Paris on Bastille day 2012

Bastille day … isn’t called Bastille day in France but July 14. The military parade which takes place each year on that day is famous and judging by the number of foreign tourists from all over the world who were there, it’s not just famous locally. Here are a few pictures which I took last week while standing on the Solferino footbridge. All shots using the 28-300 mm Nikon VR zoom lens which is renowned for its sharpness (and distortion, but Lightroom 4 corrects that properly, easily and automatically).

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The opening demo by the Patrouille de France the aces of aces of jet fighter pilots.

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The Patrouille is famous for being able to fly at breakneck speeds and very very close range.

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One could almost assume that they are using a ruler to align themselves.

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more jet fighters in formation

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The last shot I selected from that shooting, because I like the composition (no alterations on that, taken on the spot).

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