Opening the markets in Paris and a Quick Tips for Tuesday

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have never seen it before, it is a site to witness someday. Every morning, like clockwork, these little neighborhoods all over Paris open up the day with their amazing temporary stands of fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, cheeses, meats, and pastries. This little one was along one of my favorite little areas in the Latin Quarter called Rue Muffetard (not sure if that is spelled correctly but google will fix it for ya). To be honest with you, it was nice NOT to have a standard American style superstore around. Hopping from La Fromagerie to La Boulangerie to La Marche’ de fruits is, how should I say, so very French. And that, of course, is one of the reasons we escape to places like this 😉

(Walmart, seriously, no need to open up here….they’re OK without you…..)

Opening the markets in the Latin Quarter_I actually worked on on the image above in todays Quick Tip for Tuesday video, or at least one of the files from the bracketed series, to show you a certain effect I used on the cobblestones. In short, a really quick trick to create that “it just rained” look to the bricks and cobblestones, crank up the contrast and clarity faders either in camera raw or Lightroom (they are actually the same processing engines), and paint the effect in where you want it. This can also be done in photoshop after the image is already opened as camera raw can be used as a filter now.

Again, I share it in the video below 🙂

(or at least, I attempt to!)


Or watch the video here!

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