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.
Taken across the river Seine, this image of the Eiffel Tower is one of my favourites from this short visit to the city of Paris, France.
I did not have my trusted filters with me so I opted for a 30 second exposure to smooth the water as much as possible. Although I really like the effect on the water, next time I’ll remember the filters and see how this image can be improved.
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This is the first of two images of the Alexandre III bridge in Paris during this visit. The bridge was not necessarily on my list of possible photo opportunities for this trip. I’ve seen the bridge photographed a thousand times and most of the images look pretty samey I’m afraid. However, following a leisurely walk from the Louvre, down through the park and onto Le Place De Concorde, we found ourselves at the bridge somewhat unexpectedly.
Taking advantage of the opportunity and having my filters with me, I caught a couple of fairly unusual shots of the iconic view. This image, the first of two, caught one of the huge river sightseeing boats travelling down the river. The lights alongside the boats are blinding as they light up the banks and tourist sights for the travel guides to point out. Get caught in those lights and you know it for quite a few seconds.
Unusually, the boat that I caught on this occasion had a bright blue light as well as the usual brilliant white lights along the side of the boat. This gives the image an unusual lighting effect both through the image and also lighting the water beneath the bridge.