Dusk fell as I exited from the grounds of the architecturally interesting Musee de Quai Branly, the proponent of the Photoquai where my work, The New Cathedrals is exhibited. It was almost 8 PM and surprisingly, evening comes late here. As I was walking towards the hotel a couple of blocks away, I was just stunned and at the same time in awe when I looked up and the Eiffel Tower was all lit up.
At designated times of the night, the Eiffel Tower sparkles with its patented lighting system, specifically, five minutes every hour till 2 AM while its beacon sweeps the scene. But I was in a hurry. I gazed up. A smile drawn on my face. I took shots. Just like any tourist.
I didn’t bring my tripod with me and just made do with the high ISO of my Canon 60D with the 10-22mm UWA lens attached. I moved back a couple of meters towards the Champs de Mars and from there took shots of the beautiful site before me. The night became nippy, as a cold breeze swept in. And I started to walk back to my hotel.
The Eiffel Tower is just stunning at night compared during daytime.