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Publié par Jean-Pierre MAFFRE

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Abstraction - Abstraction I’ve always had a great feeling for abstract art and its pure forms that allow imagination to escape. With a camera, looking for them, one can discover some of these forms around us.

Abstractions bovines - Bovine abstraction A complete change of scene in the agricultural world. Blimey !

Abstractions linéaires - Linéar abstractions Whatever the start and the changes brought to the initial subject, let us appreciate the result.

Anciens avions en noir et blanc - Ancient planes in black and white Legendary planes, as one could see them in newspapers at that time or in news seen in movie theaters.

Animaux de la ferme - Animal farms ​In this hectic life one must know when to take a break to behold all these animals.

Apparitions - Apparitions Traces on walls can unveil a world full of imaginary beings.

Architecture d'os - Bones architecture Alive, they scared us. Now, we're fascinated.

Armada de Rouen 2008 - Armada of Rouen The layout of this rigging is outstanding, how on earth do they manage to make sense of these knots ?

Aubrac : Calligraphie de neige - Aubrac : snow calligraphy These lines and shapes present a stunning graphism between black and white.

Aubrac : Les arbres en hiver - Aubrac : trees in winter Trunks and branches without their leaves appear with shapes very simple and unadorned.

Aubrac : Paysages de neige - Aubrac : snowy landscapes Wide-open snow-covered spaces in Aubrac live at the pace of wind and light.

Aubrac : L'Aubrac sous la neige - Aubrac under the snow Winter 2021, particularly snow-covered, unveiled all the strong characteristic of this volcanic plateau.

Au cœur des fleurs - In the heart of flowers Thanks to its solar look, the heart of flowers carries us in a whirl of colors and scents.

Automne en lumière - Autumn enlightened ​​The tree leaves turning yellow are thrilling at this season.

Automne en noir - Dark autumnA black environment shows to its best advantage the beauty of a tree in its natural setting.

Automne et ses arbres - Autumn and its trees The tree is the ultimate symbol of autumn and its fugitive aspects.

Avions personnalisés - Customized planesThe pilot Will AlwaYs Feel thé need to let on thé plane his uncommon and imaginative mark.

Ballets de Béjart - Bejart ballets Maurice Bejart made significant contribution to the ballet repertoire with his uncommon choregraphy of human bodies.

Ballets du Bolshoï - The Bolchoi Ballet A world-leading school of ballet that delight us with their beautiful outfits and their graceful gestures.

Basilique de Saint Denis - Basilica of Saint DenisWith silver films and 400 ISO we could hardly take pictures freehand with such a dim light. With a digital camera, I worked with 1600 ISO with a processing in DXO Optics then in Lightroom.

Béjart Roméo et Juliette - Bejart Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, beautifully directed by Maurice Bejart, is an inspiring love story for every great choregraphers.

Blanc sur noir - White on black What connections between tracks left by first men, footprints left by the first man standing on the moon, and these left by contemporary men ?

Botswana : Le jardin d'Eden - Botswana : Garden of Eden A true paradise full of life with wild animals living in the savanna, whose beauty fills us with wonder.

Botswana : Le repas des félins - Botswana : Feline meals In these gardens of Eden, nature parks of Botswana, animals hunt and feed themselves. Please note that some pictures may offend the sensibilities of visitors.

Botswana : Les animaux - Botswana : animals Wild animals are at home in Botswana. Almost 40%  of the country is covered by nature reserves and protected areas.

Botswana : Les oiseaux - Botswana : Birds Nature parks of Botswana are very well protected. Fertile banks from ancient lakes are perfect locations for birds.

Brillances d'avions - Brightness and planes Beautiful camera angle can bring out the most exquisite brightness.

Bulles de ciel - Sky bubbles Moveable and short-lived bubble soap in the sky can only be the stuff dreams are made of.

Calligraphie ? - Calligraphy ? Under our feet, sometimes we can find transitory works created by artists who don't know they are artists.

Canaries : Ciels évanescents - Islas Canarias : Evanescent skies Volcanos, mist and clouds. What a dreamy vision !

Canaries : Soleil et nuages - Islas Canarias : Sun and clouds Hard to remain unmoved in front of such sunrises and sunsets.

