Low Light Shooting Session

Today, after I left work I managed to get to the second-hand photography equipment shop in time to buy a well maintained sample of an AFS NIKKOR 24-70/2.8 which is, according to Ken Rockwell, "Nikon's best midrange zoom ever, but that's expected since it's also Nikon's newest and most expensive ever”. Well, that was in 2015... Continue Reading →

In the name of democracy (B&W)

  For the past two days, all flags have been unfurled as a welcome to Chinese President Xi Jipin in Paris. Tibetan protesters had been carefully kept silent. All was done in the name of democracy of course, and no sacrosanct principle of democracy have been downtrodden. All is for the best in the best of... Continue Reading →

Lions and Eagles

Emperors do like their lions and eagles. This little beast can be seen on lampposts all around the square. Now, the funny thing is that this Arch was designed for the benefit of Boney I (he even wanted 4 of them but only 2 were built, the Carrousel and this one), but it was only... Continue Reading →

Trailing Lights on the Champs Elysées

It starts with a picture of trailing lights at dusk, looking towards the Champs Elysées Then I moved, Clockwise, in order to capture the West side of the Arch,still looking towards the Champs Elysées, only slightly later. So that I end up, at nearly 11:00pm turning my back on the Champs Elysées, looking towards the... Continue Reading →

Ghosts In The Machine

Long exposure, 1.6 seconds, the red trailing traces are those of a taxi sign and a couple of headlights and rear lights. What I prefer though are the ghosts on the pavement on the right-hand side. Place de l'Etoile, Paris, 2013

Triumphant … Again (HDR)

A great classic, I hadn't taken pictures of the Arch of Triumph (Arc de Triomphe) since at least 1987 or 8. This is an HDR shot made of 3 bracketed shots taken in a fraction of a second; dodging the passing cars was a bit of a challenge. The lens is my fixed manual Nikkor... Continue Reading →

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