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Continuing two recent traits, namely Paris and B&W.

The area around Les Halles, once a marvellous place to people watch and buy a wide variety of goods at the world-famous market, is now (and has long been) a chaotic area of building works and disruption.
In the middle of all this chaos stands sanctuary in the form of the peace and tranquility of L'église Saint-Eustache. When mrs. salty and I visited, we were two of only four visitors enjoying this proud old church. Built between 1532 - 1630, it is a magnificent example of the Gothic style.
My attention was captured by a lone person, reading a newspaper in solitude, and for me, giving scale to the image. The light striking high up on the columns was a contrast I couldn't resist.

Many thanks for all recent interest and comments.

Malc

becoming - no, strike that, I mean, am already very, very fed up of rain and even more rain every single weekend.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Sep 2012 - 1:16 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:5000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:evaluative
Title:L'église Saint-Eustache
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:10 Nov 2012 - 6:59 PM
Tags:Architecture, B&w, Church, L'églie Saint-Eustache, Paris
Votes:49
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 7:10 PM

brilliant tones and light malc wonderful comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom991 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 7:20 PM

Superb in every way. You've done the place justice.
Moira

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Griff2012
Griff2012 e2 Member 2329 forum postsGriff2012 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM

Superb. As you say, the figure gives the scale - it almost looks like an apparition too, is he there - or just a shadow? Atmospheric.

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LynneJoyce
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10 Nov 2012 - 7:53 PM

Spookily atmospheric.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 8:18 PM

Excellent composition, Malc, with excellent control of the low light situation: the B and W presentation is si appropriate and as I may have mentioned before, your verticals are precisely so.
Very well done.
Ronnie.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 8:41 PM

A lovely atmosphere captured within the church, the light highlighting the Gothic architecture and beautiful ceiling.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

The best I have ever seen from this beautiful church that sometimes looks so forlorn amidst the hubbub around.
The U.A. comes with my unreserved gratitude. The kind of photo that makes it all worthwhile.
Regards
Bill

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64347 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 8:57 PM

Very majestic.
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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 9:06 PM

The light at the top of the columns and illuminating the vaulted roof is superb and makes the whole composition zing Malc. Don't let the rain get you down, it'll go soon enough be sure.

Dougie

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 9:48 PM

Excellent, wonderful rich tonal value; splendid architectural shot.

Grunnen til at det regner sĺ mye i řst norge er at dere har gjort narr av stakkars Bergenserne og regnet der Tongue Nĺ fĺr dere ta deres tur Wink

Anne Toril

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104009 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 9:55 PM

just superb..please accept my UA SmileSmileSmile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 10:11 PM

excellent tones, very well chosen POV.
really well done. So good that I have to forgive you for not spotting the Range Rover.

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RysiekJan
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10 Nov 2012 - 11:13 PM

Excellent piece of work. deserves all the plaudits given above.

Richard

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 12:38 AM

The conversion is outstanding! a grand piece of art!

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lifesnapper
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11 Nov 2012 - 9:08 AM

Great image and write up Malc.

John Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 11:56 AM

A late Wee Tree Award Malc, well deserved mate.

Dougie

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Nov 2012 - 12:09 PM

Brilliant places like this have an atmosphere all their own, and well suited to mono, nice light and a great photo, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 3:15 PM

So glad you have figures in this as otherwise I would have had no idea how high the building is - looks wonderful in mono - well deserved awards Malc
Helen

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SUE118
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11 Nov 2012 - 3:20 PM

Lovely image love the tones and shadows.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

A wonderful mono, Malc, and beautiful light Wink A fine capture showing off the building's magnificence Smile
Trev Smile

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11 Nov 2012 - 6:53 PM

Superbly handled Malc
Jason

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Richsr
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11 Nov 2012 - 9:24 PM

Like the light in this Malc, good mono processing too
Regards Richard

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:08 PM

Stunning image,Malc,like the tones and lighting here,well done,
saeid

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Lillian
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12 Nov 2012 - 7:35 PM

Brilliant shot
Lillian

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danbrann
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12 Nov 2012 - 7:58 PM

A superb image which has been so well converted to mono.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Many congrats on the awards, and well worth each and everyone, now those verticals are just that, vertical, good processing looks very good in mono.

John

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NobbytheNobster

Cracking shot Malc, lovely architecture the kind of place i would love to be let loose with my camera!
Ricky

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15 Nov 2012 - 11:18 PM

Very nice mono image well captured.
Allen, Smile

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18 Nov 2012 - 7:05 AM

Magnificent B&W image!

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22 Nov 2012 - 8:21 PM

A magnificent monochrome image Malc, terrific perspective and sense of grandeur

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smartbox
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1 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

Impressive mono conversion with excellent tonal values. I also really like the composition and subject. Outstanding work here.

BJ

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