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2012-02-09

  • 5th Placement in the Underneath a pier or bridge challenge in Beach, River and Lake Treasures group on the 2010-10-12.
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  • Featured in Favorite Places you Take Make or paint group on the 2010-10-06
  • Featured in The Woman Photographer group on the 2010-10-06
  • Featured in Your Country’s Best group on the 2010-10-05

We cruised river La Seine on a bateau-mouche. This is a great way to visit places and from angles that we don’t see by only walking.

Passing under one of the many bridges, this point of view struck me.

_In 1807, Napoléon I ordered, by an imperial decree issued in Warsaw, the construction of a bridge overlooking the Military School, and named the bridge after his victory in 1806 at the Battle of Jena, disregarding names considered previously: pont du Champ-de-Mars and pont de l’École militaire. Prussian General Blucher wanted to destroy the bridge after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and when the Prussians were the first to capture Paris, but was persuaded not to by the Allied forces. Blucher had been present at the humiliating defeat of the Prussians by Napoleon at the Battle of Jena, where approximately 28,000 Prussians were killed to France’s 2,480, after which Prussia was occupied by France.

The Pont d’Iéna at night.
The structure was designed with five arches, each with an arc length of 28 m, and four intermediate piers. The initial construction, the cost of which was enormous at the time, was fully financed by the State and spanned six years from 1808 to 1814._ ref: Wikipedia.

Location: River La Seine, Paris, France
Date: 2010-09-30
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F/3,5
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM@80mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.2

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architecture, france, paris

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayabout 4 years ago

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    Great capture and pov Yan,quite eyecatching

  • Thank you greatly Trudi for the visit and great comment. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Audrey, best wishes :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Sarnia, best wishes :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you very much! Have a great evening :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Themis
    Themisabout 4 years ago

    Great perspective, and not-often seen side of the bridges over this famous river

    This picture has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday 5th October 2010 – congratulations!

  • Thank you very much for the featuring! I’m very pleased that you picked this one. I will have to do a search to know which bridge it is, I can’t remember. There are so many! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks heaps Matt for the congratulations. I’m very pleased to have your support :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 4 years ago

  • Wow! I’m very pleased. Thank you very much for the honour :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 4 years ago

    Very very well done. Di

  • Thank you greatly Di for the visit and great comment. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous vantage point. Well done on your features too, Yan!

  • Thank you greatly Wendi for the congratulations and great comment. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

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