MM 3-45 Shadows of the Louvre

Leanne’s theme this week for her Monochrome Madness Challenge is Shadows and I have decided to submit a photo I took on our trip to Paris in 2014 when we visited the Louvre a couple of times. On our second museum visit we concentrated our attention on the French sculptures in the Richelieu wing and the adjoining courts. Glass roofs were constructed over these courts in 1993 and I was able to take several shots that highlighted the resulting shadows all over the walls, floors and statues. This one was taken in the Cour Puget.


French sculpture in the Cour Puget of the Louvre’s Richelieu wing.

See here for the color, uncropped versions of this photo and here for more photos in the Cour Marly. And see here and here for two additional monochrome madness entries of photos I took of statues in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre.

Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Visit her blog on Thursdays (Wednesdays in North America and Europe) to see what photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.





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5 Responses to MM 3-45 Shadows of the Louvre

  1. StillWalks says:

    I like both this and the colour version. The crop is good and the people give the sense of the true scale of the place and a strange unreal quality. Fascinating and cool the way that works.

  2. Peter Klopp says:

    I like your MM submission for Leanne Cole’s blog. Having no access to the great architectural wonders of the world, I need to look at what nature has to offer for the shadows theme. I submitted the image of a dead root casting a shadow onto the snow. On your photo I like the square pattern on the floor contrasted with the diagonals lines over the walls.

  3. Moony says:

    The diagonals created by the shadows falling over the courtyard make it look really enigmatic! Personally I think it looks far more eerie, and almost haunting, in the monochrome version.

  4. Amy says:

    A beautiful capture of this special courtyard!

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