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the Latin Quarter is part of Longueuil, Canada.

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Why Choose When You Can Have Both ?

Why Choose When You Can Have Both ?
Made by an untrained eye
December 8th, 2007 - Paris, France I was trudging along in the rain behind Notre-Dame on Saturday, trying to hide my frustration at the lack of real photo opportunities behind a feigned interest in gargoyles when the friend I was with, who as a general rule finds my obession with street photography unhealthy, not to say unethical, said to me in the most matter-of-fact way, Did you see that woman we just passed ? She was wearing different coloured shoes - it would have made a great photograph. I barely had time to glance around before the woman in question disappeared into the crowd behind me, but it was long enough to see that indeed the potential for a great shot was there. I walked on, my frustration doubled, trying to work out whether my friend's remark was a coded encouragement, all the more welcome for being so unexpected, to indulge my passion for once. As lightheartedly as I could manage I repeated her words. Yes, it would have made a great photograph. No response. We walked on further, as the rain became increasingly heavy. We stopped beneath the awning of a souvenir store and looked absentmindedly at postcards. The missed opportunity continued to eat away at me. Eventually, I could contain myself no more. I turned to my friend. I have to go and get a picture of her. Wait for me here, I blurted, turning to run before she could reply. By the time I caught up with her, the woman with the unmatching shoes - a fashion statement, or an unwitting witness to her colour-blindness ? - was almost the other side of Notre-Dame. But I caught her, and I took several shots as discreetly as I could. This is the clearest one of her shoes. You can see the whole outfit . Trust me, it's worth it. This photograph has been blogged on the rather fabulous This Is Star.

Exploring the Cathedral

Exploring the Cathedral
Made by Stuck in Customs
No tripods allowed. I think maybe it said this in French. Or English. I can't remember because I ignored it. How are you supposed to get a decent photo inside Notre Dame without a tripod? I spent this weekend processing a bunch of photos from France, and this is one that took quite a while. People often ask me, 'How long do you work on your photos? My answer is always a bit strange, since any time-allotment will not seem correct. The thing is... I've processed so many photos over the years -- I've gotten very fast at it. I've got macros, keyboard shortcuts, etc etc. I think I might look like a Korean Starcraft player... I slow it down a lot for the tutorial and stuff. But, anyway, having said that, my answer is anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours. This shot in particular took a little over an hour. It was a hard one... I had to take a few breaks and refill the green tea a few times to work out some issues with it. from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com Trey's Tip: If you are in a place like this that is full of people, take a photo over their heads. When people see the final result, they may not realize that there are hundreds of people in there too! It can feel strange aiming so high in the air, but the final result can still be very satisfying. For this photo, like so many of my others, I am using HDR. I have a full free HDR Tutorial at www.StuckInCustoms.com/hdr-tutorial/

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Made by Rita Crane Photography ~ returning slowly
A glimpse of the Luxembourg Gardens ........in winter ....... on a peaceful afternoon. How can one tire of Paris when everywhere you look it has carefully and thoughtfully been touched by the human hand....artisans and artists and craftsmen, designers, sculptors, masons, metalsmiths....everywhere one looks there is evidence of focused human touch. Here, the dark bare branches of the winter trees contrasting with the curved balustrade and urns caught my eye. And if you like to learn about this place here is a Google page with several excellent sites. www.google.com/search?q=luxembourg+gardens&rls=com.mi... PS WORK to convert color to black & white: in channel mixer, click on monochrome, drag RED slider to the right until around 160, drag GREEN to the right until about 130, drag BLUE to the left until -200. Add 5 to 10% on the CONSTANT slider to add overall brightness. The figures are approximate, but this gives you a starting point. This is one way to create a Black and White with more depth and it approximates the 'Ansel Adams zone system' according to Scott Bourne in 88 Secrets to Photoshop for Beginners, p.86.

Parvis de Notre Dame at Sunset ~ Rita Crane Photography:  France / Paris / people / rain / reflection / umbrellas / street / building / photography / silhouette / notre dame / sunset  colors

Parvis de Notre Dame at Sunset ~ Rita Crane Photography: France / Paris / people / rain / reflection / umbrellas / street / building / photography / silhouette / notre dame / sunset colors
Made by Rita Crane Photography ~ returning slowly
Follow me on twitter: twitter.com/#!/ritacranephoto [Four photos at this post, Flickr friends! Scroll down for the other three.] I couldn't believe my eyes when I emerged from the dimly lit interior of Notre Dame --- after enjoying the soprano singing vespers --- and walked into the soft rain showers of the evening. What a wonderful surprise to be greeted by this illuminated sky full of rich color! The shining pavement reflecting a glorious sunset shone against the dark buildings, and people with their umbrellas were in silhouette, framed by the illuminated lamposts. Paris between day and night! It was one of those moments when you just grab your camera and do your best to capture the magic! . Lorsque je sortais - apres vepres - des tenebres de Notre Dame, je me suis trouvee devant ce tableau presque invraisembable. Il avait plu, et le coucher du soleil rayonnait une lumiere rosatre et doree parmi les nuages qui dansaient. Quelle belle surprise inattendue! THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY FLICKR FRIENDS.

