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Oak Alley

  Oak Alley
Oak Alley
This is one of the most photographed antebellum homes in the country. You can search the Betterphoto site for "Oak Alley" to find more than half a dozen photos. Most of the photos are the big picture. However, for this lesson when I went down to Vacherie to make some photos of the Oak Alley, I decided to concentrate on the building. I decided on this because:
1. The diagonal red path leads our eye to the building.
2. The reptition of the arch pattern created by the canopy of the oaks frames the structure.
3. The leaves, the moss growing on the tree, the grass along with the plaster on the building columns, all give a differing feeling of texture. This adds to the visual interest.
4. The repition of the columns and the vertical lines they create help to reinforce a feeling of grandeur in our mind.

I made this photo after the sun set and the lights were turned on and the tourists have left. You can see the high ISO value needed because of this.
© Amritendu Maji
Nikon D80 Digital ...

Teresa Pritchett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/1/2007
    Simply Gorgeous!

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2/12/2008 9:45:53 PM

Bill Knaps
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/12/2007

A great shot. I plan to return there in the spring and take pictures. I live in North Louisiana, but my son lives not far from Oak Alley. Bill

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2/12/2008 9:48:12 PM

Michelle Alton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2007

Very marvelous work, Amritendu. The framing is beautiful.

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2/13/2008 2:49:10 AM

Joao Martinho
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/19/2007

The picture is beautiful. I enjoy your comments!

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2/13/2008 6:07:20 AM

Amritendu Maji
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/2/2008

Thank you for your kind comments everyone.

Bill, try to make there early morning and also stay there after the sun has set. The lighting is just magnificient then.

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3/27/2008 6:02:33 PM

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