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Pyramid and golden water @ Louvre, Paris, France :: Long exposure

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This is my third upload from our trip to Paris last weekend.


I'm sure there are thousands of shots to be found of this glass pyramid & the Louvre, so I think I've pulled off a couple of interesting angles of this but I'm not sure they haven't been done before.


The shot


Single shot in RAW/ISO100 at f/14 using the Sigma 10-20mm lens on a tripod ( of course ) using a remote to start and stop the exposure.


There are actually always walking way too many people around here, but using these long expsoures ( 100 seconds here ) that problem solves itself, as long as people don't muck about in the same place for more than a second or 5 there is no real problem.


Adobe Camera Raw


° A little less exposure.

° A little extra contrast.

° Extra clarity.

° Some extra saturation.




° A small hue change to give it a slightly warmer tone.

° A small amount of dodging on the water reflection.




All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are ( as always ) welcome.




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Taken on October 25, 2008