Not many strolls around a city can top one in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in your view. This day I had taken tons of Tower shots and wanted to try a different view and went walking around town trying to get the Tower showing above the tops of buildings. This area was lovely…and I can imagine very very expensive! Bakeries and small shops on every corner…must be wonderful to live there! Crepe time…Oui Oui!
From my favorite city in the world…Paris, France. When I visited last I had made it a goal to photograph Moulin Rouge. I arrived at 5 PM and made my way up to this section of Paris. Not the most beautiful location. Odd folks all around and specialized “shops” are all over. I kept my tripod in hand as I walked the streets. I did not get a chance to see the show inside…maybe one day. I am sure it is interesting! I stayed until 11 PM and the nite life around here is very interesting. I was happy to head back to the safe part of town after grabbing the shots I wanted. Wish I had a crepe right now! Viva Le France! ..the effect on the pic was done in Photo Tools 2.6!
I happened to look back at some old pics today and found my visit to the lovely Marseille in South France. I was only there twice..and probably will not get back again. But I recall I had this afternoon free and took a tour bus around the city. It was quite wonderful! Beforehandhad lunch at a hotel that overlooked the city. Its been so long..I cannot recall the name. I stepped out on the patio and this was the view. It kinda had that old feel to it…so I added a few textures and a frame to ensure that old world style look to it! I can imagine it is a great place to visit for a day on a tour of South France. So many wonderful cities down there…Provence would top my list in the late spring!
Paris…my favorite city in the world. Its been a long while since my last visit. Hope to be back soon. I had an old shot before my HDR days and did a single raw conversion…then added a few textures. I love the textured effect. I have many people ask how to add a texture….there are a few ways depending on what software you have. I have CS5. Here is a quick method…
1. Open your picture in Photoshop
2. Drag your textured file on top of the photo to place the picture.
3. Transform the texture to equal the photo size
4. Click your desired Layered method from the drop down menu…I use “Overlay” 98% of the time…then may modify the fill amount (pic below is just ref)
And that is it! A textured photo! The shot above I added three textures and masked certain areas. But the quick method will get you started! Hopefully!! have fun!