Within this photo, Eugene Atget is able to portray the beauty of a small white building. In his photo there is a white building in the center and pond of water in front of it. To the sides and behind the building are big trees. This photo makes me feel like a tourist looking at a capital building and makes me realize how beautiful a simple building can be. Eugene Atget uses the formal elements of color because the photo was taken in black and white or middle gray, he uses the rule of thirds by placing the end of the water at the horizon line and he uses reflection with the water which reflects the building and trees.