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Kaitou Ace
09-01-2008, 06:39 AM
Warning, this is a long post O_o; my net access is sporadic, so I am doing a bunch in one shot.

So in case people are un-aware, I am currently in Paris, France. I've gotten a couple of nice shots so far, most of them are on flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/igorb/sets) at the moment, but I'm posting some highlights here as well.

http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_5295.jpg
Walking down the Paris metro.


My first free day, I went to the Paris Catacombs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catacombs_of_Paris).

They have works of art:
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_5853.jpg



And also, many bones that were moved there when cemeteries were closed:
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_5933.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_5955.jpg

More of the catacombs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorb/sets/72157607039155593/


Also: Eiffel Tower (and a view from it):
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_6425.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_6676.jpg

and seeing it from Belleville park:

http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_6751.jpg



Some other shots:
Statue on a bridge, and a native of paris.
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_6325.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_6296.jpg
A roving accordion player:
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_6386.jpg


Notre Dame interior:
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_7016.jpg

Jardin des Tuileries Park:

http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_7337.jpg


And finally a fountain at Place de la Concorde:

http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/IMG_7377.jpg


whew O_o;; all the rest are at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorb/sets/

Fabala
09-01-2008, 06:49 AM
How lovely. The Eiffel Tower from Belleville park shot is probably my favorite. I'm used to seeing it so full-on that seeing it from a distance is somewhat disarming, but also far more majestic.

And of course I would have a soft spot for the bones ^^ The hard lighting works.

OminousCloud
09-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Dem bones, dem bones lol

The view from the Eiffel Tower is amazing. The fountain picture is my favourite though.

I'll have to check out those links later too. Yay Paris.

Happi Giraffe!
09-01-2008, 07:09 AM
ah, so nice. paris looks so lovely, i wish i could go. i love the fountain photo, it's amazing.

sudo
09-01-2008, 07:29 AM
I'm missing the EXIF data :(

other than that ... nothing much to say ... you know what photography art is :D

Edit: nevermind ... i found the data on flicker :/

Edit 2: composition of the fountain is kinda bugging me. I'd ether move it in the center, or more on the left, so that the Eiffel tower is more visible.
I like this one better http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorb/2816418175/in/set-72157607049800526/

Perpetual Specter
09-01-2008, 10:26 AM
Ha ha. As usual, Ace knows how to take awesome photos. Pixel quality is excellent as always, lighting is pretty much perfect, and the choice of theme was nice too. Angles were great too, although like sudo said, I too think the fountain should have been a little more centered in that last one. Overall, I pretty much liked every photo, all though the ones of the bones and skulls was rather spooky to me. >.>;

My favorite one would be the photo of Jardin des Tuileries Park. It was taken at a nice time of the day and the weather was perfect for it. The water is calm and still and that makes the reflections of the lights and Eiffel Tower on the water look really pretty. It was very tranquil.

Fabala
09-01-2008, 05:11 PM
I think what's troubling about the fountain image is that it's a very symmetrical structure, so our eyes are immediately somewhat expecting that symmetry to continue in the composition of the photo. If the fountain weren't so symmetrical, I doubt anyone would mind it being off-center.

Em-sempai
09-02-2008, 12:17 AM
Makes me want to stop by Paris on my way to Japan and Korea. (~*3*)~

The fountain is awesome and the bones are classic. :q

~RiOtFoRpHoEnIx~
09-02-2008, 04:02 PM
0.0 Absolutely breathtaking photos Kaitou, all of them are absolutely amazing. My favourite though, should I really really have to pick one is the shot of the Fountain at Place de la Concorde ... it really just draws you in and the eiffel tower to the far right hand side is cool too. Keep up the good work :D

☆LadyKikyou☆
09-03-2008, 04:45 PM
I loved the bones picture..so morbid! lol and the one with the spider and its web is pretty awsome. All of the pictures are great..which is to be expected from some one like you.. You are a pro.

DynastyxFell
09-03-2008, 10:39 PM
Oh, these are simply amazing. I'm very taken with the first one from the metro and the one of the spider web. The catacombs are unreal; I love them!

Kaitou Ace
09-04-2008, 06:01 AM
Thanks for the feedback!

