The Chateau at the End of the Lane

From the Midnight in Paris Tutorial

We did a great event last year in Paris. Most of you may already know about it, but here’s a video about it in case this is new to you! Today’s photo was taken from the event as well…

Daily Photo – The Chateau at the End of the Lane

You'd be amazed how inexpensive it is to rent a whole chateau for the day! There are SO MANY of them all over France, and a ton of them just sit there empty. It's so crazy-expensive to run them and maintain them that they just kind of sit there collecting dust. I was afraid that when we rented this place it would be like $10,000 for a few days or something, but it was all less than $1,000 I believe. What a deal! And, when we were inside on the first day, it was so strange… it was kind of like we had the whole place to ourselves and we didn't know what to do with all the space and all the power! It was kind of dizzying — but at least it was dizzying in a beautiful place.

The Chateau at the End of the Lane

Photo Information

  • Date TakenNovember 8, 2012 at 3:39pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length160.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Cute Cat in Paris Market

80 Days – 8,000 Photos

Today’s photo you may recognize from this video sequence below! :)

Daily Photo – Cute Cat in Paris Market

Whenever I walk around cities, I carry two different cameras. One has a lens for landsapes and wide-angle stuff. That one is usually also on a tripod. For the second one, I carry a different lens for portraits, street photography, or “found things” photography. Like this! I walked into a little market by a subway entrance and it was full of hundreds of tiny little things here and there…

Cute Cat in Paris Market

Cute Cat in Paris Market

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D3S
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture1.4
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length50.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Paris after the storm

Post-Storm Shooting

I’ve ended up getting some of my best photos if I just ride out a storm and wait for sunset. Of course, you never know when a storm will end, but I’m trying not to give up lately. I mean, rather, sometimes when it is raining hard around 4 or 5 PM, sometimes my instinct is just to give up the sunset, but every now and then, things really work out well. So I have to keep reminding myself of this!

Daily Photo – Paris after the storm

What a crazy night in Paris this was! It was raining all day and totally depressing. Then, magically, at the end of the day, the skies opened up and went silent while every type of cloud and light started to recede. Some very low clouds were drifting by the Eiffel Tower while the lights of the city shone up through them. It was all so overwhelming — I was having so much fun while taking this photo!

Paris after the storm

Paris after the storm

Photo Information

  • Date TakenNovember 9, 2012 at 8:38pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture4.2
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length48.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Another Corner in Paris

Wide Angle on Corners

These tight-angled corners are great for photos, but they look even better if you back up with a bit of a wide-angle lens. You can get a sense of the effect in the photo below!

Daily Photo – Another Corner in Paris

Whenever I get back into my processing mode and I come across a photo I took of some corner in Paris, I think to myself, “Trey, why didn't you just stay out all night and take photos of corners until your fingers bled?” I don't know! I know when I am there, I get a little overwhelmed and lose a little bit of perspective on the whole thing… I need to work on this!

Another Corner in Paris

Another Corner in Paris

Photo Information

  • Date TakenNovember 11, 2012 at 10:14pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

HDR Tutorial

The text version of the HDR Tutorial is looking pretty good here on the site now! Be sure to give it a quick visit if you haven’t been in a while!

Daily Photo – The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

I decided to have a little fun with this shot!

It's one of my favorite photos from France inside the Sainte Chapelle. When I was there, I managed to sneakily get my tripod into position, much to my wife's chagrin. Oh, and the chagrin of security once they finally discovered my rouse (which is very difficult to hide, btw). Anyway, I got my shots before getting in trouble… and then I decided to make the most interesting bit and reflect it downwards upon itself to give it more of a feeling of infinite crystal.

The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

Photo Information

  • Date TakenJuly 21, 2011 at 6:28am
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.7
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+3

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