The Louvre

Daily Photo – The Louvre

Ahhh… the Louvre! It’s one of the greatest in the world and always fun to explore. You gotta be kind of into museums, I suppose… the vastness of it is beyond words. ย You really don’t get it until you’ve spent several hours inside.

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be a student in Paris without anything to do. It would be so cool to go to the Louvre day after day… or maybe not. I mean, when you’re in that young student-mode, I don’t really know if you can fully appreciate everything. Maybe some things… but perhaps not.

I have a half-baked plan to go spend an extra week in Paris and go to the Louvre seven days in a row with just my sketchpad. I do like to draw (have a few on my “about” page), and I’d like to have a completely open schedule to explore all the rooms and chambers. After I took the photo you see here, I spent several hours inside… scouted out a few spots that look perfect to sit for a few hours with my sketchpad, my music, and a few secret snacks.

High Dynamic Range Photo

  • Chris

    Really like this shot Trey. . .my one thing that i don’t is the small roof peeping over the bottom right corner!! Would have been tempted to clone it out!!!!

  • LOVE how you got the clouds lined up. You always do so well with those details… I’m starting to learn to notice that kind of stuff while shooting, from seeing how much those small details make your photos pop. Nice one!

  • Yeah i like this angle – quite a fresh view on a place that’s photographed to death.

    I’ll be at a photography loose-end just soon so I may dig out my pencils too and do some drawing – good shout.

    There’s some christmas photos i’d like to take in Glasgow first however – exciting times! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Z

    Great angle. The clouds look gorgeous.

  • Patrick Ahles

    I don’t know about French students having nothing to do, they seem to be busy with rioting a lot… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Great angle on this shot!

  • Bez

    Trey can I ask whether you used Topaz adjust to sharpen the clouds? The ones above the roof on the left seem fluffier than those over the tiny building on the right where they look exactly like the results I’ve gotten before with topaz – a little too cooked. I don’t know if that was your intention but I been finding that topaz pops clouds in this way and whilst it sharpens the detail, it feels like it has taken the air out of them (literally) and made them look dirtier too in the process. Working the clouds seems to be a difficult issue but I’m starting to wonder how to keep them looking more airy to give the right puffy but thin feel to them. Any thoughts?

  • Excellent shot. If I ever build a house, I’m gonna out that roof on it!

  • casusan

    Cool shot Trey – love the clouds and reflections – hope you get that week there sometime!

  • Eden – happy 21st birthday!

  • Gail in Montana

    Hey, Trey, can I go with you when you go, lol. Sounds like a great idea!!!! Will you do some paintings from your sketches?? Looking forward to whenever it happens. Great photo today, interesting glass entrance, if that is what it is. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your plans!!
    Eden is today your birthday??? Happy Birthday to you. Only 21, you are just a kid, lol.

  • Richard (oldhickory)

    Wow.. beautiful shot and that angle rocks!

  • Thanks all!

    Bez – this mostly just came from the HDR process – it tends to sharpen the edges of clouds a bit!

  • Love it!!!!

  • I really like the angle and the reflection.

  • I don’t know about this composition. I like the subject matter and I like the lines, but am conflicted on how they are used. For example, the line right down the middle leads to the center of the image and just stops. My eye doesn’t seem to go anywhere after that. If I cover up the majority of the sky, and the aspect ratio looks more like a panorama, I like the image better I believe. Just my opinion. I like the processing and detail as usual for your shots.


    Silly French, why did they put that R in Louvre? ๐Ÿ˜›

  • love the perspective! awesome shot.

  • Alex

    Haha! I took a picture from exactly the same angle!

  • Very nice angles. I have never been to Europe, but I know some day I will visit. It’s on my list of “to do” Thanks for sharing. Now, I will journey over to see your sketches.

  • Amazing. Actually, my wife just overheard me mumble, “Ridiculous!” as I saw this photo. As in, ridiculously stunning. ๐Ÿ™‚ Fantastic.

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