Paris Sunset

Paris, France

December 28, 201627 mm: ISO 1600: f/2.8:1/60 sec.

We happened to be hanging out in our friends’ hotel room at the Hyatt Regency getting ready to go get dinner when the sun started to set.  I didn’t have a tripod with me and the window didn’t open so I had to improvise by cranking up the ISO and opening the aperture wide open.  This allowed me to speed up the shutter enough to shoot handheld.

Hyperfocal distance is something that took me a long time to really understand and I used to get stuck in these situations because I thought I would lose dept of field if I opened up more than f/8, but when everything in the frame is a hundred yards away, like in this shot, the depth of field should be the same whether you are at f/2.8 or f/22.

One of my best shooting tips for Paris is to get elevated and shoot the Eiffel Tower at sunset.  I published an article recently with 21 tips for photographing Paris.

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