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Vacation in France

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by zettapixel, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    Warning: many touristy photos ahead - mostly snaps (it was a family trip) but some of them are still beautiful so decided to post.

    We spent 2 weeks there, 1st week drove through area north and north-west of Paris, spent 2nd one in Paris.

    I was going to take 4 lenses (9-18, 40-150, 45/1.8 and 20/1.7) + OMD and FL-300R in a shoulder bag (good old Lowepro Nova 2AW), but ended up taking 5 - added 14-42 just because there was some extra space left :smile:

    For the last couple of trips I wrote blogs (after returning) - nice way to remember daily events with fewer pictures, since photo galleries are sometimes long and boring. If anyone interested - they are here: part 1, part 2

    Pictures (chronological)


    Saint-Denis Cathedral

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    Reims Cathedral

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    Rouen

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    Pont-Audemer

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    Bayeux

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    Pointe du Hoc

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    Mont St. Michel

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    Fougeres (Brittany)

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    Le Mans

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    Versailles

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    Photos from Paris:

    Louvre

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    Notre Dame

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    Opera Garnier

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    Old roofs

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    view from Musee d'Orsay

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    Pont Alexandre III

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    Marquis de Lafayette statue

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    Conciergerie

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    more Louvre

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    Dad is taking photos - the rest of the family is bored

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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Great stuff! I really enjoyed them. Love the B&W (normally I prefer color )
     
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  3. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Some great shots, I particularly liked the one of the figure walking across the vast empty square and the photos of Versailles, Notre Dame and the one with the Gargoyle for the foreground. :2thumbs:
     
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  4. AZK9lover

    AZK9lover Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Dec 25, 2010
    AZ, USA
    Stan
    Beautiful sampling of your travels- thanks for sharing!
     
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  5. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's like looking through a picture book. Thanks

    best,
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  6. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    Thank you very much. The man is a monk walking in the sands near Mont St. Michel. When the tide is low the sand is exposed, it's under the sea when the tide is high.
     
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  7. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    Thank you very much sir. I used SilverEfex, gotta love this plugin.
    Here's some more B&W, converted a couple of shots yesterday that didn't look good otherwise.

    This one was in Le Mans

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    Louvre. The statue is almost colorless and the shot was cluttered by people's clothing

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    Notre-Dame. The construction was spoiling the view, not as much in B&W

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  8. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I like this one because there can be at least two, separate images and both have enough depth, texture, and subject isolation to be very interesting.

    Thank you for sharing these images of a place that I one day hope to visit.

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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    +1 - very nice! :thumbup: