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 Post subject: Paris, France
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:55 pm 
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In August I was sent on a business trip to Paris to provide training to some of the users of our software. But, just because it's a business trip doesn't mean I couldn't do some photography.

Feel free to comment if you wish, or just enjoy.

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    Eiffel Tower / Tour Eiffel by mikealex, on Flickr
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    Amusement Ride by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Louvre / Musée du Louvre by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Louvre / Musée du Louvre by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Louvre / Musée du Louvre by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Louvre / Musée du Louvre by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Catacombs of Paris / Les Catacombes de Paris by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Catacombs of Paris / Les Catacombes de Paris by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Catacombs of Paris / Les Catacombes de Paris by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Basilica of the Sacred Heart / Basilique du Sacré Coeur by mikealex, on Flickr
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    The Basilica of the Sacred Heart / Basilique du Sacré Coeur by mikealex, on Flickr
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    Eiffel Tower / Tour Eiffel by mikealex, on Flickr
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    Paris Twilight by mikealex, on Flickr
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    Basilique du Sacré Coeur / Basilica of the Sacred Heart by mikealex, on Flickr
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    Chateau de Versaille / Palace of Versaille by mikealex, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Paris, France
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:40 am 
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A nice set Mike. I especially like the twilight shots.

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 Post subject: Re: Paris, France
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:47 am 
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Excellent work, Mike! Your sense of good composition is evident throughout the set.

I was in Paris last in 2008, with my sister-in-law who had never visited before. Most of what we did was a repeat for me, but it was on a prior trip that I visited the Catacombs and a few other sites off the beaten path.

I still remember the cold, dank and somewhat sinister feeling in the Catacombs

I was warned twice not to use my camera in Père Lachaise Cemetery. Don't know if the rules have changed but would love to go back again.

Thanks for posting these shots of your Paris experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Paris, France
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Ah, the catacombs. I had a great time down there once I got over the initial oppressive feeling of claustrophobia. It begins to feel quite deep after you've descended the initial spiral staircase for a few minutes. Did you get away with any tripod work in there? Looks like it from the images, but with image stabilized lenses and ridiculous ISO ratings it's hard to tell for sure.

I managed to sneak a few shots in with my small tripod despite the ban on them (a friendly security guard gave me the nod when I was caught, so it wasn't that bad).

7 has a nice composition (close-up up skulls and thigh bones).

I hope you'll excuse me for being part of the "nice shots" cabal, but that's about all I feel like offering in terms of critique right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Paris, France
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:42 am 
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No tripod and no image stabilized lens but some crazy high ISOs.

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 Post subject: Re: Paris, France
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:17 pm 
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mikealex wrote:
No tripod and no image stabilized lens but some crazy high ISOs.


Pretty amazing that you pulled off this much sharpness. It's ridiculously dark in there.

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