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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 : La transhumance - Aubrac : transhumance On May 25, on Saint Urbain's Day, bovine herd climb onto the Aubrac plateau to spend all summer in pastureland before going back down in October.

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

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 : Paysages du printemps - Aubrac : spring landscapes Between lakes, cascades and endless spaces of wild beauty, located in western Lozère area, Aubrac  is a high volcanic and granitic plateau.

Aubrac : Pierres brutes - Aubrac : raw stones Inanimate objects, do you have a soul ? (Quotation from Lamartine)

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 chutes Victoria - Botswana : 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.

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.

Cerisiers en fleurs - Blooming cherry trees Hanami. In springtime, this japanese feast puts an emphasis on sakura, which are blooming cherry trees.

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.

Curiosités de la nature - Nature's curiosities A long french coastal walk provides a lot of surprises.

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.

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.

Ecosse : Apparitions minérales - Mineral appearances Graphic details rarely seen by hikers, caught my eye.

Ecosse : Les pierres de Jean-Pierre - Scotland : Jean-Pierre's stones Hard to get away from jokes when you spend all your time gazing at stones (in French the first name  Jean-Pierre evokes the word stones, which is "pierre" in French).

Ecosse : Lichens inattendus - Scotland : unexpected lichen It is unnecessary to make changes with Photoshop, nature does it all.

Ecosse : Paysages - Scotland : Landscapes Vast areas, remarkable sites, known und unknown.

Ecosse : Sculptures minérales - Scotland : mineral sculptures Meeting an unexpected sculptor : Nature.

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 neige - Snow graphisms The whiteness of the snow which contrasts with the underlying earth reveal unexpected shapes.

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

Grèce : Curiosités de la nature - Greece : curiosity of the nature From the highest rocks to lowly pebbles, nature is a constant wonder.

Grèce : Les météores - Greece : meteora Meteora. In greek : suspended place. Its monasteries host a monastic life for more tha an millenary.

Grèce : Pélicans frisés - Greece : curly pélicans Curly pelican, one of the biggest birds in the world, breed in swamps and shallow lakes.

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 des 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.

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

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

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

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

Italie : Ciels de Toscane - Italy : Tuscany skies Thanks to variations of light during daytime, Tuscany skies always look differently.

Italie : Graphismes de Toscane - Italy : Tuscany graphisms In November, earth of farmed fields retrieve its bare character, distinguished by graphic lines.

Italie : Lumières de Toscane - Italy : Tuscany lights Subtle change of lights bring to Tuscany landscapes create shades marked with poetry.

Italie : Paysages de Toscane - Italy : Tuscany landscapes Tuscany landscapes produce images of soothing beauty.

Italie : Pêcheurs d'images - Italy : Pictures' fishermen There are not only pictures' hunters, just like there are not only gondolas in Venice.

Italie : Photos de lingerie - Italy : Laundry pictures Naples is not the only place where you can dry your laundry. Venice can also provide this unexpected view.

Italie : Reflets de Vénétie - Italy : Reflections of Venetia Water shimmering in canals create the impression of abstract paintings.

Italie : Rome antique - Ancient Rome In 1979 here was the Colosseum and its area in black and white, shadows and lights.

Italie : Rome Jean-Paul II - Rome John-Paul II During his hearing the 11th April 1979, Pope John Paul II surrounded by Christians on this well-known place.

Italie : Rome Portraits sculptés - Rome carved portraits Even if they are frozen in stone, these characters have not lost their presence so lively.

Italie : Venise : Flâner dans Venise - Venise : Taking a stroll in Venise Taking a stroll in Venise offers an opportunity to avoid the postcards settings and taking pictures of unexpected aspects of this city.

Italie : Venise : Le carnaval - Italy : Venise : the carnival From the 18th to 21st century, a whole picture gallery unfold before our eyes.

Italie : Venise : Les masques du carnaval - Italy : Venise : the masks of the carnival The carnival gives us the opportunity to discover an anthology of masks very colourful.