Napoleonic Totem

Napoleonic Totem

The Place Vendôme Column, in the square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France.

Shot against the sun, the trick was to pull the detail out of the shadow without blowing-out the sky. Simple shadow/highlight, sharpen, levels/curves did the trick.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 9 May, 2011
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

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