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City of Light

Speaking from a photographer’s point of view (am I not speaking all this time? LOL!), this was one of my first travel to use the Micro 4/3 system (see related blog post >> Mirrorless ). Admittedly it was kinda scary at first, for the fact that you are on a trip of “lifetime” and you’ll have to trust all your photographic endeavors to a Micro 4/3 system. I, having used Nikon DSLR for all my previous trips, was kinda apprehensive and unsure. But I’m glad I decided to use the Micro 4/3 system. It’s so compact, the total of 2 bodies and 3 lenses is even lighter than a single D700 with a lens (I usually bring a D3 and a D700, just imagine). I ended the days feeling lighter and fresher, not exhausted, and overall enjoying the trip all the more. And here’s the plus, if I brought along my Nikon DSLR, chances are I wouldn’t haul a big tripod. But with this system, a small lightweight tripod will suffice, and I can bring it all day (and night). The photos below are all tripod mounted, I couldn’t possibly make those kind of shots without one.

And at the end of the day, what we are after is capturing photos that hopefully will let us cherish for a lifetime, and I think Micro 4/3 system just helped me draw closer to that reality.

Enough rambling…

Paris was nicknamed the “City of Light” (not City of Lights) originally because it was a vast center of education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment. In 1828, Paris began lighting the Champs-Elysées with gas lamps. It was the first city in Europe to do so, and so earned the nickname “La VilleLumière” or The City of Light. (Source: Answer.com)

So far this is the the place where I would love to go back again. Not discounting the other places that I have been so far, but this will certainly be at the top of my wish list if I have a chance to revisit, there are still a ton of photos I can take, probably endless haha. A photographer’s haven? Absolutely! Take a night stroll and come home easily with hundreds of shots.

It ain’t called the City of Light for nothing. The city figuratively and literally glows at night.

 

Notre Dame Cathedral at Night (Paris, France)

Photographer’s note: F/11, 8 sec, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 4, Marumi tripod

 

Musée du Louvre at Night (Paris, France)

Photographer’s note: F/11, 20 sec, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 4, Marumi tripod

 

Eiffel Tower at Night (Paris, France)

Photographer’s note: F/11, 6 sec, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 4, tripod

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  • Reed - That is the nicest shot I have ever seen of the tower. You made an often-photographed place look unique and so interesting. Nicely done!

    Oh, I can feel a 7-14mm coming my way… I must resist.

    Reed
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  • Reed - Don’t know why that first message looks so weird. Here’s what I wanted to say:

    That is the nicest shot I have ever seen of the tower. You made an often-photographed place look unique and interesting. Nicely done!

    Oh I can feel a 7-14mm coming my way…
    I must resist.ReplyCancel

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