Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Pont De La Concorde

This photo just screams "Paris" to me. I think it's because of the view up the Seine with Notre Dame in the background and the moving car. I didn't like it at first because that car entered the frame just as I snapped the picture. But now, I think the car adds a little interest to an otherwise static view.

If this car were a bit sportier, I could imagine Françoise Sagan at the wheel.

There were also some lighting issues that bothered me; I think I've worked the worst of them out with the imaging software.

On the left you can see the roof of the Pavillon de Flore at the Louvre. On the right are the pointed roofs of the Musée d'Orsay. The little dome to the right of Notre Dame's towers is the Institut de France, home of the Académie Française. The spire to the left of Notre Dame is the flèche of the Sainte Chapelle.

This is part of a series of color slides that I took in Paris in the late 1980s. They are images that I didn't like much back then for one reason or another. I'm using Photoshop to try to give them a new life.


  1. The car certainly adds movement to the picture ... But it also dates it!!! Luckily you didn't try to tell us it was taken last week :-))
    Just joking !!!

  2. I love those points on the D'orsay!

    Hey - you see some old cars in Paris too! LOL

  3. martine, oh, I wouldn't try to kid you! ;)

    lady jicky, I did a version of this that just has the car, lamp post, and the Orsay roofs, but didn't post it. Maybe I will in a follow up.


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