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7 Aug 2011

Chateau Versaille 2: How a Pilgrimage to Chateau Versaille Causes La Danse Automatique

Chateau Versaille's juxtaposition of crowds of tourists from the world-over, beside 17th Century architecture, art, design and pictorial representations of French Royalty, really "struck a chord" with me. Indeed, Chateau Versaille is a work of art and the "Post modern phenomena" of global tourism creates its own aesthetic. Both together made me think of a theatrical performance on a global stage, a "danse automatique", unchoreographed and oblivious to a third juxtapostion of art; the "Postmodern photographer" reflecting on contemporary life and the state of the arts.

Pictorially, my main concerns with this photograph were to exploit the 3D elements of the photo, enhance the light (source and reflections) and to capture some rather strange, dance like movements of the tourists! Hopefully I've acheived this! :-)



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