Due to the pretty boring (and really cold) weather in Paris I haven’t been taking many new shots lately so I thought I would go through my stock and find some shots I haven’t processed and published yet and I must say I wasn’t very hopeful about it.
But I saw this shot which I took in HDR handheld. It was handheld because there was no way the police would have allowed me to pull out a tripod there. The place was full to the brim with tourists and police was ensuring we were all on the sidewalks and not on the streets. So my only choice was to shoot handheld.
I loved the sky and the light, plus the memorial was pretty nice. But again, full to the brim with people. What I thought was funny is how it looks like they are standing there protecting the memorial. I did darken the people a bit as it wasn’t the main point of the photo.
After shooting this I walked through the park and there were some signs that read something like “Be vigilant, thieves operating in this area” it actually quite funny in a way, do they have a licence to operate in those areas and not others?