Behind The Clock   2 comments

Unlike the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay does not allow photography of its art objects.  This museum on the left bank in Paris is located inside a beautiful Beaux-Arts railway station and  specializes in impressionist and post-impressionist art (Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh).  Much smaller than the Louvre, it is nonetheless spectacular in terms of both its architecture and its art collection.

Despite the photography restriction, this museum provided what may be my favorite image from our trip to Paris.  The building has a large exterior windowed clock that overlooks the city.  The moment I walked into the “clock room” I knew it was just a matter of waiting for the right subject to silhouette in the window.  It took maybe 15 minutes of patience as a parade of Mickey Mouse and “I Love Paris” sweatshirts marched by, until this lone individual with curly hair and black wool coat finally presented himself.  I had time enough to make one vertical and one horizontal image before the Euro-Disney onslaught resumed.  I converted the image to monochrome in Topaz Black & White Effects software.


Posted January 31, 2012 by ~ Bruce in Europe, People, Travel Photography

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2 responses to “Behind The Clock

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  1. Love this photo – the perfectly framed silhouette, the strong lines of the clock, the architectural details in the distance – great capture!

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