Tuesday, October 26, 2010

By the pale moonlight


I was gas/petrol hunting last night and while looking for an open service station, I stopped by the Kennedy metro station. I then looked though this bridge and saw this beautiful moon next to the Eiffel Tower... I then crossed the road (and believe me, it's pretty daring over there because of the traffic) and took this photo. I really like it even though the Eiffel Tower can barely be seen.

39 comments:

  1. Nice capture Eric! You are one brave Parisian!!

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  2. EIFFEL TOWER!
    EIFFEL TOWER!!
    EIFFEL TOWER!!!

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  3. A sliver of Tour Eiffel is more than enough! Wow!!!

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  4. Have you spent the evening in the 16th?
    I love this part of the river. The moon is full by now (or was, at least, very recently). The lighted ET and the pale moonlight, that means a very nice evening and a beautiful shot. Hope you finally found gas!

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  5. Wonderful perspective, Eric! Really nice shot.

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  6. Eric....This is a wonderful post filled with the moon and the E. Tower. I think you can se the tower quite well. The moon is lovely. You were definitely at the right place at the right moment to capture a special moment in time. g

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  7. Lovely, lovely. La Tour can be beautiful from any angle and from any distance. I love how the bridge is the main focus, but draws your eye in towards the things behind it as well. Just beautiful! Thanks for risking your life for us, Eric!

    PS Hope you found some petrol!

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  8. This is a great photo, Eric. It contains such vivid colors. I'm especially fond of the perfect purple sky! Of course, a glimpse of the Tour Eiffel always enhances a photo!

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  9. Very very nice. I'll have to go visit that area next time.

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  10. A beautiful shot, Eric. I hope things aren't too bad over there. The news reports make it sound like things are getting tougher.

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  11. Nicely done, Eric.

    @Petrea: I can't speak for Paris or the coastal towns, but in our little corner of France, we aren't starving yet. Of course, we also have the luxury of popping over to Switzerland for gas and groceries, if things get desperate. As an expat American, though, I must say many of us find these strikes odd and a bit silly, but then again, we have a different cultural perspective, I suppose.

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  12. Amazing! Love this beautiful piece of architecture.

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  13. A really great shot, I love all about it.

    Did you get some gas ?

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  14. @Bettina. No!! But I heard on the radio things are getting better. Pretty soon there'll be gas everywhere. It's about time...

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  15. I always feel night shots is the hardest, this one just so right. the lights and colors prefect

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  16. One night in pairs. Amazing photos so pretty

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  17. Hi Eric - great to keep on getting original pictures of Lady Eiffel - one of my goals in life! Gotta keep your eyes open at all time, eh?!

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  18. I was thinking of that the other day... I see less and less from the Eiffel Tower as I'm more often in my car than before. I often only see half of the ET because of the roof or visual obstacle!
    I should walk more. I know I should do so many things differently than what I actually do. Never know by which one starting ;-) !

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  19. Nice angles and very atmospheric.

    Flore, perhaps better not to walk, what with the 'Petrol Hunters of Paris' roaming the streets by night under the light of the full moon.
    Reminds me of the song 'Werewolves of London' AHHHOOOOO!

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  20. This photo...so beautiful...it need no words, no text.....

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  21. Eric -- Thank you for risking life and limb in the pursuit of this great image! (And the ET was the first thing I noticed, btw.) Speaking of pursuit, hope you found some petrol after all that. :~}

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  22. Be careful, our dear Eric ;) Beautiful shot! Did you find some petrol and were you limited?

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  23. I guees the urban view of Paris is really different these days. Good time for a photographic hunt. Great photo, beautiful angle.

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  24. I did find petrol one hour ago on... the Champs Elysées. Things are improving now and the country is slowly going back to work.

    Sorry, the French Revolution part II is not for now!

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  25. Lovely ! And so glad you found petrol !!

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  26. oh my this photo is so amazing!! Thank you!!!

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  27. This is a beautiful shot! The colors are great, and it's definitely tricky to get night shots so well lit, but you've definitely done it! I must say, if it weren't for the Eiffel tower, I would not have guessed this was Paris. It would be interesting to edit her out and see if anyone could decide where this was, and then show them the original.

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  28. Mouais...
    Un pont qui gâche la vue sur la Tour Eiffel, moi je dis c'est du gâchis ! LOL

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  29. Mouais...
    Un pont qui gâche la vue sur la Tour Eiffel, moi je dis c'est du gâchis ! LOL

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  30. Wow...that is a real knockout! The blurred tail lights really make it complete...

    Glad the petrol is starting to flow again....

    Sean

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  31. @Flore. Tu as raison on devrait l'abattre !

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  32. Cool shot. Love the purple sky. Glad you got gas. The moon next to la Tour Eiffel - c'est magnifique! I've seen several shots like this and didn't have my camera - then they were gone forever. Glad this one didn't escape!

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  33. Et ben ouais !!!!! Je suis contente que tu sois d'accord avec moi, Eric.
    Mwaaaah bien fort sur ta joue ;-)

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  34. OMG that is so beautiful. I never see anything as well lighted as this from all parts.
    You are a magician.
    This is so beautiful, I really think I don't deserve it. But thinking is not worth.

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  35. I love this shot, Eric. Everything about it is great, and I like the light trails left by the cars too. (Someone had gas to be driving around)

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  36. Great shot Eric... Looks like you nailed the exposure... Is the bridge lit by street lights or was that your flash?

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  37. VERY cool shot. Calendar-worthy. -- Elizabeth

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