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Icon of France

Icon of France
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Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4535 W: 98 N: 11589] (47401)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eiffel Tower by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-28 1:23
Viewed: 4405
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the note to one of his recent uploads macjake wrote:
What personal photo collection is complete without a shot of the Eiffel Tower?
I do have already a shot of Eiffel Tower in my collection but the one standing in Las Vegas (click here) but I am not sure if it counts, therefore here you are: the photo which completes my collection...

The Eiffel Tower is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tallest building in Paris, it is the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair.
The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world from its completion until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France after the 2004 Millau Viaduct.

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Ciao Mariusz,
la Torre Eiffel credo sia una delle opere piů fotografate al mondo, difficie quindi trovare soluzioni originali, ma tu in questo caso hai trovato dei colori fantastici, il contrasto tra la torre illuminata ed il cielo blu č di grande effetto.
Un caro abbraccio

Hi Mariusz,

This is a beautiful capture during the blue hour - its great to see this famous tower in bright gold.

I also like the reflection in the water and the moving traffic.

Thank you for sharing


Witaj Mariusz
Kapitalne zdjecie wykonane o odpowiedniej porze. Dlugi czas naswietlania ladnie uwidocznil ruch pojazdow. Bardzo dobrze pokazana iluminacja wiezy i super wykonanie.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-09-28 2:39]

hi M.
vse besede so odveč! ČUDOVIT POGLED!!!
TFS! lep dan, vojko

Nice blue hour shot. Love the contrast of the warm tower against the blue sky. Would love to see more of the reflection of the tower.

Hello Mariusz,

Du Paris by night par excellence cette photo,la lumičre jaune orange est vraiment superbe,le ciel impeccable et les lumičres des voitures en filées sont trčs sympa,bravo.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
  • [2010-09-28 3:30]

Witaj Mariusz,

Indeed this is the icon of France, the Eifel tower.
Splendid taken through your used a tripod.
I like the enlightenment of the tower against the light dark sky.
Composition and presentation are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Mariuzs,

Beautiful colors and perfectly exposed. The blue hour shot really sets off Eiffel.

Well done


splendid frame with amazing light you captured.

Hi Mariusz!
Classical view but always welcome, specially when the picture has excellent quality like this one!
Special regards to the exposure, colors, sharpness, pp and contrasts!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards,

Witaj Mariuszu,
jak widzę byłeś w Paryżu, w mieście, w którym ja przebywam ostatnio bardzo często.
Pani La Tour Eiffel (tak ją nazywają Francuzi) mimo że tak okrzyczana, nadal się wspaniale prezentuje i świetnie to przekazałaś na tym zdjęciu.
Paryż jest wyjątkowym miastem i zawsze moje serce dudni w nim inaczej niż wszędzie gdzie indziej, gdzie jestem na świecie.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Witaj Mariusz,
znana budowla pokazana w calej swej okazalosci,pieknie oswietlona,dobry momet wybrales na fotke,doskonala kolorystyka,pozdrawiam

Nicely captured.

Hi Mariusz
a classic but always beautiful image. Your POV is wonderful: you are able to insert in the photo even a part of reflection. Beautiful lit tower which contrasts well with the sky. I really like the skyline lit up at bottom.
I wish you a good evening

Ciao dear Mariusz,
fantastic image of the Eiffel Tower, one of the most beautiful photos that I have seen, captured in the marvelous blue hour of Paris. Unbelievable the perfection of this photo, with an excellent management of the light such to be been able to also admire the horizon of the city. Congratulations!
Ciao have a nice day!

This is a great blue hour shot! The blending of the natural and artificial lighting is fantastic. The eye is led through the tower toward the Champ de Mars.

Hi Mariusz
thanks for the plug, i owe you one :)
you achieved greatness on this photo shoot.
the contrast of the soft blue light and bright orange/yellows of the tower are so strikingly beautiful.
It just goes to show that we don't have to follow the rule of thirds all the time, as the tower is placed straight down the middle. and it enhances the water/reflections, along with the traffic too.

