Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Desire

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought for France in various wars

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
– Napoleon Hill

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7 thoughts on “Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Desire

  1. I think the arc is a particularly difficult Paris landmark to photograph, at least for me. It’s BIG and if you’re across the street you get all the cars in the foreground, and if you go through the tunnel and get close, even a very wide angle lens has difficulty capturing the scope of the monument. The color is also monotone. But it’s certainly one of the most taken pictures in the world. Nicely done!

    • Thank you Kongo. I have several shots from all different angles as we walked around the Arc before taking the subway to get to it. I tried this shot in black & white but I preferred it in colour. I don’t have a wide enough lens myself to get it all in shot up close as you describe but maybe my other half did – I’ll have to check his shots again.

  2. Haha this picture reminds me of the dirty looks I got from the police when I insisted on running across the street to and from the Arc. They have passageways underneath, but the challenge was irresistible.

  3. Powerful, Georgia – I saw the arc from a very different perspective today because of the quote you have chosen to go along with the photo. Desire to gain advantage, to gain power over others can cause tragedies.

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