France – Stuck in Customs

The Splitting of the Seine

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In today’s area for Passport Members, you’ll see how I combined 5 raw files from my old Nikon into the final scene!

The Making of

Today’s how-to is a pretty simple one. I chose to really emphasize the way the water looks and the reflections.

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Daily Photo – The Splitting of the Seine

This is one of my favorite areas of Paris where the Seine splits to go around this island. As with most places in the city, I just randomly walk from place to place, getting lost, and trying to find new perspectives.

The Splitting of the Seine

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-15 21:05:49
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length78.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1
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Along the Beach in Nice

Daily Photo – Along the Beach in Nice

While on the bus tour across Europe, we made a quick stop in Nice for breakfast and a beach walk. The beach is super popular, but the only bad thing is there is no sand. It’s one of those beaches with big rocks that makes walking a little challenging, and certainly not smooth enough to lay out a beach towel and relax. Maybe the French people have inflatable things to lay on out there. I don’t know… I don’t understand the French. 🙂

Along the Beach in Nice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-01 13:13:07
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A sunset in Mont-Saint Michel

Daily Photo – A sunset in Mont-Saint Michel

While on the European Photo Tour, we stopped in Normandy for the evening while on the way to London. We parked the bus in a car park and I jumped out to walk along the coast to enjoy the sunset. It turned out to be a rather beautiful one. I took a lot of photos of the old monastery, but some of the best light was in this direction.

A sunset in Mont-Saint Michel

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-10 21:43:39
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time64
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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After Brunch in Nice

Daily Photo – After Brunch in Nice

After we finished our photo walk in Barcelona, we decided to take the bus to Nice, France, to have brunch. That’s a cool thing about a tour bus, is you can kinda make up plans on the fly and the driver will take you there overnight. Then, you wake up, and suddenly you’re there in the French Riviera! It’s not exactly as easy as I make it sound… but it is worth a little extra work.

After Brunch in Nice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-01 12:36:01
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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More from Paris

Daily Photo – More from Paris

A few times each night, they alight this super hardcore searchlight from the top of the Eiffel Tower and it scans the skyline. Getting a solid shot of it wasn’t the easiest thing in the world because I had to make sure the shutter speed was fast enough but keep the ISO high enough to make sure you could get all the rest of the light. Okay, camera nerd talk over.

More from Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-08 23:10:33
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Interactive Art in Paris

Daily Photo – Interactive Art in Paris

I don’t know if this is a new installation or not but I’ve never seen it until my most recent trip to Paris. It’s less than a 5-minute walk from the Louvre and I guess I just never walked this way before. I do like how a lot of the art in the world now is interactive… I probably got a lot of that appreciation from Burning Man. Sometimes they look kind of dangerous… I can only imagine the injuries!

Interactive Art in Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-08 16:05:58
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Stopping for Breakfast in Nice, France

Never seen a seahorse giving birth?

Well, after you see this, you won’t be able to say that anymore! (Click the video title to see the full frame)

Seahorse giving birth from WTF

Daily Photo – Stopping for Breakfast in Nice, France

After we left Monet’s home in Giverny to continue the road trip across Europe, we stopped here in Nice, along the French Riviera. I remembered this rooftop restaurant from about 20 years before when my dad had brought me out to this area. It was fun to take new friends there to experience it as well.

Stopping for Breakfast in Nice, France

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-01 11:19:59
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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After the Bullfight

If you’re a Passport Sunday member then you’ll get to see how today’s photo was made. Every Sunday I come to you with a fresh video and we have a huge archive of other videos that you will also enjoy. Thanks!

The Bullfight How-to

This was a pretty simple photo to post-process, as you’ll see in the video below. Not everything has to be super difficult, eh?

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Daily Photo – After the Bullfight

As I say in the video below, I think bullfighting is one of the more inhumane sports in the world for sure. I certainly don’t endorse it with sharing this photo… but, hey, I was there. And it was kind of a cool visual palette, so I took a photo!

After the Bullfight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-18 17:58:04
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Roman Bullfighting Amphitheatre

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It’s another Sunday, so that means it’s time for yet another Passport Sunday video if you’re a member! In today’s video, you get to see the full edit of the daily photo.

The Final Edit of the Roman Amphiteatre in Nimes, France.

This was a fun edit that had a few little tricks in it… I hope you enjoy!

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Daily Photo – The Roman Bullfighting Amphitheatre

Not too long after they cleaned up the blood from the rather inhumane bullfighting, they converted this whole place into a concert venue for Sting! We went a bit later to hear one of the coolest concerts I’ve ever experienced… that Sting… what a dude, eh?

The Roman Bullfighting Amphitheatre

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-18 17:28:53
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture11
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Paris at Dusk

Daily Photo – Paris at Dusk

It’s a fun challenge to walk around the Eiffel Tower and try to get photos without tourists in them. I mean, getting some tourists in the shot is not a bad thing at all, since it kind of goes with the territory. In most cases, I would recommend finding some shrubbery and trees and getting the camera down quite low to the ground with a wide-angle lens.

Paris at Dusk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-16 18:19:57
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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