Canaries : Terres de volcans - Islas Canarias : Volcanos land From the four elements, only fire is missing. Too late ! Volcanos are extinct for a long time.

Chaises de cathédrales - Cathedral chairs ​Ionesco was not the only one to be interested in chairs.

Chaises en vis-à-vis - Chairs facing each other Why chairs couldn't be used to dream and to let us charmed by shadows' magic.

Chevaux de Camargue - Horses from Camargue Since ancient times, horses from Camargue are little riding horses living almost freely in swamps, recognizable with his grey coat.

Chevaux de Camargue (version en noir et blanc) - Horses from Camargue (black and white version) Horses from Camargue Since ancient times, horses from Camargue are little riding horses living almost freely in swamps, recognizable with his grey coat.

Ciel de feu - Sky in fire Taking pictures from fireworks details than working on them with Photoshop in order to keep thé essential, à way to renovate an often dealt with subject.

Ciels d’avions - Planes in the sky ​Sun and clouds. Does it make any difference for pictures of planes? It changes everything.

Cœurs de fleurs - Flower hearts When maths hide in the enchanted flower world.

Cœurs de roses - Heart of roses Petals and sepals come wonderfully together in heart of roses.

Cœurs d'orchidées - Orchids' hearts Having a closer look to orchids'hearts, one can admire the mystery of their fascinating beauty.

Côte de granit rose - Pink granite coast One can only be stunned by the beauty of sunsets and sunrises on the coloured rocks, red, pink and brown of this breton coast.

Couleurs de lumières - Light colours Fireworks are always great moments of emotion, thanks to their profusion of colours and sounds. Paris, the 14th of July 2008.

Couleurs du printemps - Spring colours After automn and winter colours glowing green shades illuminate spring.

Crépuscule - Twilight Before nightfall, a soft-toned light appears.

Curiosités romanes : Les obscenas - Norman curiosities : obscena Norman churches from Gironde and Saintonge strike us with their licentious sculptures named after the latin word "Obscena".

De la brume en Ardèche - Mist in Ardèche region Fog, clouds, sky and mountains softly lead us in the poetic atmosphere found in chinese etchings.

Des gens en images - Pictures of people Taking pictures of unknown people and keep them the way they are is one of the most difficult part.

Dessins de lumières - Light drawings What a thrill to Alter one's pictures to obtain a completely different result.

Dessins éphémères - Transitory drawings A black board, chalk sticks and a lot of spontaneousness.

Dessins imaginaires - Imaginary drawings Drawers and painters can interpret a subject as they like. So can we with digital image.

Dessins tagués - Graffitis sketches Hard to be more uncluttered and vivid. In these street drawings, these few lines are enough.

Détails d’avions - Aircraft details One must not hesitate to get closer to the planes to take pictures of details.

Détails d’orchidées - Orchids' détails Orchids, in all their splendour, delight us by the variety of their shapes and colours.

Détails de voitures - Car’s details Pure forms and a good lighting are the preconditions to realize such pictures.

Dolomites - The Dolomites How can we express the somptuousness and the variety of all this gorgeous landscapes ?

Dolomites : Couleurs d'automne - The Dolomites autumn colours The Dolomites, during this particular season, unveils a great colour palette.

Dolomites sous la brume - The Dolomites in the mist The mist, by wrapping all the summits, adds some mystery to it.

Dolomites sous les nuages - The Dolomites under the clouds What would the Dolomites be without clouds in the summits.

Du temps de l’argentique (1ere partie) - The silver era (part 1) For those who are nostalgic for silver film, Bievres International Photofair has become a must. Every kind of ancien photographic cameras can be found, rare pictures and a chance to take unusual pictures.

Du temps de l'argentique (2eme partie) - The silver era (part 2) For those who are nostalgic for silver film, Bievres International Photofair has become a must. Every kind of ancien photographic cameras can be found, rare pictures and a chance to take unusual pictures.

Eau et terre - Water and earth Water, earth, combination of both bring about striking results. Who could believe the pictures have been taken in marsches around Mont Saint-Michel ?

Ecailles de peinture - Painting flakes When graffiti painting gets old, a common scribble can appear totally different.

Eclats d'ombres et de lumières - Radiances of shadow and lights What a sight when light plays with clouds.

