Pick the Perfect Time
The Paris Opera House was lit up spectacularly, but what really makes this image special is the brilliant blue sky. There is typically only 15-20 minutes when the sky is that rich color before it descends into darkness, but that’s the time of day that really can make your shot stand out. My ISO was at 400, the aperture was 2.8, but even so the shutter speed was 1/15th of a second, which required a steady hand.
© 2008 Kathy Tarantola, Boston DPA Instructor