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Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Inside Pillars

I walked by this church so many times without going in.  When I did I was surprised.  I’d say it’s probably one of the prettiest churches in Paris.  I love these pillars.  Such a nice clean design.

By the way as an extra bonus.  The staircase on the left is where the scene from Midnight in Paris was shot where Gil gets picked up by the cars from the past.

Maubert Mutalite Fountain HDR – Paris

Maubert Fountain HDR

I walked by this fountain many times. Sometimes it’s really nicely lit.  Other times nothing special.  It was actually my first image dealing with people moving.  The guy on the left leaned forward between shots and the traffic light was shining right through him.  Paris is full of very nice things.


Saint-Étienne-du-Mont : HDR Winter

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont HDR Winter

This is a shot from last winter that I just processed.  I’ve been a bit slow with the photos lately.

Somehow this church is often very photogenic.  Interestingly I walked by it many times without going in.  When I did I was surprised.  It’s maybe one of the most beautiful churches in Paris.  I’ll leave the inside for another post.

Gray skies and grayness are not really nice things but for HDR they seem to make the photos more interesting.  Blue cloudless skies are not that interesting.  Gray clouds add texture.  I often also really like how HDR can bring out the texture in brickwork.  Sadly though I find normal non HDR photos now a days to lack color.

This view on Street Views

Who needs a lawnmower when you have goats? Tuilerie Gardens Paris

Tuilerie Goats

A couple of goats “mow” a steep slope in the Tuilerie gardens, Paris, France.

I found this funny.  Cool too.  How does one mow a steep slope?  Some fancy new mower with some patent pending way to keep it from tipping? Nope. Throw a couple of goats on the slope!  Win/win all around!

Louvre Courtyard Pyramids and Lamp HDR


This is a photo also taken during the HDR photo walk with Trey Ratcliff. For me it was still funny that I was there with my puny little camera and tripod while to my right were the fancy tripods and cameras. I just imagine the other photographers wondering what I was thinking. I’m happy with how it turned out. Even without the HDR photos of the pyramids turn out nicely. I may post some later on from my pre-HDR days. My theory for this is that the yellow lights cause the auto white balance to boost blue which in turn brings out the sky.


Pont Des Arts – Love Locks


This is Pont Des Arts.  Lovers flock here to write their names on a lock, lock it to the bridge and throw the key into the Seine symbolizing their eternal love.

This picture was taken using my little magnetic Joby tripod.  The locks were perfect to stick the little bugger to.  The light was perfect. Often it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

My first HDR Photo – Rooftops Paris


This is the photo that got me into HDR.  I read Trey Ratcliff’s HDR Tutorial and gave it a try.  Funny enough I didn’t secure the tripod well.  Right after the third click of the last photo being taken the camera tipped over.  But all was right and it turned out and I was pulled to the dark side of HDR.