Egypte - Egypt Following Ramses and Nefertiti’s footsteps, Egypt keeps on making us dream.

Elans amoureux - Amorous rush What's on these two giraffes' mind ? No one knows, let us just imagine.

Embruns - Sea sprays During enormous tides, waves which shatter on the Saint-Malo pier create beautiful transitory graphisms.

Esquisses de cathédrale - Cathedral sketcheslt It' s hard to find subjects suitable for filters included in image processing softwares. The Rouen cathedral is perfect for it.

Fête des lumières de Lyon - The Lyon festival of lights The Festival of Lights, 2011 edition offered us a dazzling show thanks to its beautiful light effects.

Feuillages au printemps - Spring foliage Sun, greenery enlightened by direct lighting or backlighting idealise trees, during a beautiful spring daytime.

Feuillages en rêves - Dreamy foliage Photoshop filters ? Not at all, just foliage through a window.

Feuillages imaginaires - Imaginary foliage Autumn is not the only one that get greenery into a multitude of colours.

Feuilles d'automne - Autumnal leaves The street Under the pouring rain, just like an imaginary patchwork.

Feuillages sur l'eau - Foliage on water Seen from below, trees foliage floating on water turning into surprising patterns.

Filtres optiques - Optical filters There was a life before Photoshop. A silver film and fibre optics put in front of the lens did the trick.

Flamants roses - Pink flamingos How many feathers ! ​​Moulin rouge, Folies bergères, Lido ? ​​Wrong guess : flamingos.

Fleurs de cactus - Flowers of cactus Pictures that are quite thorny.

Fleurs de jardin - Garden flowers Thanks a lot to all the anonymous gardeners who make our life more beautiful, with their passion for nature beautiful things.

Formes et brillances - Shapes and shine Close ups are a good way to forget what things are, just turning objects into abstract ​paintings.

Frelons - Hornets What does a photographer who has been stung by a hornet ? Taking revenge by taking pictures.

Giverny et ses nymphéas - Giverny and its waterlilies In Giverny, it's like entering a painting of Claude Monet, it can be explored and every details can be photographed.

Grands singes - Big monkeys Big monkeys can be admired and seen closely at the zoo of Beauval.

Graphismes d’automne - Autumn style Trees without most of their leaves draw a striking and transitory style on a pearly white sky.

Graphismes d'écorces - Bark graphisms Under the shining sun, barks from plane tree trunks give form to patterns that look like a jigsaw puzzle.

Graphismes de fleurs - Flower style Up to what point does the the sublime beauty go ?

Graphismes de roses - Roses graphisms By getting close to heart of roses, one can discover flawlesse patterns and lines.

Graphismes de rues - Street graphisms Although one should be cautious looking to the the right and to the left when crossing a street, nothing should stop us, when it's possible to look down on the ground.

Graphismes de trottoirs - Pavement graphisms There is no doubt about it, one just has to go for it to enter the dream.

Graphismes d’Hermione - Hermione style Mast, mizzen, foremast and bowsprit, with their stunning style, bring back to life old sailing world.

Graphismes d’orchidées - Orchids graphisms With shapes halfway between reality and mystery one can almost forget it's all about flowers.

Graphismes éphémères - Fleeting drawing style Under the influence of the wind, water always shifting creates beautiful style.

Graphismes moirés - Shimmering graphisms Seen through a fabric, sparkling shapes draws a dreamlike world, thanks to transparency.

Graphismes urbains - Urban graphisms Bringing together black and white, lines and shapes in the evening light

Gris argentés - Silver-coloured grey Stunning effects of shapes and lights halfway between tangible and abstraction.

Gris d'ardoises - Grey slates Roofs made from slates hold beautiful graphic surprises in store.

Gris de félins - Feline grey Nature in colour, yes. But often black and white allow to feel the ultimate beauty of the animal kingdom.

Gris de Rafale - Rafale grey At the Ferté-Alais airshow in 2019, the Rafale, jewel of the french aeronautic, evolves in grey tones in a grey sky.

Gris marine - Marine grey The 2019 Rouen Armada has known some short episodes of rare intensity, a real chance to take for a photographer.

Gris souris - Grey mouse When a mouse meets the mouse scroll wheel of a computer.

