Futile Challenge

Futile Challenge

This is La Renommé e de la Guerre (Fame of War) by Clé ment Steine, one of the “Fames” – gilded statues that sit atop the bridge anchors on the Pont Alexandre III in Paris. As chance would have it, a plane with vapour-trails crossed in front of the moon as part of the frame of the shot, providing some imaginary context to the statue’s pose.

Pre-process in LightRoom – the main being the split-toning and vignette, with a crop (and slight rotation). Photoshop was used for levels/curves and sharpening.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4.8
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 9 May, 2011
  • Exposure bias: -4/6EV
  • Focal length: 52mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

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