Monochrome Monday… Musée d’Orsay, September 2000

Musée d'Orsay, September 2000Musée d’Orsay, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

Yet another image from my honeymoon in Paris way back in September 2000.

The Musée d’Orsay is housed inside the former Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans (PO) railway station on the left bank of the River Seine and I seem to remember visiting it was the only ‘touristy’ thing we did all week!

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Metro sign, Paris

Metro sign, ParisMetro sign, Paris
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

The more I play with the Negative Lab Pro plugin for Lightroom the more impressed I am with it… the results from DSLR digitisation are far better than those from either my flatbed or film scanners.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide Film Sunday… The Upper Room by Colin Wilbourn

The Upper Room by Colin Wilbourn-20000226The Upper Room by Colin Wilbourn
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Fujichrome

A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of Colin Wilbourn’s Stone Stair Carpet here and when browsing the artist’s website I discovered I’d photographed another of his creations in Durham back in February 2000.

The Upper Room was created from 13 elm trunks, arranged on the bank of the River Wear where they had grown. From most viewpoints they made little sense but at one end of the ‘grove’ there was a seat in a hollowed out trunk and from this seat the image of the empty room, complete with the remains of the meal that had taken place there became visible.

Eventually the wood deteriorated and the sculpture was dismantled…

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide Film Sunday… More from Paris

Au Lapin Agile Cabaret, Septembre 2000Au Lapin Agile Cabaret, Septembre 2000

Another couple of honeymoon images for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

Au Lapin Agile (the agile rabbit) is a legendary cabaret venue in Montmartre, Paris, just around the corner from…

La Maison Rose, Septembre 2000La Maison Rose, Septembre 2000

La Maison Rose (the pink house) is a wonderful little restaurant, originally owned by the Catalan painter Ramon Pichot (1871-1925) and his wife Germaine Gargallo (1880-1948) who was an artist’s model and lover of Picasso for many years.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide Film Sunday… Bouquinistes de Paris

Bouquinistes de ParisBouquinistes de Paris

Another honeymoon image for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

The Bouquinistes of Paris are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the River Seine… ‘the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves’.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide Film Sunday… Pont de l’Archevêché, Octobre 2000

Pont de l'Archevêché, Octobre 2000Pont de l’Archevêché, Octobre 2000

An image from September 2000 for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

My first visit to Paris (on honeymoon no less) was when I started to make a conscious effort to include people in my images, the couple chatting on the river bank really making this image for me…

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

A few (more) frames from… Paris

On the Nikon F90X Pro…

As I was scanning the negatives for my last ‘A few frames from…’ post it dawned on me that most of my honeymoon images have never been more than contact printed! One thing is for certain, it’s far easier to showcase photos in the internet age than it was 17 years ago…

So here are a few more…

Metro sign, Paris, September 2000Metro sign, Paris, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

I love these art nouveau signs, designed by French architect Hector Guimard. The curved lamp posts are designed to resemble plant stems but to me always look alien, almost as if they’re going to suddenly bow down and bite an unsuspecting tourist!

Papa? c'est Nicole! Paris, September 2000‘Papa? c’est Nicole!’ Paris, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

This scene reminded me of the characters created to advertise the Renault Clio car in the UK during the 1990s (search YouTube for the videos) and was taken during one of our many ‘beer in a pavement café’ interludes.

Sacré-Cœur Basilica, September 2000Sacré-Cœur Basilica, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

The bust of Gustave Eiffel 1832-1923Gustave Eiffel 1832-1923
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

Scanning these images is bringing back some very happy memories so expect some more in the next few days…