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s.fowler Jun 1st, 2002 05:14 PM

Howard's pictures of Paris are up!
At<BR><BR>And these are just as nice as his Italy ones:) Thanks Howard!!!

scarlett Jun 1st, 2002 06:30 PM

Howard! <BR>Great photos! Loved the ones of the city from the Tower and the "young man" :)<BR>Sally, Thank you too:)

s.fowler Jun 2nd, 2002 03:12 AM

Topping for the Sunday crowd -- there are wonderful -- the pleasure is mine, scarlett, as I get to work with the pictures:)

JOdy Jun 2nd, 2002 03:55 AM

Thank you , Howard and Sally,<BR><BR>They are all wonderful, but the young man is special...he looks so French and parisian!!

Bobbi Jun 2nd, 2002 05:15 AM

Howard, I love your pictures and they have rekindled a desparate need for a Paris fix! Paris is a photographers nirvana! What kind of camera did you use?

Howard Jun 2nd, 2002 05:40 AM

Thanks for the kind words.<BR>In answer to your question, Bobbi, I took two cameras with me. Mine is a Canon Sure Shot Classic with a 120 zoom lens (cost about $250-$300!). The second (the make of which eludes me) was borrowed from the owner of the shop where I have my film developed) and probably is a little more expensive than mine. It allowed me the luxury of always being able to take (1) outdoor/indoor flash and (2) indoor with no flash at the same time. Knowing that we would be spending a lot of time in museums greatly enhanced my picture-taking opportunities.<BR>I used my camera with 800 film for indoor and nighttime shots and the borrowed camera which also had a panoramic option (mostly with 200 film) for the outdoor shots.<BR>If nothing else, I hope that I'm living proof that you don't need an expensive camera to take decent pictures!

Bobbi Jun 2nd, 2002 06:08 AM

Howard, what a great solution. I have a Nikon N70 and brought 400 and 100 film on our recent trip to Italy. I found I constantly had the wrong type of film for the situation so I ended up just using up all the 400 and finally even buying some 800 rolls in Rome. A second smaller camera sounds like the answer. Now, I just wish my Nikon wasn't so heavy!

Howard Jun 2nd, 2002 06:38 AM

Bobbi, after my 2-camera experience in Paris, I'm definitely sold on the idea. I didn't find it cumbersome at all. When I couldn't take my shoulder bag into a facility, I had a smaller bag that held the 2 camera and some extra rolls of film. By the way, one reason I used my camera for the indoor shots was that I couldn't figure out how to turn off the flash on the borrowed camera! (Also, it seemed logical to have the panoramic option for outdoor shots.)<BR>Bobbi, I've given up on 100 ASA film for Europe. I never have that much sunny weather!

s.fowler Jun 3rd, 2002 02:49 AM

Topping for the weekday crowd. They *are* gorgeous :)

Ursula Jun 3rd, 2002 03:24 AM

Thanks Howard, thanks Sally.<BR>I particularly love the ones from Giverny, because I just saw the Monet-Exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler near Basel.<BR>

Mona Jun 3rd, 2002 06:27 AM

Howard, please tell when did you take your photos? Month, day, time of the day? I been to Paris 9 times but never had such blue or dramatic sky (Bateau Mouche especially)<BR>Any more tips? I will be in Paris in the end of this week. Thanks <BR><BR>Also how did you transfer them to this webiste? Did you scan them or?

Howard Jun 3rd, 2002 06:42 AM

Mona, we were in Paris May 8-21. As for weather, it really ran the gamut during the two weeks. We had some perfect picture-taking days, as some of my photos demonstrate. However, we also had some very cloudy/foggy days. For example, when we went to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, you can barely make out the Eiffel Tower in the pictures I took that day. We found the weather patterns/fronts moving very quickly.<BR>I would say that the "best" skies were in mid to late afternoon.

Howard Jun 3rd, 2002 06:43 AM

PS to Mona. I sent the photos to Sally, who did the scanning.

Robdaddy Jun 3rd, 2002 01:16 PM

Topping in hopes someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong...I can't get the site to come up, have tried twice exactly as S. Fowler listed it, plus several variations. Would really like to see these pics: can anyone give me a hand here? Many thanks!

Howard Jun 3rd, 2002 03:40 PM

Robdaddy, you must be doing something wrong. I just accessed the site with no problem. Double check that you're entering the correct address.

s.fowler Jun 4th, 2002 03:24 AM

This should work -- can you highlight the address below with your mouse and then copy it and paste it into the address part of your browser??<BR><BR><BR><BR>The only thing I can think of is that sometimes the visitor counters are slow ... but eventually it should come in okay.

Mark Jun 4th, 2002 02:17 PM

Great pictures! I am especially impressed with the wide range of subjects which capture the total Paris experience.

Mavis Jun 4th, 2002 02:37 PM

Howard, what a great eye you have! Really enjoyed looking at your pics. Have you ever thought of entering your stuff in travel photo contests? You make things that we've seen a million times look different - causing us to appreciate them all over again.

Howard Jun 5th, 2002 05:11 AM

Mark, your comments hit home, since those 25 photos represent both what I think were my best shots and those which got across the heart of our two-week experience.<BR>And, Mavis, what can I say....thank you very much. I've tried a couple photo contests, with no luck. For one, my pictures never seem to be a close match National Geographic Traveler's contest themes. But, I'll keep trying!

Ellen Jun 5th, 2002 11:39 AM

Howard these are terrific! Now the pressure is really on for my upcoming trip to Spain. I think I might try your technique of not worrying about getting the whole building in a far away shot, but just some of the upclose architecture. If you don't see them posted on the board, I guess you will know how that experiment went. Sigh. I think you need to have the eye for it. This is why I buy postcards.

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