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Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of this World

While I was in Paris I saw a lot of photos showing the Eiffel Tower under construction. These days it comes to mind as part of the Paris landscape but to folks in 1889, it must have seemed like something from out of this world. Honestly, I don’t think it is all that pretty but I do find it pretty unique:

ISO 200 10mm f/11 1/125

That is my edited version, the original is below.

ISO 200 10mm f/11 1/125

I took plenty of photos near the tower, but this is the angle that appealed to me the most. I liked the cloudless, brilliant sky. As it was February, the shots that include more of the garden are a bit dull, since it was cold and had been overly rainy in Paris the few weeks before this photo was taken.

The edited version has a film filter on it. I wanted to keep the jeweled look of the sky but mute the overall tones in the photo. Doing this also took some of the rust off the tower. The rust was part of the reason my youngest was pretty disappointed in the Eiffel Tower.  I documented her reaction on Instagram:

It turns out she had seen too many Photoshopped versions online, so the real thing was a bit of a letdown.

As you can tell from this post, I am just adding to that problem. Has that ever happened to you, you see photos online of a place that looks out of this world and then when you see it in person you can’t help but feel a bit, meh? Do you like my not-true-to-life version?  Feel free to leave a comment below.