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Blue Eiffel Tower

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View on black please!


Well, after giving you a brief break from my Paris photos, we're back again with the Eiffel Tower. I think this is actually the third photo I've posted of the Iron Lady, but it's because she's simply so photogenic. And it's not like I haven't made each of the photos of her completely different!


Every hour on the hour at night (until just after 01:00) the Eiffel Tower sparkles for 5 minutes. This used to be ten minutes, but a few years ago, they cut this in half to save energy and become more green. I congratulate them for this. What I didn't realise until I saw this photo, is that the sparkling lights are blue, so when you capture the event using a long exposure, the tower ends up a different colour.


This night shot looks better on black (press L) and this make the beautiful iconic tower stand out even more. I was away this weekend, so I'll try and catch up on all your photos this week. I'm also away again this Thursday, so sorry if my comments and favourites are a bit sparse.



Sorry if I've just faved your photo, but not left a comment; it's all I've got time for at the minute and I figured it would be better than nothing at all. If I get more time, I'll go round again and add some comments in.


No images in comments please.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 200 / f/5.6 / 17-40mm @ 40mm

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Taken on August 19, 2011