Photographer's Note

RE-POST: when I scanned and edited this photo, it was quite noisy. In the post-processing I tried not to produce more noise, that's why the original post was unsaturated and not very sharp. Now I seem to have found a way to sharpen photos in a more effective way.
Thanks to all those who commented and did workshops on the original (still, I prefer this version to the 2 WS).
Post-processing for this version: unsaturating magenta (my scanner enhances it), curves, brightness, dust&scratches, sharpening.
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Today I've watched "Charade" again and it reminded me of this old photo. In the film, Walter Matthau and Cary Grant play a dangerous game of hide & seek with guns in this colonnade, in the Palais Royal. In the photo, this man was playing with someone behind me; I waved at him so that he stayed for the photo, which he kindly did. Obviously, I've blurred his face.
I love symmetries and lines, and I can't resist taking shots whenever I see them, like here.
Though the Palais Royal was built by Richeliu in the 17th century (and actually not being a "royal" palace), the colonnade was added about one century later by the Duke of Orleans; the man, a spendthrift, needed money so desperately that he built a colonnade all around the grounds of the palace with stores below and apartements above, all of them let out. And the stores and the apartments are still there together with this classic colonnade. Not to be missed are the gardens of the palace, of course, but that's another story.

The photo was taken in automatic mode with an APS Canon and Konika 200 film; after scanning, the typical post-processing: cropping, levels, contrast, the dust & scratches filter and unsharp mask.

Thanks for looking and have a nice weekend.

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  • Copyright: Ines Montenegro (abanibi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 48 N: 259] (749)
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  • Date Taken: 2004-08-02
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  • Camera: Canon Ixus II
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  • Date Submitted: 2007-12-11 14:14
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