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Institut de France

By Gary_Williams  
This is a shot from my last trip to Paris back at the end of March.

This is the Institut de France on the west bank of the Seine, just a short walk from the Louvre.

Details of the shot: 1/50s @ f13 (ISO400)

Then the processing;

Like all my shots, straight into Adobe Lightroom, and cropped/straightened as required. Any dust spots are removed at this point. Then for this shot, into PhotomatixPro 3 to tone map a single RAW image. Then into Photoshop for some final tweaks, resize, sharpen and then save for web.

Comments & critique welcome.



Tags: General Architecture Landscape and travel Institut de france paris

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AlleyCatz Plus
10 274 6 England
23 Apr 2008 8:47PM
Excellent treatment and result.
Love all the textures/details,pov and the sky.



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Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
23 Apr 2008 8:55PM
Superb image Gary, like the angle you chose, love the detail and colours, especially on those cobbles - really like everything about this one!

Sarah *
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
23 Apr 2008 9:04PM
ditto what Sarah said, fine work Gary

23 Apr 2008 9:10PM
Superb. You've got the Photomatix bit spot on with this. Great image.,
23 Apr 2008 9:12PM
so much detail, like it.

23 Apr 2008 9:14PM
Great work Gary, wonderful toning

redstag Plus
11 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 10:36PM
Fantastic composition.
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
23 Apr 2008 10:49PM
Great detail and well composed
Milla Plus
8 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 11:17PM
Wow, the detail in the large version is insane. Excellent work.
User_Removed 12 825 Lithuania
24 Apr 2008 4:15AM
crackin` image!... well done!
PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
24 Apr 2008 6:10AM
Wow.... The big version is an absolute MUST see!

24 Apr 2008 8:29AM
Well thanks folks, and a HC too. Brilliant…

Took my inspiration for this shot from some of my favourites on here. So if the composition and processing looks familiar, you know why.

I also had hours of fun playing with Photomatix to get this result, but well worth the effort.

Also the new, calibrated, monitors helped too.

All good – thanks again.

JudeC Plus
9 6 3 England
24 Apr 2008 10:01AM
Excellent image and treatment - Jude.
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
24 Apr 2008 10:19AM
Well done on your HC...
SueTurner Plus
12 81 3 England
24 Apr 2008 11:16AM
a cracking shot, well done on your HC
VintageRed Plus
11 15 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 3:18PM
Congrats on the HC Gary.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
24 Apr 2008 4:36PM
congrats on the HC Gary

AlleyCatz Plus
10 274 6 England
24 Apr 2008 5:50PM
Congrats on your worthy HC Gary


24 Apr 2008 7:35PM
Thanks everyone - really appreciate it. I was going to upload the next one, but I'm still at work so maybe tomorrow!
Excellent processing Gary, congrats on the HC.

Rylands 9 1 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 11:26PM
Phenominal image impossible to fault in any way
scott_jessuk 11 249 1 Scotland
29 Apr 2008 7:55PM
Beautiful image.

12 May 2008 9:40PM
Great work, fabulous detail.
Guillaume Plus
10 119 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 11:49AM
This image is really standing out in your extensive and varied PF. Great shot.
Mate this is professional work!!! No doubt about it!!! Fantastic shot!!!

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