Under the Arc de Triomphe

Posted on July 9th, 2012 by


Pamela pointed out something recently without really meaning to…”You really like ceilings don’t you?” Well…yes I do, some people completely forget to look up when they visit stunning places. There is SO much to look at and so many people to navigate around, often we forget to look up (or behind us) for a different view. Next time you happen to be somewhere cool stop and take a look at the ceiling. Many times if there was a serious craftsman involved, you will be amazed at what you see.


This shot was actually done on the exit when we visited the top of the Arc de Triomphe. I sat down on a bench and looked up to find the most wonderful carvings of flowers on the bottom side of the Arc. I took a picture from where I sat.


This is a three shot handheld bracket (-2, 0, +2) combined in Photomatix, edited in photoshop, Nik software and finished in Lightroom. The photo was desaturated to begin with and I removed a good deal of the saturation as I found it distracting, leaving about half as I think it added depth and character, balancing the color to how I remember it in my head.