The Eiffel Tower, illuminated at night, is a honeypot for people in general and photographers in particular. There were plenty of both while I was shooting: what surprised me a little was how few fellow snappers were using tripods: I hope they've got steadier hands than I have! I was conscious of the fact that the Eiffel Tower is probably one of the most photographed buildings in the world, and wanted somehow to avoid the cliches and find a new angle. Impossible of course: no more unique images could be taken of this structure. But getting right underneath it and filling the frame with metalwork felt like the way to go... I won't insult your intelligence by posting information about this most famous landmark!
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siudzi (33047) 2011-11-26 1:21
This smart and creative shot of this amazing Paris's landmark! The visual effect is absolutely eye-catching and very original. Well seen and taken. TFS.
Have a lovely weekend!
CLODO (30044) 2011-11-26 1:31
A new vision of Paris well known architecture! A good color contrast between the illuminated orange steel and the dark blue sky.
Have a nice WE
PaulVDV (21955) 2011-11-26 1:32
I don't know how unique this image is but for me it's certainly not a cliché. It's a wonderful see-through with the lower part of the tower framing one of the pillars.
The red brown and blue colour contrast makes this picture very attractive.
Best regards, Paul
xramm (1831) 2011-11-26 1:34
interesting view of the tower.
dale54 (6605) 2011-11-26 3:13
will hi.you pic here is awesome!! wow!! love it!! have a good weekend! dr
timecapturer (47952) 2011-11-26 3:34
incredible and imaginative view of this iconic landmark. The colours, detail and light are so well managed and your POV inspired. A stunning image and presentation. Bravo!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
rigoletto (34255) 2011-11-26 3:54
This one is a very original POV for this French Needle in steel. I like a lot the blue/orange combo. It is an eye catcher in the main gallery.
stevesaba (8135) 2011-11-26 4:33
Wow! I would say that this is very original! I guess it is a blue hour Eiffel Tour from an original point of view. Beautifully done with great colors! Warm regards,
erdaest (0) 2011-11-26 5:38
Finally! Something unique! Some of us may never even get to see this marvel. Job well done! Thank you for sharing.
JFS (32459) 2011-11-26 9:34
Very creative shot of Tour Eiffel in blue hour, the contrast of colors is just superb. I love it!
prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-26 20:16
great POV to captured the Eiffel Tower in different way...like the patterns & textures of the steel made architecture in blue hour...
good exposure controlled with nice light management...color contrast & sharpness are also good...
Silvio1953 (120522) 2011-11-28 1:36
Ciao Will, original POV on fantastic tower, splendid light and excellent clarity, beautiful composition, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (52999) 2011-11-30 1:30
An ambitious and difficult shot, but one that's worked well The honey-comb graphism is really beautiful, I like the golden tones and of course they contrast fantastically with the cobalt sky. I detect some noise but this could be my new monitor playing tricks on me.
Have a good day
korbee (6617) 2011-12-06 12:53
Its not easy to make somthing special of a place so much photographed ;],one need good ideas for something original.
I must say you did a good attemp Will,we went up to the top,and it took us about 3 hours waiting with 1000000o others,but...the seeing from the top was great!.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-12 7:00
A well chosen POV and composition! I love the originality of the image! Excellent handling on the exposure, gives us nice colors and warm tones! Love the every details of this gigantic metal structure! Well composed! Great capture!
have a great day,
zanzi (13642) 2012-01-15 10:14
We have seen numerous pov of this famous tower, and yours is a great one. I also like the lighting and the blue hour timing.
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2012-06-10 8:58
Fantastic capture, and such an unusual angle. The light is excellent, and there is a great sense of height. Nicely done!
jaywalker (16095) 2012-06-26 14:58
Hi Will, I have seen the Eiffel Tower many times & from many angles, so therefore it's refreshing to see a different take on such a well photographer icon, great detail, colour &light & a wonderful piece of work, kind regards Wilson.
macjake (55504) 2012-06-30 12:51
well written note.
I agree, when i was there, people were snapping photo's away in the dark with small pocket cameras and i can't help but wonder how those turn out. You most certainly need a tripod here.
and you're also right in that its hard to produce a new unique compo of the Tower, but i fully appreciate you working hard here to get it.
Even in this abstract view, its undenyable thats this the Eiffel Tower!
thanks for this viewpoint
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (6712)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon E5700
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Eiffel Tower / Tour Eiffel, Paris by night, Eiffel Tower, France : la tour Eiffel, Orange and Blue, Paris, la tour eiffel, Abstraction [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-26 1:07
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