The Île de la Cité photographed from the Pont des Arts.
Inspired by the wonderful versions by Cartier-Bresson and Michael Kenna.
I've tried many times over the last few years to get a decent version of this photo but I've never managed it until now (although I can still see things I'd like to do differently)
On this latest trip to Paris it seemed a lot easier so maybe my photography been improving without me noticing it.....it just goes to show that you should never give up.
With this version I deliberately composed it in my rectangular viewfinder with a square crop in mind and I used a 6 stop neutral density on the camera to get a 2 second exposure which I knew would remove some of the detail from the water surface without making it and the sky too smooth and featureless.
Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog
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35 mm (35mm equiv.)