Bridges over the Seine

One of the most romantic places. The original was pretty lopsided. I cropped to straighten and then made it black and white. I cloned out the lines in the upper right corner and used an adjustment brush to make the brick of the lower bridge have more contrast. I also lightened the shadows on everything.Continue reading “Bridges over the Seine”


Next to the Centre Georges Pompidou is La Fontaine Stravinsky, celebrating the Rite of Spring. Next to the fountain is a wall mural of who I thought was Salvador Dali, but after researching I found out it is the artist’s Jef Aerosol’s self portrait and its name is “Chuuuttt!” (shhhhh!) And next to all this modernContinue reading “Juxtaposition”


This building is so ornate, and the outside is only a glimpse as to what is going on inside. Opulent! The statue on the top is Apollo, flanked by Poetry and Music. Below him are tragedy and comedy masks. The ‘N’ and ‘E’ stand for Napoleon III and Emperor. The original was well composed, butContinue reading “L’Opera”

The Louvre

This is where I was in yesterday’s post. Well, I was inside the large pyramid. The original was a little dark in the foreground concerning the architectural elements. I made the picture black and white, lowered the contrast, increased the clarity, and lightened the shadows. The original: ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~  Continue reading “The Louvre”

The Headless Saint

Saint Denis – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I learned that, in art, those who are carrying their heads are called “cephalophores“. The original was dark with too much going on. I cropped in and lowered the saturation to zero to make it black and white. I increased the contrast and clarity. I increased theContinue reading “The Headless Saint”

La Tour Eiffel

During our anniversary trip, we made it to Paris. One of the most iconic structures in the world: With the edit I was going for an old-world look. I really liked the original photograph, below. Tonight my challenge was one of speed (not much time to get on the computer) and just finding an editContinue reading “La Tour Eiffel”