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jeudi 14 avril 2011

Impressions From Paris - 1 / Impressions de Paris - 1

A Speedy Bateau-Mouche

I am asking you: Is this bateau-mouche for real, or did I draw it from scratch on an existing photograph? More than that - how could you know?

Entering the realm of the unreal... or not!

Technique: 9/10

Creativity: 10/10

Average: 9.5/10

This is the very first time that I rated one of my images so high. I must be taking myself very seriously indeed.

Roger Gauthier, The Photographer Who Came From The Cold

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Un bateau-mouche pressé

Je vous pose la question : ce bateau-mouche a-t-il réellement existé, ou l'ai-je dessiné sur une photo existante ? Et comment pourriez-vous le savoir ?

Nous entrons dans le domaine de l'irréel... ou peut-être pas !

Technique : 9/10

Créativité : 10/10

Moyenne : 9,5/10

C'est la première fois que je donne un score aussi élevé à une de mes images. Je dois commencer à me prendre vraiment très au sérieux.

Roger Gauthier, Le photographe venu du froid

A Speedy Bateau-Mouche / Un bateau-mouche pressé

27 commentaires:

  1. image de nuit, jeux d'exposition et de temps, mais il est bien là et il est bien beau tout de même !

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  2. UFFFFFFFFFFFF, 10!!!!!!!!!!
    UN ABRAZO

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  3. Etes-vous montés à bord au moins?

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  4. LOL en effet rapide je trouve
    BISE ROGER

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  5. Cela ressemble à une soucoupe volante qui s'est posée sur l'eau. Je le savais au fond de moi-même, les extraterrestres existent. Ils sont parmi nous.

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  6. Et les rais de lumière de la voie sur berge ajoutent au fantastique de ta photo ! :-)
    Je t'embrasse, cher Roger.

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  7. Hello Suzanne ! Déjà de retour de cette ville derrière laquelle toutes les villes nord-américaines -toutes - s'effacent dans la grisaille.

    Mais... es-tu bien sûre que ce bateau-mouche ait réellement existé ? Je n'en suis pas certain du tout... :-)

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  8. @Reltih: 10, you say? OK, I bow to your judgement, my friend! :-)))

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  9. @Hélène (Pyy) : Ha ha ha... hi hi hi...

    Mmm... sais-tu, je ne sais pas, je ne sais plus, pour ça il faudrait que je sache s'il a existé...

    Trop de questions existentielles, j'ai mal au bloc. Et puis non, je ne suis pas monté dedans, il est passé beaucoup trop vite... s'il a jamais vécu ! :-)

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  10. Ciao Roger, ancora una bella foto..una di quelle che mi piacerebbe scattare...ma...non sono ancora pronto..
    Ermanno

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  11. @France : N'est-ce pas ! Mais a-t-elle réellement vécu, France ? :-)

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  12. @Delphinium : Ayoye. OK, tu as sûrement raison, de toute façon je ne savais pas ce que c'était... :-))) Suis-je donc le deuxième, après Raël, à avoir vu des extra-terrestres ? Hi hi hi...

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  13. wonderful to have you back with all your brilliant streaks of colors - and you know, sir, while i claim absolutely no qualification that would allow me even the slightest technical critique of anyone's photography, i am well qualified to tell you how your work pleases my heart and my creative spirit - and that is all with which i am concerned - whether or not it moves my heart - and yours does - and this piece certainly no exception - beautiful! i love the colors and the composition itself - and perhaps my most favorite part is the woman and child over in the left side on the steps - live streaking past in the fast lane as they go about what really matters - sitting together, being together and enjoying such a magnificent place -

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  14. I think this is magic. How can you have the bateau mouche look like a streak of light but the rest of the scenery with Notre Dame in the background so clear. Also the cars are streaking red but the road is clear. I give up.
    I am going to Paris in 2 weeks – how many memory cards should I take? You know I rarely took pictures in Paris because that was “home” rather than a tourist or foreign place, but this time I am planning to take many pictures – well maybe not 2500 but maybe close to 1000?

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  15. Hello Roger,
    As-tu au moins apprécié ton séjour , même si ton bateau mouche n'existe que dans tes rêves , dans tes rêves Roger!!!Bon retour sur le blog.

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  16. @Dominique : C'est vrai qu'elle a un côté fantastique. Mais tout Paris, la nuit, a ce côté fantastique, pour peu qu'on regarde correctement...

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  17. @Ermanno: Ciao Ermanno, grazie per la lode ... A proposito, la lingua italiana è così bella. Assomiglia francese, e ho capito il tuo commento prima di tradurlo ... :-)

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  18. @Jenean: I very humbly thank you very much for taking the time to explain your feelings...

