Probably my last upload from Paris and this is the only one during daylight!Probably the most recognizable tower all over the world from an angle i'm sure you have seen a hundred times!Info:The Parisian landmark is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the most recognized structures in the world and is named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel. 6,719,200 people visited the tower in 2006 and more than 200,000,000 since its construction. This makes the tower the most visited paid monument in the world. Including the 24 m (79 ft) antenna, the structure is 325 m (1,063 ft) high (since 2000), which is equivalent to about 81 levels in a conventional building.The structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tons. Depending on the ambient temperature the top of the tower may shift away from the sun by up to 18 cm (7 in) due to thermal expansion of the metal on the side facing the sun. The tower also sways 6-7 cm (2-3 in) in the wind.Maintenance of the tower includes applying 50 to 60 tons of paint every seven years to protect it from rust. In order to maintain a uniform appearance to an observer on the ground, three separate tones of paint are used on the tower, with the darkest tone on the bottom, and the lightest at the top. On occasion the colour of the paint is changed — the tower is currently painted a shade of brownish-grey.  On the first floor there are interactive consoles hosting a poll for the colour to use for a future session of painting. The co-architects of the Eiffel Tower are Emile Nouguier, Maurice Koechlin and Stephen Sauvestre.As a global landmark, the Eiffel Tower is featured in media including films, video games, and television shows. These include The 400 Blows, Superman II, Team America: World Police, Sex and the City, 28 Weeks Later, Rush Hour 3, the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, and the video game Twisted Metal 2.
Info taken from Wikipedia.
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fallan (1860) 2008-01-30 7:34
I like the perspective. Nice view.
wjgmspeedy (182) 2008-01-30 7:43
Yes, this is a beautiful pic. Great lighting and color. Photograping the most famous building in the world is always difficult, and I think this picture stands out.
danos (90429) 2008-01-30 7:49
πασίγνωστος ο πύργος του Άιφελ,τον έχω δει πολλές φορές αλλά τέτοια φωνία λήψης πρώτη φορά βλέπω και μπορώ να πώ ότι με ενθουσιάζει που κατόρθωσες να χορέσεις στο κάδρο σου τα 325 μέτρα του χωρίς να χάσεις τις λεπτομέρειές του.Ωραία λήψη με φως και χρώματα καταπληκτικά,όπως και με ένα εξαιρετικό σημείωμα.
rgagnon (44) 2008-01-30 8:00
Actually, it's not from an angle I have seen hundred times - it is one of the best pictures of the Eiffel tower I have seen.
Well Done. Like the colors.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-01-30 8:10
Hi Panagiotis, very nice shot with great POV and colors.
TFS and regards,
AROBN54 (11473) 2008-01-30 8:15
this has to be one of the most unique shots I have seen of the Eiffel Tower. It's wonderful! Brilliant lighting, extraordinary detail, great color and absolutely awesome perspective. This is just magnificent. Beautifully done. Thanks and kindest regards,
Floydian (30970) 2008-01-30 8:19
It's not easy to photograph something that is so often showed, so who is bringing something new? Well, i must admit that this point is not new, but your colour treatment and your exposure is excellent. I love the blue/grey sky which makes such a good contrast against the red/brown from the tower that the whole picture is lifted up a class higher as we see normally...great piece of work..!!!
OLF (4017) 2008-01-30 8:39
Really fabulous shot, very good pov (difficult to do something original), beautifull colors and perfect sharpness.
Very excellent work!
sebinho342 (19317) 2008-01-30 9:00
Hi Pana, difficult to find an original POV on this so shooted monument, but here you got a very appealing picture.
The moment of the day was really propice for a great shot, i love the mix of warm and cold tones, the handling of contrasts is also perfect.
You did really really well here
imrek (4) 2008-01-30 9:06
you find very nice POV and good result, this is one of most photographed tower on the world, well done!!
Niebaotan (300) 2008-01-30 9:23
The perspective is great, the cloudy sky gives the picture a nice mood. It's hard to take interesting photos of the tower since so many have done it, but this is reailly attractive. Great work!
xavshot (69835) 2008-01-30 11:26
un bon choix de cadrage de cette célèbre Tour Eiffel et une bonne lumière pour faire ressortir son architecture; J'apprécie l'équilibre de la compo.
jean11-3 (2799) 2008-01-30 14:50
Hello Panagiotis,a good PoV and lovely colours make this shot quite special imo.
Well done in managing to get the whole height of the tower in shot.
Tfs, regards Jean.
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-01-30 15:24
Fantastic gold light in your picture and beautiful point of view!
Great detail and clarity!
syd1946 (18663) 2008-01-30 23:17
Γεια χαρα Παναγιώτη,
Εξαιρετικη η προοπτικη που εδωσες στην συνθεση και στον πυργο,απο το σημειο της ληψης.Πολυ καλη!
rosaline (0) 2008-02-06 3:19
Nice angle all the same. The rust brown colouring works well here. The dramatic perspective really emphasizes the tower in a spectacular way. Nice work.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-02-09 1:01
Afti mou ksefige kai einai thavmasia. An kai o pirgos polifotografimenos en toutois h apodosi tis leptomereias kai t plaino fos tin kanoun poli kali
Cretense (68695) 2008-02-13 5:01
Geia sou Panagioti!
O pyrgos tou eiffel einai xiliofotografimenos, alla opos apodeiknyei i exairetiki foto sou, o kalos fotografos panta vriskei ena idiaitero tropo na apotyposei afto poy thelei. Sygxaritiria!
steliosk (4802) 2008-03-16 15:01
Poly omorfh kai auth, o pyrgos pataei dynata mprosta, kai ypswnetai klimakwta, afhnontas tou ton aera se oles tis pleures.
apo tis pio omorfes eikones tou polydiafhmhsmenou pyrgou pou exw dei.
Omorfo glyko white balance/xrwma, epishs
abulafia (4900) 2008-06-03 6:35
Pin sharp shot here Panagiotis.
Not much to complain about. I like the point of view directly on the sharp corner.
DanielPedersen (42) 2009-01-25 4:28
- Copyright: Panagiotis Dragomanidis (drago) (4832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-50, 17-35mm f2.8-4 Sigma EX
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/3000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Paris, la tour eiffel [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 7:27
- Favorites: 1 [view]