Herbier de famille - Family herbarium Attics always shelter a part of our Family history. With Photoshop, how can one resist adding à personnal touch ?

Impressions fugitives - Transitory impressions Night and day, light plays with water waving.

Inondations de Saintes - Flood in Saintes (southern France) La Charente, a seemingly peaceful river with its trips on barges or on boats from the tourism office can be quite terrifying especially during a memorable flood in winter 1982.

Islande : Champ de lave d'Eldhraun - Iceland : Lava flow in Eldhraun Eldhrau, which is translated “ fire lava flow”, is an icelandic lava flow appeared during the Laki eruption in 1783.

Islande : De la lave en fusion - Iceland : molten rock Few places on the planet make it possible to watch closely magma lava or molten rock lakes.

Islande : Eclats d'icebergs - Iceland : icebergs slivers The beauty of the place is due to the presence of black sand and of many icebergs and ice blocks ending up there. The colors go from blue to white, and also transparent and even black.

Islande : Fonte de glaciers - Iceland : glaciers melt Iceland is an area in the world where glaciers melt is particularly visible.

Islande : Grands glaciers - Iceland : Great glaciers The Vatnajökull is located in southeast Iceland. With a size equal to Corsica, it covers 8% of the total icelandic surface area.

Islande : Gris de volcans - Iceland : Greys volcanos The lava of a volcano consists of rock at elevated temperature (between 700 and 1200° C), and it forms the red magma. When cooling down, lava takes on a dark colour, until black.

Islande : Lagune glaciaire - Iceland : Glacier lagoon In the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, icebergs coming down the glaciers fall off in a lake on which on can admire their movements.

Islande : Noirs et gris de volcans - Iceland : Blacks and greys volcanos Iceland is a land of glaciers, volcanos and legends.

Islande : Noir et rouge de volcans - Iceland : Black and red volcanos Red volcanos or effusive volcanos are volcanos in the shape of cones, with fluid lava, without explosion. The eruption gives form to a cone of scoria made of accumulation of smears.

Islande : Volcan Geldingadalur - Iceland : Geldingadalur Volcano In Spring 2021, after 800 years of inactivity, the Geldingadalur volcano offers us spectcular lava flood which could go on for several years.

Kirghizistan : Aigles apprivoisés - Tamed eagles These hunting scenes offer eagles close-up pictures.

Kirghizistan : Lumières du matin - Morning lights Between glowing red skies with subtlety and mildness of colouring, morning lights can be tinged with shades like japanese engravings.

Kirghizistan : Paysages d'été - Summer landscapes In this vast plains and mountains, animals spread out peacefully.

Kirghizistan : Présence humaine - Human présence With cave art, petroglyph, rocks carved by nature and clouds, it is hard not to feel human présence.

Kirghizistan : Scènes de marchés - Marketplaces Welcome to Bichkek, Karakol and Naryn marketplaces.

Kirghizistan : Sport équestre - Equestrian sport With this kyrgyz version of football, it is not a round ball  that is at stake, but a goat skin.

Kirghizistan : Variations de ciels - Sky variations At dusk and dawn or in the middle of the day, summer sky offer different shades.

Kirghizistan : Vie paysanne - Rural life Cows and horses are the core of rural like in kyrgyz countryside.

Langues de félins - Feline tongues It 's unpolite to stick one's tongue, unless you're a féline.

Le cheval en détails - Details horses How to resist the pleasure of photographing horses, seen as men's noblest conquest ?

L'éclipse de lune du 21 janvier 2019 - Eclipse of the moon on the 20th of January 2019 When earth is located between the sun and the moon in a perfect alignment, who dares to say the earth is flat ?

Le Grand Meaulnes - The Lost Estate Who never imagined the scenery where The Grand Meaulnes’s story takes place ? The author drew his inspiration from several locations. Here are the pictures. Thanks to Daniel Soupizet who guided me all along the reportage in 1982.

Le Grand Meaulnes sépia - "Le Grand Meaulnes" sepia To get closer to the atmosphere of the "Grand Meaulnes" era, there is nothing like images in black and white turned into sepia.

Le mont Saint Michel - Mont Saint-Michel Between Normandy and Brittany is located the "the beauty of the Occident", a gothic benedictine abbey, dedicated to Archangel Saint Michel, overlooking the village surrounded by ramparts.

