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.
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 Ville–Lumière” 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.
Photographer’s note: F/11, 8 sec, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 4, Marumi tripod
Photographer’s note: F/11, 20 sec, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 4, Marumi tripod
Photographer’s note: F/11, 6 sec, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 4, tripod
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