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From the archive: Famous Neighbor at Père Lachaise 1989

France, Paris – January 1989

One from the archive. Père Lachaise is a famous graveyard in Paris, with lots of celebrities being rested there; another one for this week’s lens artistists challenge #168: seen better days. You can buy a map with the names of the famous on it, to find their graves. One of the youngest to be buried there was Jim Morrisson. Lead singer of The Doors, icon. The first time I visited Père Lachaise was early in 1985. Together with a friend we took a look at his grave; which was not that difficult to find because ‘helpful’ signs on gravestones, with arrows, pointed one in the right direction. At his grave we found a very young girl mourning. I asked her why she was so sad. “Jim is gone!”, she said. She must have been very young when he died in 1971. But her grieve was real. And years later in 2021, on a walk around the local lake, young people were playing The Doors loud on a big ghetto blaster like device. They looked at me as I walked by, smirking at me because they thought I did not like the loudness nor the music. “Great music boys”, I said as I walked by. They were surprised and replied: “Yes, this is great music sir!”. We grinned together, two different generations but the same love for The Doors. Break on through to the other side.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

Originally shot with Nikon F301 on Kodak TriX, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

From the archive: Père Lachaise 1989

France, Paris – January 1989

One from the archive. Père Lachaise is a famous graveyard in Paris, with lots of celebrities being rested there for this week’s lens artistists challenge #168: seen better days.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

Originally shot with Nikon F301 on Kodak TriX, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

From the archive: Chapelle Finistère 1981

France, Porspoder (Côte des Légendes) – August 1981

The B4 retouch series
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. All of them are not completely retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

The  picture was originally shot with Pentax K1000 on Kodak Plusx, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

From the archive: Brouillard Portsall 1981

France, Portsall – August 1981

The B4 retouch series
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. All of them are not completely retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

The  picture was originally shot with Pentax K1000 on Kodak Plusx, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

From the archive: L’Opera Paris 1989

France, Paris – January 1989

Opéra Bastille.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

For more information on how to join the Weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenges, click here for details.

Originally shot with Nikon F301 on Kodak TriX, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

From the archive: Les Tuileries Paris

France, Paris – January 1989

Les Tuileries.

About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

For more information on how to join the Weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenges, click here for details.

Originally shot with Nikon F301 on Kodak TriX, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

From the archive: Famille Porspoder 1981

France, Porspoder – August 1981

The B4 retouch series
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. All of them are not completely retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.

The  picture was originally shot with Pentax K1000 on Kodak Plusx, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

Off the Rocks

France, Saint-Malo – July 2013

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #160 is ‘Your Inspiration’.

Bretagne has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. I love the rocks and the breaking water. A dangerous shore for sure, but a beautiful source of inspiration. Here a part of the marked entrance to the port of Saint-Malo,.

shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

Saint-Malo Rocks

France, Saint-Malo – July 2013

The theme for Lens-artists Weekly Photo Challenge #160 is ‘Your Inspiration’.

Bretagne has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. I love the rocks and the breaking water. A dangerous shore for sure, but a beautiful source of inspiration. Here the rocks near Saint-Malo,.

shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

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