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Paris from the Eiffel Tower

By BenHeine
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This is a view of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower (324 meters/1063 feet high). The original image is around 10.000 pixels wide.

It actually is a montage of many photos I took when I was there (no fish eye, no wide angle, no autopano...).

It took me several days of intense work.

PS: Also see this post with several notes showing all the visible monuments in the picture.
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Some other big panoramas:

Cologne Panorama - 360 degrees by BenHeine Planet Earth by BenHeine Dordogne River by BenHeine

Some other photos from Paris:

The Eiffel Tower by BenHeine Let Me Feel Your Cosmos by BenHeine Game of Life by BenHeine
Image details
Image size
1000x685px 558.23 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
1/640 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 23, 2008, 2:34:42 PM
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© 2009 - 2021 BenHeine
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SteinmetzPhotography's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First of all, this photo is wonderful. The overall impact is great, it has great visual appeal. I really enjoy your decision to have the roads and intersections in the dead center of the photograph. This really helps lead the eye right up the center, to the cityscape and then explodes out into the stars. The image quality seems great. I know sometimes when you get taking photos too far out, sometimes they become fuzzy or unadjusted, but this photo is very nice and crispy clear. The colors are vibrant and it is extremely visually appealing. I also like that it is almost split up into three different vision planes (the city and ground, the horizon and atmosphere, and then the sky.) This adds lots of good interest.

One thing that slightly deters me visually is the fact that this photo almost looks like a photomanip. I know that it very well may not be, but the exaggerated stars and bend of the horizon give it an almost surreal aspect.

Overall wonderful peice.. I admire your work.
Kittygirl7878's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

vision: that looks so cool! turns out that you can see the planet's shape. you must of went up there really high. it looks amazing

originality: I've seen a lot of pictures that are from really high up, but I've never seen a picture that shows the planet's shape

technique: it's fun seeing a bunch of buildings from high up, and a city looking thing farther away. all of that is something great to gaze at. must be miles and miles away

impact: everything from up there looks so small and tiny, and they're too stuck together, except for the water line and the city from far away. then again, you were high up
angela808's avatar
how did u make it photo this round plz tell me?
JS-Studio's avatar
oh my !! this one is amazing :thumbsup:
b13visuals's avatar
Brilliant work! You're a true artist!
MariAnimeLuver's avatar
I love how you can see the curvature of the Earth in the way you did this picture.
Arentine's avatar
Yeah, Planet Paris :DD
MiugiKayo's avatar
This is so cool. Excellent work. ^^
Nebula3124's avatar
The shot is so pretty...
playingwiththecamera's avatar
Stunning shot, worth all the hard work no doubt
Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
Enchantress5011's avatar
When i first looked at this, i thought it was photoshoped....but wow--this is incredible!
Jakit's avatar
Wow!! you have made it so easy to absorb!! When i went there i couldn't stop going round and round, i wanted to remember it perfectly :)
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WorldwideImage's avatar
Wow. To make it from across the street to across the globe...great photography work! :D
hanan109's avatar
Wow! I recognized this instantly! I love it so much!
cddmanful's avatar
Ah, this takes me back! When in Paris as part of my LDS Church mission, I spent time in the area framed in this scene! For quite a while I was in Colombes, just outside the area of Neuilly-sur-Seine and the 16th. We used to take the RER into Paris from the gare at La Defense, which was fairly new development then (about 1973/4)...
TimberClipse's avatar
Hello! :la:

I wanted to let you know that I have featured this gorgeous piece in my latest feature. I hope you will take a look.
Best wishes.
kenzyt's avatar
the reason i support that the world is round lol
chuchutrainy's avatar
knew exactly where it is without looking at title *freddie mercury yes*
noname4you's avatar
Well, so did I. Although I've never been up the hunk of metal myself, I've seen multiple pictures.
chuchutrainy's avatar
then thats pure ninja!:D and u should when u get the chance its beautiful:D
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