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Old Jan 27, 2007, 1:49 AM   #1
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For anyone who's never been down in this area of the Pantheon, the light is dim to near non-existant. These were all shot with the Olympus E-300 and 7-14 Zuiko at various focal length settings and ISO 400:

Tombof Voltair..



Tombof Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philosopher of the Enlightenment, his views influenced the leaders of the French Revolution:



My main reason for taking this nextimage was to record the tomb of Victor Hugo, but the tomb at the back is also that of a famous writer, Alexandre Dumas, author of the novels "The Count of Monte Cristo", "The Three Musketeers", and "The Man in the Iron Mask" just to name three.



The last image below contains the tombs of (Right) Sadi Carnot, d.1832- Noted for his work in the field of Thermodynamics. (Left, Bottom) Count Lazar Carnot, d.1823- French General. Left-wing member of the Revolutionary Convention. His opposition to the Terror turned him against Maximillian Robespierre. He went on to have a distinguished political and military career under Napoleon but was proscribed as a regicide at the restoration of the Bourbons. Sent into exile, he devoted himself to mathematics, and was a pioneer, with Monge, of analytic geometry. Grandfather of Sadi Carnot. (Left, Top) Marceau- French General during the Revolutionary period, he was killed in battle in Germany on September 21, 1796 at age 27.


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Old Jan 27, 2007, 6:57 AM   #2
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Facinating photos! Thank you for posting these photos and the information!

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Old Jan 27, 2007, 2:46 PM   #3
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Hey! an invisable hand seems to have brightened up some images and healed the highlight areas in some since I last saw them before dinner:roll:Oh, or isbecause of the wine I had during the meal??:G

Anyway, I was just going to say that I found the dynamic range of your camera impressive (ah,matching your mastery!)Because, though I hadconsiderablybrightened up your first image which seemed much darker than the one we see now,noise was still not an issue!
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Youare too nice, thank you!Yes, images 1 and 3 have been on my website for a while, but I re-worked the RAW files in Photoshop'sCamera RAW, and I finally got around to doing the last image, which I had passed up processinguntil now. In the image of Voltair's tomb, I processed the RAWfile twice to get better light on the statue, and only sharpened the statue to keep any noise down to a minimum in the shadows, then combined the two.

The last two images are of rooms that were actually closed off by a locked door that had openings you could look through. Having the superwide lens in this case was great.I was able to hold the lens face through, making it look like the area was open. Here's one of those doors...


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I noticed the brightening of the pics as well

from viewing them earlier, nice photo's

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The last two images are of rooms that were actually closed off by a locked door that had openings you could look through.
...andexploit as a solid tripod(which they prohibit!) as well, I can imagine
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Yep, exactly, as Ibelieve the exposures were botharound 1/10 second.
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