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Blast from the past - PARIS IN WINTER -A NFF Thread

Postby GrahamS » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:00 pm

I posted this thread on NelsonFoto Forums on February 14th 2008 - Valentine's Day!

My Best Beloved and I recently spent four days in Paris. We took the Eurostar from the new St Pancras station in London Town and were there in under three hours, door-to-door. Because all the trees are in their winter dress, it is possible to see the wonderful architecture which is hidden by the summer foliage. Here are some of the shots that I took using either my Pentax K10D or my Canon Powershot A460. B&W images were shot as such in-camera.

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Och Graham, wot a woonderfool set o colourfool fotis
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Graham,

That is a fine post! Although you've included places that many tourists visit, you've done so with typical Serretta class: I like the backlighting in the first shot, the vantage point in the second, the humor in the fifth, the intimacy of the shot of the young couple.

You excel at including people in your shots. They definitely add to the first without being the primary subject. And in the B&W shot of the couple, where they are the primary subject, you've timed your shot just right. I like the inclusion of the reflection in that shot too.

Thanks for sharing what must have been a superb trip. I look forward to browsing your gallery, and Noelin's.

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Wow, great stuff!

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Graham, excellent, comme toujours! You make great pictures.

They make me want to go to Paris tonight.

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Paris for the weekend?! Better than Brooklyn for sure.

This is a nice shot:

http://noelin.serretta.fotopic.net/p48424933.html
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Fantastic. My last trip to Paris was also this time of year.
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Graham,
Lovely!
I love the last two most.
Classic Doiseneau B&W and that Imperial Color view of the Arc d'Triomphe!
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Must have been a long night by the look of the morning after!
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Classic, classy shots of a classy place. I like the several unusual compositions of typical tourist shots, for instance the one of the Arc de Triumphe.
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Gallerie Lafayette
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Re: Blast from the past - PARIS IN WINTER -A NFF Thread

Postby jamesmck » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:41 pm

A great blast from the past, Graham. Wonderful photos all. I am partial to the B/W "Monmatre."
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Re: Blast from the past - PARIS IN WINTER -A NFF Thread

Postby Dennis Gallus » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:28 am

Graham,

It's great to see this excellent post again. Everything I said in 2008 still holds. I will add that I'm amazed how good your night shots turn out.

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Re: Blast from the past - PARIS IN WINTER -A NFF Thread

Postby GrahamS » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:05 am

Dennis Gallus wrote:Graham,

I will add that I'm amazed how good your night shots turn out.

Best,
D


Dennis, the night shots were taken with the little Canon Sureshot A640 P&S set on "Auto"!!
I am just as amazed as you are.
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