WPC: Door

For this week’s photography challenge: Door

At Notre Dame Cathedral's door
At Notre Dame Cathedral’s door
Seville Cathedral
Seville Cathedral
For a change, a woman walking through the door captured in a glass
For a change, a woman walking through the door captured in a glass

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Love Locks

While I was in Paris, I saw these bridges which were filled with “Love Locks”. I used to wonder how people could find space to add theirs to it. Even though it sounds all romantic and all, I thought it was a little bit too much because it sort of kept spreading from one bridge to another and there is no ending to it.
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Today I read an article where it was mentioned that Paris is going to remove all these love locks once and for all. I think that is a good decision.
As quoted in their FB page and article,

Whether it’s in the name of love, hate, war, peace, or selfies, marring heritage sites is not something we should embrace as travelers. If you disagree, that’s your right, but, well, you’re wrong. The Earth isn’t flat, evolution isn’t a myth, and love locks, in addition to all types of vandalism, aren’t acceptable, no matter what your justification.

I totally agree.

Eiffel Tower

When I saw Google’s Doodle for today, which said “Google celebrates the 126th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower opening its doors to the public for the first time” , it reminded me of my trip to Paris, even though I didn’t manage to get time to climb that tower. May be next time. It’s a beautiful structure to photograph, especially during that night with the full moon in the background. Here are some of my photographs of that ‘the enormous metallic structure which is now a globally recognized, iconic piece of architecture

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Adding some FX

Downloaded GIMP, thanks to my friend who uses it, and tried to create some pinhole effects on the existing photographs. Am not sure if they indeed have that pinhole effect, but I kind of like the output, except may be in the last one where I feel it is a little too bright. What do you think ?

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I am not sure if you have noticed, but I almost always end up posting an odd number of photographs for any challenge. Almost all my WPC challenges have three photographs. Honestly, I don’t know why, I like posting them in threes. If not then just one. This didn’t occur to me until I saw Linda’s JustJoJan’s prompt (one of the challenges/prompts I am currently doing and for the others, if you are interested in some, you can check this post here)  for the next ten days, which was related to numbers.