The Sacred Heart of Paris (and the announcement of the Nikon D4X?)

This is the Sacred Heart Church that sits high on a hill in a very artsy area of Paris. Actually, all of Paris seems artsy to me. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a “full time artist” living in Paris. Wouldn’t that be just about the coolest thing in the world? Or maybe you would become spoiled in just a short while and take it all for granted. It’s very hard to empathize or sympathize with any mystical miserables that might be in that situation.

I usually take these with a single RAW, but I kind of like the motion in these people… on occasion it seems okay to me, like here.

Last, I don’t know how real this report is, but I saw the Nikon D4X (a 30 megapixel monster) was leaked out on Nikon Rumors. I am waiting for Nikon to send me an email and hook me up! It may be the only thing that makes me get rid of the sweet lady D3X!

The Sacred Heart of Paris (by Stuck in Customs)

  • This is an awesome image Trey. The centered composition works well here, and the lighting is splendid.

    30 megapixels!!???? Wouldn’t it be time to upgrade to a medium format digital?

  • awesome colors! love the action in the sky!

  • Mike Diblicek

    Hi Trey,

    Fantastic Photo, the movement in the sky and the static building gives this an almost 3D effect on the eye’s, the building reaaly Pop’s Out.

    All the best


  • A fair number of Parisian say that the Montmartre hill, where the basilica sits is the nicest place in Paris because… it’s the only place where you cannot see the Sacré Coeur disfigure the skyline 🙂

    But this picture is dead cool though…

  • Very nice picture…I wish I had captured something like this when I was there last month. I do think though, that although Montmartre is a nice place to visit I definitely would not want to live there…I encountered more beggars there than in any other part of Paris.

  • Very nice picture, Trey. Sure would like to visit that church. Great shot. Did you get lots of pre-orders for you book? Hope so!! 🙂

  • I think Nikon will launch the D4 first, about 18 months later should come the D4x. This would follow their normal pattern. Still, this is something to look forward too.

  • John Brown

    I see you are “well traveled”. Your carbon footprint must be quite large traveling all over like this. While your pictures are interesting they don’t really justify all the CO2 you helped put into the atmosphere do they?

    Remember… no single drop of water believes it is responsible for the flood.

    Thanks for contributing to Global Warming pal.

  • I really love your work! It has inspired me to buy Photomatix and shoot my own HDR images. Next month I’m traveling to Paris with some friends, so studying your Paris images. Not to copy your work, but inspire me to develop my own personal style.
    Keep up the good work!

  • There is a Sacred Heart Church where I live; it’s not as grand as this one, but in many ways – it is similar!

  • casusan

    Wonderful shot Trey! Tell John you drive a prius!

  • Alex Macnab

    Great pic. I like this place as well. If you were in this area, did you happen to go and find the cafe used in the movie Amelie? Its not far?
    The entire Nikon leak list can be found here:

  • I love this shot too Trey. What kind of blur do you use on the sky? I love the effect.

  • Terry

    Someone should tell John boy above that the earth has actually been cooling over the the last 7-10 years. C02…..give me flippin break. I guess he’d be okay with killing all the farm animals since they are the ones that contribute more to the so called global warming than humans.

    On another note, this is a lovely image Trey. 🙂

  • Hehe…thanks all!

    Gail – Yes pre-orders are going great… especially since we modified it that the print is numbered and limited edition.

    John Brown – haha yes I travel and burn a massive amount of CO2 and I don’t fill a stitch of guilt about it. Besides, I don’t think the science is objective and definitive enough to make a compelling case that we interrupt the Earth’s natural warming and cooling cycles.

    Alex – I wish I knew where that cafe was – sound great! :

  • Good for you Trey. If only the rest of the population approached matters from such an objective and logical point of view.

  • Man I really wish I could see some of those camera specs sometimes. I love the use of motion blur in this pic! It’s amazing. Was the pick taken at night or just dusk?

    I think the 30mp is Nikons step into Med Format. Or atleast one step closer. I think nikon will nail it when it happens though. Then again that’s coming from a Nikon user!

  • Wow!!!!

  • Mike

    I’ll just go ahead and assume “John Brown” is only joking because, well if he’s not, he’s, well, ahem……I mean really? Could he be serious? At least Trey didn’t let it go to his heart! Thanks for the beautiful photos as always sir!

  • amazing photo! Im starting to save for the big d4x now. I want that big sexy one day!

  • John Brown

    Guys… you don’t believe in man made Global Warming. I gotta get “Big Al” on the phone and shut this site down… 😉

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