Monday, October 06, 2008

Speaking Of Old Photos...

While looking for the photo of pigeon tracks (see previous post), I came across a bunch of my old slides of Paris from the late 1980s that I've never scanned. They are pictures that I don't keep in slide trays, having rejected them for technical or other reasons way back when.

But the passage of time changes one's perspective a bit, and now I kind of like some of them. So I thought I'd scan them and use photoshop to give them a bit of a push and see how you like them.

This Parisian monkey likes yogurt!

First up is this wonderful advertisement for yogurt (or maybe it's just an art piece?) featuring a chimpanzee and some three-dimensional yogurt cups. I didn't like the way the original photo came out because it was too contrasted, and the construction barrier at the bottom bothered me. There was also part of a car on the left that I didn't like, so I've cropped that side of the picture to eliminate it.

The location of the "billboard" was somewhere on the right bank, I think maybe in the second arrondissement near the rue Montmartre. Ken might remember better than I do.


  1. I love this photo! And the bill poster on the construction fence only add to the effect. Nice one!

  2. This is a really great photo! It's hard to see why you didn't like it before. I'd love to see a before and after?

  3. I think its a great shot too.

  4. evol, thanks! Hope you're enjoying the Tuscan weather right now!

    rochelle, thanks for the idea; I'll think about doing that in an upcoming post.

    ladyjicky, merci!

  5. I think this monkey mural was on the rue du Louvre, not far from the main Paris post office.


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