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Point of View
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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: 2008-06-13
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Cokin Grad ND8
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Paris, la tour eiffel, Eiffel Tower by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-28 1:36
Viewed: 4420
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have already two pictures of Eiffel Tower in my TE collection:
(1) Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas.
(2) Eiffel Tower in Paris at the blue hour .
Even if in this picture Eiffel tower fills the frame in more or less similar way as in (2), the whole context, light, colors and atmosphere are very different. That is why I decided to share it with you. I have used the ND grad filter as the afternoon was very grey. It did enhance the clouds but at the same time it made the tower not uniformly lit. Still I like the final effect.

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 luce e il cielo rendono molto particolare la scena.
Mi piace l'inquadratura con la fila di persone che guardano la scena,
buona giornata

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-02-28 2:01]

Hi Mariusz! the sky is the context and the composition impress!I like the overall theme of the popular tower in the world, good idea!
good morning

Witaj Mariusz,
bardzo podoba mi sie wyjatkowy nastroj tego zdjecia,stworzony przez te groznie wygladajace formacje chmur.Jak nam znakomicie pokazales nie zawsze potrzebna jest idealna pogoda do zrobienia ciekawego zdjecia.Znakomity efekt uzycia filtra,dolne partie zdjecia maja piekne,cieple barwy i kontrastuja swietnie z reszta zdjecia.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Hi Mariusz

I like this shot too, the light is different to the others and you have used the ND filter to good effect, making the clouds nice and dramatic. Excellent colours and good sharpness. Great job, thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely day

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  • alive Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 1 N: 227] (1360)
  • [2011-02-28 3:34]

A great photo.
An excellent work.
Soft and beautiful colors.

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-02-28 3:37]

Hi Mariusz,
I've seen lots and lots of pictures of tour Eiffel from the Trocadero but this one I have to confess that is special, it is so nice that looks like unreal. Excellent light, colors and sharpness. TFS!


Bonjour Mariusz
Une image de cette tour Eiffel de très bonne qualité et vous avez bénéficié d'un superbe ciel.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-02-28 3:44]

Zachwyca mnie Twoja praca. Przedstawia niesamowity klimat i atmosfere tego wyjatkowego miejsca. Prawdziwa inspiracja. Moje serdeczne gratulacje.
Pozdrowienia, M

Hello Marius,
una vista classica, ma sempre bella della Torre Eiffel originale.
Il cielo plumbeo fa da ottimo sfondo.


Bonjour Mariusz

Le traitement HDR améliore grandement cette photo.Je crois qu'originalement , elle devait être très ordnaire, mais maintenent on voit bien les détails et les couleurs.



splendid frame you shot and cloudy sky is nice.

Hi Mariusz,
very good picture, i like the inclusion of the people in the foreground and the great light on the low part of the building.

Hello Mariusz
really an excellent POV! The threatening weather is very nice and so is the light, but the best thing is the foreground of the people and the floor. A beautiful image.
Good evening

Witaj Mariusz,
to jest miejsce gdzie chcialoby sie ciagle przebywac. Wlasnie w tym samym miejscu bylismy dwa lata temu. Paryz ma swoj cudowny urok i specjalna atmosfere, ktorej sie nie zapomina.Bardzo ladne i cudnie zrobione zdjecie. Moje gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam,

Hola Mariusz,
Indeed your work with the photo made it "different", interesting to watch
Light is perfect and creates a good contrast Tower- Sky
Creative shot
Greetings from Buenos Aires

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  • hispic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1191 W: 368 N: 1784] (9652)
  • [2011-02-28 18:36]

Bonjour Mariusz
Beautiful capture of an icon of France making good use of the ND grad filter. it creates a dramatic tone on the clouds, and a faint halo you've added makes the icon stand out exquisitely.
Bonne journée

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10637 W: 146 N: 26811] (128525)
  • [2011-03-01 0:03]

trochę dziwnie to wygląda. Znakomity kadr (dlaczego centralny ma byc nudny?), świetna ostrość, dramatyczne chmury, ale jest coś niepokojącego w tym zdjęciu, chociaż nie wiem co.



Witaj Mariusz!

The point of view...and the good moment of light and colours!!

Very good PP and excellent realization...for sure a good point of view!! ;)

Excellent work my friend!!

Have a nice day...


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12202 W: 126 N: 22020] (112357)
  • [2011-03-01 6:40]

Hi Mariusz.This is the sky that we like! And the sky that you need to create magic pics like that....the tower was caught in the act,very good too the people on the ground that seems actora for your work.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2011-03-01 6:54]

Hola Mariusz ...

Típica foto de la Torre Eiffel,
pero esta es muy interesante por la luz,
y el fondo de nubes tormentosas, me gusta.


Hi Mariusz.

Excellent details!!! For sure, impressive.

I also like the lovely city of Paris used as a background.

