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Challenge: From the Ground Up VII (Standard Editing*)
Collection: 2016
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Paris, France
Date: Aug 21, 2016
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2016

I'm so pleased this resonated with everyone. This is one of those places that no matter how much it gets photographed, it's still extraordinary in person. it is gigantic and imposing, and yet somehow delicate and elegant.

Things sure have changed, though. Unless you have tickets to go to up the tower, you can no longer stand directly under it to take photos. Ergo this diagonal shot. Which turned out just fine in the end :)

In addition to the light illuminating the tower, there are two search lights at the top, the beam of one of them is seen in this shot. And finally, at about 10 pm, thousands of tiny blinking lights dance all over the tower. It has become a predictable spectacle, and a sizable crowd makes an evening of it, picnicking with friends and family (and visiting tourist friends) on the length of the Champ de Mars.

Place: 2 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.9324
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8235
Avg (non-participants): 7.0250
Views since voting: 969
Views during voting: 136
Votes: 74
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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08/05/2017 09:22:21 AM
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Dunno why I didn't see this before. Lovely!
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09/13/2016 11:15:21 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Johanna. Excellent image.
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09/11/2016 09:51:51 PM
Congratulations on the Red, Johanna (& on your front-page presence). This is delightful.
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09/08/2016 08:28:27 PM
So beautiful. *sigh* I don't know if I'll ever make it there, but I sure hope I do.
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09/08/2016 11:58:37 AM
Nice shot.

Looks like we were in Paris around the same time. I took a bunch of shots from the ground while in Paris, but I didn't get the chance to edit and enter.

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09/07/2016 05:53:44 PM
Congrats Johanna. Amazing that such a recognizable icon can be freshly presented. Well done.
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09/07/2016 09:04:18 AM
Fantastic detail on this, congrats on the red.
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09/07/2016 09:02:23 AM
Awesome shot! Congrats!
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09/07/2016 03:09:50 AM
I thought this was you, congrats, great stuff!
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09/07/2016 12:03:19 AM
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09/07/2016 12:02:55 AM
wow mon chéri c'est merveilleux hihi
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2016 08:02:21 PM
Now that's a great angle! Should do well!
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09/04/2016 06:47:08 PM
instantly recognizable, yet still interesting, nice POV
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09/03/2016 09:37:27 AM
Outstanding, love this angle, the searchlight is amazing.
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09/02/2016 05:54:23 PM
One of my top favorites, I love the angle and especially the little light beam glowing from the top. I already voted earlier in the game
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09/01/2016 04:30:25 PM
bonus point for Eiffel Tower!!! Nice clarity...not easy to get given the depth of field your working with...
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08/31/2016 09:11:33 PM
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