Sparkling Paris, by Stefan Thallner

This picture was taken with Fuji X-E1, on the last day during my holiday in 2012. It is a long exposure image from the top of Paris. The Tour Montparnasse, which is a 210-metre (689 ft) office skyscraper located in the Montparnasse area of Paris.

Sparkling Paris, by Stefan Thallner

Fuji X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35mmF1.4 R | Exposure 2.3sec @ f/8 | Focal Length 35mm | ISO 200
Sparkling Paris, by Stefan Thallner

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 19
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Montparnasse, Paris | France

Photographer: Stefan Thallner (Allhartsberg, Amstetten, Austria) Registered
Stefan Thallner born in 1987, and lives in Allhartsberg, Lower Austria. Looking back to his early childhood, there already exist pictures of him with an old photo camera. After he finished college with specialization in technical computer science, he started working as a web developer. That is when His grandfather gave him his old Canon EOS D30, which is Stefan’s first DSLR in the year 2007. It was him who awoke his interests in photography and it’s because of him that his biggest hobby is now photography. As one can imagines, as student you do not have much money, so it took a while after he bought his first DSLR, the EOS D50. In the meanwhile he borrowed the equipment of his grandfather, and learned a lot of things in photography. He likes challenges and exploring something new, which helped him won Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk in Linz (Austria) in the year 2009. In the year 2012 he got self-employed with a web agency and IT company, and started studying informatics in Linz to improve his technical understanding. Taking pictures means something special to him. When he takes his camera he feels free! There is no pressure; it’s just him and his camera.