Tuesday, January 30, 2007

City sharks

Last Wednesday I mentioned sharks, but aren't the most dangerous ones those who operate in the city, wearing ties and white collars? Sharks in real estate, business, finance... take your pick. This foreign exchange office is located right across from the Queen Victoria Building, whose columns you see in reflection. In red, the exchange rates. In grey on the left, the names of the various currencies: Euro, GBP (British Pound), JPY (Japanese Yen), NZD (New-Zealand dollar) etc.
Frankly I'm quite proud of this shot.

Mercredi dernier j'ai parlé de requins, mais les plus dangereux ne sont-ils pas ceux qui opèrent en ville, en col blanc et en cravate ? Requins de l'immobilier, du business ou de la finance, vous avez l'embarras du choix...
Ce bureau de change est situé juste en face du Queen Victoria Building, dont on admire l'architecture en reflet. En rouge les taux de change, en gris à droite les noms des devises : Euro, GBP (British pound), JPY (Japanese Yen), NZD (dollar néo-zélandais) etc.
Franchement, je suis assez fière de cette photo.

22 comments:

bv said...

Nice shot indeed.
Sharks, octopuses, crabes... a lot of sea creatures are crawling in the Business City...

Jolie photo, c'est vrai.
Requins, pieuvres, crabes... beaucoup de créatures des mers grouillent dans la City des Affaires

isabella said...

Tres cool!

Carol E. said...

Nice shot. You have reason to be proud. I like the juxtaposition of old (in the reflection) with the modern obsession with money, finances, etc.

santy said...

wow, nathalie! you should be proud indeed! cool shot :)

GiuCe said...

It's a great composition :D

una fotaza!!!

Paul Murphy said...
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Paul Murphy said...

It's the combination of rich colours and juxtaposition of old & new that make this a stand out shot Nathalie.

Ash said...

The reflection looks pretty cool!

Keropok Man said...

cool shot!

i still have some AUD with me from my prev trip to Sydney! :-)

alice said...

Mais tout à fait! Tu peux être fière! La juxtaposition de l'ancien et du moderne...l'argent mène le monde et ça ne date pas d'hier...

photowannabe said...

You should be proud. Its excellent. Great reflection and story to go with it.

hpy said...

Superbe idée!

chamamy said...

La juxtaposition est parlante,ta photo est extraordinaire :)

Cergie said...

Tu as de quoi être fière de cette photo Nathalie, il y a deux choses qui donnent une âme supplémentaire à une photo et pourtant elles sont impalpables: les transparences et les reflets. Les reflets ce peut être cette ombre de poisson de l'oiseau ou un reflet dans l'eau. Il suffit d'un objet.
La transparence est ce que tu as obtenu: deux choses qui s'ajoutent et se magnifient.

J'aime bien que tu dises quand tu as aimé qchose, j'aime bien que tu sois fière de ce que tu fais.

Olivier said...

en effet une tres belle photo avec un superbe reflet.


indeed a very beautiful photograph with a superb reflection.

Chris & Deb said...

You're right to be proud of this one (and all your photos quite frankly). A shining example of making a photo, not taking a photo! Very well done Nathalie!

Thiên said...

It is a very cool shot! I really like the reflection you captured.

angela said...

Thanks for your visit and advice.
This is an amazing photo in the way it makes the comparison between old and new, ancient and modern.
Angela

Pod said...

and so you should be! what a great capture. i never really notice reflections?

Reflex said...

Magnifique! Je je le pense aussi, tu as de quoi être fière! Impressionant reflet et concept :)

Dsole said...

You have to be proud of!
You snap a wonderful reflection!
And take care of the sharks...

Zsolt72 said...

its obviously a great shot..I am proud of you:) hehe