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Publié par Jean-Pierre MAFFRE

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Patrouille de France - The French Acrobatic Patrol The French Acrobatic Patrol also known as the Patrouille de France, is the aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force. It can be seen at the International Air Show at Le Bourget or at La Ferté Alais.

Peaux de vaches - Cow hides Patterns that adorn cow hides deserve to be looked at.

Peintures de lumières - Painting in the sky Paiting in the sky, the most spectacular and fugitive art, is luckily immortalized by pictures. Paris, the 14th of July.

Peintures éphémères - Transitory paintings Marks of washed-out paintings after heavy rain idealised thanks to Photoshop.

Pélicans - Pelicans Tired after a long journey, they rest.

Photos de fesses - Bottoms' pictures Well, don't be disappointed by these horses' bottoms.

Pluie graphique - Graphic rain The fortitious discovery of a great topic, a camera ready to use than Photoshop to conclude with a personal touch.

Pluies de lumières - Raining lightsAlways walking with your head up ? No, you just need to look on the ground to discover a bunch of striking light effects.

Pollen de roses -Roses pollen Bees and bumblebee, tireless workers are still here. May it goes on…

Portraits de félins - Feline portraits Tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars compete with their beautiful fur.

Portraits de lions
 - Lions portraits Here is a succession of portraits of His Majesty the lion and his companion.

Premiers avions - Historical planes One can never get tired of admiring old planes, surprisingly still flowing and easy to handle.

Printemps en lumière - Enlightened spring Spring is the season of nature's revival in its fragile, pale, golden brown and translucent colours.

Profils de lumières - Lightened profiles You just need to be at the right time at the right place to catch these transitory lights and then idealise them by reworking them.

Projections - Spatter Spontaneous squirts of paint on plain black walls create images enliven by a mysterious life.

Provence : Carrière de Rustrel - Provence : Rustrel Quarry The provençal Colorado or ochers from Rustrel is an anciant quarry exploited since the end of the 17th century until 1992.

Provence : Champs de lavande - Provence : Lavender fields From June till the end of July, from Vercors to Verdon, lavender fields are in full bloom, a true provençal blue gold.

Provence : Chevaux en liberté - Provence : Horses at liberty It is a greatly enjoyable to watch all these horses gallop at total liberty.

Provence : Couleurs de lavande - Provence : Lavender colours Multicoloured areas deliciously perfumed.

Provence : Lumières de lavande - Provence : lavender lights When light and clouds play with lavender.

Provence : Mont Ventoux - Provence : Mont Ventoux From twilight till sunrise, a special moment full of strong emotion and serenity in front of so much beauty.

Réalité abstraite - Abstract reality When nature takes over a stone wall.

Reflets - Reflection When light comes through tree leaves to illuminate a waterway.

Reflets colorés - Coloured reflections Light becomes colour on smooth and reflective surface.

Reflets d'avions - Planes Reflections The stunning connections between metal and ils bright reflections shows us an unusual pictorial world.

Reflets de bateaux - Sparkling boats Sparkling masts and cordage constantly changing.

Reflets de la Défense - Reflections from la Defense La Défense, with its towers, is a major business district of Paris. Like minerals, towers offer us pure lines in which light creates crystalline effects.

Reflets de lumières - Light reflections From something concrete to abstraction. Many graphic colourful effects make their appearance.

Reflets de phares d'autos - Reflections of front beams A flash in a front beam I hurry to take a picture of, then an other... and in the end, a new abum on my website.

Reflets de rues - Street reflections These tracks, like signatures or calligraphies fluctuate betweek abstraction and something concrete.

Reflets de trains - Train reflections Reflections are everywhere, even where they're not expected.

Reflets éphémères - Ephemeral reflects How stunning ! reflects from a simple waterway make you think about imaginary continents seen from far away.

Reflets évanescents - Evanescent reflections Light and substance come together to create pure art.

Reflets fugitifs - Transitory reflections Chrome-plated area can deform everything else around.

Reflets graphiques - Graphic sparkle Sparkle on water pop up like fleeting and elusive patterns. Sometimes as ephemaral calligraphy.

