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.)
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.
Bordeaux, France, taken on August 9, 2013
Summer by the quays in Bordeaux – a shot of the buildings around Place de la Bourse on a beautiful afternoon.
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 😉
Downtown Bordeaux is reflected in the Garonne river on this rare rainless night, with Place de la Bourse on the left and the Foire de Quinconces (Quinconces carnival) on the right.