Featured Image of the Week | 11/23/2016

Eiffel Tower and the Siene River at Night

It’s been a while since I’ve added a new post here on my blog and that makes me a little sad. But the good news is I’ve kept super busy and there’s a whole lot of images and stories I can be share here and on my social media websites. The by far the coolest experience for me was spending a little over a week in London, Paris and Disneyland Paris. What an amazing adventure! With so little time available I had to dig deep into my bag of “travel photography tricks”.

For this Featured Image of the Week I have a shot from my time in Paris, France. I didn’t have as many days (and nights) as I would have liked to photograph Paris but I did get to capture some shots I’m extremely proud of.

This is a shot of the Eiffel Tower captured from the bank of the Siene River. It’s difficult to get a bad shot of the Eiffel Tower (especially at night) but this particular spot was one of my favorites.

To get the shot my Sony a6000 was fitted with a 16mm f2.8 lens and locked on to my travel tripod. I set the aperture to f11 and used a 2 stop ND filter to extend the shutter speed up to 25 seconds (this is how I got the busy river to smooth out in the finished image). The shutter was triggered with my wired remote (shutter speed was set to “bulb” setting in Manual mode) and I used the stopwatch on my iPhone to close the shutter at 25 seconds. The image was finished in Lightroom (RAW processing) and Photoshop (Lab color adjustments).

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