I took this photo of the Hotel du Louvre during a trip to Paris in 1993. I carefully propped my camera against a hand-railing to steady it during the slow exposure of 1/4 second. As I took my first frame, a bus drove past. I cursed my luck and took the photograph again. (This was pre-digital, and I was poor enough that every frame of transparency film that I shot was expensive.) Anyway, I cursed my luck, thinking the bus would spoil the image I was after. However, when I saw the results, the ‘accident’ looked far better than the intended shot.
This favorite photo of mine, is this week’s entry for the Alive for 365 project.
[ Pentax Z-1; Pentax-FA 28-80mm f3.5-4.7 / Fujichrome RD 100 ]
[ Paris, France / April '93 ]
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