>I really like the street scene, the interaction of the people >in their environment with the Eiffel Tower in the background. >The colours, composition, depth and sharpness are all >perfect. > >I'm not sure I like the first row of hanging lights from the >top, I find then distracting. When I scroll the image down, I >love it. I think it would work wonderful as a square image.
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I love the picture, including the lights at the top. Maybe distracting but part of a vibrant scene. I am puzzled by the great depth of field, I presume short lens and small aperture but how is it possible to have the people so sharp. At anything less than about 1/10 exposure, people walking will be blurred. Please give us some more background.
Hi Folks: thanks to all for looking and commenting. It's appreciated. I shot this a few different ways, excluding the top string of lights as one option. To me, the lights balanced out what was otherwise a dark sky and though bright, they contributed to the vibrant street scene. Also, as I walked forward, more of the tower was blocked from view. So, the lights stayed!! I shot this scene handheld with (forgive me oh Nikon gods) an Olympus EM-5 and a Panasonic 12-35 mm lens at f/2.8, 1/25s and ISO 1600. The lens is very sharp. Additionally, the camera has a very good built in stabilization system. Along with good technique I can get sharp results. Richard
>To me, the lights balanced >out what was otherwise a dark sky and though bright, they >contributed to the vibrant street scene. Also, as I walked >forward, more of the tower was blocked from view. So, the >lights stayed!!
Hi, Richard. I've looked at this shot several times and reached the same conclusion every time. I really like it overall. I don't have a problem with the hanging lights but the headlights are a tad distracting especially since they are positioned on to either side of the woman's head. That, however, doesn't make me like the image any less. Nicely done.
Hi Richard, I think this is a wrap. I like it just the way it is lights and all. I like the way the building leads you to the tower. Once I view all the other overhead lights the upper ones make perfect sense to me and frame & balance the rest of the image nicely. It does seem to be leaning to the right a bit. Maybe a little perspective control is in order? I know it is a tough image to keep all the line straight. Thanks for sharing this one.
Just a FYI... 1024 is kind of tall for most to view the whole image in portrait orientation at one time on anything less then a 24" monitor without scrolling, it just barley fits on mine. I usually make my portrait images 800-900px for that reason.
Scottie, Scott and Chris: thanks for looking and commenting. It's appreciated. Chris, it is rue St Dominique in the 7th, near the intersection with bd de la Tour Maubourg. Saint Dominique gives you a recognizable but different view of the Eiffel Tower. Richard