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Ponte Alexandre III Paris France

Paris with A Camera

With camera, lenses, and tripod in tow I set out from Chicago to Paris, ‘The City of Lights’. I stayed in an apartment hotel in Montrouge, http://bit.ly/1sZsiaj, in the 14th arrondissement.

Unlike my other trips to this wonderful city, I decided to travel Paris via public transportation, bus only. The bus trips, in my opinion, were better than taking tour buses. One experiences the flavor of the city amongst the residents verses the tourists.

Some of the places I visited with photos available:

Eiffel Tower – This prominent structure is made out of iron and is built on Champ de Mars. The tower got its name from the engineer who built it and it is the tallest building in the entire city.

Hotel du Cluny –  It was formerly the town house of the abbots of Cluny, started in 1334. The structure was rebuilt by Jacques d’Amboise, abbot in commendam of Cluny 1485-1510; it combines Gothic and Renaissance elements.

Saćre Coeur – The Basilica crowns one of the highest hills in Paris on the butte of Montmartre offering one of the best views of the city.

Louvre – What can I say, the museum of museums. It dates back to 1200 when it was built as a fortress. Today it houses some of the most famous art in the world.

Jardins du Luxembourg – The Jardin (garden) features a series of statues which portray the queens of France and other illustrious women along the terraces of the park

Jardins des Tuileries – The Tuileries garden extends for about a kilometer from Palace du Carrousel to Palace de la Concorde.

Flame of Liberty – The Flame of Liberty (Flamme de la Liberté) in Paris is a full-sized, gold-leaf-covered replica of the new flame at the upper end of the torch carried in the hand of the Statue of Liberty at the entrance to the harbor of New York City since 1986.

Pont Alexander III – The Ponte Alexandre III is considered by many to be one of the prettiest bridges in Paris. The bridge is located south of the Champs Elysees at the southern end of Avenue Winston Churchill in the 7th and 8th arrondissements.

Théâtre de la Ville – One of the two theatres built in the 19th century by Baron Haussmann at Place du Châtelet.

Pont Neuf  – Paris’ oldest bridge. A beautiful bridge over the Seine River and it is also the longest.

The Palace De Chaillot aka the Trocadero – The Palace De Chaillot was constructed for the 1937 World Fair, designed by Boileau, Carlu und Azema built on the previous building, the Trocadero.

La Conciergerie – The “Antechamber to the Guillotine” – Located on the Banks of the Seine the building dates back the 13th and early 14th century. It’s name derives from concierge, as the royal governor in charge of the building was called.

Photos are available at:  http://larryrichey.smugmug.com Please feel free to take look.

 

How to Backup Photos w/o Carrying a PC or Using the Internet

I actually read this on Fstoppers and damn it works. Thus I decided to share it. I have made a few annotations which I employ.

I take a portable hard drive, WD passport(1T), and a card reader. Both are virtually no weight and small. I go to the business center of the hotel and use their computer. The computer will either have a SD Card slot or not. If it does you don’t need your card reader. If it doesn’t here’s where the card reader comes in. The computer will most likely have an USB port. The card reader has an USB port. Plug it in and also plug in via the HD to the other USB port. Download your photos to the HD. You’re done, no internet or your own computer required. This can also be done at an internet cafe. To be sure get yourself an USB hub just in case the hotel or internet cafe’s computer only has one USB port. his works.

Bad Food Ads Strike Again!!!!

The Post, as some of us know, chronicles food photos. And they seem to be always on the look out for deception. Check out their article on ‘Food Ads vs real Food Photos’.

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/food-ad_n_3861440.html

 

 

 

 

Slagel Farm NY Strip-Steak Black Garlic Bordelaise, Foraged Mush

We Eat With Our Eyes!!!!!

We eat with our eyes!!!

Restaurateurs get photos of your menu selections and only pay for what you like!!!

Satisfaction guaranteed, no charge if you are not
satisfied.
Photos done at your location, at your convenience
Photos are optimized for all Social Media
Photos are optimized for your Website
Photos are searchable/findable via Search Engines
such as Google, Yahoo or Bing
Photos can be further optimized for prints and
other marketing tools

Photos taken at your restaurant of the meals of your choice. Review photos electronically. If don’t like them you pay nothing. Or choose the photos you like and only pay for those photos.

PS: Filename Convention, an image named DCS87799 or img.01019.jpeg will be buried by search engines while ‘Roasted Leg of Lamb’ has search-ability in search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc). All photos have GPS coding to your location address. Photos are sized to the specific requirements for the media you choose and your website (adherence to file/image load requirements).

AGAIN, IF DON’T LIKE THE PHOTOS YOU PAY NOTHING. ONLY PAY FOR AND GET PHOTOS YOU LIKE!!!

Samples of my work can be found atwww.larryrichey.smugmug.com/Food-Photography

Self Nutrition Data – Know What You EAT!!!

Self nutrition data know what you eat. I found this site while reviewing and looking into the ingredients I was using to brine my food. I was looking to get more information on the health benefits of brining and the ingredients. And damn, this article virtually leaped out at me. Thus I decided to share it. Self Nutrition Data is is good to know. Here’s the site;

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/9743/2

 

Bad Restaurant Food Photography: Strikes Again!!!!

Bad restaurant food photography strikes again. Hats off to the Huffington Post. They are continuing to chronicle bad food pics by restaurants. Don’t let your restaurant be amongst their posts. Take a look and see for yourself at;

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harmon-leon/bad-restaurant-food-photo_2_b_3111691.html

 

 

Get Great Photos of Family and Friends this Holiday Season Yourself

I thought I would take a moment and step away from food photography and just speak on photography in general. With the upcoming holidays virtually upon us a few of us will be taking photos of family, friends, scenes, etc. So let’s step back and make the photos we take good memorable shots. Take time to know your camera whether it is your phone, a point and shoot, or a DSLR.  And yes, take into consideration lighting (light has many different colors that your camera picks up that we need to compensate for). Our brain makes instantaneous calculations to correct what we see; our cameras need help to get things right. This means getting the White Balance (WB) correct. Let’s not let that colorcast make our friends look alien.

As a final note:  sure, carrying your photos around on your phone or tablet is nice and perhaps this is today’s past time. But prints are a true keepsake. Prints have permanence, remembrance, and value to us all in a special way. If you decide to get prints, take time to know your pixel parameters and the right dimensions for your camera.  Remember, resolution requirements for screen rendering (mobile device or desktop) is not the same for prints. Get your prints done right and they will last.

Sliders - Bacon - Carmelized Onion - Blue Cheese Fondue

Restaurateurs get photos of your menu selections and only pay for what you like!!!

Restaurateurs get photos of your menu selections and only pay for what you like!!!

Satisfaction guaranteed, no charge if you are not satisfied.

Photos done at your location, at your convenience

Photos are optimized for all Social Media

Photos are optimized for your Website

Photos are searchable/findable via Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing

Photos can be further optimized for prints and other marketing tools

Photos taken at your restaurant of the meals of your choice. Review photos electronically. If don’t like them you pay nothing. Or choose the photos you like and only pay for those photos.

PS:         Filename Convention, an image named DCS87799 or img.01019.jpeg will be buried by search engines while ‘Roasted Leg of Lamb’ has search-ability in search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc). All photos have GPS coding to your location address. Photos are sized to the specific requirements for the media you choose and your website (adherence to file/image load requirements).

AGAIN, IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE PHOTOS YOU PAY NOTHING. ONLY PAY FOR AND GET PHOTOS YOU LIKE!!!

 

Samples of my work can be found on my website www.larryrichey.smugmug.com/Food-Photography