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Sacre Coeur

By SuziBlue  
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

Tags: France Paris Architecture Black and white Digitally manipulated Railings Basilica

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9 Feb 2007 11:15PM
A nice powerful image.


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9 Feb 2007 11:30PM

sarahbw 14 4
9 Feb 2007 11:39PM
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.

helenruss11 12 27
9 Feb 2007 11:39PM
Wouldn't prefer to see verticals straightened or any thing else.... Great image

ITPSnapper 12 45 Netherlands
9 Feb 2007 11:46PM
Stunning shot, great strong colour and lines.

10 Feb 2007 12:19AM
excellent contrast and composition
keith47 11 22 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 12:24AM
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.
10 Feb 2007 1:02AM
Nice use of light, love the shadows and viewpoint
david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
10 Feb 2007 6:49AM
Straighten nothing and in any case there's never been any advantage in going straight if you see what I mean...
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
10 Feb 2007 8:56AM
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-]
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Feb 2007 11:27AM
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.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
10 Feb 2007 4:20PM
A great viewpoint and b&w conversion.

kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
10 Feb 2007 6:41PM
From this angle it would really strange without converging verticles

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
11 Feb 2007 1:00AM
Thanks again all Smile Very much appreciated. yeah those gargoyles are fab aren't they! 8-]
TonyA 13 11 Spain
11 Feb 2007 3:18PM
Very good contrast on this B&W image. Like the viewpoint.

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
14 Feb 2007 8:44PM
very good B&W along with the perspective
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
17 Feb 2007 6:24AM
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

brian1208 Plus
14 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2007 12:44PM
let me be the one to "tip it over" Smile

A strong image which suits the B&W treatment Suzi.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
18 Feb 2007 9:18PM
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 ;-]
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 12:34AM
I'm surprised there have been no comments. For me, it's the curly railing tops that stand out especially.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
27 Jun 2007 1:07AM
So am I - they've all disappeared!!! LOL

Thanks for the visit Wink
EDan 11 18 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2007 3:31PM
I like this, the light and shadows make it for me!
Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 2:23AM
The viewpoint really makes this shot together with the dominant blacks and shadows
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
3 Aug 2007 3:51PM
Thanks Dan and Ian Smile Gorgeous place, gorgeous city.
4 Jan 2009 4:24PM
great photo!! really like the angle and very dark shadows

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
5 Jan 2009 1:55AM
Thanks Tom! Much appreciated.
28 Jan 2009 12:10AM
awe inspiring building,with a great perspective of composing- Kudos

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