Paris 01

Black and White Panorama of Paris with the Seine River

Black and White Panorama of Paris with the Seine River

This panorama of Paris with the river Seine was taken from the tower of Notre-Damme Cathedral. After importing it into Lightroom, I found that the the composition of the original image with the aspect ratio 3:2 was not particularly strong, so I played around with different crops. A square aspect ratio seemed to work best, I liked how the river Seine flows across the frame. It was a cloudy day, so the colours were rather dull.

Whenever I see dull colours in my photos, I am inclined to try a black and white conversion. If the composition of the photo is good, it might work quite well. I did the conversion in Silver Efex Pro, which is my favourite tool for this job.

Visiting the tower Notre-Damme Cathedral requires a lot of patience, because the ticket queues can be extremely long. But if you’re a photographer and the light is good, it is definitely worth it!

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