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La Défense

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Explore #3

 

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In my opinion, there are two things that really matter in photography, or at least my photography; finding the right place and waiting for the right light. And as I said in yesterday's photo, keep shooting once you're there, as you'll never know what photo will be the magic one.

 

This week I have given you a Paris shot and a sunset shot, so I figured why not give you a sunset in Paris shot. Again. I ended up being behind schedule to get to the Arc de Triomphe and I could see the sunset was developing into something quite nice. I left Anna behind and practically ran up the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. I then had to queue to get up to the top of the Arc. Needless to say I was quite anxious. On the way in I was told I wasn't allowed to use my tripod.

 

When I got to the top, everyone was viewing the Eiffel Tower and not paying much attention to the sunset over La Défense. I started snapping away up here for about 15 minutes. I chose the shot that just had the sun peeking through. After a while, a member of staff told me I wasn't allowed to use my tripod. I'd obviously misheard the guy at the door...

 

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/16 / 17-40mm @ 40mm

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Taken on August 19, 2011