Jul 07, 2015 – [Tuesday] Black & White: Miroir de Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France, taken on April 24, 2011

The first time I managed to take a decent photo of the reflection of la Place de la Bourse at the Miroir d’Eau was when I figured out that the “night scene” mode on my old point-and-shoot camera could do wonders. It was no high-tech DSLR, but the result was already better than what I had anticipated – and the black and white version looks even more stunning! (See the original photo in colour.)

Feb 22, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Bordeaux, France, taken on September 12, 2011

The rule of thirds is perhaps the first rule that I’ve ever learned when I decided to take photography a bit more seriously. I still use it quite often in my shots, but not exclusively as it limits creativity and range of composition. I think when I composed this shot of the moon above the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux, I must have intentionally had the rule of thirds in mind.

March 07, 2013 – Jump

Upon Li Yang’s arrival in Bordeaux, I took him to a night stroll along the Garonne, with JJ and Penguin. When we passed by Place de la Bourse, we were disappointed to find out that the Miroir d’Eau wasn’t active. Still, that didn’t stop the three of them from making some big jumps in front of the splendid Bourse 😉