Eiffel Might Like It?

July 08, 2021  •  1 Comment
The tower is framed here by the construction of the “Grand Palais Éphémère” being built in front of École Militaire. The original Grand Palais is being refurbished to host Fencing and Taekwondo at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The new building is solid, although “temporary”, “green” and wooden. I enjoy finding my own “ephemere” frames for the Eiffel To...
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The End In Sight

July 01, 2021  •  1 Comment
This was one of the most challenging capture situations I have ever had to manage. Shooting directly into the setting sun, I was trying to capture riders travelling at 50/60 kph up a long perspective, while being jostled by other photogs in the press pen. The circumstances were deeply unfavourable, but trusting in the quality of the mechanics and o...
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Black and White or Colour?

June 18, 2021  •  1 Comment
The Grande Arche in Paris is amazing in many ways, not least because of its natural tendency to explode outwards, only prevented by 4 massive, pre-stressed cross-beams in both its roof and its foundations. Not being an engineer, but walking past it frequently, I wondered whether the stress explained why its windows and marble facing occasionally po...
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Cheesy?

June 11, 2021  •  1 Comment
Given my aspiration to produce high-quality, Fine Art Photography, this image triggers some questions for me. Sure, it was crafted with care, given that it required planning, timing, and the use of quality equipment mounted on a heavy tripod to produce a colour sensitive and in-depth focus result, all under difficult lighting conditions. That said...
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Eiffel Storm

June 03, 2021  •  1 Comment
I see the Eiffel tower every day that I leave home and have photographed it in a myriad of lighting and weather situations. I am still hoping one day to capture a lightning strike on it, but the lighting on the day that I captured this image was still quite dramatic. Given the ubiquity of images of this most iconic of structures, I am most often f...
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