Well not the actual Pieta that I learned about in art class – that is in St. Peter’s in Vatican City and we were there a few years before this past trip to Paris. Unfortunately I wasn’t into photography at that point so I wasn’t snapping as many pictures then.
Photo of the Day – Notre Dame Pieta
This version of La Pieta is in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France. It is near the back of the church and is a real marvel. Notre Dame doesn’t permit tripods and the lighting is bad so I had to crank up the ISO on the camera which made the shot a bit noisy. I used Topaz DeNoise to remove most of it and after putting a vignette around the outside I was pleased with how it turned out. I’m heading to Notre Dame again tomorrow – not the one in Paris – the one in South Bend to watch their football game on Saturday. My family planned this trip before the season started and they were ranked in the top five. We got pretty lucky with a good game and also the weather which is supposed to be 50 degrees. You can’t ask for much better than that in the middle of November in the Midwest!