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Telescopic View of Paris

The Eiffel Tower at night is a magical place. This is one of the telescopes you can use and the second level. The lights in the city took on a bokeh effect, sur...
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The Eiffel Tower at night is a magical place. This is one of the telescopes you can use and the second level. The lights in the city took on a bokeh effect, surrounding the telescope. This was captured at the middle platform on the Eiffel Tower. At night, yellow lights illuminate the tower, so white balance as adjusted to what my eye saw.
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Superb Composition
Magnificent Capture

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adavies November 28, 2016
Great image...nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Bokeh-licious Night challenge:)
Beckyjanedavis PRO
Beckyjanedavis November 28, 2016
Thank you! Entered your Challenge. My first one!
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adavies December 30, 2016
Congratulations! You're the People's Choice winner of my Bokeh-licious Night challenge! Great image...nicely done! :)

Behind The Lens

This image was captured on the middle platform of the Eiffel Tower in Paris around 10pm. I was capturing images of the city at night and saw this telescope. With the night light in the background, and the lights on the Eiffel Tower, it had a lovely golden glow.
Nighttime,10pm local time
The only lighting was the city lights below and the yellow lights on the Eiffel Tower.
Nikon D800, 28-300 at 68mm, ISO 6400, f5.6 at 1/60th shutter, no flash, 500 feet up in altitude, no tripod.
The golden glow and the brass/black on the telescope caught my eye. I wanted just the telescope in focus with the city night lights below. This did create a bokeh effect on the city lights below.
This image was adjusted in Lightroom. I adjusted the Exposure and reduced the Highlights, and changed the White Balance to what my eye saw.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800 camera, Nikkor 28-300 mm f3.5-5.6 ED VR lens, Nikkor 60mm Micro lens, polarizer filter, neutral density filter, extra batteries, rain cover, lens cleaner and cloth, camera manual, gray card, extra 32GB compact flash cards and16GB SD cards,microfiber cloth for rain drops, iPad camera card reader, battery charger, bubble level, tripod (carbon fiber), tripod head and mount, Opteka GPS tagger, small notebook and pen, a TILE in case I loose track of my bag, and business cards.
Be there at the right time. My dad always said, "f8 and B there." I recommend highly the Viking River Cruise Cities of Light cruise. I ended in Paris, after starting in Prague. After a 12 day trip, being at the middle height of the Eiffel Tower at night was a highlight of the trip!

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