Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Promaster 19-35mm lens @ 19mm, ISO 100, f/20, 1/640 sec.
  While in Big Sandy, TN this weekend my brother Jim and I took off on a photo excursion into downtown Paris, TN on Sunday morning.  I must admit, it has been so long since I have done any photography on city streets that I felt completely out of my element. No moving water, no forest. What was I going to shoot?
  Well, after starting in on the streets around the town square and courthouse we headed to a park where Paris has their own Eiffel Tower that I was very excited about shooting.
  The tower hasn't always been in Paris and is very small compared to the original in Paris, France but is now a staple in the Paris landscape.
  I originally wanted  a vertical wide angle shot starting at one of the feet of the tower and stretching upward to the top but the iron railing around the tower plus being 3 feet or so elevated off the ground made that impossible.
  I then decided to move to the opposite of the tower and shoot back at the already risen morning sun. I carefully positioned the higher of the two "landings" centered over the sun to create a silhouette with the sun making a white halo behind the tower.
  I was auto-bracketing exposures and this particular shot happened to be a -2 shot that I fell in love with because of the really dark blue color the sky took on. A couple of small clouds break up the solid blue background and add to the shot as well.


  1. You just keep delivering some of the best imagery around Jerry, what a top drawer photo! LOVE the perspective and tones here, and the lines of the tower are truly dramatic!!

  2. Great photo!! Love these kinda shots! Makes me wonder what this would look like Mono...

  3. The light and shadows on this is just amazing.