Charles Walker  

Paris Architecture by Charles Walker

November 2020 - Paris Architecture

November 2020 - Charles Walker


About the Image(s)

When one thinks about European cities like Paris, old buildings and Gothic architecture easily comes to mind; however, cities like Paris and Prague also have fine examples of postmodern architecture. My submission for this month is a cropped, close-up image of a corporate office complex in La Defense Plaza in Paris. It is a busy image that invites the eye to roam over it hunting for clues about its symmetry, identity. and function. Besides cropping and eliminating distracting white spots not much else was done. Noise was reduced using Topaz Noise AI and the cyan colors were enriched too. Camera data: Nikon D750, f/22, 1/80, 120 mm, ISO=400.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Charles, I really like the creativity of this image. I feel that the contrast you were able to achieve to bring out some of the interior architecture is well done. I think that the cropping at the top is spot on. I believe that your spot work (darkening the open window on the right) adds to the quality of the image. To my eye you could have used more (not all) of the lower part of the original to further enhance the look of this image. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 11/01/2020 16:31:35

Louis Lo   Louis Lo
This image shows very symmetrical frame structure, but irregularly distortion from the reflection of window, that makes contrast result. To my eye the highlight can tune it higher for getting more contrast of reflection and brightness.   Posted: 11/02/2020 11:11:40
Charles Walker   Charles Walker
I agree about enhancing the hightlights to accomplish more contrast. Gary suggests adding more image at the bottom. Perhaps the W-H ratio is too landscape? Thank you for the feedback.   Posted: 11/02/2020 17:01:14

Gary La Musga   Gary La Musga
I like what you did with the cropping, it took the irregular angle, which seemed to be more pleasing to my eyes. I like the crooked lines in the center. I am wondering how it would look if you were to deepen the turquoise color, adding a punch and keeping my eyes focused more into the depth of the photo. Nice photo.   Posted: 11/07/2020 00:36:38
Charles Walker   Charles Walker
I like more punch too, and with this abstract image, it is the thing to do. Thanks Gary.   Posted: 11/11/2020 16:26:01

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
This image is clevered to avoid distortion, was it used wide lens?. Your photos combines art and architecture, I like a lot. The color after processed is very nature. I like where you chose to take this picture. The job to straight up the horizontal line on the top is very dedicated. And the cropping size is good thinking to avoid the bright area in front, however I would think you could try use it to different picture. The imagination works! Thanks   Posted: 11/18/2020 11:50:04
Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Thank you for the comments. The image looks like it was taken with a 16mm lens, but actually I used a 120mm telephoto. I will use my imagination to recompose the image, but keeping it as an abstraction.   Posted: 11/18/2020 21:13:55
Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Thanks. I surprised that was taken with zoom lens, because the cropped image fooled me ;-). Nice choice. BTW, I was this place last year. Thanks   Posted: 11/18/2020 21:17:09

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
This is outrageous! All the symmetry and straight lines, then POW squiggly lines to break up the monotony. I like all your choices in this image. As a second image from the original, you might want to do a vertical of the center element and that would be a totally different feel and impact. The zoom was a good choice for lens too.   Posted: 11/21/2020 11:43:30