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Submitted on
July 4, 2012
Image Size
20.2 MB


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11 (who?)

Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 30, 2012, 6:45:22 AM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (Windows)
Set Sun On Beam by NEOkeitaro Set Sun On Beam by NEOkeitaro
As I was walking home quite early from a party a few weeks ago, I noticed the sun was slowly rising. So I decided to get out the train one station too far to see how the Eiffel Tower looks like with no tourists and early morning lights.

Even if you see it everyday, I have to say, the Eiffel Tower never fails to impress. So I took a few pictures (some of which you can see here: [link] ), posted them online, and, as it often happens, most of my friends and family were very impressed by one picture that I found "pleasant" at best.

This is said picture. I liked how the light was not only shining visible beams, but also how the shadow formed what reminded me of a maple leaf.

So here it is for you :)

There is often to be said about this that I find to be quite systematic: very often, the pictures I prefer from the ones I took aren't the ones that the "public" pick as their favorite. I seriously wonder why. What is it that the artist sees that the audience doesn't? or that the audience does that the artist doesn't? Can an artist be unaware of his own artworks?

Something to meditate.

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Telliria Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the stark contrast between the sky and the trees makes the photo very interesting. They are both very much belonging together at the same time as they're very different. Also the image has some interesting geometrical points, such as the converging lines of the tree tops and the path below. Both striking and subtle at the same time.

Of course there's also the amazing play of lights and rays as well as a perfectly set dynamic range. :thumbsup:
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