For a long time I wondered what the big white building on top of the hill in Paris was… Here’s a series of photos recounting the climb up to Montmatre 🙂
I absolutely love street photography and the concept of anonymity in urban life. Here are a few shots recounting my experiences on the Parisian Metro network.
Although reasonably quick and convenient, I just don’t think it matches other metro/underground networks from other cities…The all too common questionable smells is probably the most unattractive thing…
Despite arriving in the tourist dread of rain – a warm dinner, a bottle of wine and Christmas markets meant that being in Paris was still incredible.
A city constantly a buzz of amazing colours and sounds and sense of nationality and culture. I love this city.
ERGH This happens so often.
Walking down the street and then a wild supercar appears.
Whip up the camera takes shots.
Tree in the way.
Not going to lie. I do like sneaky ‘spotted’ shots. Though this is an example of a shot captured in Paris that has too much obstruction from the environment…But then again…could be worse.
– Have your camera ready…Always.
– Have a trigger finger to quickly turn your camera on/off
– If you always shoot in M: The more shots you take throughout the day, the more ready you will be for a surprise – as your camera will be set to a kind of pre-set from your last shot.
–> If not, because you always shoot in M, you may be lucky enough to have a ‘sleight of finger’ – changing your aperture and shutter at incredible speeds!
– If you always shoot in Auto, P, S or A: The camera should be able to work its magic. Good luck though, it can be a bit of a mixed bag – Especially low light.
General Rule: Try to keep a high shutter speed to minimize blur and to get a clear shot…However, low shutter works well if you are a freak at panning. Something I can’t say I’m very good at.
If you end up with a tree in the way…there’s only one way to describe that feeling…Bad Luck.
Emerging from the darkness of the Metro into the center of Paris and seeing the Arc De Triumphe for the first time is a spectacular moment. In fact, it’s a spectacular moment everytime.
An absolute beast of a monument, it succeeds in making you feel incredibly insignificant.
Well Done France. You got the point across.
For the first time in YEARS I managed to get out to see sculpture by the sea.
No doubt there were some interesting pieces on display but i felt my experience was somewhat dulled by the weather on the last day being super cloudy, windy and rainy. perfect for some captures right?
And YES, i do take pictures of things other than cars…although I can’t say i’m as fond! Good to branch out and try new approaches though!
There’s nothing better than finally going through photos you took over a year ago…
I’ve been meaning to properly go through my shots from Europe since I was over there!
With my degree finally over, I thought now might be a good time to start.
…And what a mistake that was, all I want to do is go back! I’ve been really lucky to have the opportunity to visit some of the places I did on my semi-car pilgrimage into Germany. One place in particular is a ‘living’ museum on the outskirts of Berlin that was home to some of the rarest and iconic cars ever made.
The Classic Remise or ‘coach house’ in German.
I even had time to write an article about it! Watch this space, it’ll pop up either online or in print hopefully!
Right…. I wish i owned a second one.
The title of this post refers to the second Veyron I’d laid my eyes on – Spotted in a dealership in Berlin.
I had just arrived in the incredible city. Not just in terms of cars but a fantastic place to immerse yourself in modern history.
With Bullet holes and parts of the Berlin Wall scattered around the city, it was a truly unique and amazing place.
My apologies for lack of content in the last few days.went for a long drive down to Melbourne for the week.ill brb! 🙂
Most European metro train lines are extremely easy to navigate. The best thing about them is the speed of services. There’s never really a time that you need to wait over 8 minutes for a train.
However, typical tourists hauling our suitcases around (Except Daniel and his stupidly small carry on bag) we managed to cause a huge delay for people trying to get out of the station for a good 5 minutes – and there were only 2 gates leading out…
Now not only did we fail to figure out how to get our train tickets into the gates, but when we finally did figure it out, our suitcases consistantly got stuck because they were too wide.
Bloody Tourists *facepalm*