Not the most beautiful photo of the Grande Arche, because as you can see, the weather was horrible. But as I don’t have any photos with good weather from there, this will do.

This is a HDR from 5 shots, created in Oloneo Photoengine, then manually blended with two of the original exposures.
Grande Arche de la Défense

I haven’t managed to visit the Les Invalides while I was in Paris, but at least I got a photo of it from high up, when I was at the Tour Montparnasse :)

This is a manual blend from two shots.
Les Invalides from high up

I was really busy today, and away from home for the whole day. So not really any time to edit and prepare a new photo for the blog. So instead another one of the process series today. You will notice that I did not do many changes on this photo, but is not about how many changes you made, but if they make the photo look better :)

This is the final photo, open the full post to see the original shot and how it looked in photoshop:
Traffic at the Arc De Triomphe - Process

Since the photo I posted yesterday, was from high up above Prague, today I’m posting a photo from high up above Paris. The Tour Montparnasse really gives a great view of the city. This was actually the highest building I ever visited (there aren’t many really high buildings in central Europe)

This is a manual blend from 5 shots.
From high up

If you seen my Photography composition guide, you seen that centering a subject is great for composition, if you want to show off symmetry. But if you shoot something like this you have to center it perfectly. If the symmetry is even a little bit off, it will look very distracting in the photo. I always try to find something on the ground, to center the camera on and then use live-view with a grid overlay. Having the camera perfectly in center is a little more important, as if its to the side, it’s much harder to correct it in post-processing.

This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken in the La Defense Business district in Paris.
Endless bridge

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