Room with a View

In photography, as in life, there are always at least two points of view: that of the camera, and that of the subject. My title for Room with a View may seem sardonic, but actually it was an interesting view—and far better than the view from the first room I had at this luxury Parisian hotel, which was buried at the bottom of a deep courtyard. Kind of reminded me of the view from one of my New York studios facing a dark air shaft, but I digress.

Which room has the view? My view of curves, shapes and lines, and facing a rooftop Parisian apartment window sporting a pair of sneakers stored outside—or the window-with-sneakers facing towards me, with a view of my window (you may have to look hard to see the sneakers in aerated storage, click on the image to view it larger!).

Room with a View by Harold Davis

Room with a View © Harold Davis

Exposure data: 70mm, eight exposures at shutter speeds between 3/10 of a second and 1/160 of a second, each exposure at f/25 and ISO 100, tripod mounted; exposures processed and combined in Photoshop and converted to monochromatic using Silver Efex Pro.

This entry was posted in France, Monochrome, Paris, Photography.

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  1. By Apartments on the Boulevard Haussman on April 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    […] to emphasize its evident symmetry, and processed it using the same set of techniques I used with Room with a View (where there were old sneakers outside the windows!) to make the image look as much like an […]

  2. By Window in Bourges on September 2, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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  3. By A room with a view on December 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

    […] other examples of my passion for photographing from (or of)  hotel room windows include this view out a back window of the pre-renovation Hotel Lutece in Paris showing (once again) complicated duct work, this view of my window on the cathedral in Bourg, […]

  4. By Hotel Room with a View on October 31, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    […] Some other hotel rooms with a view: Positano Morning; Window in Bourges; Room with a View. […]

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