The Seine at Night

Posted on July 19th, 2012 by

Night Night

I really enjoy photographing at night. There is just something magical about a city when the sun goes down; the whole place lights up with a certain glow. We spent quite a bit of time in the are of Paris around Notre Dame and I took several other photos I am proud of down here in the evening. I was ultimately unhappy with the first Seine photo I released which I call lovingly Big Yellow Bus, Down By the River. Why oh why did I not Photoshop that thing out…I will never know. Perhaps one day I will revisit that photo, but for now it serves, as many of my older photos do, as a teaching tool. I really feel like I caught the passion of the Seine in this version.


This is a three shot bracket (-2, 0, +2) shot on with the camera on a Joby Gorillapod. The brackets were combined in photomatix and exported to Photoshop for editing. You have to be careful with city skies at night as they can turn a really unnatural color when photographed. I remembered the sky being Midnight Blue and color corrected in Photoshop to memory. Final work was done in Lightroom.