Paris in Black and White
Some of my favorite photos from my trip to Paris were a complete accident. Since I have to look through the view finder of my Nikon camera and not at the screen, I didn’t notice it was on the black and white setting until I was half way through the Tuileries. Because it was grey and cloudy at the time, the results are more moody than the other photos I took in color. This experience makes me also realize how much a want to take a photography class. I enjoy taking photos and it would be nice to learn how to use all the buttons on my camera! I know a lot of people who hate taking photos on vacation but I love capturing the feeling of a place just as much as the actual image. It’s my version of painting or drawing and I hope you enjoy them!
Photos by Heather Clawson
Heather, I love black and white photography, and these images are superb!
Love the moodiness of the black and white. Perfect!
Great images! Black & white always looks so classic.
I can’t wait to see Stephan next week and hear all about your trip.
Have been in this park many times and you have captured its essence in your lovely B/W photos. ~Michelle
Heather, I love all of your pics. You should really consider selling them. I think you definitely have an eye for photography.
These are beautiful Heather. I want to go back there soon!
Paula Grace ~
those are gorgeous, chic! you should frame some!
You have a good eye for photography!
Quality images. I think the Bachelor Pad could use a few of these. (Not for free though)
The photos are great…they look professional! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip and what you bought!
Lovely. The City radiates such elegance…
these are great. you are a good photographer!
These are exquisite and classic.
I suggest you print them out–fine paper, fine printing–and use them in your clients’ rooms.
By the way–no need to take photo class, clearly!
happy days, http://www.thestylesaloniste.com
Tres chic – or has someone said that already? Beautiful images!
Your photos so beautifully capture Paris. I agree with the person who suggested that you print the images out and use them together on a wall.
Don’t keep us waiting, just how cute did you look while in Paris?
Stunning! Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
You know I am MAD for the black and white – anything!
Tres..or C’est..Magnifique!!!!! 🙂
I smell Paris…
Glad your trip was dreamy for you.
Beautiful photos -framed perfectly- but what i want to know is how you managed to take these with out a tourist in sight!
They are lovely Heather…really tugging on my heart strings. I am yearning to go back to Europe soon…
Those photos are the results of a wonderful camera mishap. It happens all the time -the best creativeness is often accidental.
I’m glad you had a wonderful trip but may your best trip to Paris be your next one
There is no better way to capture Paris than in black and white.. timeless.
Now that you have experienced Paris, you should start planning your next visit to Provence.. Avignon( Papal City) then Aix.. and down to Saint- Paul de Vence (9th century and heart-stopping).. and finish off at Le Chateau de la Chevre d’Or in Eze (4th Century and breath-taking) on the Cote d’Azur.. literally carved into cliffs overhanging the Mediterranean.
And every stop between is equally beautiful.
So excited to see more photos.. miss France and getting my “fix” through you. Thank you!
I said to myself, “These remind me of Grant” and I love them for they are so classically composed. You really must have a book made or prints for sale….
Love to lonely chair!
The images you captured are lovely. I agree with @DD Saeks, print them on some fabulous paper, and frame em’.
Joining a local Meetup Group for photography is fun too. It’s amazing how many passionate photographers (professional and amateur)who are out there that want to share all that they know. It is amazing how much you learn along the way with others like that. xo
Beautiful Black & Whites! Love Jardin des Tuileries.
these are beautiful. i’ve been meaning to take some black and white photos for a change of pace.
Heather, your photos are great! Really professional!!
Have a super week-end.
Thanks everyone for all the kind comments and emails! It was so much fun taking them so I’m glad everyone enjoyed them!
Someone asked how I took them without a tourist in sight. Ha! I will wait for the exact right moment when they all walk out of the frame which sometimes can take longer than would prefer. There were so many times when people would walk into my shot or out of a door that I was photographing. It became a running joke. I hate people in my shots so it’s worth it to be patient and also quick when the moment is perfect!
heather, these are so lovely and more important… what amazing memories this will always provide for you. glad you had such a wonderful trip. x pam
What beautiful photos…I was transformed back to my last trip to Paris where we stayed very near the Tuileries and wondered through the grounds every day of our stay.
Thank you for sharing…And no, you don’t need a photography class.
I look forward to seeing more.
David @ Ashfield Hansen Design
Well, your pictures are very good taken! And I love black and white pics!
PS Paris is just beautiful and breathtaking, isn’t it?
Heather, these photos are stunning and they absolutely invoke the feeling of being there. I think you should consider compiling all of your Paris photos into a coffee table book. A book of your photography would make a great gift for your friends & family, and I’m sure many of your readers would be interested in purchasing a copy. You could call it “Je T’aime”.
Ugh! I love these photos!
Just fabulous ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥!!!
Waoh, can there be a more beautiful place in the world?! Breathtaking, historic, relaxing, the list can go on. I want to go back there now! Your pictures are awesome and I can’t thank you enough for sharing. I want to see more….
Beautiful pictures, I love the black and white setting! Of course, with digital, you can make any color picture black and white in photoshop – so many options in the digital world.
Oh, this makes me want to go back to Paris. I have only been once, and only saw a fraction of what I wanted to see…but that is the way to do it, leave a place wanting to come back.
Best pictures ever, thank you for sharing them with us…so glad you had a great trip…looking forward to seeing and hearing all about it.
Regards, Carol Ann x
I am working in with silver gelatin prints. It is so much fun to work in the darkroom. A digital photograph, until recnetly, could not compare with the silver gelatin.
I suggest you have these professionally printed. there is so much difference in the black inks. I don’t know who to use, but I would suggest you contact the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, both for professional printing, and for the available workshops in photography.
I am using another option, taking classes at the local community college. A workshop might be better for you because of the shorter term,
love your pictures!!
The B&W works perfectly for these settings–very mood-setting. Thanks for sharing,
These are beautful. With a quick trip over I thought you were aiming for l’air du temps – and here you’ve captured Paris éternel!!! Bravo!
Thanks for all the lovely comments. It’s funny that they were an accident. Sometimes things are just meant to be. I will have to figure out what to do with them now!
These photos are too lovely. If you don’t “figure out what to do with them” I will shed tears into my pillow. You don’t want that, do you? Just sayin’.
Black and white all the way! These are awesome.
I love your pictures! They’re absolutely beautiful. I haven’t been to Paris since 1994 – it’s high time I went back!