Reflets imaginés - Imagined reflections A beautiful opportunity to present what I imagined from what I saw.

Reflets lumineux - Bright reflections Bright reflections are everywhere. All you need is opening your eyes... than using Photoshop to enhance them.

Reflets métalliques - Metallic réflexion Here you are the stunning result between the mix of cold and impersonnal métal and a warming and enhancing light.

Reflets sur l’eau - Glints on water A lake surrounded by trees, a beautiful light and wind were the elements I needed to realise these images with no use of Photoshop.

Reflets sur les pavés - Reflexions on the pavement Pavements can express many things. Here they are the enchanting miror of a mystery at our feet.

Regards chevalins - Horse looks What can relay to us all these mysterious and so close looks ? they show so little.

Reims : Bibliothèque Carnegie - The Carnegy Library of Reims Highlight of the Art deco style, the Carnegie Library was built by Max Sainsaulieu from 1921 to 1928, with money donated by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Reims : Cathédrale - The Reims cathédral Highlight of the french gothic art, thanks to its architecture and the statues, the Reims Cathedral is included in the UNESCO world cultural heritage since 1991. After the first world war, the cathedral was restaured.

Reims : Chantier de la cathédrale - Reims cathedral construction Worthy heirs of cathedral builders, the present builders keep on their craft, in accordance with architectural tradition.

Reims : Festival Elektricity - Reims Elektricity An evening in October 2014 similar to a summertime evening, with the festival Elektricity which electrified the front of Reims cathedral, with three bands, London Grammar, Christine and the Queens and Alb.

Reims : Fouilles archéologques - Reims archaeological digs We are so little. To get convinced, one just need to visit the archaeological dig of the church Saint-Remi in Reims during 2018 Cultural heritage days.

Reims : Le cimetière du nord - Reims North cemetery Nicknamed the « Père Lachaise from Reims », the north cemetery houses tombs from local and national celebrities. Works of art from famous sculptors are also to be found there.

Reims : Le tombeau de Saint Remi Reims : Reims The tomb of Saint Remi The bishop saint Remi who baptised king Clovis in 498, rests in the chapel of holy sacrament in the saint Remi church. The statues present saint Remi, Clovis and the 12 peers of France, 6 of them secular and 6 of them religious.

Reims : Les Faux de Verzy - Reims Faux de Verzy The faux de Verzy, these particular trees with tortuous shape, looking like an igloo, with very green leaves, grow in the forest of Verzy, near the mountain of Reims.

Reims : Portraits esquissés - Reims outlined portraits Tanks to Photoshop reality can turn into a sketch book.

Reims : Portraits sculptés - Reims sculpted portraits The famous smiling angel of Reims mustn’t let aside the beautiful sculptures around it, with all the lively sculpted faces.

Reims : Statues martyrisées - Reims martyr statues The fire due to the bombing the 19th of septembre 1914 damaged really bad a lot of statues from Reims cathédral. The statues inside keep many marks of damage due to this catastrophy.

Rêves de fleurs - Flower dreams What do our dreams turn into, after contemplating such marvelous things ?

Rêves de plongeurs - Divers' dreams Granite blocks and acrobatic figures of divers.

Rêves de peintres - Painters' dreams What if painting becomes a dream !

Rêves d'orchidées - Orchids dreams Orchids have been seen for a long time with a certain idea of their beauty, but sometimes one can find in them an enhanced vision.

Rêves de roses - Roses dreams To see life in pink, to see life in dreams.

Rosée de roses - Roses dew Dew sparkles like iridescent pearls in roses' velvet petals.

Rose de tulipes - Pink tulips A delight of fluffy shapes, colours and lights.

Roses - Roses ​Everything has already been written about roses. Let’s admire them.

Roses flamants - Flamingos in pink When light plays with pink flamingos' feathers.

Sahara - Sahara These pictures were taken in the Algerian Sahara near Tamanrasset. The prehistorical drawings, with the cattle, remind us that this area was once green.

Salle des pas perdus - Hall of lost steps Lost steps? Lost steps… but not for everyone !

