Paris monuments and people : beautiful winter 2015

This winter was beautiful in Paris with many sunny days and a blue sky. I was 2 week-ends in the city of lights and could get great pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the River Seine, Hotel de Ville,the Sacré Coeur, and many other street photography shots with people.

Some of these pictures are made in HDR (High Dynamic Range) to be closer to the vision of our eyes. The sensor of the camera has a limited dynamic range : to compensate this, I take 3 times the same picture at different exposures. Then I mix them in HDR Pro Photoshop. after a few settings, that is supposed to give more details and better colors. I shot all the pictures with my Sony A7R and the Zeiss lens 35mmF2.8 .

I hope you will enjoy the pictures!

The Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid monument in the world with 7 million visitors per year. It was build in 1889 for the Universal Exposition. It is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall

Model wearing a wedding dress in front of the “love locks” on the Pont de l’Archevêché in Paris.lovers come to this bridge, as they do at the Pont des Arts, to place a lock in the name of their union. they usually throw the key in the Seine river to symbolise their eternal love…

The same model with Notre Dame Cathedral on the left

The majestic cathedral Notre Dame de Paris on the Ile de la Cité, build from 1163 to was restored by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1845

this is a view of the Cathedral from the Pont de la Tournelle which leads to the Ile Saint Louis. A boat for tourists is cruising on the River Seine.

People are ice skating in front of the Hotel de Ville

2 banners on the frontage of the Paris town hall, related to the terrorist attack again the satiric newspaper Charlie Hebdo. the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie) was created by the journalist Joachim Roncin, and was used in more than 5 million tweets.

children playing with soap bubbles on the parvis of the Hotel de Ville. Notre Dame Cathedral is in the background inside the big bubble.


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