About the Video
The Eiffel Tower is an icon of Western civilization and is instantly recognizable in most of the world. I was in Paris in late January for a fashion & beauty project and at night, Emiliano, my European assistant & I set out to "Play"! The small twinkling lights on the tower start "Twinkling" at night on the hour and last 5 minutes, so you have to find where you want to be and be set up & ready to go. Then you have another 55 minutes to find another spot and shoot, then another. In the middle we ducked into a cafe for coffee or tea and to warm ourselves up. We shot for 4 nights in the cold, wind and rain and got some cool imagery for our efforts. Even though I have lived in Paris 3 different times, I never tire of being there.
If you ever go to Paris, which is one of, if not the crown jewel of the globe, the best way to get around is via the Metro. If you have a smart phone, locate, download and install the MetrO app, yes that is the correct spelling. You install the app, then download the cities you need. To use it, you put in the station you want to start from and the station you want to go to and it tells you which train to get on, and in which direction, where to get off and which train to get next, if needed. It also tells you the time it will take and it gives you a choice of the fastest route and the route with fewest changes. You can get the MetrO app here for free: http://www.kinevia.com/ - it is very cool. Once you have loaded the app onto your phone, and you download the cities you need onto your phone, you do not need a data connection to use it, the info is stored on your phone. They currently offer subway system navigation in more than 400 cities worldwide.
parts of Paris are now very dangerous for tourists and locals. Make SURE you know which way you are going on the metro and make sure you get off at the correct station. Ask your host or hotel concierge about areas in Paris to avoid for your own protection.
Canon 5D MKIII camera set at 640, 1250, 2500 & 5000 ISO using these Canon
8mm - 15mm f4 fisheye zoom,
16-35 f2.8 zoom,
200mm f2 and a
400mm f2.8, the 400 was mostly used on the 2 clips of the Champs Elysees.
Gitzo, both carbon fiber, one with a
Photoclam ball head, the other with a
Sachtler fluid head.
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