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April 28, 2013 - 14 went

Photograph Paris with Harold: Night, Black & White and Spring Flower Photography

Facets of The Louvre Pyramid

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Added by Mike W.
on Jul 15, 2013.


  • Mike W.

    I saw the attention grabbing B&W image and I too mistakenly thought the pyramid had been flipped to create the pristine reflection. I thought this rather clever, so I decided to see if I could emulate the effect, (emulation being a high form of flattery if not creativity). After I had done all of the work I spoke with Harold. He referred me to this thread, which I had deliberately not yet read but which set me straight. He also suggested I show ‘n tell what I did if so inclined so people could see one result of this other treatment of which he stood “accused”. As the next screen-shot from Bridge shows, I too bracketed 3 images from essentially the same position, (camera clock time adjusted Terry), and images taken one stop apart, using my 12-24 mm lens. After trying some processing in HDR I came back to one image, (4063) and worked exclusively with it. I developed a color version I liked, also shown, a version of which I put on here some time ago. This new, flipped, incarnation of the image needed some rework if I was going to flip it. This included straightening, cloning out a persistent and immobile visitor, flipping, and alignment using the color version. Finally, using Efex Pro 2, I processed this B&W version, and most importantly, this is the version of which my wife approves.

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  • Terry H.

    Thanks for the great explanation, Mike! Agreed, the last sentence is the most important :-). Nicely done!

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  • Mike W.

    Thank you Terry - she thinks so too.

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