Picture of the Day - 6 January 2010

I took this picture when I was in Paris a few years ago. It's not fantastic, but I'm hoping to improve on the shot when I'm over there a few months from now.

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Gargoyles.

Notre Dame, Paris, France

28 December, 2006.

1/180 sec @ F/8; Pentax *ist DS.

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Do you have a permit to publish that picture? I've heard that in France you can shoot freely any cloud in the sky, but anything else requires a permit from the owner.

The real life isn't that bad, but there are restrictions in strange places, e.g. night time photos of the Eiffel Tower:
http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0040xw

By Lassi Hippeläinen (not verified) on 05 Jan 2010 #permalink

I've heard that in France you can shoot freely any cloud in the sky, but anything else requires a permit from the owner.

Nobody prosecutes that kind of thing unless (in declining order of likelihood):

a) You have a realistic chance of making enough money off it that the commissions will pay for the lawyer.

b) Yhey're with IFPI - but they're a joke who lose their cases by the baker's dozen.

c) You've been a dick and they want to take a cheap shot at you - in which case there's always a rule you've violated somewhere.

- Jake