Citadel by Andrew Paranavitana

Framed Prints

Frame Style:
Frame Color:
Matte Color:

I decided to turn a few of the pics I had published (see here) into pieces for the folio.

This is the rear view of Notre Dame, Paris, capital of France.

This cathedral resembles a neo gothic castle from this view. I wanted to give this one a historic look, but it has taken on a more fairy tale appearance. I love it when the piece takes over and creates itself!

Featured in Cityscapes & City Skylines
Featured in First Things
Featured in Budget Photography
Featured in Religious Architecture
Featured in Unique Buildings Of The World
Featured in 500 To 5000 Views
Featured in Christian Churches Statues & Crosses
Featured in All Things Photographic
Featured in The Secret Society
Featured in Art Universe
Featured in The Photographers Vault
Featured in The Compact Group

Top Entry in Favourite Piece Challenge
Top 10 in Places Used For Worship Challenge
Top 10 in Religious Structures Challenge
Top 10 in Cathedrals and Abbeys Challenge

45+ Favourites
1300+ Views

Textures from free use stock. Colour altering, hue changes, desaturating and colour level adustment allowed for the colours in this.

Canon SX100IS


More Europe work:

<a href='' title=' Registered & Protected' ><img src='' alt=' Registered & Protected' title=' Registered & Protected' width='145px' height='38px' border='0'/></a>


architecture, blue, cathedral, church, france, notre dame, paris, parmi, tree and texture, photomanipulation, manipulation, grunge, scratch, haze, shadow, dark, stain, mark, dust, layer, andrew, paranavitana, nostalgic, nostalgia, old, worn, framed

Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

Find me at the following:

JPG Online
Filter Foundry
Behance Network

View Full Profile


  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    looks awsome Andrew,fantastic texturing and the treatment!

  • Thanks very much Dinni, really glad you like this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • midzing
    midzingover 4 years ago

    fantastic work Andrew,,,, well done

  • Thanks heaps mate! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricover 4 years ago

    Absolutely mystically gorgeous! Kudos!

  • Aw thanks a lot my friend!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    wonderful love the colour tone and layers, thank you for sharing where you got the layers and textures and how you finished this lovely image means i can go and have a lookand try sometimes. : )

  • You are too kind Karen! Thank you so much for the great comment. If you would like any help with texture work etc, please just let me know, more than happy to lend a hand :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Aconcagua
    Aconcaguaover 4 years ago

    I never bothered to go round the back,I wish I did! Really well worked shot Andrew.Very dramatic & atmospheric in appearance!

  • We actually got lost and ended up across the river somehow. That was the only reason I got to see the back! Lucky in the end haha. Thanks so much mate, that’s a huge compliment from yourself!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 4 years ago

    wonderful mood and atmosphere Andrew, well done!

  • Thanks a lot mate, much appreciated!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • cynthiab
    cynthiabover 4 years ago

    brilliant love the textures you have used

  • Thank you very much Cynthia!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 4 years ago

    Very creative work .. I love the angle, tones and indeed ‘fairy-tale’ look ~ great image! susie

  • Thanks heaps Susie, really glad that’s all come through in the piece :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 4 years ago

    GREAT Andrew!!!

  • Daisy, thank you so much my friend! Hope you are well :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 4 years ago

    These are all fantastic….lovely:)

  • Thanks so much Vanessa :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait