SEPTEMBER 1988 – Side view of the majestic Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, France. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Paris in France is full of photo opportunities, just like any other metropolis. However, it is also full of history, and has been for most of the time.
When we visited Paris in 1988 we stayed for almost a week and massively enjoyed the city and its many stunning locations. We took our time to explore the city, mostly walking, which gave us the opportunity to discover angles that were a bit more unusual than your typical postcard shot.
This is one of these photos: the Hôtel des Invalides which is a military museum today (and no, it’s not a hotel!) I really like the angle and crop as it puts the focus on the giant main entrance and the huge French flag at the top. And there are no tourists! Yee-hah! Admittedly, the constrast is pretty harsh, but the image still works for me.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||September 1988|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4506 x 6787 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|