Time pod - Eiffel Tower, Paris, France :: HDR

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This is my second upload from our trip to Paris last weekend, sure the first one needed to be a shot of the famous Eiffel tower itself, it's a nightshot seen from the top of the 210m high Montparnasse tower.


This glass and metal ball can be found somewhere on the Eiffel tower, it was hidden behind a fence and most people would have passed by it unaware of its presence, I just caught a glimpse of it but sure couldn't resist to HDRrize this one !-)


I don't actually know what this thing represents, so if anyone knows do drop a comment and I will add the description.


The shot


A bit difficult, looking slightly higher than confortable over a fence and finding a solid base to do the 3 exposures.

Standard 3 exposure shot in RAW/ISO100 at f/11 using the Sigma 10-20mm lens.




Please help Frank in his search for the HDRizer




° A crop.

° A little extra contrast with curves.

° Some extra saturation.

° Dodging of the highlights.

° Smart sharpen filter.




All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are ( as always ) welcome.




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  • Erlend Robaye 6y

    @Andrea : If you consider the front the side where the stars of the european symbol is placed, the right front on the first floor.
  • Sandeep babu 6y

    awesome! looks wicked!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Abhishek Joshi 6y

    Very beautiful shot !!
  • Roberto Saccon 6y

    Cool ! Looks like something from the future ! Recently landed !
  • Fady H. 6y

    Excellent capture!
  • James Neeley 6y

    Very cool image!
  • Paul Hocksenar 6y

    It the heart of tardis - nicely taken.
  • David Duchens 6y

    great treatment and effect! :-)
  • NGW Photography 6y

    Another stunning photo. My jealousy continues to rise :(
  • indianponygal 6y

    Fantastic object! Your capture of it is totally Sci-Fi! Wonderful!
  • Kevin Wong 6y

    Beautifully done! Congratulations!
  • Eric Rousset 6y

    Nice find , good work on this time pod ;-))
  • Steve Coleman 6y

    You have amazing talent, your stream never fails to make my jaw drop!!
  • ParanoidX 6y

    man, you hurt me. stunning.
    This photo, amazing.
  • Y~L .... 6y

    awesome metallic feeling with this reflection, a great processing work
  • Khanh Hoang 6y

    inside this ball is an exhibition of a moving piston - it was running near the elevator taking people up the Eiffel Tower. Seems like this piston drives the elevator...but it's too small to power the lift.
  • Erlend Robaye 6y

    The ball you are talking about is another ball that looks similar but is not this one.
  • Elisabeth de Ru 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paris Geotagged, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • chgraf 6y

    Great HDR`s ............
  • Tar Guevara 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Excellent Capture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    You are invited to join and post your excellent capture in
    ***Excellent Capture***
    Please tag with "Excellent Capture"
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