March 6, 2016

Aglow in the City of Light

Photograph by Noemie Trusty, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot community member Noemie Trusty submitted this stunning photo taken in the City of Light: the sun gleaming through the apex of the glass Louvre Pyramid, designed by architect I. M. Pei. “Millions of visitors from all over the world walk to the Pei Pyramide in the Louvre courtyard every year,” Trusty writes, and that’s entirely possible: Year after year, Paris is one of the most visited destinations in the world.

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12 comments
paulette ashley
paulette ashley

so very good, the shot was at the right time of day, at the right position i like it

T. Noy
T. Noy

Amazing shot. The pyramid seems to have a light of its own, mesmerizing people and drawing them to it.

beyhan bayhan
beyhan bayhan

Illuminati confirmed :D very beautiful shot :)

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw

Beautiful symmetry in this shot with the sun in the apex of the pyramid. The sun's rays extending upwards appear to be coming from the pyramid - all the Egyptologists will love this, as I do.

Noemie Trusty
Noemie Trusty

@Lawrence Bradford Thanks for this extended optical class, and the lovely comment but the sun was actually behind the pyramid, not myself. The wide glow and refracted light beams come from the pyramide multifaceted glass. It was - I am sure - easier to capture this way !

Samuel Cox
Samuel Cox

Amazing image on all fronts. What seals it for me is the gentleman in the foreground, wandering towards the light and drawing you into the centre focus. Beautiful!

Noemie Trusty
Noemie Trusty

WOW ! I am so thrilled I CAN'T BELIEVE IT ! Amazed to see Paris shining of its thousand lights on the Nat Geo home page. Thank you all for your support. 

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