Following the steps of the Master – Influenced by Brassai

7 11 2011

Paying my tribute to one of the greatest masters of photography: Brassaï (pseudonym of Gyula Halász – 9 September 1899 – 8 July 1984).

All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Château de Fontainebleau, France

5 11 2011

On this trip to Paris we passed through the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier , Louvre , Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon and the most beautiful Paris square, the Place des Vosges, at the Marais district.

Now is time to get a train at the Gare de Lyon for either Montargis Sens or Montereau, alighting at the little and charming Fontainebleau-Avon station, then take the ‘Ligne A’ bus destined for Les Lilas, alighting at the ‘Château’ stop. This way you will reach one of the most beautiful places in France. Forget about the beautiful but crowded Versailles. Fontainebleau is the place to go if you’re searching for beauty and tranquility.

Want more information about the Château de Fontainebleau? Take a look: www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr

Hope you like the photographs.






































Want to see more pictures of France and other beautiful places? Go to my website and take a look: vernaglia.photoshelter.com/
All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Place des Vosges, Paris, France

23 10 2011

After posting the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier , Louvre , Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon photographs, we’re going now to, in my opinion, the most beautiful Paris square, the Place des Vosges, at the Marais district.

When in Paris and at the Place des Vosges, you must enjoy a lunch or a dinner at the La Place Royale restaurant and check out the Gateau fondant au chocolat et creme dessert.

Hope you like the photographs.



















All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon, Paris, France

21 10 2011

After posting the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier and Louvre photographs, we’re going now to other two beautiful places in Paris, the Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon. I’m posting both at the same time, because it makes sense to visit these two places on the same day for those who are planning travelling to Paris, since they are near each other and don’t take too much time to be seen.

To visit the Pantheon, it’s very convenient to use the Paris Pass, that also enables you to visit the Louvre, the D’Orsay amongst many others museums and churches in Paris and around it.

Hope you like them.



















All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





The Louvre Museum, Paris, France

17 10 2011

I think the great photograph, which make us dream and make us being proud of having taken it, is the result of a range of factors, that includes the perfect subject, underneath the spectacular light, in a photographer’s inspired moment to which he succeeds aligning his cultural view with his technique and lastly in the instant that everything connects, he is with the right gear in his hands.

It doesn’t always happen, sometimes we have the technique and the gear, but the light placed by the nature simply is not the one we want. In other situations our flawless subject is being reconstructed and covered by billboards and panels. Finally, we can get everything right but having left the gear at home. How many opportunities we miss by not having our camera at the time things happen.

But there are days, those rare, when everything works in favor of the photographer, in which he’s with the right gear, with the appropriate techniques, in the perfect place and at the right time, when he is rewarded by nature’s most dazzling light.

In my long life working as a photographer, I can count on my hands how many times it has happened, but fortunately it happened, on September 27, 2011, when my wife and I were at the Louvre, in Paris.

These photographs are those that I’m very proud of having taken, and I can say the resulting pictures you’re seeing are almost straight out of the camera, the RAW files were converted using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional into tif files without ever altering them on Photoshop (OK, there was a little dirt spot on the sensor and 2 or 3 dead pixels that I removed using PS, but only that!). :^)
















All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Palais Garnier, inside and outside the Opera, Paris, France

14 10 2011

After the photographs of the Eiffel Tower, certainly one of the most photographed places in the world, now is the time to post some images of a beautiful, athough not so popular place, the Palais Garnier, a theatre also often referred to as the Opéra Garnier, Opéra de Paris or simply the Opéra.























For those who want to visit the Opera check it out the official website of the Opera National de Paris – www.operadeparis.fr

That night my wife and I saw a beautiful concert of chamber music with pieces by Mozart and Mendelssohn, a night to remember. =^)

All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr





Eiffel Tower, pictures from the most famous Paris landmark

14 10 2011

For some time this blog is out of date, this has ocurred for both work and – finally deserved – vacation reasons. And talking about vacation, I’m going to resume posting in a big way, with a long series of photographs taken in Paris, France.
I thought long if I should choose a less well-known place or a picture postcard for this first post, but I realized that it’s well-nigh impossible to talk about Paris without starting by the Eiffel Tour.

Thus, here are several photographs I’ve taken of the certainly most famous Paris landmark. Hope you like.



The Eiffel Tower as seen from the Trocadéro



Above the Seine river



From the top the view was breathtaking












The Eiffel Tower as seen from the Champ de Mars



The Eiffel Tower as seen from the Tour Montparnasse



The Eiffel Tower as seen from the Champ de Mars

For those who want to visit the Eiffel Tower, it’s possible to buy tickets in advance on their official website and therefore avoid lines: www.eiffel-tower.com/preparing-your-visit/buying-your-tickets.html

All the best,
Armando Vernaglia Jr
www.vernaglia.com.br
vimeo.com/vernaglia
@VernagliaJr








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