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Travel and places : Verulanium

Verulamium Museum

Verulamium Museum.Friday, April 26, 2019, 12.05 am by Esther de Montchalin,

contestants: Charly Boissée, Manon Rousselles and Anna Hery

This picture is a picture of a mosaic in the museum. The photo is taken with an extreme long shot, and an eye view, because we really wanted to see all of this Roman beautiful piece of art.

 

 

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Travel and Places : the Roman Baths by Eve

 

 

Eve, Lou and Mina

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Cityscape: Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, Banksy by Lola and Rebecca

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum graffiti By Banksy

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6.26 pm

Contestants: Rebecca and Lola Category: urban landscapes & cityscapes

On this picture we can see the representation of the girl with pearl earring by Banksy. It was created on the wall of a building in Bristol’s marina. The artist Banksy was inspired by the Dutch painter Vermeer’s famous painting. He used the box alarm fixed on the wall for the pearl earring and called itGirl with a Pierced Eardrum’. This graffiti was vandalized soon after it was created and the big black stain on the wall is not Banksy’s . This picture was taken with a medium shot because we wanted to focus on the wall with the character. Furthermore, it is an eye view with the point of view of the photographer.

Lola and Rebecca

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Cityscape : Candem Town by Charly

 

 

Camden Town

Camden Town. Saturday, April 27,2019,5.47 pm by Boissée Charly,
contestants: Esther De Montchalin, Manon Rousselles and Anna Hery.

The shot type we chose is the long shot because we really wanted to see a big part of Camden Town to show the beautiful art on the facades. We also chose the eye view because the viewers can identify and think that they are in Camden. In this photo, we can see many shops on the left with the tags or murals on their walls. The first has
footprints, the second with the blue colour has a scorpion holding a shoe in its claws. Then there is a big dragon on the wall, and in the background, we can see Uncle Pennybags on a wall with the English flag. The picture is a little bit dark because of the colour of the sky but we can still see the colours of the shop because many shops have a bright shop facades.
Camden Town is bustling and very attractive thanks to the tourists like we can
see in the photo. Camden Town is a beautiful place for street art and art overall.

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Other pictures taken in Camden

Uncle Pennybags

The famous guy of the monopoly is on a wall in Camden Town, we can see it in the first photo.
Many food trucks where we can test food for free, so we went to this neighbourhood where there are only food trucks.

 

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People : The Waldron-Pearson family by Esther and Anna

 Waldron-Pearson family. Friday, April 26,2019,8.31 am by Esther de Montchalin

contestants: Charly Boissée, Manon Rousselles and Anna Hery

This picture shows John, Kirsty, their baby Wittekare and one dog: Burleigh.We chose the full shot because we really wanted to see all the family, their movements to feel more natural and their emotions. The shot gives a neutral effect to the picture. In the  background, we can see the living room with the sofa, and in the corner the little boy’s toy. We really wanted to shoot a simple picture of the family to show their simplicity, and particularly this one because we can really see the happiness in every face and it really represents the atmosphere of the three days we have spent with them. The picture is a little bit dark because of the colour of the clothes of the characters, but we can still see the luminosity of the room, because on the right side there was a big window, and it made the light come in.

Our interview :
Anna and I have decided to interview our host family.
-What are their jobs?
Kirsty has her own clothing business online, her brand is made for horse clothing.
John works in innovation in a bank ( he works in the City, in London, it takes him 2 hours to go to work, and he needs to take the train every day).
-Why do they host students in their house?
Because they think that welcoming people from different countries can help their little son to learn other languages. They also wanted to meet teenagers to « practice » their « role » as parents, before they need to do this with their kid. Finally, because they have a big house and they are only three. Welcome people brings life to the house.
-What activities do they like? Do they have hobbies?
They really like riding, walking, travelling ( they’ve been in a lot of countries), reading, and finally creating because it’s both in link with their jobs.
-Have they been to France?
Yes, they’ve been to France a lot of times, and they have visited different cities in France: Paris, Villefranche, they have been in the south, and they really like skiing in France ( because they can’t in England ).

-What is the best thing in the UK for them?
For them, the best thing is the countryside ( where they live), the history of the country and also the fact that the UK is really safe.
-What is the worth thing in UK for you?
They think that the worth thing in the UK is a fact that the culture in fragmented, the population is not united.
-What is their favorite place in the country?

For them, it’s Chatsworth House

We really have enjoyed our time with the family and it was a really good experience to meet and live with English people.

