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Notre Dame Cathedral
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Monday, April 15, 2019
By Jim Zuckerman
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n honor of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and in acknowledgement of the terrible fire today, here is a shot of this remarkable 800 year old French icon I took a few years ago. I digitally placed a gibbous moon behind the famous spire, and I photographed this from the back side to show the flying buttresses because I find them to be intriguing. This was the solution in medieval times for supporting the heavy roof and to prevent it from caving in -- which tragically it did today. I used a 70-200mm lens set to 100mm, and my settings were 30 seconds, f/16, and 200 ISO. I used auto white balance in this situation due to the mixed lighting sources.

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Rosemary Sheel - A beautiful memory for all of us. I wonder where they will find the artisans to do the stone work. There can't be many.

Thanks for this.
Barbara Vickers - Thanks for this beautiful photo Jim. A great loss to the world but hopefully it will be rebuilt.


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