Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday night on the Champs

The weather was very nice this evening, and the Champs-Élysées, which I cross nearly every day while commuting, was absolutely packed with people as I made my way home around 8 PM. Although the avenue has a reputation for being a gawdy tourist trap, the crowds on the street make it seem very animated.

I couldn’t resist taking a panoramic shot on the avenue. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of panoramas. They provide more of a “you are there” feel in certain cases, although they certainly are suited only to specific shooting situations. I’ll have to try to shoot from the same spot during the day. The barricades seen in the foreground of the photo are left over from the visit of the Chinese president.

I tried to take some panoramas of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadéro Gardens (also on the way home—yes, I have a very scenic commute!), but it was just too dark to get anything photogenic beyond the tower itself. Maybe during the day.

The project for this weekend is … doing the laundry.

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