Wednesday, October 11, 2006


From the 'nuit blanche' in Paris, when they do funny things with sculptures and lights, and slightly bemused locals and tourists trog around in search of monuments and meaning. A lot of it's really weird, but quite fun, and some is just impressive, like the obelisk at place de la Concorde lit up in purple which they claimed in all the newspapers was going to be Klein blue but wasn't at all. The statues around the edges were tho'.

Tricky to hold the damn camera still enough mind you, as I'm not much of a fan of lugging a heavy tripod around with me and like the effects you can get from night lights and movement. Here I just had to try and brace myself against a lamppost and hold the camera as still as possible. It was shot on a Canon 350D and even though I bumped the sensitivity up to the max at 1600 there was still a lot of shake. From a distance it looks ok though.

Place de la Concorde is great for photos because you have the omnipresent Eiffel Tower in the background and lots of lamps and signs sprouting up like mushrooms to play with. Here it looks like the Eiffel Tower is actually trying to light up the obelisk which wasn't the case at all, and I took another shot from much closer which makes the Eiffel Tower look tiny in comparison. That's where your legs do something the zoom doesn't: completely change the size relationship of near and distant objects. Use your legs as much as your zoom when sizing up a shot - that's what I say!

© 2006 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free

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Un habitant du fleuve said...

Il y avait de belles couleurs, de beaux éclairages ; j'les aie pas vu... je dormais...

À bientôt.

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Anonymous said...

Hola Sab, solo quería saludarte..espero estés bien..

Anonymous said...

Wher you be you picture taking fool :-))))



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