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Eiffel Tower



Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
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westi PRO+
 
westi March 01, 2015
Just LOVE!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone December 10, 2015
Cool shot.
thiagopalia
 
thiagopalia December 16, 2015
The most creative Eiffel Tower's shot I've seen!
kasuderman
 
kasuderman December 21, 2015
Beautiful! This makes me want to return to Paris!
sarahmirkin Premium
 
sarahmirkin January 18, 2016
Fantastic shot! Definitely one of the most unique shots I have ever seen of the Eiffel Tower, so you achieved your objective! I loved reading about how you achieved this shot, too :).
intherough
 
intherough October 17, 2016
When I came across your photo I said to myself, "What's my photo doing there". Yep, I shot the same angle on my 1st visit to Paris last year. Looked up while waiting in line to go to the top and saw that "different" perspective.
thatunicorngal PRO
 
thatunicorngal March 12, 2019
Interesting and unique perspective.

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at level 2 of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
Time
It was taken around late morning.
Lighting
The sun was bright and ideally placed to photograph this façade of the tower and enabled me to shoot at a low ISO to retain image quality.
Equipment
I shot this handheld, there was little room with the crowds of people to set up a tripod. I used Canon EOS M, my travel camera, with a Canon 10-22mm EF-S lens at a focal length of 10mm. This setup gave me the advantage of being able to use an aperture as big as possible to eliminate camera shake, whilst retaining sharpness throughout the depth of the shot. Using 10mm also exaggerated the perspective, making the top of the tower seem even further away, a long focal length would have compressed the view, drawing the top most level closer into the view, making the tower appear shorter. I carefully position myself so the camera was bang on central to the tower. I used the grid on the LCD screen to level and line up the shot with the steel frame. Experience taught me that focusing about 1.5m into the view and setting the aperture at f/11 would give me more than enough depth of field for this shot. However, f/11 was giving a shutter speed too low for me to be comfortable with shooting hand held and I didn't want to increase the ISO. I fired off a few test shots, reviewed them on camera and settled on an aperture of f/9 and shutter a of 1/200.
Inspiration
My vision was to take a photograph of the Eiffel Tower which was unique, it is one of the most photographed buildings in the world so I knew it would be a challenge! I had made it via the stairway to the lower deck of level 2, here the busy crowds meant it was extremely tricky to take a shot without somebody in it. As I walked around towards the South Eastern side I looked up and noticed a vantage point on the upper deck of level 2, it looked possible to photograph the tower un-obscured, it was also a perspective I had never seen.
Editing
Very little. I converted the image to mono, added a gradient fill to the bottom of the image and a vignette. The process was done in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
At home I almost always use my Canon 5D Mark III. The primary lenses I use are a Canon 16-35mm f/4 L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L and a Sigma 150mm Marco. I also have a set of Lee filters which include hard and soft grads, a Big and Little Stopper. I also use a Manfrotto tripod and a geared head, it works a dream for photographing landscapes .
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