In my quest of seeing & showing Paris differently, render well-known topics as fresh images....familiar landmarks from a not-so-common point of view....
I took this picture from under the central viaduct (viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans) of the pont de Bir-Hakeim.
Formerly the pont de Passy, pont de Bir-Hakeim is a bridge that crosses the Seine River. The railway viaduct is supported by metal colonnades, except where it passes over the île aux Cygnes, where it rests on a masonry arch.
It is with this masonry arch that I tried to create a natural frame for the famous Eiffel Tower. On the left you can see the bronze statue called "La France Renaissante" (A resurgent France) created by Danish sculptor Holger Wendekinch.
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delpeoples (58026) 2012-05-15 1:15
Namaskar dear Angshu
I think you are succeeding in your quest to show Paris differently. I have never seen this Point of View before. It is well-composed, beautifully lit and coloured. Excellent sharpness, a superb post-card. Congratulations.
kordinator (20519) 2012-05-15 1:27
Fantastic natural framing scene from Paris with the bridge.
Perfect clear and colored image.
sevy (58) 2012-05-15 1:31
I like your work of composition and the selection of the point of view to add a frame inside frame effect to focus the look toward Eiffel's tower.
As well, a good setting of the exposure to provide details in every area of the picture.
yquem46 (38752) 2012-05-15 1:34
An original view of the Eiffel tower, nicely framed naturally by the arch of the bridge with its lantern
A clear sky and nice light for a postcard-like quality shot
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (101810) 2012-05-15 1:41
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Félicitations pour ce cadrage qui sort des sentiers battus.
Le choix est parfait !
Un grand bravo pour ce magnifique résultat.
danos (97765) 2012-05-15 1:43
great this unfamiliar POV of the landmark of Paris, using the central viaduct of the bridge.I like the excellent placement in the frame with the brilliant light and colour management to brings out the details of the famous Eiffel Tower.
dta (77956) 2012-05-15 1:47
Hello Angshuman ,
What a beautiful view of the iconic Tour Eiffel ! The POV is very well chosen , and the composition and light management are perfect .
dkmurphys (58650) 2012-05-15 2:18
Very original POV of that impressive symbol structure. I like the presentation also, well taken.
jhm (152842) 2012-05-15 2:58
You chose a very good frame with the arc of the bridge.
Wonderful with the Eifel tower as real eye catcher in background.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Good composition nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
npecanhuk (75422) 2012-05-15 3:14
That's a wonderful picture of PARIS!
Special regards to the chosen pov and composition: they're origianl, effective and quite attractive!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, contrasts and black & white borders are all excellent too!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-15 4:00
Hello Angshu - Thoughtfully composed with the arching bridge acting as the upper frame and the balustrade as the lower. What strikes me most about this shot is the glittering sunlight on the tower itself, it contrasts excellently with the rest of the composition. An unusual POV? Most certainly. Warm regards rosemary
anupam06 (769) 2012-05-15 4:50
Certainly you have managed to give this famous landmark a different look altogether. Haven't seen this perspective before and thanks to you :-) for this lovely capture. Everything else is just perfect.
TFS & WR,
Sergiom (79525) 2012-05-15 5:02
J'aime beaucoup cette perspective inhabituelle sur la tour Eiffel. La gestion de la lumière est superbe et les détails d'une grande netteté.
rmajum (1205) 2012-05-15 5:04
This one is a grand view, the ambience of the photo is lifted due to the lovely light on the tower and in the distance. Clear sky, the statue in the fg and the arch of the bridge, all have added to your composition. Very nicely taken.
I visited Paris couple of weeks before you visited and have a picture which I am attaching as a workshop, hope you wouldn't mind.
BennyV (17064) 2012-05-15 5:17
Hello dear Angshu
Always a bit of a challenge to get an original angle on the Eiffel tower. I think you've succeeded very well, even without resorting to anything too contrived.
sabermonajati (11239) 2012-05-15 5:36
this tower with clouds in blue sky exist nice landscape and you shot excellent composition from under bridge.