Well done!

Hello Mariusz,
Superb vertical composition, lovely colors, wonderful light management, beautiful atmosphere, excellent POV, fine photo work.
Warm regards, Vasilis.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2011-03-01 13:30]

Witaj Mariusz!
Ta konstrukca jest dla mnie curem techniki...
Jak zobaczylem na wlasne oczy bylem w szoku, jako mechanik odnoslem niesamowite wrazenie.
Prosty kadr i bajkowa kolorystyka.

hi dear...........
very nice image and good pov and good view............
welcompo and nice sharpness..........

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
  • [2011-03-02 0:34]

Hello Mariusz,

I think one of the most photographing image of Paris the Eifel tower, it's indeed a promises to be fascinating image
Excellent depth and perspective
You took a very nice image, excellent composition
Sharpness and clarity are very attractive.
Excellent done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2011-03-02 1:35]

Hi Maurisz, a lovely perspective on this famous landmark-- What I also like is how the crowd is also absorbed by this amazing light.. well captured and well presented.. Congrats Rich

Hello Mariusz
Fantastic captured Eiffel Tower.
Fascinating architecture.
Splendid gray colors of sky.
Excellent point of view and atmosphere on the image.
Play of light and colours.
Fantastic job.
Best regards

Hi Mariusz,
I remember very well your another photo of the Tower at the blue hour.
In this new capture, the framing is effective for a classic but very interesting sight.
The grey and cloudy sky provides a dramatic atmosphere to the ensemble of elements of the image, as the people, the Eiffel Tower and the skyline of Paris in background, creating a very dynamic and attractive composition.
It is a beautiful work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Mariusz.
Fantastic composition of the Eiffel tower, the sky is superb with that drama they bring the dark clouds have also captured a light color and tone are perfect. I like the presence of all those people who gives us an idea of proportions and a good dynamic to the image.
Have a nice day. Best regards.

P/D. Glad you like my picture of Toledo, I will upload some more, If ever it encourages you to visit Madrid and Toledo, I can provide some help in the visit

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2011-03-02 9:32]

Hi M,
Classic POV and composition, a belove photographic subject. Can't even count how many times we see this subject, but each time it is still aw inspiring. I like the drammtic sky and mood. Hard to avoid all the tourists in the composition, but they blend in well here as part of the composition and also adds liveliness and scale. Good quality shot, the lower part seem much brighter and better exposed than the top, which work out well here. Thanks.

Hello Mariusz,

Excellent presnetaion of this famous and well ballanced tower. I like the POV which give a very plesanat impression of symetry. Nice contrats too between the tower and the very impressive sky well collected. The peopels give life nad too interesting elements of vived colors.
Best regards,

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 46 N: 170] (15125)
  • [2011-03-02 21:34]

dear Mariusz,
a beautiful and unique view picture of Eiffel Tower,
well sophisticated composition and colors,
especially fore people and back cloudy sky are nice 3D frame for the vertical tower,
tone and contrast of whole colors are very original too,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 262 N: 3084] (103038)
  • [2011-03-02 23:52]

bdb symetria, ladny, prosty kadr bez fajerwerkow. Ciekawa prezentacja paryskiej wizytowki. Notka tez ok.
Milego dnia.

Hello Mariusz,
It is a wonderful way of looking at the Eiffel Tower. I like very much this very alive foreground which looks like a painting. The light and the colors are very beautiful and pleasant. The neatness is remarkable. Congratulations.
Have a nice day

I love this shot, Mariusz! Well done! Excellent quality! I will post the Eifel Tower from Klagenfurt soon.
Yesturday I received your postcard. Thank you!
You wrote my adress correctly)))
Greetings from Ural,

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-03-03 22:37]

Hello Mariusz,
I believe that this is another masterpiece made by you. The technique is absolutely irreproachable and masterful. But more considerable element of your aesthetic approach, brightly realized here, is the fact that the people are a very important component of the composition, maybe more important than the tower itself. A simply brilliant work!
Best regards,

Pary¿ w deszczu te¿ ma swój urok. A wie¿a Eiffel'a to jedna z najwspanialszych konstrukcji na Ziemi.
Genialna kompozycja i wspania³a jako¶æ zdjêcia.

Hi my dear Mariusz

So sharp and clear object with gray background.
Very well considerd framework by synmetry appraoch and very delight presentation are so wonderful as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good day and best regards,

Takero from Tokyo

Bonjour Mariusz,
Il y a pourtant beaucoup de photos de cette tour mais il faut reconnaître que celle-ci a beaucoup d'attrait. J'aime ce traitement qui donne au ciel et à la tour une présence très forte.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2011-03-06 0:50]

Witaj mariusz,
excellent presentation of this world wide ladmark of Paris, the Eiffel tower.I like the vertical format, as the great light and the colour management of the image.The clarity and the sharpness are superb.Well done.