Just had a chance to add a few more pics:

http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826835909_0d4b1f8348.jpg
street performer near the tower.

http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826840895_bd33a6b85c.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826844391_74e4dd166f.jpg
A pair of Notre Dame Chimera

http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826845521_e36b35ec4d.jpg
View from Notre Dame




http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2827683456_03f2b2acbf.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2827684296_52206eefde.jpg
Views Inside the Sainte Chapel



http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2827691168_9f3ee01c0b.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2827689718_048d014f5b.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826850781_97d4dacd04.jpg

Pyramids Outside the Louvre



http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2827692946_cb96c821fe.jpg
I did end up going back to Place de la Concorde, and since I agree with the feedback, tried a few more fountain shots. (Tho this isn't the -same- fountain, it's the one on the other side of the square. That blue building there is the seat of the French National Assembly)


http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826858423_4a37821d5e.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826857715_6593814aeb.jpg http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2826858043_12112a06ea.jpg

And finally some images from Pont Alexandre III, probably the most ornate arch bridge to span the Seine. It's the first single span bridge across the Seine.

More pics to come later! ^_^; thanks for the feedback. More pics from this set are at my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorb/sets/72157607103071394/).

I'm taking a train to Venice today, but there are still a few more Paris pictures to upload. When I sort those, they'll go in here, but I'll be making a new thread for Venice ^_^

sudo
09-04-2008, 06:46 AM
I'm taking a train to Venice today, but there are still a few more Paris pictures to upload. When I sort those, they'll go in here, but I'll be making a new thread for Venice ^_^
Damnit .... why I'm far from Venice when you decide to go there >_<

Anyway, I like the new fountain shots ^_^
And that streetlight too ... I like how you used a long exposure for it

mikadzuki
09-04-2008, 09:54 AM
Beautiful shots! I especially love your choice of perspective of the inside of the chapel. The night scenes are also lovely.... and all those street lamps! Paris = street lamps ^^

Fabala
09-04-2008, 04:05 PM
I know you were getting the performer, but I personally love diagonal building shots. Photographing them, drawing/creating them...just think they're startling in a good way.

The chapel shots are beautiful, but you'd be hard-pressed to take an ugly one with that kind of material @.@

Haha, I can't look at the pyramids without recalling The Da Vinci Code.

Yuuki Kurosu
09-04-2008, 04:48 PM
I have always wanted to go to Paris. ^__^ <3
I am taking French in school, so one day, I will! Hehe.

AMAZING photos, Kaitou-san. =)

Kanjoudakai_Ira
09-04-2008, 07:03 PM
They are all amazing..you sure have an awesome camera x.x Awesome pics :D
I loved the one with the bones...:D

VampiressRayne
09-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Wow! Such wonderful pics! Man, I'm really jealous.

Scadas
09-05-2008, 05:57 PM
WOW this are some awesome pics never been to paris but after i saw this pictures i want to go so bad!!!

tailender1
09-05-2008, 05:59 PM
lovely pics. One of my friend sent me 360 degree view of paris. Huh! unfortunately i dont have it now with me to share

Kaitou Ace
09-06-2008, 02:54 AM
Some final shots from Paris ^_^;


Big-head is not amused.
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831881773_80efae5776.jpg




Fancy table setup.
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2832719312_ba9dab7486.jpg

A spiral staircase at the Louvre
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831882783_fb92017cb3.jpg



Isn't double parking annoying?
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831883349_0f95318ee0.jpg


Some Parisians going for a swim
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831883593_c7f4c8f0fa.jpg




Seine at dusk
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2832720876_36b27aba1e.jpg


All the rest from this final set are here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorb/sets/72157607135385500/).

☆LadyKikyou☆
10-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Wow Ace those are some pretty great pictures you got!! I love the ones inside the chruch and the last ones with the fountain and the bridge..really great work!!

Miss Electric Moonlight
10-08-2008, 03:29 PM
wow .. those are so beautiful! I wish I could go there someday!

poison.ivy
10-08-2008, 04:22 PM
*reads Paris*
*!!!*
*follows the link*
*goes through all the pics*

I love them all! I adore Paris, one of my greatest wishes is to go there. And your photos are great, feels like I'm already there. :] Amazing work, can't wait to see more. ;D

Kawairashii hikari
10-08-2008, 04:33 PM
Seriously.
You have some beautiful pictures. I especially like the ones of the Chapel, gargoyles, water fountain, and the Eifel Tower.

I wish I could take awesome pictures like that! ^^
But I've always wanted to go there, this makes me want to go even more though it's a very gorgeous place.

LadyAmy
10-10-2008, 06:23 PM
hey, great pictures! I loved the last one, it's amaizing!

I can see that your in love with paris, did you go to veneza?

p.s- which camera do you have? I'm curious 'cause the quality of the pics are awesome! xD

sasuke_cat
10-27-2008, 11:32 AM
sweet shots you got i really really like them

nichunter1
10-28-2008, 01:41 PM
Nice pictures man , they are still nic even thought i see most of those monuments at least once a week :)

Princess Mononoke
10-30-2008, 07:05 AM
Wow, how do you take pics that beautiful? :P And if you're still there I hope you're having a wonderful time!