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-05-15 8:18
چشم انداز زیبا و جذاب برج ایفل
نمای زیر پل و سپس نگاه متفاوت شما به برج و اسمان ابی در پس زمینه قابل تحسین
وضوح خوب با مدیریت در نور و رنگ
کار بسیار خوب
Beautiful and fascinating landscape of the Eiffel Tower
View of Tower Bridge and then look at you different and admirable blue sky background
Good clarity with light and color management
Very good work
pierrefonds (66350) 2012-05-15 10:46
Using the arch of the bridge to frame the Eiffel Tower is a good idea. The distance between the bridge and the tower is giving depth to the composaition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Eiffel Tower. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-15 10:50
Ola Angshuman ,
Original esta tua foto com a torre Eiffel de fundo , bonitas cores , bons detalhes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Gerrit (51935) 2012-05-15 12:25
Always difficult to show such an iconic building, but you managed very well to make an original photo he.
Wonderful light and sky
Bartleby (13552) 2012-05-15 12:40
interesting point of view here with the bridge framing the old iron lady. It's all very crispy through and through. I like it!
marcan44 (6307) 2012-05-15 14:27
uno scatto finalmente meno banale dei soliti già visti della torre Eiffel.
Mi piace molto la prospettiva e la profondità che questo arco ha fornito alla immagine.
Qualità dell'immagine eccellente.
bukitgolfb301 (41806) 2012-05-15 17:05
Hello my dear Angshuman
Wonderful shot, marvelous!
I remind that you are a great photographer, as you captured the common usual objcet via your own unique unusual point. So deep and clear focusing should be highly appreciated. Nice vivid color torn you captured.
Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
emka (97489) 2012-05-15 23:52
Hi Angshuman, It is a challenge to show something very familiar but from other POV, in his/her own way. I also try to do this (better or worse). Fine composition, very creative. Stunning colours and sharpness. we can see almost every part of the tower. Well done. Excellent composition.
josepmarin (58357) 2012-05-16 4:19
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
the light, the colors and sharpness of this image are to a high quality level, the photo is very luminous and very attractive.
I like the sight of the Eiffel Tower that you offer us by means of this select-well framing, in which you have used cleverly the arch of the bridge for to create an architectural frame very effective graphically.
The lamp hanging under the arch adds a very nice detail to this magnificent composition, the image is very deep and very clean, and the sky decorated with the small clouds increases the great beauty of your photo.
pajaran (60563) 2012-05-16 6:25
Lep pogled i trenutak sa belim oblacima na plavom nebu ...
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu Parizu.
Nice view of the moment with the white clouds on blue sky ...
Good text with the given data ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Enjoyable evening and all the best with beautiful memories of visiting Paris.
Graal (102858) 2012-05-16 7:31
fine glance under the bridge on famous tower in Paris. Good composition and natural colours. Well photowork and comment in note.
Have a nice evening.
Nicou (141990) 2012-05-16 7:47
quel cadrage et présentation d ela tour sueprbe vue et iamge fantastique captage et compo sueprb eiamge et ensemble bien vu.
baclama (18829) 2012-05-16 7:49
une vue originale de Paris et sa celebre tour Eiffel!
c'est difficile d'innover dans ce domaine là et tu reussi à merveille
Fis2 (97515) 2012-05-16 12:30
A very interesting POV and composition.
I like colors and sharpness.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-05-16 20:30
You have captured this well photographed tower differently placing the arch as natural framing. Lovely sky with veil of cloud giving fine contrast to the golden tower.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2012-05-17 3:44
As you rightly put, we don't always travel to exotic (whatever this term means)corners of the world. The skill is to present well-known places in a creative way. I totally agree.
The first features I noticed in your picture were its clarity and vivacity: You were very successful in using the nice light on the Eiffel Tour.
