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31-OCT-2004 Brian W. Ogilvie

2004-10-31: Guimard métro station

Paris (2e), France

After a pleasant but not very photogenic walk along the Seine in Chatou and Croissy on a gray afternoon, I came home via the metro station Réaumur-Sébastopol, which still has one of the Hector Guimard entrances. The only spots of color in an otherwise dull scene were the red lamps over the entrances and a splash of yellow on the metro sign in the background. So I got rid of the other remaining traces of color in my photo! (Technically, I split the photo into two layers, deleted all but the red from the top layer, reduced the saturation to about 10% in the lower layer, and then merged them. So there is a little bit of color elsewhere.)
This marks my first month (or a bit more) of trying for a photo a day. A nasty cold led me to miss a day (and do a pretty lame photo the following day). It has been an interesting challenge.

Nikon Coolpix 5700
1/42s f3.3 at 18.8mm iso200 full exif

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Guest 19-Jan-2005 14:44
Great image.
Love what you have done here.
Michael Todd Thorpe04-Nov-2004 00:33
Nice photo. I like the comp and the isolated color work you did...
Cliff03-Nov-2004 22:51
Well done. I like yoe you "lit" the lights.
Cheryl Hawkins03-Nov-2004 19:48
Nice!! Great PS job. I didn't know these still existed.
Guest 03-Nov-2004 17:10
Good composition! I like this "evil-eyes" effect too.
Josy's Pics03-Nov-2004 16:21
Great composition and effect!... well done :). Josy