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Gilles Royer

Gilles Royer

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I am an amateur photographer, keen to learn as I go. So please feel free to leave me (constructive) feedback. I like photos of landscape and architecture, when I have a chance to travel. Recently, I have tried taking more macros, trying to find artistic shot around me. I also have a blog ( where I'm posting most stories behind the photos you find here
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D750
  • AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1:2.8D
  • AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G
  • Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro
  • AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G II
  • Hoya close-up filters

Roofs of the World

Published September 9th, 2013

When I travel, I always like to find a place, in a city, from where I can get a whole view of the town, to get my bearings, as well as get a sense of the development and urbanism.

Oftentimes, when you're at one of the highest viewpoints, all you can see are roofs - yet, I'm sure you've noticed, every city seems to have a different 'Roof Signature', which is unique and original

I'll keep adding to this set / story as I go, and I'll start with Paris - every time I go back to the country I where I was born, and especially in Paris, I'm struck by the number of clay chimneys that populate the roofs (often, lead roofs or slate).

Let me know what you think, and if you've had similar experiences. Who knows, one day, I might start a book about the Roofs of the World :-)

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