Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Old world, retro, vintage vibe in Montmartre Paris, B&W

Street Life // Montmartre, Paris {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Old world, retro, vintage vibe in Montmartre Paris, B&W

Street life photography isn’t much of my strength, so I had to go into the archives for the challenge this week. I will say I loved getting this vintage retro vibe in Montmartre, in the north hills of Paris, last year on a fantastic trip with friends! I blogged a different capture of this vintage car rolling down the street here.

Have you seen the other street life submissions over at The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Street Life? Check them out here, or my past photo challenge submissions here.

Don’t forget to like and follow me on FaceBook here!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Going, Going, Gone {Photo Fridays}

2013-03-11_2116_Paris_Montmartre_retro-warm-2

I knew my settings weren’t right, but I had seconds to get the shot before the car was gone and the opportunity missed. Here’s my original shot:

2013-03-11_2116_original

Yup, just a tad blue! But again, I knew I had a brief window, and I could work with the image in Lightroom to change the coloring. So using the presets that came in Lightroom, along with some favorites from onOne Software and My Four Hens, I took that original blue image and converted it to these black and whites, and sepia toned images:

2013-03-11_2116_bw-look2   2013-03-11_2116_winded

2013-03-11_2116_Paris_Montmartre_retro-warm   2013-03-11_2116_gritty-warm_tint-brown_grit-med_vignette-2lt_vintage-antique-2

Add a little grit, a little vignetting, and all is right with the world. Is it the greatest shot ever? Absolutely not. But no staging, no re-do’s; just a brief slice of time to capture this and play with it in Lightroom. Using the Develop mode sliders and presets gave me some beautiful options for this image. I’m a happy camper and can’t complain!

So the moral of the story? Don’t be afraid to get a bad shot. Don’t miss a moment because your settings aren’t right. We’re lucky enough to have incredible software at our fingertips to help us take a leap with those shots. You won’t be kicking yourself for a bad shot, but you will be kicking yourself for a missed shot!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c