Photographer's Note

A view of Paris at twilight of a cold grey January day. The photo was taken from the roof of Samaritaine department store at zoom 300, the largest zoom possible with the lens I've used. As it always does, the large zoom brought together different elements, located in reality quite far away from each other. In the foreground we see the upper part of the eastern facade of the Louvre (Sully pavilion). This is not the main facade, but the one that can be seen from Cour Carrée. Behind, there is place de la Concorde with its obelisk, then we see the whole Champs-Élysées avenue, highlighted by the car lights, then the Arc de Triomphe and in the background - the silouettes of the La Defense skyscrapers.

Because the sky was so pale, I thought it could be a picture from an old newspaper, and added 5% Gaussian noise to emphasize this effect. The blueish haze was there from the beginning though. Scanned from printed photo.

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