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The Streets Have No Names

The Street Of Bordeaux France

I made this image while wandering the streets of Bordeaux on a beautiful summer night. I had no idea where I was going, simply exploring with my camera. There were illuminated street maps at a few of the corners but it was almost impossible to decipher the complexity of these medieval streets. They were built long ago without a 700yr ‘master plan’ in place. Today’s streets get us where we need to go as efficiently as possible, but city planners have sure taken the romance out of going to the grocery store. I hope to return to Bordeaux someday, simply to find out what’s around the corner.

Here a couple tries to make sense of the madness.

Capture Notes:

Processing Notes:

Capture – 1 image
Lightroom – Global Adjustments
Nik Color Efex Pro 4 – Styling compliments of the Detail Extractor, Bleach Bypass, and Darken/Lighten Center filters.

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  1. Great composition and processing Justin. That’s why I love Europe!

  2. Excellent scene! Looks like it’s from a spy movie!

  3. Wonderful shot Justin. Love the composition and the treatment.

  4. A most excellent shot Justin! I think you were channeling The Walking Dead for this :)

  5. Love the comp and the processing.

  6. Very cool. I like your processing choices here. Well done.

  7. Hey Justin,
    This is late getting to you, but I just had to send a rave your way! This image is fantastic! Great job! Love your processing and comp!!!

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