Lyon, Cathédrale Saint-Jean
In France, the Feast of Ascension is a holiday, and since it always happens on a Thursday, most companies, administrations and other organisations generally give their employees a day off on the following Friday so that people can enjoy 4 consecutive days of holidays. This year, since I live in Paris, I’ve decided to spend those 4 days in Lyon, where I hadn’t been for three months at least.
Quite unfortunately, the weather is not so nice this year, so I haven’t been able to take as many pictures – and some pictures I wanted to take – as I wished. However, it’s been a great opportunity to try one of these ND filters I had bought some time ago, and try to take advantage of the meh weather we have by taking long exposure B&W pictures during daytime, more precisely in the hush hours of the morning.
I must confess I still need much more practice, and maybe something else than a variable ND filter, which I understand is not the best for long exposure photography. However, I’m still thrilled by the first results I have, and I’m pretty sure that with some practice (in photography, it often comes down to this), the results I get will vastly improve. I can’t wait to use those filters again in Paris !
I hope you’ll enjoy the few shots I’ve taken this morning, including those of traboules which are not meant to be photographically perfect, but should give you an idea of why I love Lyon and its Renaissance district so much, and if you’ve got any advice regarding long-exposure photography and filters, don’t hesitate to post a comment, I’d be glad to receive some help.
Saint-Georges, under the Tilsitt bridge
La Passerelle du Palais de Justice, under the Tilsitt bridge
Lyon, by the Saône
Lyon, la Passerelle du Palais de Justice
Some stairs in Rue Mercière
Light well in La Maison du Soleil
Stairs in a traboule
A window in a traboule
A traboule in Montée du Change
Traboule Quai Saint-Antoine
Traboule near Quai Saint-Antoine
Passerelle Saint-Vincent, Saint-Paul