Pro tip – don’t hang of a railing at the Louvre Museum to get “the shot”, the gendarmes do not appreciate it.
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.M. C. Escher
On one of my trips to Paris my wife and I spent the better part of the day at the Louvre Museum. We simply walked through the galleries and just took in the beauty of the building and the artworks. Yes, I grabbed a number of images from the displays, including Psyche and Cupid elsewhere in this show, but this image is by far my favorite from the visit.
This image was taken using a Sigma 15mm Fisheye lens, to get that wonderful curvature and perspective. Once I was done editing the image, and converted it to a black and white line drawing style, it screamed Escher to me, and hence the name.
Looking at it now, it makes me want to go and roll a beachball down the stairs, not sure why, but it does. Then again, those Gendarmes would probably be unamused. 🙂
The gallery image is printed on 13×19 Polar Gloss Metallic paper and is $175 at the event.
- Title: Walking the Louvre Stairs with Escher
- Camera: NIKON D610
- Focal length: 15mm
- Aperture: ƒ/3.2
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/40s
- Copyright: ©2015-2018 John P. Hoke