Monday, April 30, 2007

A Rainy Day In Paris

This was a superb thunderstorm that Paris had been expecting for about three weeks after the hottest April on record. I was stuck under a ledge on Ile de la Cité getting soaked and hoping that 'swimproof' was one of the characteristics of my trusty Canon.

In order to make this image a bit special as opposed to the miserable grey mush which the conditions started with I've zapped it up with a few sneaky clicks in Paint Shop Pro (which I love coz it's a lot cheaper than Photoshop and you can do plenty of nice stuff anyway so there you go).

I generally try to blur the edges between literal photographic images and what could be a painting, not least of all because snaps of city scenes are often terribly boring if you don't do something a bit special with them.

It's just my personal take on photography and you have to find your own style or slap your own stamp on your images if you want to stand out from the crowd.

Luckily there are so many people just pointing and shooting that it's not actually that difficult to make your pics stand out by learning a few simple rules. Keep reading folks - that's why I'm doing this! (Thanks to Chris de Burgh for the title of this posting, by the way, a lovely evocative song...)

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1 comment:

bluedenim said...

Thanks for the tips Sab they are really helpful. I have been learning from your site that while you can take good photos ie: point and shoot that to make them more creative is the real value in a photo that may be technically good but not necessarily creative.


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