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Snow over "place de la Concorde"

Snow over
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Copyright: Romain Donadio (green) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 77 N: 209] (2434)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-11-26
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC F828 Cybershot, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200, CCD 8M 2/3" RGBE, Hoya UV 58mm pitch 0.75
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): mwebr Favorites#2, btokaz favorites, evvka's favorite from TL#1, *****All time Favorits !! *****, Paris sous la neige, Lollies favorites. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-11 11:53
Viewed: 5297
Favorites: 15 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A view from the Tuilerie garden of the north east corner of "place de la Concorde". One can see 2 two of the 8 sculptures that surround "la Concorde" and that each represent a major cities in France. Those 2 are Strasbourg and Lille I think. The building in the background is "hôtel de la Marine" that house the headquarter of the french Navy.


- Cropped and perspective correction with the crop tool.

- Cloned out a couple of cars and tourist.

Contrast, colour and level post processing:
- Added a level correction on an adjustment layer
- Selected Red channel and set input level to 11-1,00-184
- Selected Green channel and set input level to 0-1,00-181
- Selected Bleu channel and set input level to 6-1,00-180
- Selected RGB channel and set input level to 0-0,86-255 (gamma correction)

- Added a curves correction on an adjustment layer
- Selected RGB channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 44 output: 27
Input: 99 output: 117
Input: 195 Output: 229
- Selected Red channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 51 output: 6
Input: 151 output: 137
Input: 204 Output: 228
- Selected Green channel set 3 anchors at:
Input: 38 output: 31
Input: 125 output: 129
Input: 197 Output: 223
- Selected Blue channel set 2 anchors at:
Input: 22 output: 33
Input: 149 output: 126
- Set layer opacity to 30%

Black & white convertion:
- Added a channel mixer on an adjustment layer (placed before the curves layers)
- Ticked Monochrome checkboxe
- Set red channel to +25%
- Set green channel to -75%
- Set Bleu channel to +150%

Resizing and sharpening:
- Reduce image size to 525x700 pixels
- Flatten the layers
- Applied slightly modified Luko's sharpening tricks:
- Applied USM Gain: 18% Radius: 40 pixels Threshold 0
- Applied USM Gain: 500% Radius: 0,3 pixels Threshold 0
- Selected fade in edition menu and set it to darken mode and opacity to 100%
- Applied USM Gain: 500% Radius: 0,3 pixels Threshold 0
- Selected fade in edition menu and set it to lighten mode and opacity to 50%

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vision apocalyptique de Paris... La Concorde est déserte, le choix des tons... Bel angle de prise! Du bon travail Romain!

awsome shot romain :)
excellent PP work
your note is very useful :) thanks for sharing

Bonjour Romain
Formidables textures et couleurs.
Direct dans mes favorites.


A lot of details in your note!
I find it hard to bring up the best of places, you did well with this compo!

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  • btokaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 127 N: 167] (5744)
  • [2005-12-11 12:14]

Another beautiful shot Romain. What to say? prefect for me...

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2005-12-11 12:16]

beautiful tones...
very good work...
and a beautiful pic...

Hello Romain,
Great composition, the texture is magnificient! A strong and efficient presentation... Well done indeed!
Pablo -

Hi Romain,
Excellent tones & detail.
I like the snow which gives it a sense of movement.
Well done :)

this is just so beautiful
thanks for the note
take care

Absolutely stunning Romain!

The feeling here is wonderful and strong. The results give the image an appearence of a very detailed piece of artwork. Which I guess it is.
Excellent skill in pp and thanks for the process.
Wonderful image!!!!

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-12-11 14:22]

Hello Romain,
Brilliant Post-Processing!
The compositional arrangement within the photo is truly beautiful.
Fantastic mood and the depth of texture is quite amazing.
The great visual appeal of a beautiful and extremely detailed illustrated piece.
The pp and overall photo make this great, but the snow, the snow really adds to the great feel and moodiness.
The b/w conversion is absolutely gorgeous!
Superb presentation of photography and pp skills!

thanks very much for the detailed technical info :O)


wow what a great great shot!!!the snow effect is fantastic!!!!

