A car. Parked. In Paris. Juxtopositional elements always catch my eye, so seeing a modern car in an 18th Century courtyard (found in the Les Invalides) gave me pause – and reason to take the photo.

It might not seem apparent at first glance, but this has been selectively black & white treated (everything but the car), using the green channel to provide the most even shadow/highlight detail, then tinted to match the original stone color (but more uniformly). Additional sharpening, levels, curves and cropping made the most of the post-processing.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 9 May, 2011
  • Exposure bias: -2/6EV
  • Focal length: 22mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s

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