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Le Louvre
1st PlaceLe Louvre
Gabriel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Old and New (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-750UZ
Location: Paris
Date: Jan 23, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 16s
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2005

Nice, finally a ribbon, and this is a blue.

note regarding Le Louvre photographers: When I was there a guard told me that it is forbidden to use pods in Le Louvre (yes, the outside also belongs to Le Louvre). For this photo I had to put my camera on a trashcan, as he was checking regulary that I was not using my tripod. As an example, the red ribbon for this challenge would be very hard to do without a tripod.
Back to home, I checked the rules that apply to Le Louvre. Two things are prohibited: having a pod inside the museum, an of course professionnal photography without proper authorization. So now you know that you can rightfully use a pod outside (but you have to find a way to explain it)

technical note regarding my camera: on the bottom left of the pyramid, what you see is purple fringing added by the camera.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 245
Avg (all users): 7.4262
Avg (commenters): 9.2609
Avg (participants): 7.3048
Avg (non-participants): 7.4922
Views since voting: 13793
Views during voting: 489
Votes: 298
Comments: 43
Favorites: 38 (view)


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06/18/2005 06:47:24 PM
Tres bien!!!
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02/08/2005 03:00:18 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon
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02/03/2005 05:59:32 PM
Reminded me of the Da Vinci Code. Must read btw. GREAT! PIC! i love it! 8
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02/03/2005 10:56:16 AM
Congratulations! An excellent photo. Well done!
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02/02/2005 07:24:37 PM
Wow, Gabriel. I gave you an *8* before I read your explanation about your ornery guard-avoiding trashcan technique! Deserves even higher. Wonderful photo.

Message edited by author 2005-02-02 19:25:11.
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02/02/2005 03:09:07 PM
Wow congratulations on your blue ribbon and personal best! This is just fantastic. I wish I had time to revisit this one and bump up the score I gave you (7). Good luck in your future challenges.
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02/02/2005 01:14:30 PM
Congratlations on your first ribbon and appropriate you won blue. You were overdo for a ribbon. You have terrific images in your portfolio.
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02/02/2005 08:44:35 AM
awesome job
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02/02/2005 05:16:15 AM
I like the photo. Great composition and subject. Well done.
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02/02/2005 04:57:18 AM
Excellent Photo gabriel! Congratulation.
I toke nearly the same photo a month ago and same happened to me, no tripod allowed! I had to make many trie to finnaly keep this one
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02/02/2005 02:27:46 AM
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02/02/2005 02:19:17 AM
I knew you win! :) Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon, great job, way to go!
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02/02/2005 01:49:22 AM
Congrats. How exciting for you after many tries.
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02/02/2005 01:01:11 AM
Two photos of the Louvre in the first two places, who would have guessed that! Congrats.
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02/02/2005 12:24:17 AM
Well deserved Blue Ribbon. Congratulations
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02/02/2005 12:22:32 AM
Congratulations with beating my Louvre with your Le Louvre :) . Well deserved blue - fantastic shot!
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02/02/2005 12:19:00 AM
Beautifully done!...I loved this one, originally gave it an 8
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02/02/2005 12:18:54 AM
Gorgeous image, great lighting and comp. Congrats on your first ribbon and the blue!
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02/02/2005 12:02:40 AM
I am so glad that this took the blue ribbon. It is absolutely stunning! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2005 08:07:18 PM
COOL! THIS IS IN PARIS! Well I like it and the buildings make the cimpitition fantastic!
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02/01/2005 07:38:56 PM
Perfect choice of subject; perfect execution! 10
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02/01/2005 05:23:31 PM
I think that's le ruban bleu! Grest shot, there's a bit of noise in the clouds which could be tidied up with neatimage.Still a 10!
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02/01/2005 03:15:33 PM
Change nothing.
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01/31/2005 06:43:26 PM
Perfect example of old and new!
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01/31/2005 01:02:12 PM
Excellent, great lighting!
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01/30/2005 08:56:41 AM
MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE so far!!! So wonderfully exposed, beautiful colours and composition! I love the gold tones against the pyramids silverish tones, the classical old and beautiful architecture against the way too simple and unfriendly new, the elegant mood of this shot and the tones of the sky and ground, the long-exposured lights as stars which add a nice element to the gloom of these buildings. Stunning! I have been there, but I have never seen Le Louvre sooo beautiful...

This is my pick for the blue! Good luck, absolutely 10!!!
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01/28/2005 07:56:15 PM
what can I say...love it,love it ,love it....sure to get a ribbon..good luck...10
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01/28/2005 04:07:11 PM
Gorgeous!
Great use of available lighting
Very sharp.
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01/27/2005 10:16:35 PM
My favorite pic from this contest. The colors are great and the sky is amazing.
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01/27/2005 07:24:06 PM
This is only the 3rd pic I have looked at and if they are all this good, there will be a record number of 10's given. Very nice! Love the color tones and layout.
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01/27/2005 06:10:58 PM
Not fair, I don't live in Paris!! :)

Love it.
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01/27/2005 03:34:16 PM
Just lovely! The sky, the color of the buildings...aged and golden vs. pristine and perfect white....the more I look at it the happier I feel! I say 9! Any pointers for me? I can get the lights to magically star....but the sky?
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01/27/2005 02:43:03 PM
majestic shot wich totally fit the challenge
a winner!
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01/27/2005 11:43:21 AM
Great Shot
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01/27/2005 06:23:55 AM
I love the gold and silver selective channel desat feel... It give the phot an oppulent feeling...
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01/27/2005 01:55:48 AM
great image
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01/26/2005 07:36:38 PM
A beautiful shot that I have given a 9, but I don't think taking a photo of a well known landmark is using imagination to the full extent.
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01/26/2005 05:02:35 PM
i love this one. top 5
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01/26/2005 05:00:54 PM
The more I watch it, the more I love it. Great shot.
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01/26/2005 04:06:09 PM
I love this photo. How did you do it?
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01/26/2005 02:34:34 PM
I love this picture, great composition and execution. Hope it ribbons (10)
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01/26/2005 12:56:29 PM
What a Louvre'ly picture. Oooh, sorry for the English pun. All joking aside, it's beautiful, and the sky really adds interest.
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01/26/2005 11:44:50 AM
Great photo!
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