I saw many interesting places and beautiful buildings. But first of all I really had to see the Eiffel Tower. I took quick photo as tourist to keep memory. As a photographer I tried to get some nice shot, but I had very limited time and really bad weather. No matter the circumstances I was really happy.
Yeah! I went for a trip to Paris! I feel very lucky to get weekend in Paris as a gift from someone and I feel even more lucky that my mum was in Ireland and that she minded my kids for me.
My parents and all my family leave in the Czech republic and I am alone with my kids in Ireland. My friends keep moving back to the Czech republic or relocating to other countries so you can imagine how hard it can be to find babysitting. I was dreaming about going to Paris for very long time. Maybe you remember this picture below that I posted on my Instagram and Facebook.
This picture above was created in an app similar to Photoshop called PhotoFunia. It capture nicely what I would love to do in Paris: take some photos, make drawings or even paintings and create memories. I am happy that I started collecting memories of Paris and my collection has few wonderful images already.
First time I saw Eiffel tower on Friday at night. I was so exited that forgot about my camera. Saturday was raining all day and I was taking most of my pictures from a car. There is a place near to the Eiffel Tower for cars to park so people can be watching the tower and be sitting inside a car like in a cinema. We arrived there later in the evening and it was amazing “movie” to watch . When the rain stopped for a minute I stepped out of the car to take few shots. It is hard to take nice picture with all the people and many moving cars messing with the composition. It was also quite dark, and you know how important light is for photography, but I still enjoyed the little photo shoot of Eiffel Tower a lot.
To walk up the stairs and see one the most visited French attractions would be all day experience.You cant imagine the queue!
My favorite shot is the big picture below. I was sitting inside the car and the windscreen wipers were moving left and right. Imagine me, trying to take the shot and not to have the wipers in the picture. It was worth it. The water makes amazing effect on the image of the Eiffel Tower and the picture has the atmosphere that reminds me of that very moment. There were few couples, enjoying the view no matter the bad weather. Yeah, Paris can be romantic. It is true what people say about Paris. It is a romantic city.
I usually spend lots of time on editing my photographs. I don’t change many things in Photoshop, but I really like to play with the cropping. The composition is very important for me and my eye has to like the final image. Here is the original shot as I took it in the field. It has magic by itself.
I intended to chose one photo and write short story about it. But to get one perfect shot, photographer usually have to take many pictures or even visit the place or subject for your photo many times. I have been dreaming for a long time to take picture of Eiffel Tower. I believe that some day I will come back to Paris and try to find different place to get different angle, sunny weather or special moment to capture in a photo with Eiffel Tower.
Street photography can be very exciting!
If you are fan of street photography, have a look at my article and photo Sunshine in a drop of water, just click here:
Keep an eye on new posts in category “Street photography.” Next time it may be just one photo or few images of the same object with short story.
I am part of “30 days blogging challenge” and I would like to post “Photo with short story” everyday for next 30 days (or at least few times a week). You will see different photos of nature, dogs, horses, kids portraits as well as images of street photography.
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