The clouds give a sense of depth and perspective, and without them the sky would be too blank, and the connection between the lower and upper parts could be lost, IMHO.
The composition is interesting and the viaduc's natural framing works well. Did you use any artificial light, a flash or a spot to highlight some details on the viaduc?
My only nit-picking is the presence of this lamp above. Since you couldn't destroy it by throwing stones, all I can think of, is to try to enlighten it a little bit more.
Didi (60588) 2012-05-17 3:55
Vey nice point of view, very original and I have never saw this point of view before.
Well done my friend.
ChrisJ (113889) 2012-05-17 5:10
It's not always easy to find a fresh pov to well known iconic landmarks, but here, I think you've succeeded! Good use of the arching bridge span to frame the bg Eiffel Tower. Excellent sharpness & warm cold color contrasts between the tower & the blue sky. Tfs!
mkamionka (36699) 2012-05-17 6:14
indeed a famous landmark from not so common point of view. I am really surprised as I thought I have seen the Tower from almost each possible angle and yet you found an excellent POV. The arch of the brigde provides a wonderful framing here. You had a lovely sky as well.
Herquin (7789) 2012-05-18 2:13
belle composition de l'image surtout grâce au pont qui "ferme" le cadre , donnant une excellente vision sur l'essentiel : la tour Eiffel .
Bien Vu .
abmdsudi (54041) 2012-05-18 2:42
It's such an interesting shot to look at, a very inspirational indeed. The composition works well from a well chosen viewpoint with the arch makes a delightful framing creates a private, quiet little world to the famous landmark. Tremendous amount of sharp detail, textures, colours and depth so well visible and contrasty to the brilliant sky
Absolutely catchy full of interest cought brilliantly. Congrats.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-18 3:38
Wow.Amazing shoot and very well composed!!!Superb look from a very clever point.Very nice background.Well done.TFS
Have a great day
Waylim (25502) 2012-05-18 9:00
Beautiful post card from paris, I love your POV looking at the scenery with the Eifel Tower through the arch of the Bridge, very different than any I have seen, the light that shine on the tower is fantastic, makes it shine with warm tone and standout against the beautiful sky with lovely clouds scattered across the sky.
macjake (67706) 2012-05-18 23:26
well, i can honestly say that I've never seen this POV before, so i guess you can say that you've suceeded in your quest? how do you feel about it?
the post processing is very good, giving the tower a sweet golden glow.
the clouds are really important visually, they add a soft touch.
I enjoy the arched dridge atop the frame too,
overall a nice shot
adores (45329) 2012-05-20 15:45
I like it! You framed it perfectly, using this arch. The lamp is a very nice detail and colours are very good. The sky is very good also. You got really good weather there!
Gigidusud (21147) 2012-05-22 14:22
An original view of the Eiffel tower,nicely framed naturally by the arch of the bridge.Fantastic shot,i like it!
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-05-28 6:22
Wow impressive view.it's great POV.
Have a nice day.
sacavem (18620) 2012-06-04 7:39
A lovely composition from paris.Superb colors and excellent management of light, sharpness, panoramic format.
jga (1062) 2012-06-05 4:01
Excellent composition a very good quality.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-06-05 20:26
Thanks for dropping by my site and for the kind comments!
I really liked seeing touristic places photographed and presented in a different way such as this. The POV and composition is very original. The arch creates a beautiful natural frame within the frame of your compo. I also loved the ffect of the golden lit Eiffel, really stands out from the nice clear blue sky amidst the fluffy clouds. Great work, great post!
smash2707 (3320) 2012-11-21 16:12
Great composition with excellent technical quality. Amazing, TFS
mayjayne (5932) 2012-12-08 5:58
That was the same quest I had when I was in Paris, but I think you have succeeded better than me ! Light management is great here, and you have managed to encompass a wider perspective than just the iconic tower. Well framed and well executed !
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Paris - Seeing Differently [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 0:46