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Paris Louvre Museum pyramid night black and white photo by Will Austin

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

September 27, 2012

Thanks to everyone who ordered prints from my Europe trip!  I am still editing them, about 8,000 images, wow.  And I am very grateful to my friends at Unified Color who have been posting some of my trip photos on the Unified Color Blog and front page.  I used their HDR Express software to process these photos.

This first shot of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is a combination of 7 exposures shot from our apartment window at night.  It is difficult to see here but there are several thousand people on the far right at an outdoor concert.  I always wanted to visit this acclaimed building designed by Frank Gehry and we loved the museum as well, especially the Richard Serra installation.  On the lower left you can see the “Maman” spider sculpture by artist Louise_Bourgeoisan and in the reflecting pool at the right is Tall Tree and The Eye by Anish Kapoor.

Guugeheim Bilbao night HDR aerial photo by Will Austin

 

And… the Louvre!  Ever since I went to Paris the first time a couple of years ago I wanted to see the I. M. Pei pyramid at the Louvre light up at night.  The color version of this shot is on the Unified Color blog but I think I prefer this black and white version.  You can get a sense of the scale by looking for the 3 people at the far right tip of the pyramid.

Paris Louvre Museum pyramid night black and white photo by Will Austin

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