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Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris | by Tom.Bricker
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Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Everywhere you turn in France, there is beauty that seems "ancient" to American eyes. Even compared to London, Paris is an incredibly old city (of course, London was devastated by war whereas Paris was not). While I love modern design and architecture, there's something to be said for the artisanship, detail, and quality found in all of these older structures. Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris is a prime example. It undoubtedly would have been much more beautiful during the day with light shining through that beautiful stained glass, but night was the only time we had to visit. If I ever win the lottery (which, I suppose, would require playing in the first place), I am moving to Paris for a year and just exploring the city. I suspect a year would not even be long enough to see it all.

 

This is a single-exposure edited almost entirely in Adobe Camera Raw. Brought it into Photoshop for a curves adjustment, which just consisted of finding a grey point to get the colors right. Gotta love the Nikon D600's dynamic range! Also, big "shout-out" to the Nikon 14-24, which allowed me to shoot wide open at f/2.8 and still get a tack sharp shot.

 

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Taken on November 22, 2012