Have a good Sunday,danos

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2011-03-06 4:43]

Thanks Mariusz for reviving my found memories of the Eiffel Tower, for so many decades I have not been in Paris and did not went to the Eiffel Tower. Your shot is very special as well, with the sunset and the visitors in the FG. Very romantic scenery - well done, my friend

Warm regards

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • [2011-03-06 10:24]

Hi Mariusz,

A classic view, but the dramatic weather and the lighting make it exciting. I also like the inclusion of people and the excellent sharpness. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!



Hi Mariusz
looking at this photo, i'm impressed with the sharpness and overall color rendering.
having the people stand around gives a natural feel and atmosphere. and the tall tower gives contrast to the shorter 'towers' walking about the foreground.
great lighting effect as you mentioned

Ciao dear Mariusz,
another perfect shot! It really seems to be in the scene among this people that admire the symbol of France. The sky, pleasantly dramatic creates an unique and original atmosphere. To capture in different way the monuments more photographed of the world is never easy, but with this image you have done a masterpiece. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!

Hello Mariusz,

excellent image of this famous tower, It is difficult to get good image in cloudy days like this one, but you managed very good, congratulations,

Best regards,


Bonjour Mariusz!

J'aime beaucoup cette photo, elle a une netteté parfaite au niveau de la tour et une lumière splendide! J'aurais peut-être décalé légèrement à gauche pour avoir aussi la tour Montparnasse. Très bon travail, si tu permets je la sélectionne pour mon thème à ce sujet!



This is absolutely a success, Mariusz! You've captured the atmosphere from the place in front and at the same time got a nice background. Those warm colors are so perfect...love it!


Perfect frame for the wonderful monument. Some of the highlights are: the threatening sky, the people and the buildings behind. Great combination for the beautiful city of light. Congratulations!

Olá Mariusz,

Waaw! What a magnificent postcard from Paris ! A beautiful point of view and composition and perspective whit a great light balance and excellent sharpness and colors.Very well done,


Hi Mariusz!
A classical but always welcome picture of the Eiffel Tower! I specially like the colors and the contrast between its steel structure against the cloudy sky!
I also enjoy the way you placed all those people there!
TFS - congrats,

Hi Mariusz. A great shot with beautiful colors and that light that is indeed very special. I also like the inclusion of people admiring the tower. Good use of filter enhancing that beautiful sky. Well done.
Have a nice day.

Hi my friend Mariusz
Wonderful point of view
Lovely colors in this fine picture of Eiffel Tower
Very well handled the like as usual
Have a nice weekend

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2011-03-25 8:39]

With the grey filter on this cloudy day and your POV you create a beautiful foto.
Best regadrs

The monument that everybody photograph...
The monument that everybody would like to photograph...
The monument that NOT everybody knows how to photograph!

How can you go to Paris and not photograph it?
If I ever will go back to Paris this is the POV from where I want to photograph it!
This is Paris: La Tour, le jardins, la cite... and the people!
Very beautiful Mariusz, an excellent work for our pleasure.
Absolutely perfect!


Hi Mariusk:

Impresionante cielo y un encuadre con la completa torre Eiffel, me encanta esos colores como naranjas, muy buen punto de vista! Buen trabajo!

Un saludo,

Hej Mariusz,
byłem co prawda we Francji dwa razy, lecz pofocić nie było okazji... :(
Jak zrobić Starą Damę żeby nie popaść w banał?
Trochę ratują sytuację ci ludzie na pierwszym planie i jeśli uznamy, że to zdjęcie jest o nich, to wszystko OK.
Wiesz co ja bym zrobił? Ciąłbym tuż nad najniższą galerią!

Good work Mariusz,

Quality and composition are excellent.Eiffel Tower attracts a lot of people that is one of the most beautiful monuments in the world.

Beautiful evening

This is one of best Eiffel image that I ever saw! Really! As you said, ND filter has contributed image quality, without a doubt.
I constantly putting off to bay ND filter, but now...


Hello Mariusz
Beautiful and superb work that makes the Eiffel Tower even more beautiful. The central location request from 'inquadrattura the highlights and brings his gaze to the' high. Very defined and detailed.
Thanks for the nice work.
The best greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino

Good evening Mariusz,
It's inavoidable scene to photo while in Paris.
POV well selected with the tower stand prominent against the city view and grey clouds, and most importent factor are the tourist looking admirably.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16087 W: 159 N: 28052] (147454)
  • [2016-04-01 7:21]

Hi Mariusz
WOW quelle belle image de la Tour Eifel sous un ciel magnifique, les couleurs et la qualité d'image excellente
je pense aller un court séjour à Paris , les mois qui viennent ( Mai / Juin...)
belle journée

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
classical view from Eiffel tower
what could I say for this monument
sometimes one shot is one thousand

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