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 in the Evening

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 14:58:21
  • Camera
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  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length20mm (30mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • very bluish – was the foreground color a reflection from the sky?

    btw Trey, i started studying hdr photography when I first stopped by your portfolio with the music. it was an inspirational moment like the times when you just know inside, it was like that. Thanks for all the help and your artistic perspectives!

  • Sure you bet! Thanks for the nice comment – glad you were inspired!

  • Hey ! Lyon is my hometown, I know exactly where you took that photo from. You could have taken the “funiculaire”up to that spot in a couple of minutes.. But I won’t tell you that.


    I shall be out and about this weekend, it is la fete des lumieres. Might see you πŸ™‚


    James. D

  • Stunning picture, great light like the focus on the stary light in the middle.


  • Gail

    Magnificent picture, worth all that effort, that’s for sure. Almost like seeing a city from a plane. The color is just beautiful and that ferris wheel really brought a lot to the scene!!!! Great job!! πŸ™‚

  • DEE

    Just in time. So great an effort. Just viewed a list of 10 most unique churches and found one from “Stuck in Customs” that was photographed in Iceland. Also great. Congratualtions.

  • Haha thanks… Please don’t tell me that! A funiculaire… omg.

  • tim k(tk)

    nice skyline it seems like it was deffinitely worth the trek good timing with the carousel πŸ™‚

  • I like the build up to the shot.

    Really cool view of the city. A little blue, but I don’t mind!

  • i love it.

  • lambo

    love how the ferris wheel always draws your eye back from venturing through the picture.

  • Hello !

    I discovered your site and you have beautifull pictures with HDR, I dont know how you manage to put up beautifull pictures everyday but it awsome, Im also doing HDR since 2 years mainly on Paris where I leave, you can check it out on :
    Very well done again !


  • A tremendous photo! I am very glad i found your site – I love the city of Lyon, I have only been once, but plan on returning very soon. Excellent pictures by the way.


  • lambo

    I checked out your site Serge, really great pictures you got there. I like your dark gritty style! – I even left you a comment in my poor french πŸ™‚

  • Thanks — very much. Nice to have you visit Ramelli — I like your pics – those are pretty places alright! πŸ™‚

  • Tod

    I want your life. Funny about the funiculaire ! Ever ride the one in Lisbon ?
    Keep up the great work. Jealous in South Carolina !

  • haha… no – my life has as many ups and downs as every other life… believe me! πŸ™‚

    And I would love to go to Lisbon one day… never been!


    this photo is so beautiful. it truely says visual artist as it appears to be an artist canvas.


    it truely says visual artist as it appears to be a canvas more than a camera. it is quite beautiful.

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