Paris clad in Black & White - Stormy sky and sunlit Montmartre

Paris under Stormy Sky - Horizontal Black & White Panoramic Photo

Paris clad in Black & White - Stormy sky and sunlit Montmartre

This is a horizontal aerial panoramic view of Paris in Black & White showing multiple neighborhoods and monuments on both the left and right banks of the River Seine.

To take this photograph, I had to wait for long hours on a Paris roof while watching the sky become darker and stormy. It was an amazing feeling to witness a sudden burst of sunrays that lit Montmartre entirely. The swift change of contrast in the light made this fleeting moment almost magical.

Thanks to the very fine details and nuances in luminosity, I could also present this photo in color under the title "Paris Clad in Pink".


Main subject:

Black & White aerial view of Paris - Panoramic photograph including major Paris neighborhoods and monuments


Paris Right and Left banks - Montmartre, Ile de la Cité, Le Marais (Paris City Hall), Les Halles, Saint Germain des Prés, Tuileries


48°51'48.09"N 2°20'55.48"E


Horizontal panoramic - 8 images stitched together (size: 15,848 x 5,498 pixels / 87 megapixels)


Canon 1Ds MarkIII, Canon EF24-70 f/2.8L IS II lens at 70mm

This photo also shows:

Right Bank:

Les Tuileries (Tuilerie Garden, La Grande Roue de Paris–Paris Ferris Wheel, Place de la Concorde), Le Louvre (museum), Les Halles, the Marais, the Pompidou Center (Beaubourg), Montmartre (Sacré Coeur Basilica)

Left Bank:

Saint Germain (Saint Germain des Prés Church, Orsay Museum, Saint-Sulpice Church), Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace and Gardens), Ile de la Cité (Conciergerie, Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral).