Taking photos through glass windows can be such a pain. Good that there are things that can help. I took this photo of the Gare Montparnasse in Paris, from the top of the Tour Monparnasse right next to it. And as they are very close to each other, the only way is to take the shot through the glass windows of the top floor.

And this is vhere the Lenskirt came really handy. I stuck it to the window, put the camera in and got no reflections at all. It was a bit harder, as I used a 17mm tilt-shift, and that is really wide. I could see the Lenskirt in the corners of the shots. So I ended up trying to move the camera around and closer to the window. I had to be quite careful also, as the lens front is a bulb, not flat. I would not want to touch it to the glass. In the end, I took only around 6 photos that evening, but they are worth it :)

This is a two shot vertorama, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Gare Montparnasse Paris France

Remaining translations

I thought it would take longer, but after yesterdays updates, today I finished adding the last two translations to the Top Photography spots, and now all are available also in Japanese. So as always, you can find the English versions here, and the Japanese ones here.

Passerelle Saint-Georges in Lyon

For todays photo, I chosen one I took in Lyon, France. This is one of a many very nice spots in the city center. I really like how it looks like, just the lights they use to light up most of the landmarks are white and crazy strong. It makes for a bit harder blending. But one can’t give up :)

This is a two shot blend, with a third shot blended to remove few moving people from the shot. Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Passerelle Saint-Georges bridge in Lyon, France

My favorites

I used to have a Portfolio option in the menu here, that would open my other site www.hdrshooter.net, but since that includes all my photos, I thought I change it to something more manageable. So now, there is a new option in the menu, My Favorites, and that only show a page of 60 of my favorite photos I took over the years. I think that works better for those that visit my blog for the first time.

From the Alexander bridge

Funny how this photos seem so unusual for me. It’s a portrait shot, it’s taken in the middle of the day and it’s not a wide landscape. But I still like it, so here it is :) A change can be good from time to time.

This is a single exposure, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Moving host

I had to move the blog to a new host this week, as it was just too slow for my linking. So I’m sorry for a bit of downtime that was mostly today, while it was changing to a new address. I do hope that this will result in better response and loading times overall, and it will just work better.  

Flower in Lyon

And for todays photo, here is one from Lyon in France. This is a flower sculpture in the middle of the city. I wanted a bit different composition, but I could not get closer, as it was completely surrounded by a fence. So all I did was to get the tripod as close as I could and put the camera high, so getting over the fence. I worked quite fine :) 

Yellow and blue are such a perfect combination for photos. They always make for a great contrast. Same here with the Tour métallique de Fourvière (“Metallic tower of Fourvière”) in Lyon. And does it not look completely like the top of the Eiffel tower?

This is again a vertorama, from two shots this time. Combined using Lightroom and finished in Photoshop.

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