After waiting in a long line in the freezing cold, climbing 400 steps up a stone spiral staircase, we finally made our way to the top of the Notre Dame tower. We could not have timed it better as shortly after reaching the very top, the sun dipped below the horizon and created amazing colors. Shortly after that, darkness enshrouded the city of Paris, and in the distance, the Eiffel Tower lit up and it’s rotating beacon shown bright. A perfect picture except there was no room for a tripod. After adjusting camera settings and finding a solid stone to rest the camera against, I started snapping photos like crazy hoping to get a good one. This is my favorite and I hope you enjoy it too.