d'oeil à ton travail, je ne prends plus le temps de laisser un petit commentaire de sympathie...

Bises automnales Nath !

A bientôt...:)

Avignon said...

Et le labyrinthe, alors ??? !!!

amar said...

Nathalie I have to add, I have done this twice.I post a long comment like this one and I receive a message saying that it is too long to post but then it posts. ha ha.

Bergson said...

tu te mets au sport il faut être rapide pour ma prendre

amar said...

Bergson que tu es comme mon frère!!
hugs.

jb said...

Fall? I always thought it was "autumn""

Jilly said...

Love the photo and the pixellation. As others have said it give a very 'impressionistic'feel. What intrigues me is how you did this without it seeming to pixilate the runners? I love the courage you have in your photography - you try and do everything and it works!

nathalie said...

Bergson moi je ne cours pas, je regarde les autres courir, nuance ;-)

JB - I can see my Australian friends aren't too happy with my choice of words :-)

Avignon - tu as raison, une image symbolique qui n'est peut-être pas complètement un hasard compte tenu des circonstances.

Black Beauty said...

C'est en effet un très bel effet ! On dirait un peu un tableau impressioniste ;)

J'avais remarqué que ça faisait le même effet lorsque j'enlève mes lunettes, ça devient pixelisé... Je ne dois pas avoir des yeux normaux, mais ça rend le paysage d'autant plus beau !!! ^^

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