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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  1. Lee's Legacy - Travel Photography 43 months ago | reply

    Well captured! Nice to see a different take of a well shot landmark! Great work!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  2. Vick Sahota 43 months ago | reply

    Wow awesome picture fella love the unique perspective it isn't generic like every other Effiel Tower pic!

  3. kiran_15oct (Away..) 43 months ago | reply

    Brilliant light n composition..

  4. Alka_007 43 months ago | reply

    It's gorgeous !!

    Very unique and creative.

  5. bugeyed_G 43 months ago | reply

    This shot really draws you in...very nicely composed and processed!

  6. michald* 43 months ago | reply

    Great POV, it's nice the tower doesn't dominate the image, yet stays central.

  7. Rob-tography 43 months ago | reply

    Wow, that a great perspective, never seen it like that before

  8. &li 43 months ago | reply

    Great pov!!Very good perspective!

  9. Osama Moh 42 months ago | reply

    superb image

  10. Mister Joe 42 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot - saw it on hdr spotting

  11. catching up ... 42 months ago | reply

    Surely is a peaceful capture, love it

  12. raw.tism 42 months ago | reply

    Came up lovely that man!

  13. Brandon Godfrey 41 months ago | reply

    This is brilliant! great composition and symmetry.

  14. Tiroler Bübchen 41 months ago | reply

    nice! very, very nice!

  15. Jjbchic 37 months ago | reply

    WOW! Simply Amazing! Beautiful presentation!

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