Rays Of Light – Photos of the Eiffel Tower.

By Posted in - Europe & Photo Journal on February 27th, 2013

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It’s no secret that Randy and I are big fans of Paris. It’s such an inspiring and beautiful city. I can’t wait to move there one day, even if it’s only for a few months.

We’ve camped on the Seine (yes, you can do that and it’s a great way to see the city on a budget), we’ve stayed in the world’s worst hostel (it’s called Lucky Youth – Do NOT stay there) and we’ve stayed in super cute Paris studio that overlooked Matisse’s flat and was so close to Notre Dame we could hear the bells!

This past November we were lucky enough to return to Paris for a few days and as we were searching for apartments we really wanted two things: 1. to stay in Montmartre, which is our favorite district and 2. to stay in a place that had a view of the Eiffel Tower. We were lucky when we found this fantastic Paris apartment and we got both. One step out onto the balcony and we were blown away by the view.  I think we just stared without speaking for a minute straight!

Over the few days we were there was saw incredible cloud formations roll over Paris, spreading rays of sun all over the city like a warm blanket. The kind you get right out of the dryer and snuggle with. I always knew Paris had the best light I had seen anywhere but this really took the cake. Some days we just didn’t want to leave the apartment, we just wanted to stay right there on the balcony in a bliss-ed out haze watching it unfold.

It was INSANE how beautiful it was and the rays of light always settled perfectly on Ms. Eiffel.

I took some photos (ok, I took a crazy amount of photos) of the views and these are some of my favorites. I hope you like them too! I also took a full time lapse video of the sun setting over the city. I have not yet created a time lapse video so if someone has recommendations on what program I should use please let me know – I would really appreciate it. 🙂

Oh yeah, I want to point out that ALL of these sun rays are real, not a single one has been edited into these photos. This is just the insanely beautiful city of light doing her thing.

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  • New York or Versailles -

    February 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    […] may not be original, but I’m a complete sucker for pictures of Paris. This amazing series of Eiffel Tower photos from Beth of Beers & Beans does not disappoint. In other Parisian news, here’s an […]

  • Katie -

    March 1, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Amazing photos! I leave for Paris today and you have just inspired me to try to take as wonderful photos as these! Love the one with the rays of light peaking through!

    • Bethany -

      April 3, 2013 at 7:13 am

      I hope you had a great time in Paris Katie and got some great shots!

  • James -

    March 2, 2013 at 1:22 am

    WOW!!!! I wish I could describe in words how brilliant these photos are! I have visited Paris and have seen the beautiful Eiffel Tower live, but never really saw the way you have captured in these pictures. Outstanding photography! Dude, you are too good! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Bethany -

      April 3, 2013 at 7:13 am

      Thanks James!

  • Jenny -

    March 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Simply breathtaking. Light can really have an effect on photography, and you have worked it beautifully into these shots. Love the post processing of the 5th image.

    • Bethany -

      April 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Jenny! I really like that one too. 🙂

  • Jack -

    March 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Speechless! Brilliant work is an understatement here. Though I have not visited Paris, but definitely I am going to visit this place soon. Can I know what the best time to visit Paris is?

    • Bethany -

      April 3, 2013 at 7:14 am

      We always visit Paris in the fall – well that seems to be when we end up in Europe. I have also been there right before Christmas. Both times are great but I prefer the fall because the weather is still really nice but there are less crowds and things are cheaper.

  • Kamrun -

    March 14, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Before dieing I want to see the eifel Tower, want to go at the top of it & want to watch the view of the whole Paris. I just loved the pics. Good post, thanks for sharing.

  • creative nomad -

    March 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    amazing pictures! The tower seems to be one of the most photographed images but these are stand outs!

    • Bethany -

      April 3, 2013 at 7:15 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked the pictures of the Eiffel Tower. 🙂

  • Sam -

    March 16, 2013 at 2:11 am

    I’m hearing about Eiffel tower since birth but never been there. I just loved the pictures. Will go to Paris definitely for my honeymoon lol. Good post, thanks for sharing.

  • Nishi Jain -

    April 5, 2013 at 5:18 am

    These are incredibly stunning photographs! The light effect is mystic. As if the heavens are cracking 😀
    But how amusing: same landscape, such different hues. Tells something about the city which has seen a potpourri of cultures.

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  • Ziga -

    May 14, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Really awesome pictures…its amazing what light/darkness can do to picutre!