Image of the week

A day late this week after having just returned to the island.

This week, a clue to where I have been this last week and a shot I have always wanted to do at dusk.

I have never visited this location before so wasn’t exactly sure how easy or difficult the shot maybe.

The main difficulty as I would see it in the summer time would be trying to photograph it without crowds of people in and around the scene and even in late September it is still a very popular location in Paris for people to hang out well into the evening.

I like the juxtaposition of the old & new of the Louvre in this picture and the wind was still enough to manage a small reflection in the pools around the pyramid.

EXIF is 1/5 th @ F6.3  1600 ASA handheld as travelling without a tripod, focal length 24mm


2 thoughts on “Image of the week

  1. Steve Duncan October 1, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    I love that location. I was fortunate enough to spend a few evening hours there a couple of years ago and got some great shots. Did you get a security guard come up to you and announce “photographs with tripods not allowed” ?

    • islaystudios October 9, 2012 / 6:01 pm

      Hi Steve, sorry about the delayed reply but have had a busy few days since getting back.It is an amazing location isn’t it, there was a lot of private security around but they weren’t bothering the photographers (even ones using tripods) which makes a pleasant change. In fact the whole city seemed to be on some sort of alert, we were followed around the Arc by three squaddies carrying sub machine guns which was very re assuring against having the camera whipped off your shoulder by pick pockets etc ! We didn’t encounter any problems day or night though when taking photos any where in the city.
      I am aiming to go back for a couple of days for a photo (and tuition for those that want) session if you fancy it and it’s about time you made a return trip to Islay ?

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