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#1 rbsandor

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:25

Who knew that Parisians were big ice skaters? But they are. While in Paris this past December, there were ice rinks set up near the Eiffel Tower as well as in front of City Hall. Parisians flocked to them.
At the urging of Dallas, I bought an EM-5 (at least that was the excuse I gave my wife). I used it in Brasserie Bofinger, a beautiful example of the Belle Epoque style of interior decor. On occasion, I would use the touch screen of the EM-5 to focus and shoot. I did so using a slow shutter speed in some cases to highlight the fast pace of the waiters. The touch screen also allows different perspectives. Very little to no PP done on these. Richard

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#2 Dallas

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:22

Well, I'm happy to have been of service, Richard! :D

These are great, btw. I tried taking some shots at our local ice rink recently and I failed dismally. I truly need to make a better effort to learn this camera and set it up in a way that will work better for me.

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#3 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 16:22

i really like the ice skating images

how do they "set up" ice rinks? we only have indoor ones here so its unfamiliar to me
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#4 Dallas

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 16:29

i really like the ice skating images

how do they "set up" ice rinks? we only have indoor ones here so its unfamiliar to me


I'm guessing it's so freaking cold that they simply put water into big Tupperware containers and wait for nature to do its thing. :)

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#5 Dallas

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 16:33

Actually, I have a question for those who skate: is there some kind of universal ice rink law that dictates the skaters must go around in an anti-clockwise direction? It's always been the case at our little rink here since I was a lot younger than 45, so just curious to hear if its the same everywhere.

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#6 olivier

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 16:35

Unfortunately it has not been cold in Paris for weeks (around 10°C)... There is a cooling circuit below the ice.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 17:44

Actually, I have a question for those who skate: is there some kind of universal ice rink law that dictates the skaters must go around in an anti-clockwise direction? It's always been the case at our little rink here since I was a lot younger than 45, so just curious to hear if its the same everywhere.

When speedskating, all go counter clockwise.
On those smaller rinks, I guess you could go in any direction, but it makes sense to go in the same direction as the crowd...
(Why not be the first to enter, and start skating clockwise, just to see what happens? :devil: )
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 18:06

Glad to see the street shots of Paris, you survived to share the photos :)

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#9 rbsandor

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 18:25

Hi Folks: thanks to all for looking and commenting. Richard




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