Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Chair 'n' Back
The effect I've used has added a kind of halo to the chair, which some purists would balk at, but I rather like it, as it gives it a rather supernatural feeling, and seems to be being lit up by the Eiffel Tower which is conveniently pointing its beam at it.
Taken from such a low angle (groveling on the ground if you must know - chair-leg-level in any case) the camera is tilted up slightly, which leads tall think objects like the Eiffel Tower and the Obelisk to lean into the photo. This can easily be corrected by software if you want to but I didn't bother. Actually, even the water seems to be sloping rather unnaturally but hey, you know what? I just don't care!
Another aspect of this pic is that it is very dark. The sky is a deep grey-blue, and the trick is to get the chair dark enough for it to still be a significant silhouette against the heavy clouds, whilst still having bright highlights in the form of the lights and spotlit structures. This picture just about manages it. Taken in the Tuileries gardens, by the way.
© 2007 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free
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