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Taken on the Paris trip last year. I loved the pic and I wanted to make more of it but wasn't inspired at the time. Hope you like.

I know that some would prefer to see the verticals straightened, but I like the fact that they converge as for me they reinforce the spectacle of this place and the fact that it dominates the hill.

1/500 @ f/5.6
Handheld -leaning against the railings for support Smile

Thank you for dropping by! I appreciate any and all comments and find them all valuable, whether you want to leave a couple of words or a longer constructive criticism. So, in the spirit of non-competitiveness I wonít click on any comments on this pic but would invite anyone who visits to mark the comments they feel are helpful. Iíll do the same when I visit other portfolios, of course Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:18-55mm @24mm
Recording media:DISO 100
Title:Sacre Coeur
Username:SuziBlue SuziBlue
Uploaded:9 Feb 2007 - 11:13 PM
Tags:Architecture, Basilica, Black & white, Digitally manipulated, France, Paris, Railings
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scouseterrier
scouseterrier e2 Member 8scouseterrier vcard England
9 Feb 2007 - 11:15 PM

A nice powerful image.

Dee

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TheImagepoint
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9 Feb 2007 - 11:30 PM

WELL DONE....

ALEX

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sarahbw
sarahbw e2 Member 10sarahbw vcard
9 Feb 2007 - 11:39 PM

Wow, i've been there a couple of times now and have taken plenty of photos but i love this angle. Didn't recognise it at first.

Great shot.

Sarah

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helenruss11
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9 Feb 2007 - 11:39 PM

Wouldn't prefer to see verticals straightened or any thing else.... Great image

Helen

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ITPSnapper
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9 Feb 2007 - 11:46 PM

Stunning shot, great strong colour and lines.

Neal

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dreamflower
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10 Feb 2007 - 12:19 AM

excellent contrast and composition

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keith47
keith47 e2 Member 8keith47 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2007 - 12:24 AM

I love the angle you have taken this from, don't straighten the verticals, I to have taken plenty of this building on my last 2 trips, but would not have thought of this, fantastic shot.

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digitalcaptive
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10 Feb 2007 - 1:02 AM

Nice use of light, love the shadows and viewpoint

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david deveson
david deveson e2 Member 1058 forum postsdavid deveson vcard Italy2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2007 - 6:49 AM

Straighten nothing and in any case there's never been any advantage in going straight if you see what I mean...
David

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2007 - 8:56 AM

Thanks so much everyone! Glad this works. Thanks for taking the time to do a mod Sarah - interesting variation.

Also glad my thoughts on the converging verticals resonate with others 8-]

LOL David - yeah the long way round is usually the best 8-]

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rontear
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10 Feb 2007 - 11:27 AM

A soot and whitewash mono, just like the days gone by. Super contrast Suzie, the icing on the cake for me is the Gargoyle shadow. Ron.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz e2 Member 8274 forum postsAlleyCatz vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2007 - 4:20 PM

A great viewpoint and b&w conversion.


~Alley~

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103989 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland25 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2007 - 6:41 PM

From this angle it would really strange without converging verticles


Roy

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2007 - 1:00 AM

Thanks again all Smile Very much appreciated. yeah those gargoyles are fab aren't they! 8-]

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TonyA
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11 Feb 2007 - 3:18 PM

Very good contrast on this B&W image. Like the viewpoint.

Antonio

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kinfatric
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14 Feb 2007 - 8:44 PM

very good B&W along with the perspective

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2007 - 6:24 AM

Thanks Tony and Kinfatric 8-] I want to go back again and do some more. It'll be a chore of course, but I'm willing to suffer

8-]

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110607 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2007 - 12:44 PM

let me be the one to "tip it over" Smile

A strong image which suits the B&W treatment Suzi.

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2007 - 9:18 PM

Oooh look! A special hat for me to wear 8-] thanks Brian hehe

Glad the contrast works. I don't have my monitor calibrated and I'm always in dread of what I think is a dark contrast showing up as a muddy mess, even though I check the colour values ;-]

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VintageRed
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26 Jun 2007 - 12:34 AM

I'm surprised there have been no comments. For me, it's the curly railing tops that stand out especially.
Nick

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 1:07 AM

So am I - they've all disappeared!!! LOL

Thanks for the visit Wink

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EDan
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19 Jul 2007 - 3:31 PM

I like this, the light and shadows make it for me!
Dan.

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Take-a-View
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3 Aug 2007 - 2:23 AM

The viewpoint really makes this shot together with the dominant blacks and shadows

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SuziBlue
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3 Aug 2007 - 3:51 PM

Thanks Dan and Ian Smile Gorgeous place, gorgeous city.

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texon88
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4 Jan 2009 - 4:24 PM

great photo!! really like the angle and very dark shadows

tom

Last Modified By texon88 at 4 Jan 2009 - 4:26 PM

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5 Jan 2009 - 1:55 AM

Thanks Tom! Much appreciated.

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Michael_Lister
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28 Jan 2009 - 12:10 AM

awe inspiring building,with a great perspective of composing- Kudos

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