Paris in Four Days.

Last week I spend four days shooting in Paris together with a friend and colleague Rob de Voogd from Zappback.nl. Our trains arrived at Gare du Nord  within 15 min of each other.The long list of shooting locations we made meant that the weekend was packed from very early in the morning till late in the evening. To get to all the locations we would travel by metro which made the 5 day Visité pass the best choice as it also gives discount on different attractions.  Being used to swiping an Oyster card we were pretty surprised to get a very low tech paper ticket with paper counterpart with number and name filled out by hand.

Eiffel Tower, Paris at Autumn

Eiffel Tower reflected in the park pond with stunning autumn coloured trees.

The first day the weather was not what we hoped for grey and foggy but the rest of the days were pretty much perfect. Here is a first selection of images I have processed so far.

This first picture is the Eiffel tower taken early in the morning. As the second floor is being renovated (ready in 2013) under the tower it is like a building site so the trees really were perfect in two ways.

The second image is taken from that other famous landmark; the Arc de Triomph with a view from  the famous Champs-Elysées in moonlight.

Champs-Elysées by Moon Light

The Skyline of Paris by moon light seen from Arc de Triomph. (© David Bleeker)

We visited La Defénse twice, this image is the glass façade of the Tours Société Générale just after sunrise enhanced by a polarizer.

 Tours Société Générale - Office

The glass façade of Tours Société Générale, La Defénse, Paris. (©David Bleeker)

Find here more Paris images in the Paris Gallery.

Also have a look at another viewpoint by Rob de Voogd