Starry Night over the Rhone – Arles

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10 Responses to Starry Night over the Rhone – Arles

  1. Juno says:

    Wow, Jerry this is fantastic! I showed my husband the two pictures together he was blown away. More Please!!!…. 🙂

  2. Merle says:

    This is just wonderful you could be stepping back in time apart for the rain

  3. Anneliese says:

    I can’t say anything else but that it is so interesting what you are photographing. I always liked the comparison of paintings with the reality. I have made a post “rag pickers – or recycling” where we found an old painting of Würzburg/Germany in our village at a bulk-pickup collection – and in Wikipedia the same sight photographed – a wonderful find.

    • Thanks Anneliese – I’ve always enjoyed comparisons of today with old photos and also to see how realistically a painter captured the scene. Van Gogh was a real surprise to me because his work is so dynamically executed, yet really quite accurate and very recognisable when you see the place in real life 🙂

  4. Andy Lloyd Williams says:

    That is so exciting, Jerry: I love it. What a shame it was overcast but it is still stunning.

    • Thanks Andy – yes it was good to have a focus for exploring the place. While I had hoped for the stars to be out, the low clouds actually gave the scene more of a ‘glow’ 🙂

  5. Maureen Bond says:

    What a great comparison. I can see some stars and halos around them. How well Vincent captured them. Only the modern lights, bridge and still water are different.
    A wonderful photo Jerry.

    • Thanks Maureen – We really enjoyed doing the comparison. The ‘stars’ are actually where rain landed on the lens and made a halo around some refracted light – but I liked the effect. The water was made still by the long exposure – in that respect Van Gogh was more accurate than my photo! 🙂

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