I realise it has been a while (as we say in Australia – “a long time between drinks”) and in that time I have debated long and hard about the relevance of this blog and have finally decided that I like blogging and that it is a worthwhile time spend. So I wanted to start somewhere fresh and thought the best place to begin was with something old. The photo featured above is one of my faves from Europe. Yes, I definitely have images of better photographic expertise but this photo is how I felt about Paris.
Two friends joined us for a trip through Europe and last minute plans had us staying 104 stairs up in a hotel on the city fringe (no lifts – can you tell – 104 stairs up and down – bathroom 32 stairs away heheheh). While out sightseeing I somehow got turned around while trying to find the catacombs of Sacre Coeur and instead of going down I ended up going up and up and up and up…… (did I mention that I don’t do heights). By the time I got to the top I was shaking like a leaf but the view was mind blowing and really showed Paris to it’s best. I rested my shaking point and shoot camera against the parapet and clicked and this is what I got. For me it shows the chaos and beauty of Paris all in one shot. From ground level it all looks the same and from the air it looked so symmetrical. I loved Paris and it is definitely one of the places I have been to that I want to return to now that I have learned more photographically. That for me is the great thing about photography – it provides the reason to return, to reshoot a scene now that I know more (as if I need a reason).
So I guess this post is about 2 things – the camera you have is the best camera you could want on the day and that you can always go back 🙂
Catch you a lot sooner than last time.