I like to scroll down the photo slowly, its fun....start so that the top of the tower is the only visalbe part, then start scrolling down - when you reach the different levels of the tower, you can look at it and say...'thats a photo too', and keep going down to the second level...etc.
great shot here my friend

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  • hispic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1191 W: 368 N: 1784] (9652)
  • [2010-09-28 20:52]

Hello Mariusz, it's been a long time.
This is a very sophisticated photo of Icon of France. Light balance of the sky and the Eiffel Tower is exquisite. Streetlights like stars are also very nice. i like this shot so much.
Best wishes, Hisashi

Hi Mariusz
I think I have one in my gallery too... A good classinca view using the blue hour conditions to get these nice contrasts, wondering if you should have kept this uncomplete reflection at the bottom
Have a nice day JY

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10637 W: 146 N: 26811] (128525)
  • [2010-09-28 23:27]
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Mója kolekcja ciagle niepełna, mam zdjecia wieży Eifla, ale są stare i poniżej dopuszczalnego na TE poziomu. A Las Vegas sie nie liczy :)). Dioskonały kadr, z odbiciami, liniami samochodów, idealna symetria. Do tego kolory błękitnej godziny.
Jak tam przygotowania do podróży? ja juz zaczynam być nerwowa. Zostalo mi dwa tygodnie.



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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2010-09-29 0:32]

Witaz Mariusz,
the landmark of Paris floodlight! Great the symmetrical sight of the tower with the vertical format and the yellow lights to make it even more taller.The existence of the reflection completes the scene.Well done.

Have a nice day,Danos

piękne centalne ujęcie słynnej i czarującej swa lekkościa wieży. Długi czas naświetlania świetnie pokazuje ruch uliczny. Wspaniała wieczorna kolorystyka i super ostrość.

Hi Mariusz,
A beautiful postcard of Paris, which you have caught skillfully in a great moment of light.
I like the depth of the image and the perspective that you offer us in this capture at the blue hour, with the Eiffel Tower beautifully illuminated, and which its contrast with the sky is fantastic and gives a great beauty to the image.
Is an excellent work, my friend.
Best regards,

You can be proud of this shot, for sure!
Of course this monument is most "abused" (if I can use that word in this contest) but when it's captured with such mastery it's always a new and afresh sight. The lights and colours are splendid here and so is the reflection. And from this pov what makes the image very appealing is the perfect symmetry.
Very, very fine!

Hi Marius,
a classic of Paris taken in a night contest.
you succeed very well with the difficult light.
i like it.

Hello Mariuzs,
Beautiful colors and perfectly exposed. The blue hour shot really sets off Eiffel.

Hi Mariusz.
Is already my favourite.
This photo is just amazing.
Bravo excellent work.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2010-09-29 12:45]

Czesc Mariusz!
Eiffel w bajkowej scenerii.
Ladnie pokazana krolowa Paryza.
Podoba sie.
Co sie dzieje z Darkiem?

Good evening Mariusz,
Saturation gives a completely bright image of this iron old woman. The colors, the blue hour, the reflection, there are all the ingredients of a superb photograph. congratulations.
Have a good evening

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 46 N: 170] (15125)
  • [2010-09-29 21:07]

dear Mariusz,
an elegant picture of shining yellow Eiffel Tower against dark blue sky,
this smart figure "A" is surely toward the mysterious night sky top,
and in up-side-down POV, the fantastic "V" figure supports the Paris not to fall down,
thank you for your excellent night shot,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 262 N: 3084] (103038)
  • [2010-09-29 22:55]

dobry tytul, rzeczwiscie mozna tak nazwac ta slawna wieze. Piekne ujecie w blekitnej godzinie. Bdb jakosc. Podoba mi sie.
Milego dnia.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2010-09-29 23:00]

Hello Mariusz,
You have captured this famous construction in the quite fresh and completely artistic manner. This nicely illuminated tower looks like it is made of gold in your picture. Perfectly good blue-hour capture!
Best regards,

ciao mariusz,
blue hour,
perfettamente eseguita con la torre illuminata che si staglia al centro dell'inquadratura.
ottima la resa delle luci delle vie e l'anomazione che si coglie,

A classic composition but wonderfull post processing which gives a lots a colour and deepness in this picture.

I like it a lot!


Hello Mariusz,

The POV well selcetd give a very plesanat impression of symetry. Beautuful blue hour with a perfect managment of light. the dored or coloured light arise very well in the composition. beautiful dored reflections too.
Best regards,

Hello Mariusz!

Maybe, the most impressive photo of the Eiffel tower, I have ever seen, incredible quality and definition! Perfectly balanced framing and composition, perfect timing for the "blue" hour, perfect light management and wonderful colours!


Bonjour Mariuz,
Cette vieille dame de fer a été bien photographiée sous toutes les coutures et pourtant tu es arrivé ŕ en faire une image originale. J'aime le bleu du ciel et la tenu de soirée de la dame.

