Paris, Step Back in Time by calvinincalif

In the photograph, I was interested in conjecturing what the street view of the Eiffel Tower many years ago might have been like. Therefore, the POV which eliminates street level details with today’s automobiles. No amount of composition and simple post editing can eliminate totally objects of recent vintage, note, for example, electrical apparatus protruding from buildings on the left. Also the modern building just to the left of the Eiffel Tower base.

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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 4 years ago

    Like this,..Its a view I`ve never seen of the Eiffel Tower,..and I like the classic look,..I agree it`s hard to take out the modern stuff,..

  • Palynn
    Palynnover 4 years ago

    A Superb Composition & The Tone Captures exactly what u were looking for in Creating Days of Old Grand Image Francis (Thank u for Fav)

  • Maybe also omitting the street level contributes a small bit to the desired end. Thank you.

    – calvinincalif

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    This is wonderful and I love the toning.

  • I think post editing suggests far more strongly an earlier time than does the mere near absence of modern fixtures (automobiles, signage, etc).
    Thank you.

    – calvinincalif

  • WolfPause
    WolfPauseover 4 years ago

    Awesome DOF…terriffic detail

  • It is still a bit surprising with the detail that there are not more hints of modernity than there are. Thanks.

    – calvinincalif

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Of the shots in this location, I like this one as it has a balance that ones taken from either side closer to the buildings do not….

    – calvinincalif

  • Kimberly  Daigle
    Kimberly Daigleover 4 years ago

    This is an absolutely gorgeous image.

  • We were staying in a hotel just off this street—this view looks East across the Seine Thank you

    – calvinincalif

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 4 years ago

    Very well done… great POV and excellent compositon.

  • Looking at it again, I am a bit puzzled how I managed to stand in the middle of a busy Paris street without being run over…

    – calvinincalif

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great capture, love it

  • I wish I had had a digital camera when I visited Vilnius some years ago; I should have come away with many treasures. Thank you for your compliment on the image of Paris as I think it might have been many years ago.

    – calvinincalif

  • Marcia Luly
    Marcia Lulyover 4 years ago

    Lovely tones…great composition.

  • The near dusk capture, I think, complements the try to see what the street might have looked like back many years ago. Thank you.

    – calvinincalif

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanover 4 years ago

    Very cool!

  • The suggested earlier time, it seems to me, does not necessarily suggest a Paris full of life. Thank you.

    – calvinincalif

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