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Pigeons rule this city.

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- Ancient Warmth action: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 18-55mm Nikkor + Grad ND filter + ND filter. Cloudy day so ISO 500 and later noise reduction in post editing was used. The camera accidentally focused on the tower and not on the pigeon so the pigeon is slightly blurry. Minor selective sharpening was used to compensate. Ideally a smaller aperture should've been used but the pigeon flew away after this shot. Channel mixer for grey scaling to selectively brighten yellow and green hues. Applied Ancient Warmth gimp script. See my FB page for the before and after post editing: [link]

Additional Comments
Back from a week long conference in Spain followed by a week long vacation in Paris and around Italy. Paris was definitely my favorite :heart: Really good food especially deserts :D macaroons and crème brûlée :drool: There are a lot of pigeons everywhere though...and people really like feeding the pigeons and letting the pigeons climb all over them ^^;

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Image size
700x570px 206.66 KB
Shutter Speed
1/2000 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 21, 2011, 9:18:35 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Schmacknphss's avatar
Schmacknphss|Hobbyist General Artist
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vytra's avatar
- very similar to XVII c.

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bannanello's avatar
bannanello|Hobbyist Filmographer
Very perfect..! Heart 
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Joe795's avatar
Joe795|Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot from the Trocadaro. Love the B&W.
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lilianyas's avatar
Lovely picture! xx
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Rafiqus|Student Digital Artist
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LEMANJAQ's avatar
b e a u t i f u l . . . love the bird watching the scenery.......
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dawardy's avatar
nice shot, check out my gallery you mite like some of my work :)
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pxzuniga's avatar
Simply amazing!
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CurlycueObLiViOn's avatar
Beautiful :heart: .... Is your username based off of the song "Kissed By a Rose" by Seal? (sorry, just had an epiphany...)
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enigma-rain|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm from New York, and pigeons are just flying rats to us. They pretty much rule the city, but only children and the elderly feed them. By time you're a teenager, you realize just how much of a nuisance they can be especially when an old man feeds them everyday on your block and they crap all over everyone's cars. A man literally couldn't drive his car because he had dried bird droppings completely obscuring his windshield.

On another note, this is an amazing shot, and your tagline (I guess I can call it that) "Pigeons rule this city" is so damn true. We build these massive structures, and all we can really do is take the elevator up to the top and look in awe. But even to a pigeon, this tower is insignificant. They can fly to the top whenever they want to, over it if they feel like it, and they just use it to nest in and rest when they don't feel like flying anymore.

Geez...sorry for the long comments.
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PleaseImJustaGirl's avatar
 Thank You, I did not know such Things about NYC.  This is the City of My Elders who suffered under the Nazi Occupation and Joined the Maquis to fight as the French Resistance. I grew up in Tokyo which has a Similar Tower so I cannot be in Paris without Remembering Tokyo, and vice versa. Pigeons, They Fool us all Don't they!
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kitamba's avatar
i like your process
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mrmojorising998's avatar
I like how the pigeon is just perched there. I dunno, something about it is a nice touch. Good shot!
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Dabug123|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god thats beautiful :heart: i just... wow... its amazing!
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hstrauss's avatar
Currently living the Paris-dream. It's awesome that while I'm here, I discover JFan photos of my current location. Surrealism? Check! :D
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GiardQatar|Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice
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JeanFan|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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WolfxButterfly's avatar
Pigeons DO rule that city. XD Keep up the great work! :heart:
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JeanFan|Hobbyist Photographer
:XD: :highfive:
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quiroz2's avatar
An awesome shot as always. :)
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