The Artists of Night – Montmartre in Paris

After spending the sunset circling Le Sacre Coeur like a photographer-vulture, I followed a few roads that led deeper into Montmartre. This is the famous area that held the studios of many famous artists including Picasso, Monet, and Van Gogh. Also, if you are a fan of the movie like me, you may notice this area from Amelie.

Now it is filled with dozens of artists painting and drawing at all hours. I really get a kick out of just standing there and watching people paint. It’s much better than watching Bob Ross (to say the least), when you have a chance just to sit back and hear people speaking French while creating nice little works of art.

The Artists of NIght - Montmartre in Paris (by Stuck in Customs)

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  • Great shot Trey. An artist capturing art!!

  • hehe thanks Dale

  • Why are you dissing Bob Ross? 😉

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been there. Great image, really captures the mood of the Montmartre.

  • Adam

    Awesome shot Trey. This one looks almost like a painting instead of a photograph.

  • Beautiful capture and processing Trey!

  • “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents.”

    Hi Trey,

    I am a beginning photographer and i just stubmled upon ‘stuckincustoms’. I’m going to follow it from now on, because i really like what you’re doing here.

    There’s a lot to learn from you. Thank you.

    Haarlem, The Netherlands.

  • Jim Nix

    Trey, really nice shot. I love how the lights in the trees sparkle.

  • As always, great shot, Trey. It’s been too long since I’ve stood in that square. Your picture brings back great memories. I remember the first time I was there. Such a great vibe there.

    Thanks for sharing a great photo!

  • Facebook User

    Loved ‘Amelie.’ Have watched it several times. I very much wish I could return to Paris…tomorrow!

  • casusan

    Lovely scene….thanks Trey – super!

  • I’ve been trying to place that from “Amelie,” and I own the movie! It’s a gorgeous shot; I love fairy lights in trees any time of year.

  • Bonjour,
    well done post-processing..Well done night capture..Bravo!

  • Fantastic, great job. You are very inspiring.

    Keep it up.

  • I love your style! This is a great image. Wonderful colors and mood.

  • What a beautiful shot and a great trip down memory lane for me. I stood right there 39 years ago at age 18. I can hardly believe it
    ! I bought a $10 painting (after bargaining) which is currently hanging in my bathroom. Thanks for the memory:)

  • Thanks all – interesting how so many people have memories of this place!

  • edwin ten winkel

    Beautiful picture, the place is called Place du Tetre. You may know that but I did not see it mentioned anywhere

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