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Rita Crane Photography: Eiffel Tower / Dusk / city lights / reflection / Seine River / architecture / Tour Eiffel & Quai d'Orsay, Paris | by Rita Crane Photography
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Rita Crane Photography: Eiffel Tower / Dusk / city lights / reflection / Seine River / architecture / Tour Eiffel & Quai d'Orsay, Paris

Night was falling quickly, but on this beautiful evening in early Spring I couldn't stop taking pictures. I didn't have a tripod with me so I was leaning the camera along the bridge where I was standing. All of a sudden a bateau mouche - an open-air tour boat with very bright floodlights - passed by and lit up the Quai d'Orsay for a few short seconds, adding a magical golden glow to this entire scene. I shot it at f/5 at 1/25 second and ISO 1600. I was pleased at how well it turned out!

 

The church spire on the left is the American Church in Paris. Here is some information about it:

The American Church in Paris is the first American church established outside the United States. It started in 1814, when it was officially chartered and the first sanctuary was built in 1857. The present site located on 65 Quai d'Orsay 75007, Paris, France, dates back to 1930. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Church_in_Paris

 

[Je n'avais jamais traverse' cette partie de Paris a pied, et j'etais enchantee par cette belle nuit de pleine lune. Meme que je n'avais pas de trepieds, j'ai fait de mon mieux pour capturer cette scene allumee comme dans une conte de fee - pour quelques secondes bien trop courtes - par la lumiere doree des bateaux mouches qui passaient.]

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Taken on March 26, 2005