I took this shot last month in Paris when went there for my wedding. Paris is a very romantic city and there are lots of great bridges. This one was my favorite since I saw it in the web before I go there.
I went the place two hours before the sunset on the shooting day to find a nice spot. After taking a few test shots, I waited for the right time. I start to take series of exposures just after the bridge lamps lit. A few minutes later, I took I want when the blue hour started.
Post-process was not easy. I blended more than 10 exposures by using luminosity masks and luminosity selections for dynamic range, for some light effects and for focus stacking.
We never managed to find any good weather during this trip to Paris and for this reason I decided to capture one last iconic image of the Eiffel Tower which I always planned to produce as a monochrome image.
Despite the classic and common viewpoint, I’m pleased to include this image in my Paris 2015 portfolio.
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It was just before the National Day in France. I went there in one evening. The tower was, as usual, astounding. The curves reminded me some thing traditional … it was like a diamond…. which is for ever !