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Challenge: Free Study 2013-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Paris, France
Date: Apr 16, 2013
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2013

Recently returned from Paris and have not had proper time yet to go through all the images I captured. Felt at the last hour I should use at least something from the trip for the Free Study. So I grabbed and processed this one because it was taken on a memorable warm evening shooting with a French photographer friend. And other quick grabs (maybe better) I already showed on Facebook :P
Hope it does okay, I rushed the processing a bit and tend to be heavy handed when I hurry.

Wow, very happy with the result here considering I almost didn't enter anything. Thank you voters :)

I still haven't gotten around to processing anything more from my trip. But here are a few others I could have used here instead but decided against doing so since I had already shown them on Facebook.

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Place: 4 out of 201
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Views during voting: 197
Votes: 102
Comments: 22
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06/06/2013 01:51:10 PM
Thanks Techo :) I'm not at my archives to know for certain what time I took this, but twilight was well underway. I'd say the tower is well worth a visit for next time you are there, just wait for what looks like a promising sunset as I did.

I still have only maybe a dozen images processed from the trip :P Just been too busy, hope to get to them soon.

Glad you managed well enough with the weather you had in May. I could not believe my luck in April. It turned to summer the week I was there, and then apparently dipped back into winter the day after I left.
06/06/2013 12:24:22 PM
Very nice! I was awaiting to view some of the pics you took :)

Afterall I didn't get a chance to go up Tower 56. Eh, till next time. I did really like Paris in the rain. It felt more like October than it did May for most of my time there. Wasn't expecting it getting dark that late either. About what time was this pic taken?

Message edited by author 2013-06-06 12:25:30.
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05/14/2013 09:01:57 PM
Go, Brent!
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05/09/2013 05:27:59 PM
Originally posted by Brent_S:

[quote=Asainz320]
ETA- Ah, I understand what you were asking now Alain :) No, this was my first time at this place so I moved about a bit. A time lapse series from day to night in the same position would have been very cool though!


I would have been a nice one indeed!! Congrats on this submission!! very well done!!!!
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05/08/2013 07:05:39 PM
Congrats on the HM. It is a fabulous shot.
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05/08/2013 11:28:50 AM
Originally posted by Asainz320:

Did you shoot a timelapse while you were there in this beautiful scene?!

This was a single five second exposure, but I used a two stop hard graduated neutral density filter above the horizon to keep the highlights in the sky tamed. At this point it was just about time to switch to a one stop filter- if not sooner :P

ETA- Ah, I understand what you were asking now Alain :) No, this was my first time at this place so I moved about a bit. A time lapse series from day to night in the same position would have been very cool though!

Message edited by author 2013-05-08 12:10:10.
05/08/2013 10:57:39 AM
Did you shoot a timelapse while you were there in this beautiful scene?!

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05/08/2013 08:28:58 AM
All the detail of a black and white cityscape, with iconic structures and a beautiful sunset.
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05/08/2013 03:37:07 AM
Originally posted by h2:

Congrats on the HM, Brent, great view. Taken from "Le Ciel de Paris" (Tour Montparnasse) ?
Hope you had a nice trip!

Thanks Oliver! You got the location exactly right ;) Yeah, was a good trip overall- except for the pick pocket getting my wallet part! :P Wish you and Christiane still lived relatively close to Paris, would love to have been able to meet up with you :)
05/08/2013 03:26:49 AM
Congrats on the HM, Brent, great view. Taken from "Le Ciel de Paris" (Tour Montparnasse) ?
Hope you had a nice trip!
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05/08/2013 02:33:20 AM
Congrats on the HM!
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05/08/2013 02:09:22 AM
Congrats Brent!
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05/08/2013 12:42:15 AM
Well it looks like you went with a Paris shot after all.
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05/08/2013 12:32:46 AM
Gorgeous Brent. The processing is superb.
Congrats on the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2013 08:21:47 PM
Wow! What a view!
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05/07/2013 05:14:53 PM
Now THAT is a unique perspective of a very old subject. Lutetia has always looked dull and grey to me in images and even when I visited in person but at this angle with that sky this should be snapped up by the post card manufacturers and Paris Tourism! One nit is a slight 1 degree appearance of tilt CW to the right. 9.
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05/05/2013 11:59:16 PM
Nice dichotomy between the sky and the city.
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05/05/2013 01:24:29 PM
Bang tidy ! A place that's defo on my list of places to visit !
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05/05/2013 12:59:11 PM
absolutely gorgeous.
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05/05/2013 08:23:13 AM
Enjoy looking at this shot very much,thanks.
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05/01/2013 09:03:36 AM
A very interesting perspective I have not seen before.
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05/01/2013 07:46:26 AM
Wow... Paris! Beautiful night shot. Good Luck!
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