|Red Poppy Flowers of France|
|Urban Art: Paris apartment windows and balconies|
Here are a few other photos of the city as art.
|Rue Montorgueil and Lamp Post|
|Blue Door #14, Paris|
|Lamp Posts at the Louvre|
Paris is at night is a fantastic experience. The monuments all take on more splendor and you feel like your are in a magical place. A photographer could spend many nights visiting great locations. I couldn't see them all during my stay but did manage some visits. My favorite are posted here: Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre were all wonderful. A tripod is required for these long-exposure shots. I brought my carry-along-size Gitzo traveler tripod. This is a marvelous tool.
Some individual comments for specific locations:
Arc de Triomphe: those photos of blurred car circling the arc are not typical. You need LOTS of traffic for that, much more than on a typical Paris evening. I liked getting under the arc and shooting up.
Place de la Concorde: the fountain waters turn on and off every few minutes. If they are not on, wait a few minutes and they will light up.
Eiffel Tower: Lights up on the hour ever hour. Something to plan for when you are out on the town. Pick you spot before the hour and you'll be ready for a fantastic show.
|Place de la Concorde|
|Arc de Carosel|
|Arc de Triomphe|
|Paris was a Blur|
|Welcome to Pont Alexandre III|
|The most beautiful bridge in all Paris is the over-the-top Pont Alexandre III. this bridge does everything, including spanning the Seine River. It has beautiful lamp posts, monuments covered in gold, winged horses, angels, great views of the Eiffel Tower as well as the other nearby monuments and landmarks. This is a short walk from the Place de la Concorde and Musee d'Orsay. I visited this location in the morning just as the sunrise was starting to light up the golden statues. I had fun trying to work with different compositions. The Eiffel Tower in the background served me well in one composition. The Hotel des Invalides was used in the background of another image. In a city full of wonderful places to see, I would not miss this wonderful gem.|
|Golden Statues light up in the late afternoon|
The Eiffel Tower is seen from all around Paris. It's the landmark not just for the city but also for the continent. Many locations give a view of the Eiffel tower. Which is the best? Here's my opinion.
|Eiffel Tower, Paris, France|
|The best view of Eiffel Tower is from the Trocadero|
This is also a great spot for photographing people with the tower in the background, as seen in an accompanying shot. Plenty of people have discovered this great location. Au revoir.