They were all in it

They were all in it
Made by Julie70
There will be always loving couples in Paris, kissing each other. It is good to know... even if it is no more me. Between Notre Dame and the Seine there is a quiet alley. Suddenly, my eyes falled on this couple: they were all in the kiss and the embrace, showing the love and tenderness to each other. That is also one of my prefered photos. One of the things I liked most were her sensible shows and how she had to be almost on tips of her feet to arrive to him and how much reciprocity showed in this image from this middle aged couple. I remember, looking at it, as probably I did when I first looked at it, a certain night, long long time ago: I was 40 years old, and my husband from wich I was separating told me you are too old, no one would want you any more. I met an intelligent and tender American, went to diner, showing him later Paris. A night, behind Notre Dame I discovered I can be regarded as woman and with tenderness again, and that all is not lost as I believed before.

Breacher Light Assault Cruiser

Breacher Light Assault Cruiser
Made by Pierre E Fieschi
One of the most recent warships available on market, built by Phoenix Assembly Yards. Its built for combat and speed and excells at it. It features 10 Med Pulsar cannons and a pair of Dual Ultra Heavy Railgun turrets. A small dock bay for a pair of scouts and a few shuttles. The sensor array is good but electronics in general are the ship's weakness. However, a pair of oversized Rolls Royce 'Thunder' Nitrogen-Plasma engines gives this ship incredible sublight speeds. I'm particularly happy about this build as it makes use of modulex bricks for which i found unusual and very unexpected connections (between the fireman breathing mask and the goggles for example) Viewing original size is recommended if you wanna see details

Rita Crane Photography:  Paris / Ile de la Cite / sunset / silhouette / sky / umbrellas / rain / people / architecture  / Rainy Evening at Place du Parvis Notre Dame, Paris

Rita Crane Photography: Paris / Ile de la Cite / sunset / silhouette / sky / umbrellas / rain / people / architecture / Rainy Evening at Place du Parvis Notre Dame, Paris
Made by Rita Crane Photography ~ returning slowly
Couldn't believe my eyes when I walked out of the dimly lit beauty of Notre Dame after going to listen to the soprano singing vespers, and into the evening with its soft rain showers. What a wonderful surprise to be greeted by this illuminated sky full of rich color! The shining pavement reflecting a glorious sunset shone against the dark buildings, and people with their umbrellas could be seen in silhouette, facing the direction of the setting sun. Lorsque je sortais - apres vepres - des tenebres de Notre Dame, je me suis trouvee devant ce tableau presque invraisembable. Il avait plu, et le coucher du soleil rayonnait une lumiere rosatre et doree parmi des nuages qui dansaient. Quelle belle surprise inattendue!

GRUNT Light Assault Vehicle

GRUNT Light Assault Vehicle
Made by Pierre E Fieschi
Finally i can build a little! I've been dying to try this thing out , and been doing many sketches of how i wanted it to look (including some during work!) Its a mix of eras in terms of bricks with the very old 1963 modulex bricks together with brand new 2011 Hero Factory stuff. Interesting mix to work with. The vehicle itself is self explanatory , its some sort of scout assault vehicle that can fire short range missiles. I havent decided if its fully remote controlled/robotized or if there are just very few opening just like some armored vehicles have. You decide ;) All the wheels turn properly and are actually articulated in the front by the socket connection of HF parts

dominating lady...

dominating lady...
Made by *bratan*
dear friends, just a little shot taken from the Cathedral the Notre Dame, at 210 mm (35mm equiv.) with my canon powershot G9. I like the view very much, because you can see a lot of things there : the Invalids, the Lady, and also the Palais de Chaillot (Trocadero). and the eiffel tower looks so imposing! :-) Because the quality of the original shot was very crappy (canony is the same word!LOL), I used to play with filter effects :-)) Have a wonderful day :-) ps : was taken from the same place at 10mm with my fabulous Nikon (no comment about quality difference! LOL) (sorry for large size : uploaded 1200 and show only 800 maxi...)

High Society

High Society
Made by naughton321
Picture of a homeless man taken by the entrance to the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris. I knew at the time that the pictures mounted on the railings would act as a foil so I could take photos of passing people unobtrusively - but I didn’t expect to get such a juxtaposition. Both of the background photos are of high society - rich people enjoying a day at the races and a scene from an auction house selling fine art. I’m not even sure I was fully concious of the bigger picture at the time - I just knew I had an opportunity to catch him passing, with his whole world on his bicycle. I got two frames and he was gone.

