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Pigeons rule this city.

Tutorials and Resources
- Ancient Warmth action: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 18-55mm Nikkor + Grad ND filter + ND filter. Cloudy day so ISO 500 and later noise reduction in post editing was used. The camera accidentally focused on the tower and not on the pigeon so the pigeon is slightly blurry. Minor selective sharpening was used to compensate. Ideally a smaller aperture should've been used but the pigeon flew away after this shot. Channel mixer for grey scaling to selectively brighten yellow and green hues. Applied Ancient Warmth gimp script. See my FB page for the before and after post editing: [link]

Additional Comments
Back from a week long conference in Spain followed by a week long vacation in Paris and around Italy. Paris was definitely my favorite :heart: Really good food especially deserts :D macaroons and crème brûlée :drool: There are a lot of pigeons everywhere though...and people really like feeding the pigeons and letting the pigeons climb all over them ^^;

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:iconpranjan21:
pranjan21 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Great...
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:iconbannanello:
bannanello Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very perfect..! Heart 
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:iconjoe795:
Joe795 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot from the Trocadaro. Love the B&W.
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:iconlilianyas:
lilianyas Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Lovely picture! xx
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:iconrafiqus:
Rafiqus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool....
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:iconyosha-kun:
Yosha-kun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   Artist
*____*
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:iconlemanjaq:
LEMANJAQ Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student
b e a u t i f u l . . . love the bird watching the scenery.......
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:icondawardy:
dawardy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
nice shot, check out my gallery you mite like some of my work :)
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:iconpxzuniga:
pxzuniga Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Simply amazing!
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CurlycueObLiViOn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Beautiful :heart: .... Is your username based off of the song "Kissed By a Rose" by Seal? (sorry, just had an epiphany...)
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enigma-rain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm from New York, and pigeons are just flying rats to us. They pretty much rule the city, but only children and the elderly feed them. By time you're a teenager, you realize just how much of a nuisance they can be especially when an old man feeds them everyday on your block and they crap all over everyone's cars. A man literally couldn't drive his car because he had dried bird droppings completely obscuring his windshield.

On another note, this is an amazing shot, and your tagline (I guess I can call it that) "Pigeons rule this city" is so damn true. We build these massive structures, and all we can really do is take the elevator up to the top and look in awe. But even to a pigeon, this tower is insignificant. They can fly to the top whenever they want to, over it if they feel like it, and they just use it to nest in and rest when they don't feel like flying anymore.

Geez...sorry for the long comments.
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PleaseImJustaGirl Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
 Thank You, I did not know such Things about NYC.  This is the City of My Elders who suffered under the Nazi Occupation and Joined the Maquis to fight as the French Resistance. I grew up in Tokyo which has a Similar Tower so I cannot be in Paris without Remembering Tokyo, and vice versa. Pigeons, They Fool us all Don't they!
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:iconkitamba:
kitamba Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
i like your process
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:iconmrmojorising998:
mrmojorising998 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I like how the pigeon is just perched there. I dunno, something about it is a nice touch. Good shot!
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:icondabug123:
Dabug123 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god thats beautiful :heart: i just... wow... its amazing!
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:iconhstrauss:
hstrauss Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Currently living the Paris-dream. It's awesome that while I'm here, I discover JFan photos of my current location. Surrealism? Check! :D
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:icongiardqatar:
GiardQatar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice
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Tendril-of-Flowers Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Very nice!
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconwolfxbutterfly:
WolfxButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Writer
Pigeons DO rule that city. XD Keep up the great work! :heart:
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:XD: :highfive:
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:iconquiroz2:
quiroz2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
An awesome shot as always. :)
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconcarym:
CaryM Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Photographer
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconmishasushi:
mishasushi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I want to go there so bad.
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:iconbubbleblowergirl:
BubbleBlowerGirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Oh I love Paris! It is absolutely amazing! This picture potrays its beauty perfectly :)
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:iconsweetprimerose:
sweetprimerose Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Photographer
Je'taime PARIS !!!!
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:iconraddishxrawrxmoo:
raddishxrawrxmoo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Tres belllllee <3
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1passionatefool Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Terrific Shot!!!
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:iconcharacol:
Characol Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
MACARONS. OH MY GOSH SO YUMMY. Did you go to Laduree? That's where all the tourists go. :D
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FurryKnight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Very Kool....

What would you have called this if it was a Dove instead of a regular pigeion.... ? :)
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:iconhappilypsychotic:
HappilyPsychotic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   General Artist
That pigeon is such a boss. Look at him (or her), just sitting there.

Lovely shot, by the way XD
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: :dance:
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:iconhalfgeniushalfwit:
HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
This is, genuinely, the best photo of the Eiffel Tower I have seen. Normally I find them to be firmly in "meh" territory. Not this one. Bravo :)
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Thanks so much :hug:
How've you been? :D
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:iconhalfgeniushalfwit:
HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I've been well! Consumed by life, but happy. I have my own home with my girlfriend now so life is good. :D
How about you, is all well in your life?
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha I guess. Wrapping up stuff at work before school starts again :XD:
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:iconhalfgeniushalfwit:
HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Sounds pretty hectic!
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:iconpredatorias:
predatorias Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
omg, pigeons become the mascots of our beautiful capital !XD
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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Sato-photography Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I was just there! I got back on friday :D I'm in love with Paris now :) Did you go to Shakespeare and Co? It's an English language second hand bookshop set up in 1919 and it's magical! This is the inside of it [link] :D I bought my parents some macaroons from Montmartre and they're totally GORGEOUS :drool: Lovely shot! I found the sparrows more pushy than the pigeons! :heart:
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe :highfive:

Na, didn't get a chance to go there. I was in Paris for 2 days, so I pretty much stuck to visiting the "big" stuff :XD:
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katchaphrase Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   General Artist
pigeons are gross. Vermin. Lovely shot though :)
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
1/2000 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
500
Date Taken
Jul 21, 2011, 9:18:35 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

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