Czesc Mariusz,

Super pocztówka z Paris. Dobrze ze nie trafilo sie rusztowanie.



Hello Mariusz,
Wonderful blue hour composition, excellent light management, lovely color tones, very nice POV and presentation.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-09-30 23:21]

Hi M,
A classic post card from the romantic Paris, I was here a little latter in the night and the sky was already too dark for a nice blue hour shot, this is much better light. Perfectly balanced and symetrical composition the exposure is just right to capture the intense color yet the sharpenss and texture still very good. A classic.

Hello Mariuz,
An interesting presentation of thsi famous architecture tower. Sharp detailed.
best wishes,

Hi Mariusz.
A beautiful composition of this famous icon, but no less enjoyable to watch.
Magnified image with superb lighting and sharpness, the colors are very attractive, highlighting the golden tower on that beautiful blue sky.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.

Hi M,
Good pov and lovely efffect with this blue night sky and golden reflections on water, good too the red cars lights on the streets, well managed, good moment to take a shot.

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2010-10-01 10:43]

Hi Mariusz,
perfect vertical framing in this image that is the world known icon of the France. Masterly light management, great deepness, magic reflections and contrast.
Have a nice evening

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • [2010-10-01 11:02]

Hi Mariusz,

Very attractive shot of this well-known icon. I am really impressed by the sharpness and depth of this pciture. You could see every little detail of the building behind the Eiffel tower. Very attactive colours. TFS and have a nice weekend!



Ciao Mariusz, fascinating blue hour with fantastic tower, splendid reflections, great exposure and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2010-10-03 7:06]

Witaj Mariusz,
świetne nocne zdjęcie Wieży Eiffla! Super symetria, naświetlanie i linie światła. Wspaniała kompozycja. Gratulacje!
Pozdrowienia, M

czesc Mariusz,
no tutaj to z gory mozna bylo zalozyc ze posypia sie pozytywne komentarze. To chyba jedna z lepszych odslon wiezy jakie widzialem! Piekna gra swiatel, fantastyczne niebo, kompozycja rowniez wzorowa jednym slowem wszystko zapiete na ostatni guzik:) bardzo mi sie podoba i pozwol ze sobie zabiore to zdjecie:)

Czesc Mariuszu
Doskonale pokazujesz ten symbol Paryza, idealna pora na zdjecie - wieza chyba najpiekniej wyglada wlasnie w tym nocnym oswietleniu. I pomyslec ze byly plany jej rozbiorki po Wystawie Swiatowej... Ciekawe co wtedy byloby symbolem tego niezwyklego miasta?
Dobra praca!

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-10-13 12:57]

Envidiable calidad tecnica y visual ...muy buena...saludos Mariusz

Hi Mariusz,

this is a good one of this famous tower, I like it, excellent light management, great picture for your collection,

Best regards


Hi Mariusz, how are you? I'm back from my travels :( complete with the Irish influenza ;) You know the weather! Craig is right about the Eiffel Tower and this is a wonderful interpretation of this world icon. I love your Blue Hour shots, and in combination with a structure of such beauty the photo is absolutely awesome. Perfectly exposed, good sharpness and great reflections. TFS and I'm sorry we didn't get time to catch up in Ireland. Have a good weekend, Lisa

Ciao Mariusz,
bellissima immagine della Torre Eiffel durante l'ora blu.

Ottimo lavoro davvero.


Arrivo tardi per gli auguri di Natale, ma ti auguro di proseguire bene questi ultimi giorni di festa in attesa del nuovo anno.

Hi Mariusz

What can be said to this, but WOW! That is a stunning image, and the long exposure of the traffic tails is a magical addition. Sadly, I dont yet have an Eiffel Tower in my own collection, but perhaps someday I can capture one half as good as this.
Thanks for sharing

Hello dear Mariusz and have a nice time
and a happy Sunday
amazing photo with the eiffel tower
perfectly executed I love the vivid
and impressive colors the reflection
on the surface of the water and the lights
adding beauty to the whole scenery

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16087 W: 159 N: 28052] (147454)
  • [2016-08-09 9:41]

Hi Mariusz
Magnifique prise de la tour Eiffel éclairée a heure bleu, superbe avec les reflets, une réalisation trčs réussie et plus belle que la journée bien qu'elle m'a impressionner mais ici c'est le top
belle soirée

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