Rob Shaw| 06 Aug 2011| 0 comments

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6 Aug – This was just about the only place inside the Louvre that you couldn’t be harassed for using a tripod and I took full advantage.  The inverse pyramid, or La Pyramide Inversée, is a beautiful skylight structure located underground and accessible by the aforementioned Carrousel de Louvre shopping area.  Tourist crowds are always huge here and there’s actually an Apple Store off to the left of this frame that, oddly, doesn’t really seem that out of place.  I’m really starting to dig the symmetry and patterns found in man-made structures and hope to capture much more while in Japan!

Captured with 14-24mm lens on Nikon D700 at 19mm, f/22 with 7-exposures.  Joined in photomatix, layers in PS5, mask, dodge, and burn.  Topaz Adjust to the 0-ev layer and masked in people to get rid of ghosting, Topaz Adjust again to bring out details/saturation and then overlay with high pass filter.  Final crop/rotate and export in LR3.