It was about 6 am. Our hotel was right next to the Louvre and only a stone’s throw away from the Seine river which flows right through Paris.
I had just spent some time shooting the Louvre and the little Arc de Triomphe (see previous post) and decided to wander on and cross the river. The sky was magnificent although not a lot of color. Doing HDR shots of scenes with lots of sky can be a challenge as you’ll often get a lot of noise. This shot was one of those and presented an excellent opportunity to try the recently upgraded Topaz Denoise 4. It did an excellent job as you can see.
About this shot. Right in the center of the picture, you can see the top of the Eiffel Tower. The building in front of that is the Musee D’Orsay, which is housed in a former railway station. The museum is famous as it holds the largest collection of impressionist master pieces in the world. Linda and I wanted to visit this museum too, but we just totally ran out of time. How sad is that!
This is the left bank of the river Seine and the bridge you see there is the Pont Royal (I am standing on the Pont du Carrousel).