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Lonely at the Louvre

Lonely at the Louvre

Lonely at the Louvre

Lonely at the Louvre

I recently realized that I don’t have many of the classic Parisian photos that other photographers have. Actually someone was going to print some of my photos for their decoration and while I was going to let them do it free (creative commons style) I realized that my collection just doesn’t have much from them to use.

So this weekend while out and about in the city, I figured I should get the Louvre as the first in a series of “Parisian Classics” it is a pretty dark “classic” and probably my fellow Photographers will be telling me I took it too late, I still liked the lighting on the buildings so I decided to process it. Amazingly the place was almost totally empty and it wasn’t even that cold (well I must admit going landscapes is going to be more fun in summer).

Actually the lighting of the Louvre is quite different from any other buildings I have seen, there are lots of small strips of LEDs hidden in the various levels of the facade that make the details of the building come out much more than on other monuments.

This is an HDR photo, taken on a tripod and I notice that I am having some trouble with blur on the left hand side. Gotta figure that out.
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5 thoughts on “Lonely at the Louvre

  1. MysticAngel on said:

    Wow!! You are one great photographer.. it just took my breath away! šŸ™‚

  2. colerichards on said:

    Great gallery, I had fun flipping through all you photos. An idea on the blurring on the left: You’re using a really wide angle lens, so with out going into the optical physics any slight motion of the camera between exposures is more exaggerated out at the edges. When you merge your exposures into an HDR it is likely that the program is aligning the images based on control points in the center of the image which means the edges a slightly misaligned. Try messing around with the options of how your program aligns the initial images, or try some hand blending with some of the original exposures. Good luck!

  3. Pingback: Arc de Triomphe a Parisian photography classic « Blog Archive « Martin Soler Photography

  4. Thanks a lot for the info colerichards! This makes sense will pay more attention to that.

  5. dowhatyoulove on said:

    The technical aspect of a photo is not important when you are creating such art! You have a beautifully unique style, and capture beautiful moments.

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