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La Géode

I didn’t post for a while but I’m back …with a capture of La Géode.
La Géode is an IMAX film theatre equipped with a hemispheric screen of 1000 m2.
It was designed by Adrien Fainsilber and Gérard Chamayou (engineering), Its diameter is 36 and the outer shell consists of 6433 triangular stainless steel elements. Reflected in the Geode you can see the exciting Cité des sciences et de l'industrie : here.
Both edifices are located in the Parc de la Villette . It’s the largest park in Paris and it was designed by Bernard Tschumi. It occupies the former slaughterhouse grounds. The large cattle market hall still reminds one of this. In the work shop is a picture of this fine steel and glass edifice with the reflection of one the park’s 19 typical red ‘folies’.

The process: I had my old and trusted Olympus 8080 and the F30 with me during our short but delightful trip to Paris. I left the Canon home ‘cause its walk around lens was undergoing surgery -a new IS system. The metering of the F30 did the best job with this scene, so today again an offering made with this nifty little thing ;-).
The tech: my standard PCS3 work flow: altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed, added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM again.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Camera Model : FinePix F30
Exposure time [s] : 1/950
F-Number : 4.9
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2007:11:09 12:50:44
Exposure bias value : -67/100
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 90 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Normal

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