Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Place de la Concorde


The big Ferris wheel will also disappear soon and since I passed by it yesterday evening, I thought I'd photograph it... I don't know how I managed, but the thing is that the blurry effect only affects the Ferris wheel and its surrounding and not the Obelisque! Sometimes you just get lucky ;-)

15 comments:

  1. It really seems that everything revolves around the obelisk. What an effect you've achieved unintentionally.

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  2. Most likely what happened is if you camera is set for "night" exposure, the shutter stayed open a little longer to allow the center (the obelisk) to be exposed since it is dark. Because the shutter is open longer, the Ferris wheel is very bright and in motion. Objects around the edge are in motion because of natural hand movements and since they are on the edge of the picture, small movements in the center mean big movements around the edges...very cool shot! marc

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  3. Whoa!

    I like anonymous's explanation, except it doesn't account for the symmetrical blurring at the edges. Very fabulous!

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  4. Very pretty with all the brown and golden surrounding the bright wheel.

    If one were to analyse this photo it might end up being very Freudian, lol

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  5. wow! Another great shot, Eric!
    It might be luck... But I think it's also talent !!

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  6. Great job Eric it's beautiful! I really love your pictures they make you feel like your there...Can't wait for the next one!

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  7. What a happy accident, it's a very beautiful photo. :)

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  8. Eric, Am I crazy? I thought the ferris wheel was close to the Eiffel Tower? Has it been moved:)LUV your pic, bien sur!

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  9. The effect in the photo is SO interesting! It does make me dizzy to stare at it, but it is so cool one can't help it! LOL

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  10. Whether it was dumb luck or your well-honed photographic skills, it's a super shot either way!

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