A Pop of Color

Red is a color that pops in many of our photographs. Here are six such photos.

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Diwali fireworks, New Delhi, India

This photo captures fireworks in the night sky above New Delhi during Diwali in October, 2014.

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L’Amour, Stravinsky Fountain, Paris, France

This photo was taken of L’Amour, the animated red lips in the Stravinsky Fountain on Place Stravinsky, next to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. This photo was taken in April, 2015.

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Jardin de l’Hotel de Sully, Paris, France

This photo was taken in the Jardin de l’Hotel de Sully in Paris, France, in October, 2015. The red plastic blob stretching across the gardens was a special exhibit.

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Red door, Paris, France

This photo features a huge red door near the Odéon metro stop in Paris, France. The center two inset doors, which are the same red color, have been opened inward to reveal the dark interior. This photo was taken in October, 2015.

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Paper Lanterns on the Walking Street, Chaing Mai, Thailand

These red paper lanterns are hanging above the sidewalk on the Walking Street in Chaing Mai, Thailand.  This photo was taken in February, 2016.

 

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So we meet again …

Finally, this humorous photo features a typical red fire hydrant being ignored by a passing dog.

 

 

What Frenchman? – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 12

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Frenchman with a big head and a baguette

Last October, we were standing on the steps of Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris, preparing to walk out into the rain again, fiddling with the umbrella.

Suddenly, I heard “Look at the Frenchman with the big head and the baguette.”

“Where?” I said. “What Frenchman?”

It took too long to spot what was obviously a very large head topped with a beret. We never figured out why he was there. Perhaps he was selling portraits with himself. Perhaps he was advertising a nearby restaurant. As the photo shows, no one (except us) took any notice. It’s hard to compete with the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.

What Frenchman?

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Sacré-Coeur Basilica

 

 

Play with Light

Although we planned to complete this exercise today in our back yard, the weather has not cooperated, progressing from merely overcast to active rain. Instead, archived pictures are used.

These pictures were taken of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, in October 2015, on several different days. Three different cameras were used, experimenting with f-stop settings and exposure time. The times of day include morning (one picture), afternoon (one picture), and evening (four pictures). The pictures are taken facing West.

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

This picture was taken at 11 am with an Olympus TG-4 camera. Settings are:

ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f 4.9, 100 mm

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

This picture was taken at 2:30 pm with a Canon SX40 camera. Settings are:

ISO 200, 1/500 sec, f.6.7, 41 mm

Notre Dame 7PM
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

This picture was taken at 7 pm with a Canon 50D camera. Settings are:

ISO 100, 1/6 sec, f 16, 50 mm

 

Notre Dame 8 PM
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

This picture was taken at 7:30 pm with a Canon SX40 camera. Settings are:

ISO 100, 1/6 sec, f 8, 132 mm

 

Notre Dame 730PM
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

This picture was taken at 7:30 pm with a Canon 50D camera. Settings are:

ISO 200, 20 sec, f 16, 50 mm

Notre Dame 8PM
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

This picture was taken at 8 pm with a Canon 50D camera. Settings are:

ISO 100, 20 sec, f 22, 25 mm

Big

 

These photos of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, were taken in October, 2015. The Eiffel Tower is beautiful from every point of view, perspective, distance, and angle, and especially so at night.

 

 

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View of Eiffel Tower from Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

 

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

 

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines

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printing press gears, Musee des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France

This picture of printing press gears was taken in the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris,  France, in October, 2015.