Salon du Bourget 2009 - Paris Air Show at the Bourget 2009 As you can see with this slide show, planes have always fascinated me. I like seeing them among the clouds et the light effects on their cabin.

Salon du Bourget 2013 - Paris Air Show at the Bourget 2013 Here are some planes that where Shown at the Paris Air Show 2013.

Salon du Bourget 2015 - Paris Air Show at the Bourget 2015 A must see, one can't be disappointed.

Sculptures éphémères - Ephemeral sculptures The most unexpected material conform to physical laws ruling the way ice field drift.

Seigle en lumières - Wheat enlightened Get lucky and be there right on time to catch a glimpse of these transitory lights.

Showbiz des seventies - Showbiz from the seventies We all enjoyed voices and texts from 70’s singers. I was lucky to photograph them.

 

Soleils de fleurs - Flower suns Who can believe there's only one sun? Well, no ! Many different multicoloured suns in nature.

Spectres - Ghosts Between marble statues from Praxiteles and faces from the movie Metropolis, catch a glimpse of an nonexistent time.

Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka My first big trip. A wonderful country, unforgettable for the young photographer I was.

Super lune - Super pink moon A rare show, on April 7. A supermoon was seen in the the parisian sky . It appeared very colorful, up to 30% brighter and 7% to 14 Biger.

Tableaux de lumières - Light paintings As abstract painters’s technique of pouring and dripping paint, fireworks manufacturer create masterpieces. Paris, 14th July, 2010.

Tags poétiques - Poetic tags These poetic glimpses from anonymous artists to anonymous passer-by bring a little poetry in daily world.

Textures animales - Animal texture Animal fur strikes us with patterns that can be similar to abstract art.

Textures chevalines - Horses textures Horse is a work of art, long-distance and closely.

Turquie - Turkey A country with a long history, fascinating to discover and to photograph, with its ruins, its landscapes and its population.

Univers blanc - White universe These surprising and short-lived left on the snowy ground remind of some contemporary art.

Univers de feu - Fire world Getting closer to a telephoto lens often allows us to discover an environment similar to what is represented in astronomy pictures.

Univers gris - Grey universes To plunge back into black and white photography is a true pleasure.

Univers irréels - Unreal worlds In the end, the subject represented on the picture doesn't really matter, only remain dream and impressions.

Univers lumineux - Bright universe Moving light kkeps on creating mysteries, by carrying us in a colourful and dreamy  world.

Univers noirs - Black worlds Materials give unsuspected appearance to objects whose nature and function tend to be forgotten.

Vagues de lumières - Waves of light What a contrast between ground, water, sun and the entanglement of lines and colours !

Variations - Variations Light, trees, water, wind and some drops of rains…

Variations de gris - Grey changes Movable surfaces of a tangible space seem like an abstract universe.

Versailles, bassin d'Apollon 1980 - Versailles, the Apollo fountain 1980 The sculpture of the Apollo fountain was regilded in the 1980’s. It represents Apollo rising in front of the sun. Apollo stands on a chariot drawn by four horses surrounded by four mermans.

Versailles, grandes eaux - Versailles, the Fountains Water and light in the Park of Versailles turn into crystal in a setting where mythology and fantasy meet.

Versailles, le Château - Palace of Versailles Here are some pictures taken during a visit at the palace of Versailles, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon, all mixed up together.

Versailles, le Hameau - Versailles, the Queen's Hamlet The cottages and the trees of Marie-Antoinette's hamlet transport us into the atmosphere of paintings from the 18th century.

Versailles, le Hameau sépia - Versailles, the Queen's Hamlet sepia In these pictures, the Marie Antoinette Hamlet looks like ancient photographs from the 19th century.

Vestiges Gallo-Romains de Saintonge - Gallo romans vest Moss, ivy and centuries don't prevent archeologists and amateurs from admiring the ability of thé Romans to build aqueducts and wash houses.

Zébrures de zèbres - Zebras' stripes Stripes are sometimes very valued in contemporary art. Bad luck, Nature had came up with it long before.