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    Posted: 14 January 2012 at 21:23
I had the chance to meet up with esteemed Paris photographer zedthedragon who I am sure many of you know for his prolific Themed Views contributions and frequent gallery selections. He invited another photographer from the French forum Alpha DXD and the three of us spent the afternoon yesterday chasing some very beautiful winter light in the streets of Paris. All shots with a850 and either ZA135 or SAL50:

Meet Cyril and Jérôme



We started off by the Pompidou Center:


1. Don't let that spot of sun put a crick in your style





2. Is he doing what it looks like he's doing?





3. He's not doing what your photo makes it look like he's doing, is he?



We made our way to Hôtel de Ville


4. Friends (shot from the hip, too bad that DPC is closed...)




5. Jérôme poses for a shot





6. By the ice skating rink at Hôtel de Ville




7. In Action



We made our way over to the Pyramids at the Louvre. I was kind of shot out by this point, but it was as much about the conversation as the shooting anyway... So just one pyramid shot for me.



8. Selenium tone





9. We lost sight of each other but thanks to cell phones I was able to find them again:






10. A Noir Look





11. Thinking




Little did I know remember, I was supposed to pick up Louise from daycare. With all the noise from the city streets I did not hear my phone ring four times. Boy was someone angry.


12. So I tried to buy my way back into good grace





13. Not that I could resist one last photo outside the shop, purchase in hand...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zedthedragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2012 at 22:19
Thanks Brian, and sorry for the boy :)

It's always with a lot of pleasure, to share "photo time" in Paris.
To discover some new places (not this time but ..) or to be more agressive, as i usually say on street photography.

I like your selection shots, particullary the 4, i remember the time, and you were very pleased to see it behind the caméra. Foie Gras Luxe really looking as a garage, i love it, and reflection and bokeh on the 13 made the rest. Excellent.

I like my portraits, you can see on the third why i do some strange photos and compositions

And to go on i post here some of mine, and i will "relay" this post on AlphaDXD with Jérôme shots

Z1 - A Clown in jail, it's so sad

A850 | 35mm F2

Z2 - Wait for something funny, never comes.

A850 | 35mm F2

Z3 - Beaubourg's touch

A850 | 35mm F2

Z4 - Paris winter games

A850 | 35mm F2

Z5 - A panning try, that i like

A850 | 35mm F2

Z6 - A classique of "Le pont des arts"

A850 | 20mm F2.8
More, with borders, as i usually do

Z7 - A dreamer on the bridge

A850 | 20mm F2.8

Z8 - Louvre corridor

A850 | 20mm F2.8

Thanks to all, and sorry for my poor english

Edited by zedthedragon - 14 January 2012 at 23:18
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Post Options Post Options   Quote leohendriks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2012 at 23:05
I occasionally visit Paris

Nice place!

You obviously had a great time.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2012 at 23:06
Great set! As I mentioned to you I love the color you employed across the set. I don't know why but it somehow helps to freeze the people in their actions, for all time. Not sure which is my favorite, probably Clown but then the girl in Z5 is just way too pretty. And I was at the rink too so I know she must have taken a moment to spot. I didn't even see her, what the hell was I doing?!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2012 at 23:07
Very nice work! I like your portraits Brian, #5,6, 10; and 13 And zed: z5 (good panning!) and z8.
You've whetted my appetite for Paris
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Serdar A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2012 at 00:24
It seems the S&P downgrade of France didn't upset you guys. Brian's #4 and Cyril's #8 are my favs.
 



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Lovely images gentlemen. I get a real sense of "Paris style" looking through these. I also like processing you're both using.

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Great ! Very nice pics.
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I love 'm! Very nice pictures!
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Nice set! №№ 4, 5, 27-excellent!   

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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2012 at 09:58
Thanks for the comments, guys! This was the first time I ever did a true photo walk with another photographer and I must say it's really a revelation.

Leo, for #13, thought you might like to see the color version. I posted b&w because I felt it fit the set better but I think I prefer the color (although I don't know...)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2012 at 12:07
Brian. I told your story to my wife and she cracked up, said she could easily imagine how it happened and then said: "aren't you glad our youngest is 18 so she doesn't need to be picked up from day-care anymore"

I like both sets a lot, brian's 4 and the mirror (b&w) are my favorites. The colored mirror is a bit too warm for my taste, but probably opinions on that will differ from person to person.

Like the processing of all the Z images, very well suited to the shots and for me Z5 is the absolute top.

TFS, and maybe also post a link here to Jerome's pictures on the other forum, would like to see those as well if possible.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2012 at 12:23
I have been standing on Pont des Arts and did not even notice all those locks.. (and checked my own pictures right away..)

Cyril, would like to know a little more about your processing in the 1 / 5 shots. I like that a lot.

Brian.. forgetting Louise..

Is Jérôme joining Dyxum aswell to show his pictures?

Very nice to see Paris through the eyes of the Parissians
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zedthedragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2012 at 12:28
Thanks to all, and i'm very glad to reveal Brian street photography
possibility, i know that's it's not so easy to walk and take pictures.
I usually do with 20mm to be sure that i'm a part of the scéne, I dislike 200mm stolen shots.

So the next step brian, is with yours 35mm   

Special thanks to my big boss Slipsale

@jetsplace : try to explain the main process for Z5

Image is better than words



Jérôme is coming soon :)



Edited by zedthedragon - 15 January 2012 at 12:42
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