12.45p.m - My next stop was to the famous landmark of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. How can I miss this!! But before taking any shots of this most photographed structure in France I thought I would pay a courtesy call to this great man who built it. So up I went to the upper most floor and found him sitting in a room and the slightly tinted glass panel forced me to go very close in order to be able to see him inside.
To get a shot I had to point my camera at an angle almost touching the glass and I also found out that I can also get the reflected image of those walking round the viewing platform. So I waited and finally got this shot. It looks like he is welcoming all the visitors to his creation.
PP - Cropped, slight adjustment to sharpness and level.
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Tue (34638) 2005-10-01 9:57
Good idea to upload first a picture of the man behind the big structure the Eiffel Tower is. Great picture in which you used the reflections of the other visitors in a very good way. I like the colours, well done.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-10-01 10:26
Very interesting composition. It seems that Eiffel is touching the children. Very nice colors and lightness. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
jhm (150858) 2005-10-01 12:23
What a great and extraordinarily picture, the children lovely blur, and the face of the man excellent sharp, very well done!
Graal (102482) 2005-10-01 13:56
interesting view with reflections. Good colours and note. Well done.
alvaraalto (9590) 2005-10-01 18:05
Beautiful hommage to Eiffel with this colourful reflection of these admiring girls. Alse a nice contrast between the colours of today and the black of the past.
jjbach (9324) 2005-10-01 19:00
Excellent idea to include the reflections in your composition. Beautiful colours too. Splendid and original work!
singuanti (15250) 2005-10-01 22:28
Hi Aloysius. This was a great idea and you pulled if off nicely. For me it's the reflections creating the layers and depth in the shot that make it so good. Well done Aloysius!
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-10-02 1:49
hi aloysius, this is a very very interesting shot, informative and really beautiful: i simply love the children staring at mr. eiffel;
best wishes, jerzy
ChrisJ (111706) 2005-10-02 4:59
I like the motion blur from the passers by. The color contrast between the red, yellow, & blue, is quite striking. Bagus sekali!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-02 9:04
Nice to see you are in France.
Very splendide picture with beautifull sharp, perfect reflect and interesting picture.
Very well done
poulinp (4530) 2005-10-02 11:16
Everything has been said about this picture. The result is impressive, the effect of the reflexion nice and original. Good work.
weswang (18223) 2005-10-02 11:51
Hi Aloysius, Without your note, I would be confused with the logic of this shot. A very well taken picture with the historic figure and the modern kids crossing each other in this picture. You have well used the transparent and reflections in this shot. A very well taken picture.
Stepan (27210) 2005-10-02 14:54
I wouldn't have expected that kind of compo !!?
Whatever, your purpose is cool and the yellow reflected girl very interesting...
Galmeida (12559) 2005-10-03 4:19
Fine decisive moment to capture with so many good mirroring reflections. Also a homage to Gustave Eiffel. I like the enquadrement you did. Good management of light, fine colors and a mixture of blur and excelent focus.
Very well seen, produced and composed.
Excelent work and congratulations.
john_c (24666) 2005-10-03 14:32
What brilliant work this is! You have captured the essence of the wax figure (unless its a live costumed re-enactor) and then in the other half of the frame caught the two children. The colour and special effects here are most entrancing. Great shot, Aloysius. Its original and artistic.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-10-04 3:01
The top of France :-))
As I can see you did not miss the place where every french goes once in his life. This composition is very good and the quality of the shot done throught the window is exceptionnal as you get a perfect figure of Mr Eiffel and the kids reflection.
Hope you have enjoyed france.
chaity (1539) 2005-10-29 4:41
Hai Aloysius, nice effect with the moving little girl. However the reflection is a bit annoying on the man's sleeve.