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No Permit


I’m not totally sure that a permit was required to use a tripod in France, but I’m pretty sure that was what was being requested as I was asked to leave the subway. I understood ‘no good’ and ‘Gendamerie‘ well enough to know I should probably leave before I was the defendant in an international incident. Tripod restrictions weren’t limited to the subway either. I was also escorted away from Jean-Paul Sartre’s grave. I really felt like a Stranger.

Capture Notes:

Nikon D700
Nikkor 17-35 2.8 AFS
Gitzo Traveler
Lexar UDMA Film

Aperture f/9.0
Focal Length 35 mm
ISO Speed 200

Processing Notes:

Capture – 9 images @ 1ev
Photomatix – HDR/Tonemapping
Nik Color Efex Pro – Pro Contrast
Nik Color Efex Pro – Glamour Glow
Nik Color Efex Pro – Tonal Contrast
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  1. Justin –

    Wonderful textures, tones and colors! I love France, so much history, character and panache, oui?

    So how do you like the D700?

    Just started making the conversion to LR 3 tonight, sitting waiting for my LR 2 catalog to be converted over, may be here awhile…..

    Take care – jeff

    • I am digging it! I wish I could offer you more than that right now, but I gotta run. Needless to say it is a great camera…..

      Thanks Jeff!

  2. Rick the Lawyer says:

    Ba dump bump

    Nice shot. I like how all your lines, and there are a lot of them, are all parallel and perpendicular.

  3. nice one!
    in paris the subway is dirty and smell very bad…on this photo he look clean!!
    some months ago i tried to do some industrials HDR photos whit my tripod next to a chemical factory, and after too minutes i have been stop by 4 gendarmes, ID and car checked! i’am French and felt like a stranger in my self country!! :-(

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