Here is another shot from France for you and yes it is the famous Eiffel Tower or to the Japanese Tower Eiffel almost like the French.
The Eiffel Tower is supposed to be flashing with white white lights, like sparkling but with the long exposure, it has turned to a glowing effect.
If this picture could move, then you could see what I saw that night.
I hope you can imagine.
here is more info on the tower
The structure was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. It is located at geographic coordinates 48°51′29″N, 2°17′40″E. The tower was inaugurated on 31 March 1889, and opened on 6 May. Three hundred workers joined together 18,038 pieces of puddled iron (a very pure form of structural iron), using three and a half million rivets, in a structural design by Maurice Koechlin. The risk of accident was great, for unlike modern skyscrapers the tower is an open frame without any intermediate floors except the two platforms. Yet because Eiffel took good care of his workers with movable stagings, guard-rails and screens, only one man died, during the installation of Otis Elevator's lifts.
The tower was met with resistance from the public when it was built, with many calling it an eyesore (Novelist Guy de Maupassant ate at a restaurant at the tower regularly, because it was the one place in Paris he was sure he wouldn't see it). Today, it is widely considered to be one of the most striking pieces of structural art in the world.
One of the great Hollywood movie clichés is that the view from a Parisian window always includes the tower. In reality, since zoning restrictions limit the height of most buildings in Paris to a few stories, only the very few taller buildings have a clear view of the tower.
Originally, Eiffel had a permit for the tower to stand for 20 years (when ownership of it would revert to the City of Paris, who had originally planned to tear it down; part of the original contest rules for designing a tower was that it could be easily torn down), more than recouping his expenses, but as it later proved valuable for communication purposes, it was allowed to remain after the expiry of the permit. The military used it to dispatch Parisian taxis to the front line of the Marne, and it therefore became a victory statue of that battle. It was also used to catch the infamous "Mata Hari", and after this, its demolition became unthinkable to the French population.
I hope yiu like it
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RGatward (20086) 2006-10-02 6:02
Hi Daniel, that's an extraordinary view of the tower. How did you get, it must have been taken from a light aircraft?
carper (96) 2006-10-02 6:16
I like it dan,
very nice and orginal shot, well taken nightshot and good quality, very nice job Dan.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-10-02 6:19
So you visited France ?
I like the shining star effect resulting from the narrow aperture, structure of the tower under it with its complex lighting appears well too.
Have a nice day,
nwoehnl (122) 2006-10-03 3:39
Beautiful shot, Dan, the Eiffel Tower clearly commanding the center of attention in its illuminated splendor and with the torch-like glowing at its top. Still a nice rendition of the deceptively quiet-looking city at its bottom. Good exposure and crisp details all around.
jrj (34843) 2006-10-03 4:38
Great capture of the 'tour' with top handling of light and exposure. Some info from where you made this one had been of interest. Fantastic light effect from the top of the tower
ChrisJ (113921) 2006-10-03 7:47
Just curious what vantage point you used? A highrise observation deck? Good pov & superb colour & sharpness. Tfs!
MLINES (12516) 2006-10-05 18:16
Hi Dan, One of the best of the Eiffel Tower i have seen. Excellent note about it. Your POV is perfect to put it mildly. Well done to show this icon in a new perspective. Murray.
tcht (7565) 2006-10-08 5:27
What a view! Amazing details and that star's so cool. Love how it stands out against the dark surroundings. Maybe bit tilted for my taste - I shall attempt a WS for you.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-10-10 13:38
Outstanding pic of this beautiful tower !
You did great capturing the moment where the light is straight lined up.
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-10-11 17:08
Very ggod and sharp night picture, with good colors and an excellent light effet at the top of the eiffel tower. You had apparently a good sky that night.
Thanks for sharing,
chaity (1539) 2006-10-20 5:33
Hi Dan, I like the good exposure without any significant over exposed. The lighting in the city behind gave me the impression the photo is slightly tilted to the left.
elkab (4951) 2006-10-21 14:50
Fantastic perspective, great light - the eiffel tower looks like made from diamonds. Of course you have got the great camera :)
banyanman (7789) 2006-10-25 11:06
I am really intrigued about where you took this from. The only high-rise buildings that I can recall from which you could attain this POV are a long way away, and your focal length was only 70mm, so maybe you have cropped this out of a much larger image? I know you couldn;t have taken it from a chopper with a 3 sec shutter speed. The exposure is spot-on, but there is a slight tilt to the left (but Cheuk Hin's workshop has rotated it too far the other way). I am also not sure I like the slightly off-centre positioning of the tower. I would have preferred to see this absolutely centred for symmetry, or well off-centre, and towards one of the bottom corners.
Are you aware of the controversy about taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night? Here's a summary from Wikipedia:
"Images of the tower have long been in the public domain; however, in 2003 SNTE installed a new lighting display on the tower. The effect was to put any night-time image of the tower and its lighting display under copyright. As a result, it was no longer legal to publish contemporary photographs of the tower at night without permission in some countries.
"The imposition of copyright has been controversial. The Director of Documentation for SNTE, Stéphane Dieu, commented in January 2005, "It is really just a way to manage commercial use of the image, so that it isn't used in ways we don't approve." However, it also potentially has the effect of prohibiting tourist photographs of the tower at night from being published as well as hindering non profit and semi-commercial publication of images of the tower.
"In a recent decision, the Court of Cassation ruled that copyright could not be claimed over images including a copyrighted building if the photograph encompassed a larger area. This seems to indicate that SNTE cannot claim copyright on photographs of Paris incorporating the lit tower"
So Dan, is this a breach of SNTE's copyright? Is this a photograph of Paris incorporating the lit tower? Or is it a photograph of the lit tower with Paris in the background? If the latter, you'd better watch out. The SNTE lawyers will be knocking on your door soon ;)
Cheers . . . David
davidsinger (3368) 2006-10-27 16:01
This is one of the most beautiful pictures of Paris I have ever seen!
lilimih33 (9918) 2006-12-11 11:16
Hello Dan! Beautiful colours and lights in your composition! Nice point of view! Well done!
Pierrot-III (347) 2007-02-04 13:25
Very great shot.
How have you done to take the picture?
Tour Montparnasse, Helicopter?
kri54 (1515) 2007-04-24 0:26
cadrage, lumière, précision ok
vue execpetionnelle de la Tour Eifel
- Copyright: Dan Leung (Kenny10pin) (19301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC R1, CF Hitatchi 6GB
- Exposure: f/7.1, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Eiffel toworld [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 5:48
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