Darkness and Peace

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After spending a huge amount of time photographing in and around the Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) we decided to call it a night. Mainly due to the fact that it closed at midnight. I got a few snaps of it at night, then at 01:00 it sparkled blue, as it does every night on the hour, every hour. I got yet another photo of this famous landmark and thought I'd frame it using the Wall For Peace (Le Mur pour La Paix).


It turns out that they turn the lights out at 01:00 until the next evening. I was slightly gutted at this, but I thought I'd take this shot anyway. As it turns out, I really like the result. It's not often you see the Eiffel Tower at night, not lit up, framed by this monument. The whole thing has a sort of futuristic feel to it. I'm not too sure if that's the right word, so please tell me what you think. I'm quite happy with the colour contrast of the grass and the subtle colours in the night sky. A nice semi-accidental shot.


This image rocks a lot more when viewed on black. (Press L)


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Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 200 / f/8.0 / 17-40mm @ 17mm

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Taken on August 19, 2011