La Defense – World of Lights

La Defense - World of Lights
To make this photo was the main reason for my trip to Paris. About one year ago I saw this unbelievable photo from Thomas Birke. It just made "Click" and I knew: I have to make a photo from this spot. I also found some other photos from there and I watched them again and again, because I wanted to do a better shot. I don't know if it worked, but I am satisfied with the result. I started to make photos around 6 p.m. and I had to wait about one hour until the perfect moment in the blue hour around 7 p.m. This photo shows everything, whats so fascinating about La Defense. Lights, fantastic architecture and different levels. The traffic level is under the ground and you only see this level from some spots. This spot is may be the most interesting. This place shows also the transition from the business district La Defense to the suburb Nanterre on the left side in the background. The contrast between architecture style and also color temperature is very interesting.
Some technical details: Canon 5D Mark II – Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM ISO 100 - f/11 - 25 sec. To get such a wide angle of view I made six 17mm portrait shots and stitched them together. To get to this point is very easy, its only a few minutes away from La Defense Metro and RER Station. On the following photo you can see the stairs where I made the photo. GPS coordinates: Latitude 48.89078760061403 Longitude 2.234686464071274
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6 Antworten auf La Defense – World of Lights

  1. Felix sagt:

    Das erste, was ich dachte, als ich das Foto sah war: „ACH DU KACKE! IST DAS FETT!“
    Die Architektur, das Licht, der Himmel, Die Straßen. Awesome

  2. Thomas Birke sagt:

    You can’t go wide enough on this one. I have been there again as well to try stitching of two images. – it is important to be there on a working day in winter, when all the office lights are on, this adds much more athmosphere.
    Yours has an insane angle! It is cool because it shows the real complexity of the intertwining roads. And what I really find interesting: the colour temperature of the office district is totally different than that of the residential area – they have to use different light bulbs.
    I corrected this digitally, but the reality looks more like yours, I have the same difference in my raw images.

    Great job and nice instructions, soon it will be either hard to get a free spot on these stairs or they will lock it up!

  3. Kevin sagt:

    Amazing work !

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  5. Wow! Ich bin schwer beeindruckt. Eine absolut perfekte Aufnahme. Ich denek, die Reise hat sich gelohnt.

    Mein Kompliment.

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