f/2.8, 24mm, ISO 500, 1/500sec

November 2018

Gear: Nikon D750, Tamron 24-70 2.8

There is an abundance of dishonesty in Paris. 

You seem to never be far away from someone attempting to scam you in some way. The only thing you can do about this is to look the least like a target possible. A DSLR is quite counter-productive here.

I decided to focus my attention for my photographs on the architecture of Paris. The design of buildings was something that stood out to me, from the apartments to the tower. I wanted to capture as much as I could. 

The difficulty that I found with this task was that some of the buildings, notably the Eiffel Tower, have been photographed so often that to differentiate my images from others would take more effort.

I wanted to focus , taken on the last day during a period of showers on top of an open top tour bus. Due to this, I had one opportunity to line up the shot I wanted. Being on top of the bus, I benefitted from the additional height which helped me frame the subject more effectively.

I decided on to try and make the image feel aged to reflect the subject. This was the reason for using the black and white grainy effect. I feel that image ultimately suited the weather conditions of the day.

Published by Tim Pockney

Tim is a professional based in Manchester, UK. He is currently working at Codethink, based in Manchester city centre, where he looks after their recruitment and communications.

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