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Old Posted May 31, 2020, 11:10 PM
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Having Paris to learn about photography.

I love cycling the city. It's only been feeling better and better since we've had fair bike lanes pretty much all over.
So early this morning, I told myself - let's take the US/Canada forum to the 18th arrondissement. I like it and it's been a long while since my last visit over there.

Unfortunately, I'm still completely unable to handle a camera properly. The one I picked recently is supposed not to be too hard to use for newbies and dummies, but of course I had some bad trouble with shade / sunlight contrasts as I let the freaking cam do all the settings/work on its own. And I don't even know how to frame a decent photo yet, given the lens I have.

So this is what I've got for now. Yes, Lord knows it's not good at all.
However, I'm determined to get better at this to serve the French urban-planning and architecture site.
I'll bring some contents to this forum too. Just give me a bit of time to grow slightly better at taking pictures.
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Old Posted May 31, 2020, 11:11 PM
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Anyway, it was about 8:30am and I noticed there was a street market on blvd Ornano that stretches between Marcadet-Poissonniers and Porte de Clignancourt. This is a rougher side of the 18th arrondissement. I wouldn't recommend a night walk to anybody over there, for they may go through unpleasant encounters.

That said, it's 8:30am, safe in the morning. I'm a local and kinda know about the spot, so I decided to park (and lock) my bike and started to shoot things along the boulevard, a bit at random. I just wanted some street life for the thread.


IMG_0013 by mousquet, sur Flickr


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Old Posted May 31, 2020, 11:14 PM
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If you'd been there this morning, you would have quickly realized the boulevard was still filthy and smelling like piss from last night.
That's obviously not the fault of these people who got up early on a Sunday morning to buy their food. It is because of the nasty pigs that dirtied it last night without a care, and of the City that wouldn't clean it up before this neighborhood market comes on stage.
It is a rather nice boulevard, though. You'd probably be ok to live there.


IMG_0020 by mousquet, sur Flickr


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Then quickly, I passed this guy with his hands in his pocket who seemed to be annoyed by the camera.


IMG_0023 by mousquet, sur Flickr

You can see the picture is blurred because his annoyed look made me react while I was pushing the button.
He was not offensive to me. He only asked - what are you doing?
I'm taking pictures that I'll post to a foreign urban-planning forum, I replied.
The guy didn't seem to understand, so I had to repeat and grabbed his arm to tell him - don't worry. They'll find it fun and like it.

30 seconds later, I passed a young seller smiling at me and at the cam, looking a bit interrogative.
Hey, you want me to take your stand in picture? I asked with enthusiasm, because theirs actually looked alright.
Then a grumpy guy (probably the boss) showed up and said - no, you don't take pictures.
So I thought I had bothered them enough already, and moved on.
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Old Posted May 31, 2020, 11:16 PM
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Now you're getting in a whole different atmosphere, just a few blocks away.


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Old Posted May 31, 2020, 11:18 PM
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I took these pictures in rue Damrémont, rue Lamarck, rue Caulaincourt and some surrounding little streets.


IMG_0032 by mousquet, sur Flickr

Bwahaha, look at that.


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Hoïaïaïe, I'm telling you I must learn how to use that camera.

This florist below will have their humble 2-storey building demolished someday.


IMG_0034 by mousquet, sur Flickr

Never mind, they'll get some compensation.

Around there, gentrification is much done by now. Retailers, customers, dwellers and everyone don't act quite the same way as the people we've just seen on blvd Ornano.
It's bourgeoisie where we are now. Yet, again, the 2 neighborhoods are only a couple of blocks apart.

I think that's "Art Nouveau" or something.


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Ah, something contemporary right there for a little change.


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But the other pics I took of it are such a mess that they are not usable.
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Old Posted May 31, 2020, 11:19 PM
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Otherwise, the good old stuff goes on and on...


IMG_0042 by mousquet, sur Flickr


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You may think this modern one below is out of place.


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At least, you're sure to have a reliable elevator in that one.
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Nice showing! Thanks!
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let's take the US/Canada forum to the 18th arrondissement.
The 18th is too hilly for this old guy to cycle in. Can I do the 14th instead?
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The 18th is too hilly for this old guy to cycle in. Can I do the 14th instead?
I'll go over there next time. Alesia is the central spot of the arrondissement to me. If you want to see about any particular street, you tell me.
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I'll go over there next time. Alesia is the central spot of the arrondissement to me. If you want to see about any particular street, you tell me.
Je rigolais...

