I woke up this morning to try and catch what seems to be the ever allusive Paris sunrise. The weather this week just hasn’t much cooperated for outdoor pictures as we’ve seen very little blue sky. However, that is the risk you take traveling in ‘shoulder season’ when everything is cheaper and less crowded. On the bright side we’ve avoided rain for the most part – a few sprinkles but nothing that has caused us to stay indoors most of the day.
I found this spot through a blog post written by Parisian photographer Serge Ramelli for ‘Guest Blog Wednesday’ on Scott Kelby’s Website. The best part of the post was that it had addresses for where to go to take some good shots so all I had to do was pop it into the GPS on my phone and walk from the train station to this spot. One of my favorite pictures from our last trip to Paris was one where the Eiffel Tower just happened to be in the background – it was more of an accent point than the focal point of the photo. There were neat Parisian buildings around and the Eiffel Tower just happened to be there. This photo is a little more transparent that the Eiffel Tower is the focal point but I like that the traditional Parisian buildings are acting as a frame for the tower in the distance. I spent another hour or so circling the Eiffel Tower looking for unique and interesting angles (not easy to do given all the photos that pop up when you do a Google search but hopefully I found some).