We used the Paris subway system a lot during our stay. One of our favorites was Cite.
There is a service called Paris Greeters that pair you with a local resident who speaks your language of choice.
Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre the highest point in Paris.
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There is an elevator that goes to the top of the Eiffel Tower which is 986 feet high.
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I have returned from France in a jet lag haze with hundreds of photos to sort through, edit, and post.
After several years of saving we are currently spending two weeks in France. I’m traveling very light so all photos will be edited and posted upon retuning home so here is my first iPhone photo ever posted on my blog.
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This shot was taken into the sun and with a long exposure trying to get some drama.
sadirisheyes said: Were you able to see my pix? Like I said, I'm pretty useless on Tumblr. lol
The photo I liked the best was the shadow of the leaves on the brick wall because is was unique. You might try converting it to black and white and see how that looks. You might like it better maybe not. Sometimes you don’t know until you see them both ways, however, the simple images without a lot of color often look better in B&W.
We all take photos of flowers especially in the beginning. They’re in your yard, easy to find, and colorful too. If you find plant and flowers is what you like to capture then you need to consider the macro setting and make sure the entire flower or the part of the flower you are concentrating on is in focus. Most of yours are but not all. Not a criticism just an observation.
The other trick for flowers is to shoot at the cameras lowest aperture which is 3.5 on your camera. The idea is to have the flower in focus and the background out of focus (Bokeh). The draws the eye to the object you want to highlight. You achieved that very well with the blue flowers that have yellow or white centers. In the larger shot the green back ground is out of focus and looks nice. If you were going to shoot that again try to angle you camera so that you only get complete flowers. At the bottom of that frame just the top of the flower shows and is a distraction.
You have a digital camera so take lots of shots and experiment. Lay on your back and shoot up, get on a stool or ladder and shoot down or over a garden or flower bed. Find where and when the sun shines across them at sunup of sundown. The shadows and bright light contrasts will make a good photo much better. If you can find a flower where the sun is hitting only it and everything else is in shadows those are really fun. You have a couple that are all in shadows. Imagine what they would like if the flower itself was brightly lit by the sun.
Attached is not a great photo but an example of the sun highlighting the rose, the background is dark, and the leaves are out of focus. Taken a sunset.
Best of luck and have fun,
sadirisheyes said: Hi there John. I am brand spanking new to photography and wondered if you would look at my pix and tell me anything you want to. lol. Thank you!!!!! Btw, your photos are incredible and breath taking, I love the emotions they conjure when I stare at them. : )
Sure, do you have a link?
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I’ve always wanted to literally lay down on the railroad tracks for a photo. Now I have.
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