I wouldn't mind seeing photos of the area around the old Entrepôts de Bercy in the 12th.

By the way, I can't see any photos. They are all blue question marks.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2020, 10:23 PM
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I can see all pics except for the 1st one.

Blame on flickr if you can't actually see them. I subscribed to their platform to host some pictures for free.

In the end, pictures will belong to pss-archi.eu.

All members are volunteers, for free and this site supports image hosting if you're a contributor (€5/month), but doesn't allow hotlinking because bandwidth is limited.
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Can't see the pics.
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Flickr policy requires that when anyone direct links a Flickr photo to another site, they also link back the Flickr page of the photo. On each photo page, there is an arrow ("Share Photo" button) at the bottom right of each photo that provides the proper BBCode, and that's what you are supposed to use. They could be blocking your photos from appearing on this page because this page lacks the proper links.

I also have a free account on Flickr. Can you see my photos?

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Voilà. I guess you guys can see it all now. Thank you for letting me know about my mistake.

I didn't want it to be tedious to me, but it eventually was as hell.
I had to edit all posts, but left my commentary untouched because that was how I felt on that day, and I think comments add a bit of rhythm and life to pictures.

Yes, I can see your photos.
All these, whether you'd find them good or bad are the property of pss-archi.eu, not mine.

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You're welcome. Anytime, dude.
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I can see Mousquet’s photos now...and yours as well. That first one of trees in Mississauga is GORGEOUS!
Thanks, I appreciate it.

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Voilà. I guess you guys can see it all now. Thank you for letting me know about my mistake.

I didn't want it to be tedious to me, but it eventually was as hell.
I had to edit all posts, but left my commentary untouched because that was how I felt on that day, and I think comments add a bit of rhythm and life to pictures.

Yes, I can see your photos.
All these, whether you'd find them good or bad are the property of pss-archi.eu, not mine.
bilbao58 said he could see them even before your edits, but I still couldn't but I can now, which makes me happy because Paris is such a beautiful city. But I'm confused. Why are the photos not your property? You shouldn't give up the rights to your photos. I think you will be more motivated to learn and photograph if you do it for yourself instead of for someone else.

I am kinda new to photography too, I bought my first camera ever only 15 years ago. I just bought a new one a few months ago that I am still learning.

I noticed a lot of your photos dominated by shadows. Very harsh lighting due lack of clouds. Maybe you should try photographing more with the sun instead of against the sun, or wait for cloudy day. If you want sun, maybe wait for partly cloudly sky for less harsh light.
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Why are the photos not your property? You shouldn't give up the rights to your photos. I think you will be more motivated to learn and photograph if you do it for yourself instead of for someone else.
The French architecture site needs some support for server administration. It's an useful site and some people have been involved for years and years without making any money of it, so I think it's worth helping them a little bit, if possible.

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I noticed a lot of your photos dominated by shadows. Very harsh lighting due lack of clouds. Maybe you should try photographing more with the sun instead of against the sun, or wait for cloudy day. If you want sun, maybe wait for partly cloudly sky for less harsh light.
Yeah, that's why I doubt any picture in this thread would ever make a penny anyway. It feels like some pics are both underexposed and overexposed, that is confusing indeed.
It probably could be corrected by raster graphics editors like Photoshop or GIMP, but it will take time for me to learn how to use these things.

Thanks a lot for your comments, by the way. They're very helpful to me. I guess I'll have to pay more attention to the sun orientation next time.
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Yeah, that's why I doubt any picture in this thread would ever make a penny anyway. It feels like some pics are both underexposed and overexposed, that is confusing indeed.
It probably could be corrected by raster graphics editors like Photoshop or GIMP, but it will take time for me to learn how to use these things.
I've never made a penny from my photos either. Hopefully there is different value to my photographs, but I don't expect much.

I always shoot RAW to give more latitude for adjustment on the computer. And of course certain weather and lighting conditions can give more room for mistakes as well. It is hard to get it perfect right away but you don't have to.

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Thanks a lot for your comments, by the way. They're very helpful to me. I guess I'll have to pay more attention to the sun orientation next time.
It's no problem. Another thing I have to say about the sun is don't put it directly in the frame like in this picture. This is very important because direct sun can damage the camera's sensor, so be careful.
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I can see Mousquet’s photos now...and yours as well. That first one of trees in Mississauga is GORGEOUS!
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Some good street shots here.
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