Ollie
10-30-2008, 11:38 AM
I think what's troubling about the fountain image is that it's a very symmetrical structure, so our eyes are immediately somewhat expecting that symmetry to continue in the composition of the photo. If the fountain weren't so symmetrical, I doubt anyone would mind it being off-center.
That could easily be fixed by cropping off a bit of the right part of the image, I think. It's pretty nonetheless.

Paris is a beautiful city. ^^ I wish my family had gone there when I was a bit older than 12 so I could appreciate it a little more.

-akichan-
10-30-2008, 11:47 AM
Wow...beautiful photos...I wonder, is it better to buy one of those big camera that studios uses to take better photos? Because I find myself not taking any good pictures with a small regular digital camera. Is there suppose to be a specific type of camera I must use?

Kaitou Ace
10-30-2008, 11:50 AM
Heh much thanks O_o;
Sadly not there anymore, but all the photos are up on my site (igorbass.com) now ^_^
I liked Paris a lot, but I think I liked Venice even more. Definitely a worth-while trip.

And the big cameras do make a difference in what you can do, but you have to learn how to use them

sumita
10-31-2008, 01:44 AM
wow nice images Thank You for Sharing these....

AbsoluteAnimeFan
11-03-2008, 06:35 AM
Simply awesome. I wonder when i will go to paris!! I feel like going right now after watching your photos. Keep it up! i will have a look at flickr..

AbsoluteAnimeFan
11-05-2008, 05:58 AM
Some final shots from Paris ^_^;


Big-head is not amused.
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831881773_80efae5776.jpg




Fancy table setup.
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2832719312_ba9dab7486.jpg

A spiral staircase at the Louvre
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831882783_fb92017cb3.jpg



Isn't double parking annoying?
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831883349_0f95318ee0.jpg


Some Parisians going for a swim
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2831883593_c7f4c8f0fa.jpg




Seine at dusk
http://www.animeforum.com/kaitou/2832720876_36b27aba1e.jpg


All the rest from this final set are here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorb/sets/72157607135385500/).

Nice pictures..i love you paris!

Azul
11-21-2008, 02:24 PM
Take me with you pleeeeaaase!!!! I'm really skinny and tiny i will fit right into your suitcase. Seriouly, you won't even know i'm there i promise. I'm a good behaving girl you won't regret it. Those pics are so amazing i'm afraid to follow the link to the rest for fear of dying from envy. The Place de la Concorde is going to be my desktop backgroud for weeks.
Edit: Ohhhh maaan. Why'd you have to go and leave

N I K O L E
11-27-2008, 04:54 PM
wow this shots are just great, i love the spider one ._.

Kaitou Ace
11-27-2008, 10:12 PM
Glad people like them ^_^; I definitely plan on returning to Paris sometime. (I think I liked Venice a bit more o_o)

Shockerz
12-06-2008, 02:36 AM
Those are some amazing shots that you have taken there in Paris. It makes me want to go there for a vacation. Btw, Venice are a very beautiful place with all the awesome architectures.

Nariel
12-06-2008, 01:24 PM
These are AMAZING!

I love the Sainte Chapel photos. :) And the fountains! (I have a fondness for water)

Key
12-13-2008, 10:59 AM
...bokeh not enough for the table setup. Maybe you just wanna take a shot of the setup. o.O;;

little miss sunshine
01-09-2009, 06:35 AM
I think I would've liked the Eifel tower shot more if the angle could position the lamp post more to the bottome left corner.
But the whole black and white effect works nicely in that one.
=)

I must say, the fountain shot is simply spectacular!

Necro'lic Enigma
02-28-2009, 06:34 AM
Planning to go again? oh no ace , please go , you have to O_o
Because they way you take pictures , they are just amazing.
Paris is such beautiful place , gorgeous!
Especially the skeleton part , that was my favorite picture , just look at the light effects in that pic , beautiful.
Awesome collection.

Magical Soul
02-28-2009, 06:44 AM
The Catacombe ones are win. =)

yeng23
02-28-2009, 06:56 AM
+.+.w0ah...!! what a stairs.+.+
+.+.i can imagine myself going down to that spiral stairs...!!.+.+
+.+.its kinda dizzy, wahaha..xD.+.+

+.+.and that bones.+.+
+.+.w0ah..!! amaziiiing..!!!.+.+

+.+.paris is amusing...!!.+.+
+.+.i wish i could go to...!!.+.+

+.+.especialLy in eifel tower and in notre dam.+.+
+.+.paris is aLso a neat pLace huh..!!.+.+

Foph
02-28-2009, 09:22 AM
ah, so nice. paris looks so lovely, i wish i could go. i love the fountain photo, it's amazing.

Me too. The fountain photo has me in awe. Paris is so beautiful.