I like this angle, Marilyn. It emphasizes the height of the building, and frees it from its fence at the same time. It looks like they ran out of one kind of stone halfway through and had to switch. Or maybe it was damaged and repaired at some time in the past.
My guess is, Ryan, that there was once a taller part with a sloping roofline over the low section of the building, and the difference is color is due to weathering where the stone surface was exposed, with the other part being protected by being indoors.
I'm glad you like the angle; I do, too!
Excellent picture, very nice illustration of "walls life, death and re-birth". Quite pertinent with this subject. And nice "contre-plongée" (don't know how to say in English !!!)
Thank you, Annick, for the comment and for teaching me the term "contre-plongée," which I've now looked up. I don't think there is any direct English equivalent, so it is a useful term for something that I like in photos when it is done well. I'm glad you think it works in this picture. Cheers, Marilyn
Hi Marilyn, I'm always happy to share knowledge. This term is very sharp in photo or cinema tecnichs. I found "low-angle shot" or "to film from below" in my excellent Le Robert & Collins dictionnary. The word by itself is nice in French. And I appreciate this technic very much. You feel so tiny !
Yes, Annick, "low angle shot." But it just doesn't have the same impact as "contre-plongée"! "To film from below"? How dull!!
Thanks for teaching me what contre-plongée means guys. I actually love this angle too so I have a lot of contre-plongée pictures in my album (although I only found out today). I'll post them on the forum.
I look forward to seeing them, Christophe. Cheers, Marilyn
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