Interesting Photo of The Day: Eiffel Tower Through Fog

The Eiffel Tower, being the historically stunning architectural landmark that it is, has its photo taken hundreds, possibly thousands of times a day. But when photographer, Javier de la Torre, set out to get himself a photo of the tower, he wasn’t going to settle with just a souvenir snapshot. As you can see below, de la Torre, wanted to capture “The Iron Lady” in all her breathtaking glory:

Eiffel Tower on a Foggy Night (Via Imgur, Click to See Full Size)

Equipped with a Nikon D800 and a Nikon 14-24mm lens, de la Torre decided on his composition and set up his tripod. He added a a Lucroit filter holder to his camera, slid in a Hi Tech 6 step ND filter, and worked on his exposure settings.  To make the image, the lens was extended to 24mm and the shutter speed was set to 3 seconds with an aperture of 6.3 at an ISO of 100.

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4 responses to “Interesting Photo of The Day: Eiffel Tower Through Fog”

  1. Heiko says:

    Great picture.

    I hope Javier got permission to show it in public. The Eiffel Tower when illuminated is still under French copyright.

  2. Lawrence Boxall says:

    What I can’t understand is how photographers can make a 3-seconds exposure and still end up with people looking so sharp. Surely some movement occurs when a person is standing around for three seconds.

  3. Neil says:

    Agreed – a bit of jiggerry pokerry going on here. Look at the person in the middle of the frame – one foot is in mid-air.

  4. Rob says:

    That’s definitely not the whole story! I get the long exposure and the ND filter, but as the others have said – you can’t have the sharp people with a three second exposure!

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