Paris Luxembourg Garden Bench by Photojournalist Clay McLachlan

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Paris Luxembourg Garden Bench by Photojournalist Clay McLachlan
Luxembourg bench. Photo by ©Clay McLachlan 2012 @claypix Luxembourg Bench I was walking with my family through the Jardin du Luxembourg on New Year’s Day and noticed this bench in a perspective I hadn’t noticed ever before. My two-year-old daughter waited patiently (sort of) in her stroller while I composed this image. I chose to convert the image to black and white because, for me, the moment reminds me of what I imagine this same spot might have looked like 100 years ago. I love how the light leads from below the bench in the bottom of the frame all the way to tree branches (clearly winter) at the top. We continued on to the children’s playground for an afternoon of unbridled play. Technical Details: iPhone 4, Hipstamatic app, John S lens, Ina’s 1969 film. Post-production with PhotoShop Express app. Want to know more? Related content: Liberty in Paris (Clay McLachlan’s photo of the Statue of Liberty model in Jardin du Luxembourg) Five Paris Autumn Walks: Père-Lachaise, Tuileries, Luxembourg, Buttes Chaumont, Monceau Jardin du Luxembourg: Women Behind the Statues Clay McLachlan is a Paris-based photojournalist with a clientele that includes internationally acclaimed top chefs, resorts and restaurants. His work has been published in award-winning books you can learn about at Clay McLachlan.com. Clay shares a slice of life in France and beyond in a photo published weekly in BonjourParis.   Subscribe for FREE weekly newsletters with subscriber-only content. BonjourParis has been a leading France travel and French lifestyle site since 1995.   Readers’ Favorites: Top 100 Books, imports & more at our Amazon store We daily update our selections, including the newest available with an Amazon.com pre-release discount of 30% or more. Find them by starting here at the back of the Travel section, then work backwards page by page in sections that interest you. Alain Ducasse loves Paris and he’s got recommendations for visitors in his new book…click on an image for details.               Click on this banner to link to Amazon.com & your purchases support our site….merci!
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