Lyon in the Evening

Daily Photo – Lyon in the Evening

Hiking to the top of this beast with my camera and tripod was a lot tougher than it looked!

I saw this area from the train as I came into Lyon, and I was bound and determined to get to the top before dark. As I began the switchbacks, the darkness was falling, so I had to switch my iPod over to some upbeat music to drive me to the top in time. As soon as I got up there, the ferris wheel lit up and the city came alive with light. Like a marine with his gun, I assembled the tripod, ran through my settings on the camera, and fired away.

Lyon, France Cityscape in the Evening

Lyon in the Evening

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  • ISO100
  • Focal Length20mm (30mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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The Castle Crackled with Magic as its Gods Held Lightning, Ready to Smite Down the Non-believers

Daily Photo – The Castle Crackled with Magic as its Gods Held Lightning, Ready to Smite Down the Non-believers

Is there anything cooler than the old architecture throughout Europe? I say there is not.

In this upcoming article that I’m working on for Smashing Magazine, I mention a membrane between fantasy and reality, and, for whatever reason, seeing things like this help me drift back and forth between what is real and what is not real. I know critics typically get caught up in reality; I get caught up in fantasy. I can’t be in places like this without thinking of the Game of Thrones.

Castle in Lyon France Night Thunderstorm

The Castle Crackled with Magic as its Gods Held Lightning, Ready to Smite Down the Non-believers

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  • Aperturef/22
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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The Streetside Store with the Magical Creatures

Isn’t this just the sort of thing you expect to see in a small streetside window in France? Well it’s exactly what I saw so I had to grab a shot… Yes – I know it’s busy… but that’s kinda the point :)

The Streetside Store with the Magical Creatures

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After the Opera

It was a perfect, although slightly cool, evening as everyone was streaming out of the theater. It seemed like the sort of thing that someone should be taking a picture of… so I am glad I was there to do it!

After the Opera

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Louis and the Ferris Wheel

Daily Photo – Louis and the Ferris Wheel

I always wanted a good ferris wheel shot! It’s surprisingly hard to shoot these things. You would assume that it’s just a slam dunk with a long exposure and spinning lights… but it’s not that easy! I’ve thrown away hundreds… until finally it worked out magically one night in Lyon.

King Louis and the Ferris Wheel in Lyon France

Louis and the Ferris Wheel

Photo Information

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  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length20mm (30mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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