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  • metall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 10 N: 158] (2964)
  • [2005-12-11 15:02]

WOW! Historical shot! WONDERFUL! Nothing to add, Just WONDERFUL!

le post traitement est excellent, la neige est inclinaison sous laquelle elle tombe donne une ambiance apocalyptique.
tres bonne prise ;)

Superbe réalisation, Romain, entre la photo et la bande dessinée ...
La température de ta photo accentuée par les tons bleus verts froids vont bien avec la température de ce jour à Paris ! :)

Un post-traitement aux petits oignons, Romain ! Travail et résultat magnifiques, bravo !
Bonne continuation,

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  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2005-12-11 22:27]

Bonjour Romain,

Superbe, mais aussi superbe et encore superbe.


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  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-12-12 1:11]

Beautiful..excellent mood created. Good choice of color and the sharpness is great. :D

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-12 1:50]

Fantastique , Romain !!!
Féerique Concorde sous la neige …

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  • drum Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 119 W: 45 N: 22] (625)
  • [2005-12-12 5:43]

outstanding work
very good POV
marvellous and very moody tones
good sharpness and details
the snow falling and how you cacth it its amazing
thanks for sharing (also for sharing the note)

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-12-12 13:06]

Une des plus belles photos que j'ai eu le plaisir de rencontrer ici sur TL! Le POV que tu as choisi, de même que les couleurs froides donnent à ta composition une atmophère marquée est forte que l'on ressent très rarement! C'est un vrai chef d'oeuvre! Tout y est parfait!
Félicitations, elle fait deja partie de mes favs.

Dear Romain, wonderful composition. It looks like an old "silver stitching" (don't know the correct translation, sorry) or out of a dark vampire comic. Either way great impression with wonderful post work. Very well done. Yours, Jan

you did a great job here, im impressed

Very nice winter scene. I love the colour tones on this image. Very good composition.

Romain, You are an expert in processing! Fantastic!

Hello Romain.
Terrible and creative development of a famous square. Very beautiful.

Nice mood, great technique and workshop!
I would't crop bottom of this picture, but even now I like it very much!

Hello romain, superb technical pic, very beuatiful object and great atmosphere, good luck with this pic,
Regards, Marco

Awesome art Romain. Picture is stunning.

Bonjour Romain,
Oui, ton important travail de retouche est tres reussit, ca me rappelle quelques séquences du film "Le Jour d'apres". J'aime le cote archive et apocalyptique de ton image. Bravo !

La photo me laisse baba, mais la note me désespère ! moi qui est tant de mal avec photo shop et qui ne comprend rien au fonctionnement des calques…
Un travail magnifique, bravo.

great shot, i love what you did with the picture.

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  • Bambi (8)
  • [2006-10-12 12:45]

wow, this is a great picture, looks really cinematographic and strange, for one part because of the colours, for an other part for there's no life in it. thanks for sharing this and keep on going this way.

Hi Romain,

This is a wierd, but wonderful image if the Place de la Concorde. We had snow there during December of 2005 and it was really cold.

This picture recreates that feeling.

It is gloomy and lovely at the same time.



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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-02-07 2:05]

excellent composition
cool colors
very historial

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  • Migelo (34)
  • [2009-06-10 14:48]

Seems like a mysterious place from your post processing. You've done an excellent job in taking out the cars and people. It seems like this is out of a gothic film or something. Great work on the post processing and excellent detail in the tones and an all around well composed photograph.
TFS and take care, Migelo

WOW ! LOve this atmosphère, so Paris.
Excellent pp work, the result is really beautiful to me.
Love the lighting. Superb picture, very 18th century.
Useful note, I have not seen a note with lot of tips since several years on TL, thanks, I'm grateful.

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