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I decided to make a walk along the Saint-Martin canal this afternoon, a place I don't know much yet.

It's a world apart in Paris. I wasn't aware there were such a specific mood in this area. Not a rich part of Paris, these streets along the canal become more and more fashionable and one can feel that a some kind of colors from the past remain here with people riding their bicycle everywhere, lots of old Café, a great perspective on the Canal and its steep bridges.

Right there, I know that two famous movies were shot : "Hotel du Nord", the typical french film of the 50's and a recent one which brought this place back under the lights "Amelie Poulain".

Still, I believe that only few people can afford a flat in this area because this nice mood attracts more and more young wealthy people which leads to an amazing increase of the real estates prices.

To tell the truth, It was several weeks that I wasn't satisfied by my pictures. And I was thinking of duplicate a new kind of framing. And today, the result was quite close from what I was looking for.

Shot in color, I turned the picture in B&W with the Gradient map in Photoshop. I adjusted the light balance so as to make the scene a bit dramatic with more contrasts. Then, I played with the unsharp mask to enhance the presence of this lovely old Vespa...

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