Paris (France). I have been capturing photos of Paris for years; and every time I try to find different angles to give my very personal view of probably the most photographed city in the world. But I must confess that the landscape from the Montparnasse Tower is amazing, albeit quite popular among photographers (especially amateurs).
I love to go there in summer, when days are longer and the sunset is around 11 PM: a long-exposure photo will present some traces of pinkish daylight behind the Tour Eiffel and the skyline of La Defense, contrasting in this case with dark clouds coming over the city with heavy rains.
I have read on some newspapers and magazines that photographing the Tour Eiffel is prohibited, since the most iconic monument of Paris is protected by copyright. Some others say that only its lighting is protected, or even only the glittering lighting that happens every 15 minutes. I don’t know, and I find the debate quite ridiculous to be honest. What I know is that I love this photo – even though I got frozen when I took it, because the terrace is obviously very high and the place is windy – and I’m happy that it’s now my most popular image on Flickr