This was the view from my window in Paris.

A feature of the photo for me is the narrow roadway. It dominates the photo by spliting it into two halves & because of its straightness it adds a wonderful sharp vanishing point.

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  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic black and white image!! Amazing birds eye perspective! :D Caitlin

  • Thank you Caitlin. As soon as i looked outside my window the lamp drew my attention. I love the old style street lamps of Europe.

    – dansLesprit

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaover 3 years ago

    There is a lot to like about this shot, the angle the b&w, the subject matter…very good!

  • Thank you Mucha, nice of you to be so positive :) Paris was (and is) a beautiful place with so much to photograph, I would love to return.

    – dansLesprit

  • dabadac
    dabadacabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks, it’s one of my favourites

    – dansLesprit

  • beanocartoonist
    beanocartoonistabout 3 years ago

    love the way the lamp in the foreground draws your eye to the bottom of the picture,magical

  • Thank you so much, I like the smaller lamp on the opposite side of the road which I think adds a kind of balance (for me anyway)

    – dansLesprit

  • Neilm
    Neilmabout 3 years ago

    Great POV works realy well in B&W – Neil

  • Thanks Neil, the road appears so narrow but it is not really if you use one of the cars as a point of reference.

    – dansLesprit

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Wonderful use of perspective and monotone! Awesome image!

  • A bit late on the reply but thanks.

    – dansLesprit

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