Posts Tagged “Paris”

Race to the Arc ||Canon EOS 40D/EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM @ 65mm | 10" | f/16 | ISO 100 | Tripod
This one was on a curb across from the street going up to the Arc de Triomphe. I took several shots trying to get one with a nice balance of lights on both sides which proved difficult with the traffic lights. This also was an entry for the Wasatch Camera Club Competition in January. While it did take 2nd place in the Assigned category (Planes, Trains, and Autos) of my division, it didn't get great marks with the judges (6 & 7). There were some really fantastic images in the other divisions, feel free to check them out here: http://www.wasatchcameraclub.com/html/competition/application/competitionResults.php?competitionID=15. I had to laugh when someone from the Camera Club asked me if I had any more Paris pictures, seems I've entered a lot of them in the past several competitions. I'm afraid the answer is yes, I still have a few more ๐Ÿ™‚

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Things are Looking Up ||Canon EOS 40D/12-24mm @ 12mm | 8" | f/11 | ISO 100 | Tripod
I shot this one night in Paris. I positioned my tripod in the center of the eiffel tower at the bottom and pointed it straight up. It was an OK image in color, although I didn't like the blue coming through in the sky on an 8 second exposure, so I like the black and white rendition better. I also entered this one in the Wasatch Camera Club Competition Open Division and it received a 9 and 8 from the judges (scale of 0-9).

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Fountain in the Plaza ||Canon EOS 40D/EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM @ 28mm | 8" | f/11 | ISO 100 | Tripod
Another one from Paris. I entered this one in the Wasatch Camera Club competition in the Open division and got high marks from the judges. It took 2nd place in the Master Open Division, both judges gave it an 8 (on a scale from 0-9).

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Paris Lovers ||Canon EOS 40D/EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | 1/2 | f/8 | ISO 100 | Tripod
We had been at this location for almost an hour trying different shots, and as I was setting this one up, this couple came over and stood right in front of the camera. So, I guess they wanted their picture taken!

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Paris Subway ||Canon EOS 40D/12-24mm | 1" | f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld
Another one of my favorites from Paris. This was shot handheld, and yes it was a one second exposure. I propped myself up against the wall, and used the camera strap to push it away from my body tight. Then I had my wife push the cable release button. I took several shots, and I'm surprised that this one came back fairly clear. Paris has some very neat subway stations. Oh, and it's been over a year since I started my blog! Maybe it's time to do some sort of giveaway to anyone who might still be reading... Maybe we could do a print give away, does that sound like a good idea?

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Duotone Notre Dame||Canon EOS 40D/12-24mm | 1/100 | f/16 | ISO 100 | Handheld
Just a quick post as I've had some more time to go over pictures from Paris this weekend. I like the way this one turned out with the reddish tint.

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Candelabras and Arches || Canon EOS 40D/EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | 2.5" | f/11 | ISO 100 | Tripod
OK, so I felt a little rebellious after being told I could use my tripod. After we made the rounds of the cathedral, we sat down and I got my tripod out again. I figured I'd only be a security risk if I was standing with my tripod (it is awfully easy to pick it up and use it as a bludgeoning instrument). Apparently they thought so too.

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Notre Dame Stained Glass || Canon EOS 40D/EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | 1/3 | f/11 | ISO 100 | Tripod
This is the image I managed to snap on my tripod before I was informed that tripods were a security hazard. It did prove very difficult to shoot, obviously impossible to capture the bright window with the cathedral walls. Either you get the glass and black everywhere else, or you get the cathedral walls and the glass is blown out.

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|| Canon EOS 40D/EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | 1/100 | f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld
I thought this one was hilarious and I would love to know the story behind it, but this particular king deserved a photo.

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Kings at Notre Dame || Canon EOS 40D/EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | 1/200 | f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld
Ah Paris. Everywhere you looked there was something fascinating and Notre Dame was no exception. We spent a fair amount of time here and it was here that I was first introduced to the "No Tripod" rule. Inside the cathedral I thought the stained glass was beautiful, and I thought it would be an interesting challenge to photograph. Since I didn't want to get in the way of anyone, I went off to a less traveled corner and pulled out my tripod (taking care to not fully extend the legs so that I wasn't in anyone's way ). I managed to get a couple of shots before I was told to put it away by. Apparently tripods aren't allowed because of security reasons. Oh well. Anyway, this was outside (and no, I didn't use a tripod, although I'm sure I could have since it was outside). ๐Ÿ™‚

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