Night at The Sorbonne

Ah, Paris - you're so fabulous!

I haven't been to Paris in a while, but thankfully I still have plenty of photos from my previous visits to keep me busy for a while.  You know, sometimes you just need a dose of Paris.  

"Paris is always a good idea."  -  Audrey Hepburn

I needed one, so I popped into the library and found these shots from one evening while I wandered over to The Sorbonne.  I had seen pics online in the past, but wasn't really clear about this section of Paris.

Luckily, it was sort of between the apartment we rented and Notre Dame, and you pretty much always end up at Notre Dame at some point.  It's a required stop, right?  ;-)

So after a full day of shooting around Paris, there's only thing left to do - get some night shots!  Actually, I was pretty tired, so I stopped in here for a few shots and then headed home.  While the Metro is very convenient in Paris, I often spend most of my time walking.  It's a great way to learn a city, and frankly I can find more interesting stuff to shoot if I walk.

As I mentioned in a recent post, I have been playing a lot with Tonality by Macphun (see my review here), using it to craft black and white images.  I'm a fan of big colors, but I am stretching myself to further embrace monochrome.  I've always enjoyed looking at it, but I never took an active interest in actually converting any of my images.  So, I thought it would be cool to do that with these images.

Each of them is a 3 exposure HDR created in Aurora HDR Pro (and that review is here), and then taken over to Tonality for the black and white conversion and some further edits, depending on what I was feeling at the time.  I think they came out pretty nice.

I plan to keep experimenting with black and white conversions, and I will keep sharing my results here - so check back often!  Thanks for stopping by today!