No matter how you approach the Louvre in Paris, France it is beautiful. The entire historical structure and fact that it was the royal palace at one point really makes alot of sense given the opulence of it all. Adding to the atmosphere on this night was a violin player sitting off to the right who was playing various tunes and entertaining the many people who walked by.
You might think that we had this place all to ourselves but we didn’t – people were walking by all the time stopping to listen to music so in order to get this shot I actually had to stand here for about ten minutes and take about ten different pictures. I processed them all the exact same way in Lightroom and then imported them all as layers in Photoshop – working diligently through I masked out all of the people in the main walkway – there are a few lingerers down near the base of the pyramid but they are small. I could have brushed them out but unless you zoom in 300% you don’t see them so figured it wasn’t worth my time.
Walkway at the Louvre (Paris, France)
The pyramid structure is just the main entrance but do you notice how it is slightly off center? That was the first thing I noticed when I went and stood in this location to take the shot. I kept trying to move the tripod to get into a position where the pyramid was lined up right in the middle of the entryway. However, if I moved a few feet to the left to line up the pyramid in the middle the walkway would have been slightly off.
With all the perfection that this place is designed with – how did it happen? I googled it but couldn’t find the answer – but it was just one of those things that bothered me as I stood there.