The Eiffel Tower is currently the world’s most visited paid monument in the world. Its also one of the most iconic landmarks. Having been to the top of the tower about ten years ago I was keen to photograph it at dusk. Arriving in the daylight gave me time to look around for the best view. I ended up sitting in this spot for about an hour. On the edge of the Place du Trocadero looking along the Jardins du Trocadero in the foreground. There were hundreds of tourists coming and going. People playing and having their photos taking in the fountains in the foreground. I’m happy how this photograph turned out and enjoyed the illuminations. Due to a copyright of the illuminations this photograph isn’t available for licensing or commercial use.
It’s been over ten years since I was last in Paris. So I was very keen to go back to recapture some of the iconic tourist attractions at night. On our first night in Paris I wasn’t planning any photography but it was a lovely warm evening with a clear sky. Notre-Dame de Paris (French for Our Lady of Paris) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. There were hundreds of tourists in this square in front of the western facade. A couple of nights later I came back to get some better photographs later in the evening with a darker sky. This first attempt with the dark blue twilight sky is my favourite. That is the moon to the right of the cathedral.
Walking around the small Welsh town of Beaumaris was fantastic. There’s charming cottages, buildings and back streets. There’s even the large Beaumaris Castle. This bridge red door caught my eye and I couldn’t walk past it without taking a picture. I’m not sure what the couple behind the right side window thought or if they even noticed me. I didn’t see them until I edited the photograph once I got back home.
Looking up at Manchester’s Town Hall from Albert Square I noticed the position of the sun. Having taken many photographs of this building over the years, I wanted to try for a new take on an old subject. Sun bursts seem popular at the moment. Composition between the details on the building, the clock tower and the sun behind was a bit tricky. It took half a dozen attempts but this is the one I’m happiest with. The texture of the clouds behind also help this photograph stand out.
Just around the corner from Camden Road station on Bonny Street is this iconic row of colourful houses. I’d seen a few inspiring images of unusual things in Camden. So I was looking forward to spending the day there and seeing what we would find. It was a cloudy day but this row of houses still really stood out from the others in the nearby area.