Le Papa, la Maman et le Bébé - Daddy, Mummy and Baby How Lucky one had been to witness such tender and innocent moments.

Le Rafale - The Rafale A wonderful cutting-edge technology, thanks to the gathering at the Ferté Alais for bringing out such a beautiful show.

Les arbres en hiver - Wintertime trees Blue sky conduces us to gaze upon the uncluttered shapes of the branches of the trees with no longer leaves on it.

Les chutes Victoria - Victoria falls Natural wonders from the Unesco world heritage list, Victoria falls are located between Zimbabwe and Zambia. They flow into waterfalls, 1700 meters wide by 108 meters height.

Lumières argentées - Silver lights The battering of light ans colour of a fireworks easily gets along with the sober aspect of black and white photography.

Lumières au printemps - Springtime lights How wonderful to admire tree leaves playing under the mild and sunny spring !

Lumières d'eaux - Water lights Water, light and colors display a magical and ephemeral spectacle.

Lumières de cathédrales - Cathedral lights ​From the cathedral to the smallest church, each building offers, a changing palette of colours according to period of time.

Lumières de Chartres - Lights of Chartres The stained glass of Chartres cathedral are well known and yet all we have to do is looking down to discover other wonders such as the paving and the labyrinth.

Lumières de jardins - Light in gardens Trees filter sunlights and restore them as spotlights give us lighting that can be obtained in the studio.

Lumières de tilleuls - Lime lightsWhat an astonishing sight, to gaze at light in the summer foliage of a one-hundred year old lime.

Lumières de tilleuls en noir et blanc - Black and white lime trees lights How could we resist to black AND white Flawlessness AND sobriety.

Lumières éphémères - Fleeting lights Under the sun, a small watercourse can suddenly look like a watercolour.

Lumières évanescentes - Evanescent lights As you probably have noticed, I'm fascinated by light effects. Also by Photoshop.

Lumières fugitives - Fleeting lights ​The ideal recipe to get striking bright effects? spotlights and smoke bombs.

Lumières minimales - Miniml lights Light, glass and metal are concrete but you can make abstraction out of it, with the help of Photoshop.

Lumières photographiées - Photographed lights At the Photo fair in Bièvres, it was a perfect sunny day to play with light.

Lumières tropicales - Tropical lights Plants need sun to grow. To make them beautiful, sun and sun again.

Lumière sur métal - Light on metal C'est tout un univers de formes géométriques baignées de lumière qui s'offre à nous. A whole world of geometrical shapes bathed in light ils unveiled.

Magma - Magma Asphalt, like an inspired graphic designer, surprise us with unexpected material effects.

Maison de Nicéphore Niépce - Nicephore Niépce's House (France) In Saint Loup de Varennes, near Chalon-sur-Saône, Nicéphore Niépce's House is currently run by Pierre-Yves Mahé who organised a private visit to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Photoshop Club.

Ma première exposition - My first exhibition My first photographic exhibition took place in 1972 at the bookshop Privat in Toulouse. Cartier Bresson, Doisneau, Boubat were my masters.

Marais salants - Salt marshes Flying over salt marsches, only for the joy of immersing oneself in their geometrical beauty.

Matière noire - Black patterns Seeweed on a closer look can appear as contemporary art paintings.

Matières évanescentes - Evanescent stuff Go through the looking glass from stuff to dream.

Meeting aérien de la Ferté Alais - Flying meeting of the Ferté Alais, France A must for flying fans. Planes and their layout are first-rate.

Mémoire d'asphalte - Asphalt Memory Some treadmarks left by truck tyres during summer dogdays. Not to mention Photoshop to add a personal touch.

Modillons de Surgères - Modillions of Surgeres church Built on the 11th century, Notre-Dame in Surgeres (Charente-Maritime), is famous for its very big facade richly sculpted and its bell tower.

Moirage - Watering Light effects in a woof's cloth followed by a treatment in Photoshop can create striking effects.

Naissance du printemps - Spring birth Spring opens plentifully buds and leaves with a d'un playing with shadows and lights.

Nénuphars au printemps - Water lilies in spring Water lilies appear to me as timeless, ethereal, melancholic shapes.

