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The Champs de Ellesse leading up to the unmistakable Arc de Triomphe, I felt like doing something different with this someone unconventionally composed image. I really liked the way the empty street quickly turns into busy traffic especially the little car and then the bus with the gorgeous model on it. This was taken in June 07 on our Paris tour.

I’ve tried a multi-layer processing technique on this image, blending a number of different techniques to make it the final look including selective blurring, high-pass filtering, but basically I kept trying things to see what worked well together.

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  • xssif
    xssifover 7 years ago

    good photo shop effect…9.765

  • jetsta42
    jetsta42over 7 years ago

    oh, how i love paris…nice gritty clouds

  • xssif
    xssifover 7 years ago

    and best is the image in the middle….

  • debfuller
    debfullerover 7 years ago

    very good mix, I tink you did a realy good job.

  • DarrellMoseley
    DarrellMoseleyover 7 years ago

    I LOVE IT, PARIS TOO, BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN MYSELF! THANKS FOR LETTING US TAG ALONG. I really like how your captured the back of the bus, and everything else!

  • MissKristy
    MissKristyover 7 years ago

    Love theses effects Craig! Like a picture-perfect-painting. Very nicely done..and so much to take in. Brilliant work!

  • Marilyn Brown
    Marilyn Brownover 7 years ago

    Looks a lot like a lithographic print. Great use of the effect you used. Was it HDR again?

  • JayVee
    JayVeeover 7 years ago

    Worked well for me Craig. Great work.

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinover 7 years ago

    You know what I love about this Craig? The fact that it is not a full on shot of the Arc de Triomphe. That fact alone takes it out of the ordinary and catapults it into the extraordinary!! Andit is so fascinating that the front half is virtually free of traffic…

  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...over 7 years ago

    A new twist on an old monument. Great work.

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