This photo was taken on a winter Sunday morning at the top of the Trocadero, opposite the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

I love stone work for monochrome because they contain a lot of tiny high contrast details.I took several photos to have a view without people, but in the end I preferred the one with a woman walking up the stairs.

I used the Canon 350D + Sigma 10-20mm + ND grad for this shot.

For the processing, I processed separately the stone work and the sky. I added film grain which it most apparent in the sky.