Namibie : Graphismes de dunes - Namibia : sand dunes graphisms We often imagine sand dunes with beautiful curved shapes. From the sky view, we then discover striking graphic lines.

Namibie : La Voie lactée - Namibia : the milky way Namibia is a very sought-after destination by the astronomers all over the world : the milky way appears very clearly.

Namibie : Le désert vu du ciel - Namibia : the desert seen from the sky The Namib desert, the most ancient of the world, inspire both fascination and fulfilment.

Namibie : Le peuple Himba - Namibia : Himba people Himbas people live in southern Africa, mainly in northern Namibia in the coastal desert of Kaokoveld.

Namibie : Le peuple Himba (version en noir et blnc) - Namibia : Himba people (black and white version) Himbas people live in southern Africa, mainly in northern Namibia in the coastal desert of Kaokoveld.

Namibie : Les animaux - Namibia : the animals The Etosha national park is one of the biggest reserves for animals, stretched over 350 kilometers from East to West, with a surface area of 22 275 square meters.

Namibie : Les dunes vues du ciel - Namibia : Namibia : sand dunes seen from the sky The Namib sand dunes, the most ancient and the biggest in the world, are located in the Sossusvlei region in the Namibian desert.

Namibie : Paysages de déserts - Namibia : desert landscapes Situated between Kalahari desert and south Atlantic ocean, Namibia overflow with outstanding landscapes.

Namibie : Surprises de la nature - Namibia : surprises of nature Nature sometimes offers us amazing images.

Nénuphars du matin - Water lilies, early morning When the morning low light o water lilies.

Noir et gris - Black and grey Industrial items thanks to their texture and shades create with their style details close to abstract art.

Nuages d'avions - Plane clouds Plane's smokes trails mixed with the sky drive to daydreaming.

Nuances d'avions - Shades of planes Sun, a beautiful sky, what more to expect to succeed in taking pictures of planes.

Nuances d'avions en noir et blanc - Black and white Shades of planes Sun, a beautiful sky, what more to expect to succeed in taking pictures of planes.

Nuances de gris - Shades of grey Clouds, smoke or snow can look like a living world of fantastic créatures.

Nuances d'orchidées - Orchids' shades Orchids like jewellery : emerald, amethyst, ruby, topaz.

Noir et gris d'avions - Black and grey planes All these darkened details from planes bring out an unexpected graphism.

Noir minéral - Mineral black As an additional version to my first album about mineral from the french "Ecole des Mines", I give the black and white version.

Notre-Dame de l'Epine - Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Épine Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and located in the village of L'Épine, near Châlons-en-Champagne, the Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Épine is considered as "the Champagne jewel".

Nymphéas - White water lilies An ocean of beauty and poetry in a pond.

Nymphéas en automne - White water lilies in autumn A humble tribute to this giant of history of painting, Claude Monet.

Oiseaux du littoral - Coastal birds A few coastal birds in their world away from men.

Ombres et lumières bovines - Bovine Lights and shadows Beauty of light is everywhere, even in the most unexpected place.

Ombres et lumières minérales - Mineral shadows and lights It’s difficult to stay unmoved by such effects which bring out the contrast between shadow and light.

Ondulations - Meanders Sea lions evolving in water waved by a light wind create black patterns with beautiful style.

Ondulations minimales - Minimalist meanders The feeling of a mix of bright dark scales and silver waves.

Orchidées - Orchids According the authors, the number of orchid’s species fluctuates between 25 to 30 000 and makes it one of the most important families of flower plants. They are practically everywhere, except deserts and rivers.

Orchidées en beauté - Beautiful orchids Bare orchids, without what's around, conceiling their beauty.

Orchidées en lumières - Illuminated orchids Evanescent lights idealise and renew the delicate beauty of the orchids.

Orchidées serties de noir - Orchids set in black An alternative way of glorifying orchids consists in showing them on a black background to exalt their colours.

Oreilles de vaches - Cows' ears Under the parisian sun, bulls from the "Salon de l'agriculture" put cows into happiness ?

Papillons exotiques - Exotic butterflies A few exotic butterflies in their various dazzling colours.

Parade amoureuse - Love parade Everyone has his own seduction techniques… And it works !!!