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Rue Cortot, Paris

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 12 January 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This is yet another in a series of photos that I took at night in Paris using a tripod.....although in this case I used my tiny Fuji F31 compact camera just for the sheer fun of using it again for the first time since getting a DSLR about 6 weeks ago.

It looked a bit bizarre with such a tiny camera on top of such a large tripod and I couldn't help smiling as I took this photo......I hope that you can see how much I was enjoying myself and that you like these pics as much as I do!

I've been having problems for ages with my uploaded landscape orientated images looking fuzzy and not as sharp as they should be....well I finally found the answer recently in an answer by Jason Kravitz to a query in the forums .....if you too have been having this problem the answer is to make sure you resize your photos to a maximum horizontal dimension of 800 pixels (vertical size is not limited). Anything greater than 800pixels and AM3 will automatically resize it leading to the reduction in sharpness.

Please feel free to copy and paste this advice into your own AM3 blogs as I'm sure there are lots of our fellow AM3ers out there having this same frustrating would be great to sort the problem out for as many of us as possible.


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FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 13/10 second F/3.4 ISO 200 13 mm

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martie from Japan

Beautiful shot! I love this - the wet cobblestones, the gentle street lights, the lack of people. It's really wonderful.

12 Jan 2008 6:13am

@martie: Thank you very kind of you!

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Very nice image. Very moody.

12 Jan 2008 7:28am

@See The Light: Thank you very much Mary!

rem_la from villiers, France


12 Jan 2008 9:09am

@rem_la: Cheers!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Beautiful street shot.

12 Jan 2008 11:22am

@Calusarus: Thanks very much!

Pedram from Esfahan, Iran

Very nice.... !

12 Jan 2008 12:56pm

@Pedram: Thanks Pedram!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh yes I'm enjoying them, this is mystical...tones are fabulous :) and High Five for the Drama;)

12 Jan 2008 1:50pm

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine!

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Nice composition and lighting!

12 Jan 2008 3:15pm

@Steven: Thanks for that Steven!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Wonderful shot, Ian. You positioned yourself nicely to catch the curving road.

12 Jan 2008 9:16pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael...I can't tell you how much fun I had taking these night photos in Paris!

Guillermina from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Could very well be a Van Gogh with the effect of those street lamps! And what a beautiful salmon-pink? brick-orange? a mix of both? sky.

13 Jan 2008 12:12am

Dipti from Jersey City, United States

love the composition... nice work!

13 Jan 2008 12:27am

tom from Germany

Great light and composition.

13 Jan 2008 9:41pm

Laurie from Lincoln, United States

Nicely lit night-scene! Cool! =-)

15 Jan 2008 6:48pm

marianne from France

quelle vue magnifique, quelle lumière et quelle athmosphère ...
une chef d'oeuvre...

20 Apr 2008 3:45am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Superb picture. I love it.

4 May 2008 1:44am

@akarui: Thanks akuri ...these ones of Paris are some of my favourites

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
13/10 second
ISO 200
13 mm