L'arc de Triomphe from down the Champs-Élysées

July 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

This was on one of my last real nights that I would be able to roam the streets until 4 in the morning and indulge myself in the tranquil and beautiful Parisian night time, so I had to make it count !

This was actually my first stop of the night, starting from Concord and heading down the famous Champs-Élysées towards the great Arc de Triomphe. On my way down, at every cross walk just about, I would dart out across traffic to get to the middle of traffic and see what the view was for the shot I wanted. It wasn't til I got about halfway down (it's a very long street) that I found the spot I thought would work best.

Between this shot and another shot I took of the Arc that night that I'll post later, I think were the 2 most dangerous photos of my entire trip. For this shot, and the other ones, I was literally in the middle of traffic, and since I like low angles, I'm practically on the ground. So it's almost impossible to see me (smart I know). The main times I really felt worried though, was when a huge bus would whiz right past me, by only maybe a foot away, and that happened quite the number of times.

But at the end, I may have wasted a few of my 9 lives, but I got the shot I was looking for ! And that's what counts, right ? :)

 

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