The Pont Neuf is a bit of a magical bridge in Paris, it’s called the New Bridge because it was the first bridge built out of stone on which there were no houses and which was wide enough to walk and enjoy the sight of Paris. But it’s also a magical bridge to photograph. At night it is lit and looks fantastic. Additionally the Samaritaine department store, located at the end of the Bridge is a bit of a legend in itself. Currently shut for ambiguous reasons it is one of the oldest department stores in history.
Last weekend I got up real early to go and shoot the Bridge but the weather conditions were not really good, it started snowing slush and raining just as we packed out our gear to shoot. So the result wasn’t as good as I hoped.
I haven’t done any black and white photography before, but this shot begged to be black and white, probably because the scene was so grey.
It’s an HDR photo of three which I retouched in Lightroom.