Tag Archives: paris

The Climb to Montmartre.

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 🙂

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Still haven’t had a Parisian Macaroon!!! #epicfail

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Nothing better than a warm tea to start the day!

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Busy fabric shoppers

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In the back lanes

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Discounts everywhere!

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Moments on the Metro.

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…

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Christmas in the City of Lights

La Ville-Lumière.

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.

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Who Put that Bloody Tree There!

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.

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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.

Damn Trees.

Spotting Tips:

– 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.

Lamborghini Aventador spotted in Piccadilly,London – lit up nicely by all the famous advertising screens.

Another F12 Berlinetta, this time spotted in Prague, Czech Republic.

Another F12 Berlinetta, this time spotted in Prague, Czech Republic.

Taking spotting to the next level and creating a composition to create some more emotion. Spotted: Salzburg, Austria

Taking spotting to the next level and creating a composition to create some more emotion. Both the horse carriage and Audi R8 are real.
Spotted: Salzburg, Austria

Waiting for some friends who were shopping, I sat outside to people watch... 458 Spotted: London, England.

Waiting for some friends who were shopping, I sat outside to people watch…
458 Spotted: London, England.

Yes i realise this post is already Ferrari crazy...But this is different. Enzo Spotted: London, England.

Yes i realise this post is already Ferrari crazy…But this is different.
Enzo Spotted: London, England.

You don't always need to have a shot of the whole car to create some atmosphere. 599 Spotted: London, England.

You don’t always need to have a shot of the whole car to create some atmosphere.
599 Spotted: London, England.

If you end up with a tree in the way…there’s only one way to describe that feeling…Bad Luck.

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Emerging from the Darkness

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.

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Bloody Tourists.

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*

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First sights of Paris

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You know you’re in Europe when…

You know you’re in Europe when there’s advertising like this.

They know how to capture a male audience that for sure.

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Train to Paris

TRAIN TO PARIS.

From the Sky train we got to some station where we could catch a train into Paris.

We bought ourselves 3 day train passes and got on our way. Everything was already 197x (precisely) better in terms of architecture. Those awesome designs that you see in magazines and never actually being built in Sydney were actually built in Europe.

Sydney Architecture = Boring? 

Looking up

Platform

Not sure why I took this.

THIS GUY.

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Paris International – The Escalators

After passing through immigration, one of the first things we encountered that somehow came across as amazing was this assortment of escalators running through the centre of the terminal. It reminded me of those Harry Potter books/movies – The Moving Staircases?

Oh Luke, so eager to get into the photo!

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Bonjour – Arrival

APRIL 10, 2012

Yes after an entire day of travelling, it was still the 10th of April….Jet Laaagggggggggggggggggg.

After a good day of economy class seating, battleship, poker, complimentary red wine, orange juice and water. We had made it.

First glimpses of Europe for the trip.

Funny cause Gerard looks like he need to go to the bathroom really badly, Lorraine looks sleepy after just waking up (She slept for majority of the flight) and Kelsey looks Jolly. haha 🙂

Been in Europe for a few minutes and already some pretty exciting stuff already!

Stage 3 of Holiday Psychology had hit.

“Extreme anxiety and excitement for the holiday adventure upon arrival.”

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