Here’s a few pictures I took as I wandered around the Marais district in Paris recently. From memory, it was a Sunday and I started my walking tour at the Maison Europenne de La Photographie gallery (which was fantastic by the way). After a couple of hours there, I decided to wander further into this beautiful Parisian quarter to soak in the atmosphere and do a bit of ‘people watching’.
All of these photo’s have been cross-processed through Lightroom 5. I’m really enjoying learning more about colour toning and what impact it can have on an image. I might do another post on how I process these type of images for anyone who might be interested…
The image above is possibly my favourite ‘street’ photo that I took whilst in Paris. I’m considering getting it printed and framed… we’ll see I guess. There were about 8 other variations of this shot (different people walking past) but this one struck the right amount of motion blur, coupled with the female subject being caught in a pleasing mid-stride pose. I’ve also cropped it at a 16:9 aspect ratio to heighten the sense of the subjects’ movement throughout the frame.
What do you think? Do these shot’s stir any kind of emotional response in you? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Canon 7D | EF 24-105 L & EF 50 f1.4 | Handheld | Post: Lightroom 5
Don’t forget to click on an image below to see them in the larger gallery viewer.