Deep in Paris

 

Sorry no PhotoWalk

I really wanted to do a PhotoWalk in Paris while I am here, but I just don’t have time… I’m in Europe for several weeks, but just a few days in each city. They take a lot of time to figure out and plan and all this stuff. Anyway, you understand. I would like to properly plan one soon.

Daily Photo – Deep in Paris

To get a photo like this, you need a wide-angle lens but not necessarily a fish-eye lens. The 14-24 on the Nikon looks like a fisheye because it is so bulbous, but it is not. The fisheye does that extreme warping that can be quite artistic and nice. These wide angles, however, while warping, do not make the final image so abstract as to be almost unrecognizable.

Deep in ParisTo get a photo like this, you need a wide-angle lens but not necessarily a fish-eye lens.  The 14-24 on the Nikon looks like a fisheye because it is so bulbous, but it is not.  The fisheye does that extreme warping that can be quite artistic and nice.  These wide angles, however, while warping, do not make the final image so abstract as to be almost unrecognizable.Read more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    Oh wow – beautiful – all golden lights and that lovely blue sky – have a super fun trip Trey and I know I don’t have to ask….but take lots of photos!!

  • Patrick Ahles

    Super POV, Trey! I hope you have a good time in Paris.

  • http://gibsonvisuals.com Jess Gibson

    /awesome

    Btw, how long before we see Red shots? :)

  • http://gasarvid.ratata.fi gasarvid.ratata.fi

    Yes brilliant perspective… always challenge when
    trying to replicate photos with pen:!

  • http://1138Studios.com Thelonious Gonzo

    I’m with Jess – How long before the RED pix hit the brix?
    BTW _ i really like this Eiffel pic. I know it’s probably not exactly an original angle or anything, but who cares? This shot has been taken so many times BECAUSE it’s an interesting shot and a great subject. I’ve never been to Paris but Woody Allen’s new movie shows it off in amazing fashion, especially the first 5 minutes.

    really good friends just had a baby at home with my wife assisting as their midwife and I snapped off this pic a few hours later. It’s the first baby pic I have ever taken and I am really happy with how it came out. Let me know what you all think, eh? Thanks.

    http://500px.com/photo/1232076

  • https://twitter.com/iWantnext iWantnext

    Are you planning to visit Germany?

  • Andy Bird

    Oooh those big canvas panels on the tower would have really hacked me off – I hate when I plan to go somewhere and when I arrive it’s covered in scaffolding or other construction/maintenance paraphernalia. I did Picadilly Circus early in 2010 and got there only to find big, horrid canvases covering up the usual neons and video screens which were obviously being upgraded. Good work with the skies here though!

    I agree with the wide-angle lens stuff – the distortion offered by my 11-18mm really rocks my landscapes – I love it dearly! :)

  • http://flickr.com/fullcex Filip Farag

    Are you planning to visit Prague? I love my new 11-16, wideangle is fun! I posted only 4 shots yet, but I am very happy about them! http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullcex/sets/72157627054097315/
    Theo, great shot!

  • Fuzzy

    Trey, regarding the recent copyright discussion on your blog i have to ask: did you get permission from SETE to publish this photo? If not, you’re theoretically breaching their copyright… yes it’s stupid and mindbending. According to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower#Image_copyright_claims the image of Eiffel tower with lights is copyrighted.

  • Patrick

    I think the copyrighted part is actually the “flashing/sparkling lights” which are only shown for about 5 minutes before the usual, yellow light comes up. Trey should be safe. And yes, it’s stupid to be able to “renew” the copyright for such an old building just by sticking some flashlights on it and calling it an “light installation” or “art”.

  • http://www.themarkeworld.com/ Marke

    Great shot Trey! Wide angle works beautifully for this shot. As busy as it sounds like you’ll be, I hope you still have a fun trip. ;-)

  • http://simonmorris.me/ Simon Morris

    Cool shot Trey – I like the golden glow, coupled with the dramatic backdrop of the clouds… excellent!
    I couldn’t agree more regarding wide angle lenses – just love my Nikkor 16-35mm on my Nikon D700… bliss! ;-)
    Hope your trip to Europe goes well – I appreciate you’ve been busy planning these past weeks… enjoy and have a fab time, yeah! :-)

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com Keith Moyer

    Great iconic shot Trey! Those clouds are cool. Check out some of my clouds at http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com and let me know what you think!

  • http://desic.smugmug.com Eric

    That’s a great shot! I love the colours!

  • http://www.flickr.com/d_lewis09 Derek

    One of my instant favorites of the tower, I love the deep blue sky behind the rich gold color of the tower,have an awesome time in your travels!

  • http://vickiwilsonphotos.wordpress.com Vicki Wilson

    I love the blue twilight sky and golden colors, very nice! Paris is one of my favorite places for great food. Hope you are having a fun trip!

  • http://www.keithcarey.com/ActorHeadshots keith Carey

    Wow!wow!wow! I’ve never seen like this kind of a very good shot before! The tower is very gloomy because you have a perfect angle and a nice photo editing.. Love it!

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    test

  • Smivey

    Your work has a surreal quality to it. Just wondering if you do much work to your photos outside of the camera, such add colour or saturation.

  • Harbles

    Smivey You need to watch this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yuffashm32s

  • http://www.smith-photography.net Michael Smith

    Love the wide angle effect on this shot and the rich colors too, awesome! Please check out some of my shots too, Thanks Trey.

    http://www.smith-photography.net/home/golf-course-photography.html

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks everyone!

    No Germany this time, I’m afraid…

    And everyone will have to wait a LONG time for RED stuff hehe… still using the Nikon system as my main go-to-thing

  • http://www.photojpl.com/ Jean-Pierre Lavoie

    Your picture makes me think of a similar view point under the Eiffel tower I used to do this 360 degree interactive panorama of the tower. it is here: http://www.photojpl.com/eiffel-tower:-visit-under-the-tower-in-photo-and-360-tour/-/VYgGh9fNbR/
    Very cool!!!

  • Brian Unruh

    How many nights a year do you sleep in your own bed…?

  • Rob Shaw

    Agreed on the 14-24mm and angle! Here’s my rendition from my trip last month… http://backfromleave.com/2011/07/09/9-jul-eiffel-tower/

  • http://www.pshots-photography.com Philippe

    Just amazing this wide angle shot.. great work Trey

  • http://www.mariobucolo.info mario bucolo

    r u sure about the date? I was in Paris last week and the tower is free of every protection nets ;)

  • Arnab Das

    Love the Shot Sir. Superb Angle.

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