Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Weekly Header Challenge - Night Lights

It's time for the Weekly Header Challenge!

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I'm joining in the group above for this weekly challenge.
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what they've come up with!

Theme ~ Night Lights

chosen by Craver

I've used several of my nighttime images--moon and stars--in past Headbanger posts, and so my thoughts turned toward the man-made varieties of lights that we see once the sun sets.  I don't have many of those, but I do have several from a very special place, thanks to my strong and thoughtful husband!  Fernando willingly toted my tripod around Paris, both during the day and at night, so that I could get both selfies for us and beautiful nighttime shots.

Without further ado, mostly because I have a bad cold (developed in literally an hour yesterday) and my head is fuzzy to say the least, I give you my images for Night Lights.

My header image, minus the crop:

On Avenue Champs-Élysées, looking east toward the Arc de Triomphe.

The below is one of my very favorite images from our trip.

On Avenue Champs-Élysées, with the Arc to my back, looking west in the rain.

On Avenue Champs-Élysées, looking toward the Arc.

On Avenue Champs-Élysées -- Fouqet's, a restaurant featured in the movie Taken.

On Ile St. Louis, while we enjoyed our ice cream from Bertillon, just after a brief rain shower.

Pont des Arts, one of the four pedestrian bridges crossing the Seine.

Looking across the Seine River, with Notre Dame in the center.

On a side note, as I write this blog on Tuesday evening, I'm planning on heading out to the backyard patio to see if I can catch a good photo of Mars.  Today is the opposition of Mars!

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  1. Wonderful night shots of Paris! Excellent night photography in this post!

  2. Ahh, Paris, the City of Love.
    Yep, Ive stood in that same place, cars whizzing past in both directions,lol.
    Neat idea Christine.
    Wheres the Moulin Rouge? all lit up.lol

  3. Well, very cool Christine. Using the city of lights, Paris, for your night lights. Really enjoyed your captures.

  4. Sorry to hear that you're under the weather. Feel better soon.

    Those pics are a feast for the eyes! I like how a fresh rain enhances contrasts and reflects night lights!

  5. Beautiful... love each and everyone of your shot.. love the light and the reflections too.