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.