Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hazy Days In...

... Northern Paris. Not some sleepy little hamlet lost in deepest Dordoyenne (never could spell that word - you know, the place the English have taken back...) but up in the 18th arrondissement just round the corner, literally, from the tourist-trap of Place du Tertre. Admittedly it's private property, but could easily be some sun-dappled country lane in some sleepy backwood somewhere.

I've added a sort of brightening up effect to give a highkey hazy kind of feeling which suits the dreamy character of the peaceful scene. We used to do that with a star filter or haze-adding device like smearing vaseline over the lens (or a piece of glass fitted over it, preferably). Imagine doing that these days!
© 2007 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free

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Tomate Farcie said...

Incredibly, there are still areas in Paris that haven't changed at all in the last 50 years (well, my parents told me the same thing when I was a little kid, so I think that means these places have looked they do for a very long time, actually).

Paris Set Me Free said...

Hi Tomate, and thanks for commenting on some of my photos!

Paris is really amazing, because you can still find quite a lot of surprises if you look for them.

There are some wonderful books with titles like 'The Hidden Paris' which give some of these secrets away, and I try to do something similar on my blog!


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