NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR, converted to B&W in Lightroom 2.0
What can I say about Paris…tons! I am lucky enough to spend a nite or two about 5-7 times per year here. I use Paris as my stop over to fly back into the US when I travel into Europe. This will probably be one of many more Paris posts. I have seen tons in this beautiful city…and still have many more things still on my list! As soon as I arrive, I take the Air France bus from CDG airport (only Euro 12 one way!)…its about a 35 min bus ride and drops me off near my hotel by the Arc De Triomphe. I hop on the traditional Double Decker sightseeing bus and visit my favorite places.
The first stop is always the Eiffel Tower. To me the most photographed spot I visit! Always lots of people either in winter or summer walking around taking shots. I have taken my share and now look for shots beyond the normal. If you walk past the gardens past the tower to the left are housing complexes that are wonderful to walk around. The streets are small and tight. Thye have lots of little shops and eateries to stop and grab a bite or drink. This shot was from last week. Of course in late Feb its a bit chilly…but bearable. I walked around the side streets near Saint Dominique looking for the Eiffel Tower to either pop up over the building tops or in between streets. This view caught my eye!
As it was cloudy and the backdrop was gray…this leads me to try the shot as black & white. I converted it in Ligthroom 2.0 (my favorite photo software) and this is what I came up with. A nice winter version of the Eiffel Tower. I can go on and on about Paris and the things to do and see. Some of my favorites….Eiffel Tower, Notre dame, Louvre, Arc De Triomphe, etc… To be continued in another post soon!