Richard Stauber  

Sunday Flower Market by Richard Stauber

September 2023 - Sunday Flower Market

About the Image(s)

Every Sunday the Marche aux Fleurs Reine Elizabeth II on Île de la Cite (same island on the Seine where Notre Dame Cathedral is located), opens and is one of my favorite spots to roam. What attracted me to this shot were those cool Art Deco style plastic watering cans. The clear plastic divider with the greenhouse on the other side made the shot all the more interesting. Also by this same location is bird market Marche aux Oiseaux also open on Sundays.

The image was taken in the Fall of 2021 on my first trip after Covid as the pandemic was becoming under control.

Sony A7iii at f/14, 1/30s, ISO400, 24mm. Processed Affinity Photo 2.

6 comments posted

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
I like your photo. Well seen. The clear "cool" watering cans contrasted against the items behind the plastic divider makes an interesting scene. Leading lines all take you to the back of the aisle. Well done.   Posted: 09/16/2023 18:54:04
Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
Thank you.   Posted: 09/21/2023 16:01:19

Jill Attaway   Jill Attaway
I love the markets in France but have not visited this one. I love the water droplets and there's great use of leading lines and lots of interesting areas for the eyes to explore within the image.

Perhaps a bit of the left side could be cropped about where the green foliage ends.

Nice capture!   Posted: 09/18/2023 15:16:22
Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
I like your suggestion, if I do anything else with the image I will crop. Thanks.   Posted: 09/21/2023 16:00:32

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Well done. Without your explanation I would have guessed that it was a heavy rainstorm, instead of sheets of plastic. I hope that you took some images of just the green watering they are very colorful and have a lot of designs...   Posted: 09/18/2023 15:29:43
Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
Actually I did shoot just the cans, they're interesting and luckily in threes. Thanks.   Posted: 09/21/2023 15:59:13


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