Friday, September 25, 2015

Am I done?

I think my series of old slides from Paris has run its course. There are a bunch more scanned photos, but when I look at them I feel uninspired. I think I've already posted the best of them. Still, you never know when one or two more will pop up over time.

The top floors of the Pompidou Center and its iconic escalator.

This is a view of the Centre Pompidou, home of the Paris modern art museum, from the top of the Notre Dame cathedral's bell tower. The original photo was overexposed so a lot of the detail was lost. But with Lightroom software, I've been able to bring it back to life. I like it much more now.

I first visited the museum in 1981, but I don't have much of a memory of it. The last time I was inside was in 2011, and I really enjoyed it. The views from the escalator, terraces, and other spots inside the building are nice and almost worth the price of admission themselves. Click here to scroll through the series of photos I posted from the museum in 2011.


  1. It must have been a very good lens. A lot of my scans of old negatives are turning up a bit "flou" and certainly uninspiring- definitely in the "why did I bother" stakes.

  2. What a great shot! One of my painting teachers at university would have loved this and, if you would have only painted it, he'd have given you an "A."

  3. john, thanks. It's amazing what you can do with Lightroom or Photoshop.

    autolycus, they can't all be rescued. I was using a Pentax 35mm film camera with probably a Sigma or Tamaron zoom lens.

    mitch, if I had painted that... wow. I should be so talented.

  4. Even now, an extraordinary building and your photo of it is fascinating.


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