My trip to Paris at the end of May this year didn’t offer any good weather. It was mostly cold and rainy each day. On the rainiest day I decided to spend some hours at the Louvre. Had only been there once before. And at that time only had an hour before I needed to leave for the airport. This time I could use the whole day if I wanted.
What I mostly wanted to see was the section with french and italian painters. I was there at my first visit, but felt that I had to little time then. This time I wanted to be able to take the time I wanted and look at all the magnificent paintings.
I wasn’t bothered with lack of time this visit. Which was nice. Although it was hard to concentrate on the paintings since almost everyone it running around taking pictures of the paintings instead of looking at them. So wherever you stood, you was in the way for someone taking a picture with their phone or iPad.
There was a lot of people at the Louvre that day and long lines to get in. Below is a view out from one of the windows in the Louvre.
(Clicking on the picture will take you to a larger version at my Flickr page)
Recently I went for a short trip to Paris. It was my third time there. Wanted to try out my new Leica Q. Again I tried to get along without my MacBook. Just had the iPad Pro with me.
I talked in an earlier post about trying to get the RAW picture into my iPad by connecting it directly to my camera via USB. Well that didn’t work as expected since the Leica Q makes DNG files directly in the camera. And appearently iOS cannot import those. So I am stuck with just importing JPG’s. Since I am currently mostly using black and white settings in camera, the only thing I have to work with after importing to the iPad is those black and whites.
Below is one of the pictures I took on this trip. It is taken just below the Sacre-Cœur. If you click the picture it will open in Flickr.
A couple of days ago I was asked if I could take a few portraits of a friend of mine. She wanted some new pictures of herself. Maybe to use as profile picture and such.
I am not very experienced in photoing people like that. It’s one thing to be out in the streets taking photos of strangers in different situations. But quiet different to for example take good portraits. But I like when I get the opportunity to learn by doing. Most people I know, don’t like to be photographed. So not much training there.
For this picture, also taken in Gothenburg this week, I used some Radial Filters in Lightroom too keep the light as it were inside the oval, and darken everything else. To make it a little more natural I used some more radial filter instances in front of the Tram. No color is added in Lightroom. It is what came out of the camera (Leica Q). Just did some adjustments to exposure, contrast, highlights and shadows.
Click on the picture to see a larger version on my Flickr page.