Wednesday, 4 July 2012

A Louverly Pyramid...

Nikon D800  F/29  1/20s  ISO-200  PrSH  EV +1  52mm
...and how to make it your own

Thought I'd throw my new D800 around a bit to see what happened, hoping for a slightly more original pic of the upside down Louvre pyramid than some.

The initial result is on the right. Pretty dull in fact - I should have compensated by at least two stops instead of one coz with all that light and glass it underrexposed something rotten.

I liked the light shapes though and also the fact that the dude seemed to be wearing the thing on his back like some sort of ludicrously designed rucksack, so I thought I'd go ahead and play with it a bit anyway. The result's below.

I'm always interested to see what the options were at the 'shortlisting' phase, so here are the other shots I had to hand to choose from:

As you can see, they're almost all fairly gloomy, and along with the dark page background the whole site's looking pretty sombre - I'll have to sort that out soon!

Although they were interesting as experiments in shutter speed and zooming and controlled blur, none of them really stood out the way the one I chose did, and even then it's not stunning, but interesting enough for me to have written this much already. More soon from Nikon and Me people...

And why not...

* Sab Will runs Photo and Curios Tours in Paris, and also manages a variety of Paris and photography-themed sites and blogs. He writes an illustrated Paris Chronicle every day, runs a Meetup group for Paris lovers, interviews Paris personalities and reviews Paris books (on this blog), and even contributes to the city's street art (shh), so feel free to browse some of the links below and in the right-hand column to find out more about what he gets up to out there...

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