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Le Square Des Batignolles, Paris

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 28 January 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

this is an area of Paris that sees few tourists but is beautiful and typically Parisian.

This photo here is one of my favourite photos with my new DSLR. I've submitted it for publication in JPG magazine. You can vote for it's inclusion if you can manage to get through the registration process


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NIKON D40 1/25 second F/1.4 ISO 1600 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Huimin from Taipei, Taiwan

wow, u r in the city of art!!!! That's the dreamland of mine!! I wanna thank u about coming to my photoblog, I'll keep on going here, too.

28 Jan 2008 7:04am

@Huimin: Thanks for visiting....those beautiful flower photos on your site made me really want to try some macro photography however the lenses I have won't focus close enough so it may have to wait a while!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You're brilliant, no way around it!!! You're in my top Five

28 Jan 2008 12:39pm

@Lorraine: Hi say the nicest things :-)

MJ from Delaware, United States

What a beautiful shot...

28 Jan 2008 1:00pm

@MJ: Thanks you very much!

«miguel.peixeiro» from Coimbra, Portugal

...beautiful 1/25 sec.

28 Jan 2008 1:42pm

@«miguel.peixeiro»: Thanks....that's very kind of you!

Paul van der Meer from Netherlands

exellent shot, beautiful!!

28 Jan 2008 4:22pm

@Paul van der Meer: Thanks very much Paul!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

beautiful colors and reflections. nice capture of the beauty of a rainy night.

28 Jan 2008 7:14pm

@danthro: Thanks very much danthro...I'm realy pleased you liked it!

tom from Germany

Love the blue reflection on the street.

28 Jan 2008 7:54pm

@tom: Thanks Tom....I certainly tried to emphasise the blue in this shot so I'm pleased you liked it!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Ah, the city of lights!! Fantastic, Ian!! The lights, shadows, reflections... Love it!

28 Jan 2008 10:43pm

@amy: Thanks very much Amy!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

I would love to go for a stroll there with my camera. Very nice shot. I love the light.

29 Jan 2008 12:27am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks very much Michael!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

You have lots of legitimate praise here for this and many other shots, so I perhaps don't need to add my own as well. Nevertheless, this is really a fine image, and particularly the blue in the sidewalk is a wonderful touch. I must say, by way of constructive criticism, that I prefer your color to your b&w work. The color work seems to have a luminosity and generosity to it that gets lost, at least to my eye, in the b&w photos. I'm not saying I don't like them, but that I think the qualities at which you excel -- a gentle touch, a sensitivity to diffuse, flattened light comes out much better in your color photograpy. Thanks as always for sharing.

29 Jan 2008 3:43am

@GJC: Thanks GJC....I really value constructive criticism and your point regarding colour v B&W are something I'll give some serious thought to. My intiial reaction is that often I look at a shot and realise that I'm not happy with the colour no matter how I try and process it.....sometimes, rather than reject it completely I'll try it in B&W and if I like it better that's what I'll go with.(tomorrows photo is an example of this))

Other reasons for choosing B&W are that sometimes like with this one here I've taken a photo of something with strong shape, angles and shadow and I don't want the distraction of colour.

Momo from Montpellier, France

fabulous color, reflection, what a great image...

30 Jan 2008 12:13am

1/25 second
ISO 1600
45 mm (35mm equiv.)