Perspectives on familiar places

Enjoy this month’s selection of photos by Canon photographers. Each offers a distinct and unique perspective on a familiar city scene, landmark or streets that has been captured many times before.


Eiffel Tower by Gilad Rom
HDTDT - Canon
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"I was exploring Paris one afternoon and took the Eiffel Tower elevator down from the observation deck. I hadn't seen the tower from that angle before. The photo shows the great design and complexity of the structure. The light was excellent. Nobody else seemed to be giving the elevator a second thought, or looking up or down. I think it's important to pause every now and then and look around - that's the best way to spot unique photo opportunities. I shot this with my Canon EOS 6D using a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens."

The Shard, Davide D’Amico
HDTDT - Canon
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"I took this from my balcony, in the early evening after arriving home from work. I noticed it accidentally as I was pouring a glass of wine. I turned my head and saw the Shard shining from a distance. The colours were so intense that I immediately grabbed my Canon EOS 5D Mark III to capture the scene.

"The photo is interesting as it offers a very different view of the Shard. The usual photos often include many of London's other iconic buildings like London Bridge. But in this image you see it standing out from common residential flats and houses. The sunset and warm light make it feel extra special.

"I used my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. I shot using Aperture Priority mode (Av), f/2.8, ISO 2500, 1/80s, 70mm and without using a tripod."


Andrés Nieto Porras, Observador
HDTDT - Canon
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"My wife and I were on holiday in Budapest and decided to visit the must-see Fisherman's Bastion. It's a neo-Gothic terrace situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the city’s castle hill. It's one of the most visited spots in Budapest as it offers such great views across the city, but I wanted to capture it in a different way. I decided to shoot an image at sunset that would remind me of this amazing place. It’s not the most technical photo I’ve ever taken but it’s one of those special images created by looking for interesting vantage points. It’s a magical accident caused by turning my head at the right time to capture the light and the unique scene."

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f/8
Speed: 1/400s
ISO: 100