Contrasts... Notre Dame (the original)

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A Street Photographs from Paris. Notre Dame before the great fire.

I wanted to capture some kind of contrast between the magnificent Church and the street life.
I was lucky enough to get a contrast within a contrast... a guy in a business suit riding a Harley-Davidson in front of Notre … (read more)

A Street Photographs from Paris. Notre Dame before the great fire.

I wanted to capture some kind of contrast between the magnificent Church and the street life.
I was lucky enough to get a contrast within a contrast... a guy in a business suit riding a Harley-Davidson in front of Notre Dame.

1of1 edition.

Visit my website www.tonycorocher.com to find information, awards, exhibitions and more about my photography and NFTs.

Please leave a comment if you like or have any constructive criticism.


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Best photo I have ever seen of Notre Dame. Maybe that's because you don't just show the cathedral as usual. Great context with the bike and the girl on the other side of the street. Quite miraculous how you can have everything placed and balanced so perfectly and still catch such a short moment :-o

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Tony Corocher
(creator)
2022/02/02

Thanks a lot Reinhard for the compliments and the extended and well explained comment! It is deeply appreciated! This is what we all need in the NFT space. A constructive conversation and possibly some curatorial approach from critics with a proven background.

Now regarding the image, I always try to approach a subject in a different way and try to create contrasts of every kind: light/dark, small/big, between the main and secondary subject (which sometimes switch roles), but also between still and dynamic elements within the same shot. For this shot I searched for hours until the right contrasts were in place and until the last part (the bike) came into play.
At the same time, these kinds of shots are extremely difficult to take because you are not there waiting for something to happen but, when it does, you have fractions of seconds to get it right the first time. Also, the ability to control the shutter speed and the depth of field correctly is pretty hard to do (you can see that most of my photos are in focus from the foreground to the background... this is not achieved using photoshop techniques like focus stacking or some filters.. . It is done by controlling the Hyperfocal distance which is normally used in landscape photography, not in street photography 😉).
End of my rant 🙏

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