    ...but I must disagree on a few points. You may not have the technical skill to critique the "phortographic technique" of a photograph. That may be true. But you know that I work very hard at NOT being a photographer... Photography has become an unbearable straitjacket that constantly threatens to kill my creativity. To h*** with it... :-)

    I will readily admit that one has to master photography in order to do what I do. But nobody will make me stop there whatever the comments.

    You know, photography has become an ubiquitous skill in people's minds because everyone has a point and shoot camera or cell phone or whatever. Yet obviously it is not. So commonplace... how could anyone do art with it?

    I guess I'm bitter this morning. To many private remarks, specially about my portraits! Seeing no reason to modify anything... I can't bear it anymore.

    But you are the only one yet to have noticed those two people on the steps! And you know what? They were not there, I imported them from another photograph, isn't that a dirty trick...

    Roger

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  19. @Vagabonde:Thank you very much for the nice comment... Now, about your questions:

    The red streaks are the result of a long exposure at twilight - around 4 s if I remember correctly. Twilight is not night of course - so I had to tweak the image during post-processing...

    As far as the bateau-mouche is concerned, this is the whole debate! Did it really exist or not? If yes, where is the turbulence created by the propellers? And if not, how did I do it? Up to now, this is my secret... :-)))

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    You're going to Paris... Hmm... :-) OK. The answer to your question depends on several factors. I presume that you will be shooting in jpeg mode, right? I also presume that you will be using a 15 MP camera, a common size in entry level cameras nowadays. If your camera resolution is less than that, no problem, you will simply have a greater safety margin, always a good thing. And don't forget, you can buy cards everywhere in Paris...

    File size is a direct factor of picture complexity, so I assume reasonably complex images here. This should give you files that are around 4 MB in size. So 1000 jpeg shots in this situation will be around 4 GB.

    Don't take any chance and double that number to 8 GB. I would suggest 2 4 GB cards instead of 1 GB one as an additional safety measure. Of course, it would be better to bring a laptop so you could do backups on a regular basis.

    I hope that this helps a bit. I will be happy to answer any question you have. :-)

    Roger

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  20. Et je me demande à quelle vitesse pouvaient circuler les voitures pour ne laisser que les traces de leurs phares…

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  21. Thank you for your answer. I have a little “notebook” laptop and thought I could take it with me, but I wonder if I would be able to use it in France? The current is different and what about the access? First I am staying at my cousin, who lives in a small town in Seine et Marne and there are no internet cafes there and she has not access. In Paris I’ll stay in a budget hotel – no access either. What do you think? As for my camera I have a Nikon D40 but usually leave it on automatic. I tried to do some fancy stuff and it did not work – the photos were black (of course that was at night….) you can answer me on my email if you have time if you like: bookeen@live.com

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  22. WOW!!!! however - real or unreal, it's definitely absolutely beautiful my friend ♥♥♥

    je t'embrasse fort,
    isabella

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  23. @Françoise : Un bon séjour ? Je ne sais pas... HI HI HI... Je disais précédemment, Paris, la seule vraie ville, celle que j'aime, même si je n'aime pas les villes ! :-)

    Mais selon toutes probabilités, nous retournons en France en septembre, Françoise... Et alors probablement pour un mois complet, commençant par la Bretagne (c'est chez toi, non ? hé hé hé... puis allant ensuite vers le sud, je ne sais pas trop jusqu'où. Nous allons écouter avec attention les suggestions de tous nos amis blogueurs de France ! :-)

    Roger

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  24. @Dominique : Des calculs préliminaires permettent de situer leur vitesse entre 300 et 350 km/h... comme un TGV quoi ! :-)

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  25. @Vagabonde: If you've got the original D40 (2006-2007), that's a 6 MP entry-level DSLR. That camera produces jpeg files that are max 2 MB,so you should be able to squeeze 1000 shots on a 2 GB card. I would go with at least 4 GB, maybe 8 GB cards just to be sure.

    About Wifi in France, Hélène has a cute app on her iPad 2 that knows about all hot spots, a real cutie... though you don't need Wifi for back-ups, only a reader with a USB cable.

    Now about how to manage electricity in France, it's dead easy usually. I will explain that to you by email, with some pictures to help. :-)))

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  26. @Isabella: Hello dear you, I'm so happy to see you back! I've been away for so long. And now, you know, I don't see when my work on these images will be finished.

    Thank you for the praise, dear Isabella. I fear that this is probably the best image of the whole bunch, whatever I do with the others. I've got this feeling... and it is slightly depressing.

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  27. Score mérité ;) C'est en effet superbe !

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Peu importe que vous soyez photographe ou non, expert ou non, je serai toujours heureux de lire vos commentaires ! :-)
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I'm always happy to read your comments,whether you are a photographer or not, an expert or not! :-)