 

Esther and Anna

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Catégories : Photo Contest trip to England

Urban landscape : Dark lights by Garance and Caroline

 

 

Title of photograph : Dark lights
Name of photographer : Garance Ruet-Moreau
Date, location, and time of photograph : 25/04/2019, in England, Surrey, Outwood, at 7.33pm
Photo Contest category : Urban landscape and cityscapes

First of all, the camera angle type is an eye view. In fact, I have taken the photograph at my eye level (as indicated by the name of the photography type). I have choosen to take this photo with this view because I think that it’s easier for the viewers to imagine themselves standing where the photo was taken. Moreover, in my point of view, that’s always good to have a natural effect because it shows thethe reality. For example, if people go to the place to see where I have taken this picture, they will see mostly the same colors, the same view, whereas with an other shot or angle, it would be probably
different and they might be disappointed.
Secondly, I have choosen this picture for many reasons : To begin, because I hope this photo is original. It’s not a very famous monument, it’s located in a hiddenstreet, precisely in a kind of tunnel. But I have selected it because I think it’s thought provoking. In fact, we can think about its meaning or message and there will be probably different opinions ; that’s why this is very interesting ! In my view, this photo can show us that even if it’s not a landmark or the most touristic street in England, it’s beautiful anyway. Moreover, I think that this street was not intented to be beautiful but maybe that’s why the place is !
There is no famous street artists’s artwork in this street but I guess it’s the association of all the different posters that make the beauty of this picture. To conclude, this street represents the life in the city, freedom of expression and I like it.

Garance and Caroline

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Cityscape : Clifton Bridge by Pauline and Juliette

Pauline Gommard and Juliette Labarre 2nd5  Bristol, 25 april 2019, 17:48

Urban landscapes and Cityscapes

Hello ! The picture was taken by Juliette and Pauline with an high angle in Bristol. This photo is an extreme long shot. First, we are going to describe this picture. Then, we will give information about the architect of this monument.
First of all, we can see a flower in the foreground. It’s a wild pink flower. In the  background, there is a bridge. It’s Clifton suspension bridge. This bridge is above the Avon river and it is a symbol of Bristol’s city. The architect of Clifton suspension bridge is Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The landscape is Bristol and its surroundings.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on April 1806 and he died in 1859. He was an English mechanical and civil engineer. He built the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the famous SS Great Britain and bridges like Clifton suspension bridge. This bridge wass built from 1836 to 1864 and it was used for trading. The bridge links up Severn and Bristol and it is 412 meters long and 74 meters high.
SS Great Britain was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic in 1845. That’s why, he is considered as “one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution”.
To conclude, this bridge was very important for trading and crossing the Avon Gorge was very useful at that time to develop the city. Moreover, the constructions of Isambard Kingdom Brunel revolutionized public transport and modern engineering.

Pauline and Juliette

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People by Alice and Evan

 

When I took this picture, I first saw a tunnel with graffiti and some posters. Then,I saw a homeless on the right and I realized that homeless people are part of the English urban landscape. That made me very sad andangry. According to an article of the “Express Business”, the number of homeless people in the United Kingdom reached 320,000 in november 2018 and would increase of 1,000 per month. This picture was taken in London, a city with 167,000 homeless people in its streets, that is to say one londoner out of fifty-three. The camera work gives the impression of depth and the light at the bottom and end of the tunnel attracts the attention and allows to discover the picture starting to the middle. Gradually, we discover the different parts of the pictures from the poster to the homeless through artificial light to the left which gives a more “urban” atmosphere. I found this tunnel very beautiful because it perfectly represents the urban and graffiti culture in London. However, I can’t just look at the place without the homeless because too many people do not pay attention to those who are suffering next to them. I could have chosen this entry for the urban space category but I chose “people” categoryinstead because homeless people in the English society who are just considered as “ thin gummy “ in the landscape and I wanted to draw the attention on the society and housing problems in England. Caring for homeless people is not an important issue for many and if nobody says anything, the situation may not evolve positively soon.

Alice and Evan

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Urbanspace by Evan and Alice

Category : Urban space Photo by Evan  Group Evan and Alice

 

This picture is a cityscape focusing St Paul Cathedral of London which is in the middle of the photo. I took it on April 26th at 4.41 pm on the first day of our trip in London. It’s a frontal view for the viewers to get involved with me and feel what I felt when I saw the majesty of St Paul’s for the first time in front of me. I put it in the middle on the back because I think that the cathedral is bigger than the apartments and is much more impressive. I’ve found that the sky with gray clouds perfectly matched with the cathedral. There are some tourists next to St Paul but they do not spoil the view and represent the urban life in the city.

Alice and Evan

 

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Only green entries by Antonin

Category :Travel and place
I’ve chosen this entry of the Roman bath, and just keep the green strange color of the water because all my photos are like that one

(I just keep the green color). I think this photo has a really good balanced effect with a long shot and a high angle.

Category :Nature landscape

This is Berkley castle’s park. In the middle of the picture I’ve seen this big majestic tree, and like I did with all my pictures I’ve only kept thegreen color of the trees and the grass, still using a long shot and a high angle.

Category :Urban landscape
In this picture, we can see Clifton suspension bridge, a Bristolian landmark but the most important thing is the hill with the tunnel and the road that strangely look like a bunker. The green is still there and the long shot and the high angle highlight the scene.

Category :People
I’ve taken this picture in Stonehenge, where people show how people living in the Bronze Age fed themselves and made rope and leather for clothes. Like the other one, this picture has only the green of the grass and the leaves but I chose a pov angle with a medium shot.