You must view this large!
I love interior photography and you can always find something good in each city, whether it is Napoli, London or Budapest. I knew that the architecture in Paris was going to be good, but I was overwhelmed.
This is the Sainte-Chapelle and is possibly my second favourite interior in Paris, after La Conciergerie. It's name means, Holy Chapel and is the only remaining Capetian royal palace on the Île de la Cité. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France in the 13th century is made up of over 100 million* pieces of stained glass.
* Possibly made up by me and completely untrue.
It is very busy, but this at least masked my work with the tripod. I had tried this shot a few times. The first time, I was nearing the end of my third exposure when an old man walked up and stood in front of my camera to take a photo of the wall behind me. An entire row of people sitting down next to me groaned when he did this! He eventually noticed me, apologised and moved out of the way. I still had to take the shots again. Luckily I didn't get caught, although the sheer number of people was annoying.
I had processed this photos a few weeks ago, decided I'd post it this week and then lo and behold, a few days before I do, a one Mr Trey Ratcliff posts almost exactly the same shot, but much better! HDR images got me into photography back in January and the work of two people inspired me; The aforementioned Trey Ratcliff and my friendGreg Annandale.
This shot is an absolute must-see large (press L), so please do that.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/8.0 / 17-40mm @ 17mm