Paris - Notre Dame Gargoyle

Paris - Notre Dame Gargoyle
Made by GlobeTrotter 2000
Many medieval cathedrals included gargoyles and chimeras. The most famous examples are those of Notre Dame de Paris. Although most have grotesque features, the term gargoyle has come to include all types of images. Some gargoyles were depicted as monks, or combinations of real animals and people, many of which were humorous. Unusual animal mixtures, or chimeras, did not act as rainspouts and are more properly called grotesques. They serve more as ornamentation, but are now synonymous with gargoyles. Digital Blending of 3 exposures (+/- 2EV)

Merry Christmas from Notre Dame

Merry Christmas from Notre Dame
Made by Stuck in Customs
Notre Dame at Christmas is even more wonderful than usual. They put up an amazing Christmas tree that is magnificent! Trey's Tip: If I were to take this photo again, I would not put the tree right in front of Notre Dame. It gets a little bit lost in there, doesn't it? If II was smarter, I would have moved a few more steps forward and to the right, so that there was some layering and shape-separation. from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

Walk the Line

Walk the Line
Made by airicsson
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CctaP71iNuQ The song that inspired me this title. This is also the title of the biopic movie of Johnny Cash A photo taken on a rainy day, in Rue Gay Lussac (Gay Lussac street), in the center of 5th district, and latin quarter, in Paris. This is where happened many of the main events in may 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France

The ghosts of the Notre Dame

The ghosts of the Notre Dame
Made by Guido Musch
The last one from Paris already, I should have gone there much earlier, 6 frontpages and one Explore #1.. 155 seconds of exposure in front of the Notre Dame. Last day we were in Paris, there were a lot of clouds, so that's great for long exposure.. Do the people actually look at this church? It's more like they take a picture and go inside, where they take pictures and walk somewhere else, it's such a nice building and I could see that, when I was waiting there for more than 2 minutes ;)

Rita Crane Photography:  Paris / Ile de la Cite / sunset / bridge / river / rosy / Quai de Paris / evening / lights / Pont St. Michel & the Seine at Sunset, Paris

Rita Crane Photography: Paris / Ile de la Cite / sunset / bridge / river / rosy / Quai de Paris / evening / lights / Pont St. Michel & the Seine at Sunset, Paris
Made by Rita Crane Photography ~ returning slowly
I came out of Notre Dame after a rain, and the sky was glowing with the sweetest colors I've ever seen in an urban sunset. With the city lights, it was like a fairyland. Here's the detail in square format: Quand je suis sortie de Notre Dame j'ai ete accueullie par cette scene feerique ... un tableau merveilleux qu'avait apporte' une pluie douce et les lumieres de Paris. Vous pouvez aussi voir le detail de cette photo en format carre' au lien indique' surdessus.

derrière la cathédrale

derrière la cathédrale
Made by R.Duran
Es un angulo irresistible en cualquier paseo por Paris - HDR de 3 disparos horquillados 1 paso de exposición, generado por Dynamic Photo HDR, y editado con Photoshop - Paris (Francia) - 6 de noviembre de 2007 This is a truly irresistible angle during any walk in Paris - HDR from 3 shots, bracketed 1 exposure stop, created in Dynamic Photo HDR and editd with Photoshop - Paris (France) - Nov 6th 2007

Pigeon Feed

Pigeon Feed
Made by Russ Beinder
If you look really closely, you can see the reflection of Notre Dame Cathedral in his eyes. Search on notre dame pigeons to see more photos of Pierre Pradeau from all over Flickr. I printed a copy of this shot intending to give it to him on my last trip to Paris, but he passed away December 13th, 2009 before I got a chance. Seen in Explore! Highest position: 385 on Friday, November 28, 2008

view from Saint Michel bridge in Paris

view from Saint Michel bridge in Paris
Made by *bratan*
here is a pic taken in the heart of Paris where are located famous places like Saint Michel and the latin area, the Conciergerie, the Sainte Chapelle church and the Cathedral Notre Dame. After the bridge you can see and on the right bank of the river la Seine is located the Louvre. This is the original framing with the real sky (contrasted of course). Have a wonderful day :-) (recommended)

la cathédrale et le ciel - HDR

la cathédrale et le ciel - HDR
Made by R.Duran
Catedral de Notre Dame, con un cielo lluvioso - HDR de 3 disparos horquillados 1 paso de exposición, generado por Dynamic Photo HDR, y editado con Photoshop - Paris (Francia) - 11 de noviembre de 2007 Notre Dame Cathedral, with a rainy sky - HDR from 3 shots, bracketed 1 exposure stop, created in Dynamic Photo HDR and editd with Photoshop - Paris (France) - Nov 10th 2007

How to understand the world with a lollipop

How to understand the world with a lollipop
Made by - Loomax -
I Just can't wait to share one of the very first picture taken with my bran new 5D Mk II Here it is. I'm so amazed by the quality of the camera ! • LARGE on blackPopular pictures #2 • Explore #63 * | * This the 50th photo on explore, thanks to you :-)




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