- Wonderful historic print of what the Tuileries Palace looked like before most of it was destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hippolyte_Bellang%C3%A9_-_Un_j...
Rita Crane Photography: France / Paris / Louvre / Jardin des Tuileries / trees / winter / architecture / Pavillon de Flore, Paris (Musee du Louvre)
[Reposting one of my favorite textured shots, for contacts who haven't seen it yet.]
The Pavillon de Flore is the only remaining part of the former Tuileries Palace that used to extend all along the east border of the Jardin des Tuileries. It's now part of the Louvre, where studios for renovation of paintings and sculpture are housed. The actual historic Palais des Tuileries was destroyed by the Communards during the Paris Commune, in 1871. I took this picture from the Promenade du Bord de L'eau (waterfront promenade) on a cold winter evening at the last light of day. Paris was beginning to turn on its lights, as you can see in the picture. [History of the Palais des Tuileries and the Louvre below in my comments.]
TECHIE TEXTURE NOTES: This is one of those shots from my archives, taken with my Fuji Finepix on my first trip to Paris 5 years ago that just didn't speak to me the way the camera recorded it. Too blue (typical of the way Fuji Finepix S7000 records colors in my experience), too flat, no spark somehow, and didn't relay the atmosphere that was there. So I decided to try adding textures!!
Adding textures in a very delicate way has brought out the rich tones of the architecture. I used a rosy but very soft texture from LaBrume and a texture with warm yellow and ochre tones that had a golden glow in the center from Borealnz. 1. Made adjustments to each texture first, altering the rosy to more magenta in Color Balance, then by using the blending mode Multiply. 2. Lightened the Borealnz texture by using the blending mode Overlay. 3. Adjusted my own photo which was the background layer after adding the textures to it, with Curves to add depth, and additional Color Balancing after i saw how the photo interacted with the textured layers.
Thanks to both Borealnz and LaBrume for their textures!