Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

Title: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

 Photographer name: Raphaël Chekroun


Description of place:

The Bibliothèque Sainte-Genevieve (BSG) is a public library located in Paris. The Bibliothèque Ste.-Genevieve structure designed by Labrouste stands at the Sainte-Genevieve hill, across the street from the Pantheon, in the Latin Quarter.

I was in Paris this summer, following a summer course in Panthéon-Assas University to prepare the bar exam. In summer there are very few students in Paris, except some medicine and law students!

Even if I was there for studying, I couldn’t resist to take some shots!

Technical information:

I took three bracketed shots, but I was not convinced with the result. So, I decided to process only the “normal exposed” pic with Photomatix. That’s why I got extra details (especially next to the large windows) without substantial noise.

I wanted to reveal  two different subjects : studying atmosphere and architecture. Basically, the hardest part when processing this pic was adjusting and correct perspective with Lightroom.

Camera : Pentax KX

Lens :    Pentax 17/70 f/4 SDM

HDR Software:  Photomatix Pro,

ISO: 200

Aperture: f/5,6

Shutter speed: 1/40s

Number of exposures: 1

Tripod/handheld:  handheld

 Photographers bio:

Raphaël Chekroun, 25 y.o from La Rochelle, France. Graduated from law school and just succeeded the Bar exam!

I’m interested in tech stuffs since I’m a kid and I discovered my passion for photography two years ago when visiting US National Parks (Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion,…). I’m the official photographer for a local basketball team and I love shooting landscapes during “blue hour”.

When I’m doing some HDR, I try to show the reality, I hate over-processed HDRs!

I shoot with a Pentax KX and I’m going to buy the new K5 II.

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