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Duo From La Villette

Taken by Caz on Thursday, 22nd April 1999

Into The Géode Title: Into The Géode
Location: Parc de la Villette, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Canon 28-105mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This is part of the Musée des Sciences et de l’Industrie complex in La Parc de la Vilette, north east Paris. This looks rather sinister and Orwellian, as if the humans are about to enter some great munching machine. The building was built to be an abbatoir before being turned into the museum. This was one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Cité de la Musique Title: Cité de la Musique
Location: Parc de la Villette, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This is part of the Cité de la Musique complex in La Parc de la Vilette, north east Paris. The architecture is varied and contemporary. I though this bit looked like a spacecraft had just landed. Another one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Deux At La Défense

Taken by Caz on Wednesday, 21st April 1999

Japan Bridge Title: Japan Bridge
Location: La Défense, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: The symmetry of the bridge and its position spanning between two huge office blocks was what attracted my attention. This was one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Sihouettes On The Steps Title: Sihouettes On The Steps
Location: La Défense, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: I was looking at the composition of the steps when the two figures came into view at the top. I waited until they were on the brink of stepping onto the flight before taking the shot. Another one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Under The Pyramide

Taken by Caz on Monday, 19th April 1999

Under The Pyramide Title: Under The Pyramide
Location: Louvre, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: The main entrance to the Louvre is now under this huge glass pyramid which sits right in the middle of the main courtyard. When the sun comes out, the atrium beneath is criss-crossed with the shadows made by the diamond panes of glass. This was one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Louvre Geometry

Title: Louvre Geometry
Location: Louvre, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 600 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Agfa CTX 200
Notes: Another shot of the Louvre, this time showing the triangular fountains in the courtyard.

Two From Toronto

Taken by Caz on Sunday, 2nd August 1998

Reaching Skyward Title: Reaching Skyward
Location: St Lawrence Market, Toronto
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This is part of the structure which illuminates the uderground PATH system beneath Toronto’s business district. The canopies allow light to flood the subterranian corridors and provide ornament above ground. This was one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Glass Arrow Title: Glass Arrow
Location: Commerce Court, Toronto
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This glass canopy over a revolving doorway of Commerce Court attracted my attention. I liked the way the different patterns and shapes interacted, while still preserving the overall dynamic shape. Another one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Remembrance

Taken by Caz on Saturday, 31st December 1994

Remembrance Title: Remembrance
Location: Dedham Churchyard, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Sigma 21-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: A cold wintery sunlight was peeking through the clouds when I saw this rather fine Celtic Cross in the churchyard. The low angle of light was perfect for accentuating the relief of the mason’s carving, tempered by the lichen growing on the cross’ surface. The bare tree branches in the background help to give this an extra-bleak feel, reminding us of the cycle of life and death. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Château de Monbazillac

Taken by Caz on Saturday, 10th September 1994

Château de Monbazillac Title: Château de Monbazillac
Location: Monbazillac, Bergerac, France
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Sigma 21-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This majestic castle sits atop a small hillside near Bergerac. It is surrounded by gently-rolling vineyards, and this well in the main courtyard is a fine example of its type. I used an ultra-wide angle to get it all in the frame (a wall behind me prevented me from going farther backwards). My position was chosen to make the top of the well co-incide with the top of one of the turrets. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Gateway To A Vineyard

Taken by Caz on Tuesday, 6th September 1994

Gateway To A Vineyard Title: Gateway To A Vineyard
Location: Loupiac, near Bordeaux, France
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: The Garonne river joins the Dordogne just north of Bordeaux, but to the south-east of the town lies the Garonne valley. It has many pleasent little villages along its banks, and Loupiac is just outside the walled town of Cadillac. The vineyard itself was sited on a gently rising hillside facing southwest, perfect for vine cultivation. The textures on the gateway stone pillar took my eye, and I used a wide angle to accentuate it in the frame. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Keynote

Taken by Caz on Sunday, 7th August 1994

Keynote Title: Keynote
Location: Ingatestone, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 50mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: I had the idea of photographing my Clarinet, and thought the background of the sheet music would complement the black ebony and chrome metalwork as well as providing a musical link. I wanted to concentrate on a small section of the instrument, particularly the complex keys, which make an attractive design and hold the viewer’s attention. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

The Tea Party

Taken by Caz on Saturday, 9th July 1994

The Tea Party Title: The Tea Party
Location: Brownsover Hall, Warwickshire
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: I came upon this scene in the grounds of Brownsover Hall, a lovely hotel set in a country park. Some other guests had just finished having tea on the lawn, and I liked the way the cups an saucers were left on the table as if they would be back soon. The shadows on the grass made interesting shapes which mirrored the white iron seating. I thought this was a very restful composition. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

A Brace From Portmeirion

Taken by Caz on Thursday, 7th July 1994

Seaside Arches Title: Seaside Arches
Location: Portmeirion, North Wales
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This lovely archway is right on the promenade by the river estuary at Portmeirion. I was attracted by the texture of the whitewashed walls which was emphasised by the angled lighting. Like most of Pormeirion itself, this has a strong Mediterranean feel, which the bight sunlight lived up to! The shadow under the arch looked like a cool and inviting place to put a seat, and to sit and admire the view over the hills and lapping water. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.

Bristol Colonnade Title: Bristol Colonnade
Location: Portmeirion, North Wales
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28-70mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: The lovely warm stonework of the colonnade provided a perfect canvas for the sun to paint patterns of light and shadow. The gargoyle on the right seems to be standing sentry over the scene, and the flagged walkway gives a nice contrast to the smooth stonework above. Another one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.