At the end of the park near the Eiffel Tower there is a Memorial to peace. It is a great vantage point to the tower.
Being far enough away to photograph a subject this large with an unobstructed view is important to be able to use a lens like the 70-200 in order to stand back and zoom in to be able to compress the scene and give it a unique look and feel.
The framing of the couple and the tower were just great perks. Plus it was on an elevated level which allow to shoot above the park and the fences and people that are strolling about.
To get this far away made it a much harder scene to light up because my lights had to shoot farther… I therefore had to take the softbox off and go straight zoomed in flash… it was still hard being the mid morning on a bright cloudy day.
There is a lot more of the memorial that would make for awesome pictures however being limited on time we went for the pretty straight forward awesome spot.
She was pretty cold by then so we got the jacket back on her and he opted to do a couple extra pictures as we waited for the car to pull around.
THE PLANNED POSTS
This is part of a longer series focusing on 7 different locations (some locations are broken down)
- Eiffel Tower (Park)
- Eiffel Tower (Through Memorial)
- Montmartre Roads
- The Views from Montmartre
- Creperie et Biscuiterie
- The Restaurant
- Champs Elysse
- Arc De Triumphe
- Notre Dame (Front)
- Notre Dame (Side and Back)
- Notre Dame (Red Door)
- Louvre Area (Grounds)
- Louvre Area (Bridge and Arc)
- Eiffel Tower over look (Night)