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April Squares: Top Shots, Musée d’Orsay

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/319sec 4.2mm

Day 14, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: February 14, 2018. Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. Before you go thinking, how romantic Paris on Valentine’s Day! I’ll let you know that it was over a term break. School scheduling dominated our travel dates while living in England. Also, just in case you get the wrong idea from this photo’s location, I know almost nothing about art other than if I like a certain work or not. Musée d’Orsay ended up being my favorite overall art museum in Europe. Bonus, the building itself is stunning.

Thoughts on the Edit: The original file had very little color, however I boosted what was there and then used the detail enhancer slider to boost the small details. I then added a custom look that I had created that replicates a black and white pinhole camera. I’ve found that for certain black and white edits, exaggerating things like color first before converting to black and white can make for a very nice final edit, even if the color edit on its own seems gaudy.

April Squares, an Explanation:

When Becky announced that the April Squares theme was going to be “top”, I thought it over and then sent her a message, then pitched my idea. She was open to my theme within the theme and the result is my response to the April Squares challenge.

I move a lot and I have a move pending. I’ve lived here in England for about four years and will be heading to the United States. Exact dates to be determined, given the current world situation, details have yet to be worked out. My April Squares is a “top shots” reflection on the last four years. Each square represents some moment or place that was meaningful to me. They are in chronological order moving forward in time. I’m attempting to post every day. All photos will be edited in Luminar 3. I hope you enjoy following along, I’ve enjoyed the process of creating. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.



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