I really advise against standing in the middle of the road. And if you really need to stand there, I advise to taking as smaller risk as possible. I took this shot really quickly and I was standing next to a well lit traffic sign, so I was quite visible. But seeing other people (I will not call them photographers….) standing almost inside the crossing in the dark, was unsettling. I think this is stupid. No photo is worth your life, and looking at the traffic there, I think it was mostly luck that there is no one killed there every day. But I also seen a lot of people running through the road to the arc, with an underpass just meters away, so it really looks like more people have a death wish.

Btw if you are there and want a photo like this, just do what I did, go to the opposing side (look at the map for the place). The other side was full of tourist and photographers. This side was completely empty with far less traffic :)

This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken by the Arc De Triomphe in Paris
Traffic at the Arc De Triomphe

Do photos with the Eiffel tower really need a description? Is there anyone who does not know where it is ? :)

This is a manual blend from 5 exposures, taken from the Tour Montparnasse.
Golden sunset

Of course when I was in Paris I took a lot of photos of the Eiffel tower. You just have to take a lot of them. To bad that having the area free of tourist is not possible. But when you take the photo from far away, there are not so visible (but you can still see them). And the Tour Montparnasse is the place with the right view. Right when I seen photos from there, I knew I had to visit it.

This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken from the Tour Montparnasse in Paris.
Eiffel tower

The weather during my trip changed so often, that there were moments I thought I will have no usable photos at all. There was not a single usable sunrise, but at least the sunsets were mostly great. And with just luck, together with Beboy Photostock ( Beboy photographies ) we selected the best day to go to the top of the Eiffel tower. The sunset was just epic. We were hit by wind and rain, but we keep shooting more and more photos and it was really worth it. We were of course joined by Begirl all over the world and later on also by Edward Adios (who I hope also got some great shots :))

This is a panorama from two shots, I had to take the left shot twice, as I had to shade the sun with my hand so I can remove the lens flares. Overall I used 18 brackets for this image. Taken from the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris.
The Epic sunset

Of course I had to go out shooting right away after arriving in Paris. And thanks to Beboy (Beboy Photographies) who took me to this place, I got a great photo right away. We were also joined by another great french photographer Antonio Gaudencio (Antonio Gaudencio Photographie) and had a great evening of shooting :) Definitively check out their pages :)

This is a manually blended vertorama from two shots, each shot from 6 exposures.
First evening in Paris

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