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Eiffel Tower

By amrodel
The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) during a summer evening.
Paris, France.

More photos from Paris:

:daprints: Print available at request.
Image details
Image size
800x532px 159.62 KB
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 22, 2009, 8:17:52 PM
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neverhurtno1's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I have seen many photos of the Eiffel Tower before...and to be honest, most of them bore me completely. This piece is one notable (and exciting!) exception.

Though the subject matter and the angle are not particularly original, the impact of the technique makes up for any deficiencies in novelty. The timing was absolutely perfect; capturing a beautiful illuminated monument at the most beautiful point of a sunset. The orange coloring of the tower perfectly complements the yellow to purple gradient of the sunset. The darkness of the trees at the bottom of the piece force the viewer's focus to be directed towards the point(s) of interest.

The composition of this piece is nearly perfect in symmetry, my only suggestion being to just try and center the tower a tiny bit more (but that's just my OCD coming through). The small street lamps rising from the trees on either side of the picture further strengthen the symmetry by showing tiny near-identical details.

Though the entire image is absolutely breathtaking, my personal favorite element is the presence of the lights and silhouetted buildings UNDER the tower. They evoke memories of an unforgettable childhood trip to Paris, where I was stunned by both the traffic and architecture.

Overall, this piece transcends the normal tourist image of the Eiffel tower and I think that you have taken a rather ordinary subject, and turned it into something extraordinary.

Beautiful job!
amrodel's avatar
Thanks for your critique and your opinion :)

I will look at the symetry, I think I might be able to put the tower into the centre.
neverhurtno1's avatar
no problem ^^ it's a lovely piece!
wow one of the best photos ever... how can I get a permit to use it as a background on my website?

Thank you
BlackCat350248's avatar
I was there and I saw the Eiffel Tower at Night! That was so beautiful!!!
amrodel's avatar
Yes, it was really nice view.
TDHeller's avatar
Very nice shot - And great eye in your other photos as well .
Jac888's avatar
nice capture :)
KaKazou's avatar
Paris is really amazing!! I'm so happy to live there! ^^
wolfy-lover12's avatar
Unique!! Love it!
SharkHarrington's avatar
Your awesome art is on display in my November Journal Feature of :+fav:s.

~Shark 8-) [link]
SandzzSandy's avatar
heya mate :wave:
u re feature here
:clap: [link]
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aventris93's avatar
Wow! Great colors!! :D
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AutumnCreekFarms's avatar
can i use this on a game i play i will credit you and put u as the owner.
SharkHarrington's avatar
I hope to visit Paris this summer.
amrodel's avatar
It was really nice city, especially at night :)
aliciahart015's avatar
totally love it and I would recommend going to Paris in the summer! ^^
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StuartSlimp's avatar
Amazing picture. Sunset and Nighttime is the best time to see the Tower. Congrates!
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