Tourists look out from a high viewing platform in Paris at night. Illuminated Eiffel Tower in the distance.

Tourists on the Tower

© Copyright Ric Barratt Photography

This shot was taken from the roof of Montparnasse Tower in central Paris. The view from the top is amazing – you are permitted a bird’s eye view of central Paris and the Eiffel Tower – but capturing it with my camera was not very easy on my visit. There were lots of visitors jostling to get the front of the viewing area, so I decided to wait for a while. It then started to rain, which made getting a clear shot through the glass barriers very difficult (although it did mean many visitors left!). Eventually I decided to try something different and ended up taking this shot, which I was really pleased with.

Photo information

Paris, Île-de-France, France

ISO 100, 35mm, f/9, 20sec


Long exposure, Night

Related external links

Montparnasse Tower
Official tourists site of the Montparnasse Tower.

Wikipedia - Tour Montparnasse
Wikipedia encyclopaedia page for Montparnasse Tower.

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