A quiet corner of the world

You’ll have to forgive me, I don’t usually get religious, but when I looked closely at this photo, I discovered this beautiful scene. I had  decided to work on this photo based on the excellent article in dPS Magazine by the brilliant Leanne Cole.

Her article inspired me to work on some architecture, and so the next obvious question is, do I have something in my collection I can use so I don’t have to go out and shoot something new?

Why yes! And I can remember it because it was in my last post, LOL!

I was fooling around with the perspective thing, you know with the tall modern building behind the short ancient church, playing around with emphasizing the curves in the patio in front, ho hum, so been done, and anyway I decided to — or accidentally, I really don’t remember — magnify the image. A lot. And right there on a bench with the church beaming down on him is this (I believe) homeless man. Wow. I had no idea he was even there! What a dolt! (Me, not him.) LOL! But anyway, once I saw him, I knew what I wanted to do with the image.

Church-3

Here is the original again. (This was taken with an Android phone.)

Downtown Reno-3

Have a peaceful weekend. See you Monday.

Paris snaps 5

Palace of Versailles Grounds
Palace of Versailles Grounds
An old bookstore 2
An old bookstore
An old bookstore
An old bookstore
Picturesque building on the Seine detail
Picturesque building on the Seine detail
Picturesque building on the Seine
Picturesque building on the Seine
Cathedral Spire GIMP enhanced
Cathedral Spire GIMP enhanced
Avenue des Champs Elysees
Avenue des Champs Elysees
Champs Elysees flowers
Champs Elysees flowers
Grand Palais back
Grand Palais back
Grand Palais
Grand Palais
Petit Palais 2
Petit Palais
P1030188 first GIMP then NIK B&W
Grand Palais detail first GIMP then NIK B&W
Grand Palais 4
Grand Palais
L'avenue de la Bourdanais
L’avenue de la Bourdanais