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Challenge: Symmetry IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L MF
Date: Oct 27, 2011
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 64 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2011

Thanks a lot everyone! My night trip to Paris was not in vain :-)

This is of course the famous pyramid of the Musée du Louvre, built in 1988 in the main court. The view is pretty well known, and I quickly thought about it for this challenge.

In order to avoid people on the image, I went there on a week day, around midnight, so that the place was mostly empty. Since the photo is a 64 seconds exposure, people just walking through were not a worry (they were merely visible at all on the photo), but I even managed to get a clear shot without anyone at all (probably due to the fact it was a bit cold that night). I used my tilt-shift lens to keep lines parallel, so that the symmetry would be even more obvious.

Thank you all again for the very kind votes and comments, I'm thrilled!

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Place: 1 out of 124
Avg (all users): 7.4174
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
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Views since voting: 5419
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 115
Comments: 45
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07/20/2014 10:57:41 AM
Christophe, was this a single capture or and HDR? I'm going to Paris this Nov and fingers crossed would love to come close to this kind of a capture...mind you I don't have a shift tilt lens...any pointers you'd have I'd love to hear...thanks
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11/10/2011 06:32:25 PM
Sigh... very well done as always :o) Congrats on the ribbon gyaban!!
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11/07/2011 04:06:34 AM
This is fantastic! Congrats on the blue! Envious of the tilt-shift lens :)

Message edited by author 2011-11-07 04:07:17.
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11/06/2011 07:26:35 AM
Subtle and intense.
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11/04/2011 09:56:33 PM
Really crisp. Such a visual. Congrats.
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11/04/2011 09:30:27 PM
And they said you couldn't ribbon without you mug in the shot...uh...Lol :-)))))).....Awesome work. I've seen many images of this place and you put a great new perspective to it for me....Congrats!!!!!!
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11/04/2011 08:50:44 PM
Very nice Christophe !!!
Did you use any particular WB setting ? (is the deep-warm-hue on the sky due to camera WB or color post processing?)
I feel like not willing to congratulate you for taking dpc ribbons anymore. It has become as nonsense as congratulating a grownup for making straight A's on elementary school tests :-)

ETA: I had not seen your answer to gcoulson about sky color. It is clear enough. Thanks!

Message edited by author 2011-11-04 20:54:11.
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11/04/2011 06:53:59 PM
As always your images amaze and impress me. Congrats!
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11/04/2011 06:45:57 PM
Very Pretty. Congrats on your Blue
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11/04/2011 12:44:50 PM
seriously wow. so sharp and well composed.
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11/04/2011 11:04:46 AM
Christophe...this image is perfect. Absolutely stunning!!!!
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11/04/2011 10:33:43 AM
You amaze me, Christophe.

Congrats on y/our ribbon! :D
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11/04/2011 09:45:18 AM
Great image, set-up, pp. Beautiful result.
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11/04/2011 09:18:52 AM
Very beautiful image Christophe. The lengths you go to pursue a shot still amazes me. Congrats!
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11/04/2011 08:01:00 AM
Originally posted by gcoulson:

Christophe, what method in PP did you use to color the sky?


A very simple method: just an orange "Photo Filter" in CS5, as well as a good amount of brightness. Raising brightness gave me of course lots of noise, so I used "Topaz Denoise" on it to keep it smooth.
11/04/2011 07:51:56 AM
Christophe, what method in PP did you use to color the sky?
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11/04/2011 07:48:08 AM
I louvre it! :-)
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11/04/2011 06:34:15 AM
Another cracker , Congratulations.
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11/04/2011 05:27:03 AM
wonderful work gyaban
cheers
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11/04/2011 04:29:16 AM
Amazing image, Christophe. Brought back fond memories.
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11/04/2011 04:14:27 AM
Hey it's Paris... how can I give anything less than a 10 :-).
But also a great image, well deserved blue!
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11/04/2011 03:55:32 AM
Originally posted by h2:

You don't want to trade your TS-E 17 for my TS-E 45, do you? :)


Hmmm... hard one... I'll think about it ;)

Message edited by author 2011-11-04 03:55:43.
11/04/2011 03:37:33 AM
I was sure this one would get the blue. And I thought that is yours :-)
Awesome shot!
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11/04/2011 03:29:30 AM
Congrats Christophe, great job! You don't want to trade your TS-E 17 for my TS-E 45, do you? :)
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11/04/2011 03:02:25 AM
gyaban_congrats3.png Dang. Need to order more ink. ...Again! ;-)
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11/04/2011 02:00:10 AM
Bien fait Christophe. Je suis d'accord avec MargaretN, peut-être vous avez tiré à 3h du matin?
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11/04/2011 01:08:45 AM
Congratulations. Great view of a great place. I love the sky.
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11/04/2011 12:56:28 AM
Congrats Christophe. Beautiful shot!
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11/04/2011 12:52:11 AM
Beautiful! We'll have to ban Christophe if he keeps winning the challenges. ;-)
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11/04/2011 12:51:02 AM
What did you do with the hoards of tourists!!? Congrats!
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11/04/2011 12:19:06 AM
Congrats Christophe! I saw this and thought who with skill could have made their way to paris for this...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2011 11:45:15 PM
Pretty and simple. Love the sky.
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11/03/2011 05:12:37 PM
great job
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11/02/2011 01:21:56 PM
Nice - without people, it must have been 3 am or something. I've never seen it without loads of people!
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11/02/2011 09:08:48 AM
Beautiful Louvre.
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11/01/2011 02:19:20 PM
Very well photographed. The orange glow in the sky gives this added interest.
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10/31/2011 11:32:46 AM
Simply gorgeous! Love the colours.
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10/29/2011 06:04:02 PM
Simply spectacular. Without a doubt the winner of this challenge....and proud recipient of my first 10...ever.
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10/29/2011 12:41:21 PM
Well shot, nice!
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10/29/2011 12:34:50 PM
Great colors make this shot in my view.
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10/29/2011 10:27:46 AM
lourve, i love this place!!!
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10/29/2011 03:21:54 AM
10..
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10/28/2011 08:40:44 PM
Great shot! Grats... A pure 10
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10/28/2011 02:28:01 PM
Not wild about the orange sky and the letterbox frame, but the formalism is great and by far the best entry yet.
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10/28/2011 09:38:19 AM
This is really good. I love the color of the sky. :) I hope to visit there some day.
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