Monochromia: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Notre Dame, ParisFrom Le Flore en l’Ile cafe, Île Saint-Louis, Paris

It’s amazing the life post-processing can bring to old jpeg files. I took this photo in 2010 with my Nikon D90 and kit lens, before I knew anything about photography (can we talk about cutting off the steeple?). But as I worked on it, Paris came alive before my eyes. And I was transported to the cafe where we spent a wonderful respite people watching against the backdrop of Pont Saint-Louis and Notre Dame. J’adore Paris!

33 thoughts on “Monochromia: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    • Charlie, I just found your lovely comment in my spam folder – don’t you hate when that happens?? Glad I just didn’t delete the whole lot without looking! So glad the image brought back good memories for you. It certainly does for me. Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. No steeple but what a shot! You had talent even back then! Now I have an itch to go through my early files (2009 is the earliest I have, I think) And try some of Serge’s magic on them.


  2. I had to chuckle at you cutting off the steeple. You may have been able to add more to the canvas. Copied/Pasted more of the sky and then painted in the top of the steeple. Well maybe not? Just giving you a hard time. Hope your day is going great!


  3. I’m finding the same thing. While my older photographs have problems, my current level of post processing cures a lot of them and makes them look much better. And yes, we all have something cut off that we shouldn’t have. Some of us still do it, although thankfully not as frequently!



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