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Eiffel Tower

La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower) is one of the truly great iconic landmarks in the world; it is one of the many things that symbolises Paris. Built as apart of the 1889 World Fair, and was only intended to be part of the Parisien skyline for 20 years; 118 years later, the 'Iron Lady' remains one of the most beautiful and recognised structures in the world.

It is so recognisable through that it is a truly surreal experience the first time one experiences it in real life. It is that amazing and moving to see it in person. It is no surprise that over 6 million people a year visit the Eiffel Tower each year (650+ million people have visited since it opened).

Gustave Eiffel designed the Tower for the Paris World Fair of 1889 in honour of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) is probably one of the most photographed structures in the world; and herein lies the challenge... to try and photograph it differently. Nothing is right or wrong when photographing the Iron Lady.

Some quick facts on La Tour Eiffel; It has been repainted 18 times and going for its 19th in 2009-10, at 919m it was the tallest structure in Paris and was the tallest in the world for 40 years, the foundations go 15 metres below ground, it was derided and disliked by many Parisians during its construction, after its intended 20 year 'life' it was to be dismantled but Gustave Eiffel had an idea to is it as a military radio tower; an idea that stopped it from being dismantled.

  1. f/11
  2. 1/250 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Eiffel View #03

Pont de Bir-Hakeim with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. The bridge crosses the Seine River, connecting the15th and 16th arrondissement, and passes across the Île aux Cygnes. Passy Paris France

  1. f/11
  2. 1/250 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Eiffel View #05

Eiffel tower as viewed from Pont de Bir-Hakeim (France Reborn Statue), Paris

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/160 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Eiffel Organic

Black-white image of the Eiffel Tower from underneath the eastern span. La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower) Paris France

  1. f/6.3
  2. 1/160 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

The Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower photographed from Champ De Mars, Paris

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 33mm
  4. ISO 100

Eiffel Photo

Paris Snapshot

  1. f/6.3
  2. 1/125 sec
  3. 200mm
  4. ISO 160

Concorde #01

The Egyptian obelisk at Place de la Concorde, Paris

  1. f/6.3
  2. 1/250 sec
  3. 200mm
  4. ISO 160

Concorde #02

The Egyptian obelisk at Place de la Concorde, Paris

  1. f/2.8
  2. 1/1000 sec
  3. 83mm
  4. ISO 160

Passy #1

Rue de Passy roof-tops provide a wonderful framing for the distant Eiffel Tower. Passy Paris France

  1. f/2.9
  2. 1/1250 sec
  3. 101mm
  4. ISO 160

Passy #2

Rue de Passy roof-tops provide a wonderful framing for the distant Eiffel Tower. Passy Paris France

  1. f/5
  2. 1/80 sec
  3. 25mm
  4. ISO 100

Eiffel Statue

Eiffel tower with statue at Trocadéro in the foreground. Paris, France

  1. f/4
  2. 1/250 sec
  3. 13mm
  4. ISO 100

The Artiste

An artist sits in the Les Jardins du Trocadéro - le Palais de Chaillot – La Tour Eiffel. Paris, France

  1. f/4
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 11mm
  4. ISO 100

Perspective

A cliched action of perpective, Esplanade du Trocadéro, Paris, France

  1. f/4
  2. 1/400 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 100

Eiffel Watch

A family sit at Esplanade du Trocadéro, in view of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

  1. f/4
  2. 1/400 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 100

Eiffel Water #01

The sun hits, and illuminates, the top of the spray of water from the fountains in Les Jardins du Trocadéro - le Palais de Chaillot – provide a wonderful contrast to the steel of La Tour Eiffel.

  1. f/4
  2. 1/400 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 100

Eiffel Water #02

The sun hits, and illuminates, the top of the spray of water from the fountains in Les Jardins du Trocadéro - le Palais de Chaillot – provide a wonderful contrast to the steel of La Tour Eiffel.

  1. f/4
  2. 1/400 sec
  3. 13mm
  4. ISO 100

Eiffel Water #03

The sun hits, and illuminates, the top of the spray of water from the fountains in Les Jardins du Trocadéro - le Palais de Chaillot – provide a wonderful contrast to the steel of La Tour Eiffel.