Dating from the late medieval period the Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris.
It's a beautiful bridge and I've photographed it every time that I've been to Paris since getting interested in photography a little over 5 years ago. There's always something that I've loved about it and I remember the fascination with it's form that I felt when I was there in 1985 when it was wrapped in gold fabric by the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude.
The bridge is at it's most beautiful just after dawn when the rising sun catches the warm coloured sandstone and makes it glow.
Technical info - this was a 3 minute long-exposure using 2 stacked neutral density filters: a B+W 6 stop and a Lee 10 stop. Stacking multiple filters on such an extreme wide angle lens (16-35 zoom) has resulted in the edge vignette that you can see which I happen to really like. The intense colours are straight from the camera and there's hardly any post-processing apart from the obvious square crop.
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19 mm (35mm equiv.)