Photographer catches rarely-seen beautiful moments when the Eiffel Tower is perfectly dissected by a rainbow
A photographer has captured the rarely-seen beautiful moments when the Eiffel Tower is perfectly dissected by a rainbow.
Bertrand Kulik, 36, snapped the stunning shots a mere mile and a half away from the iconic Parisian structure, which measures over 1,000ft tall – the equivalent of an 81-storey building.
They show the rainbow swooping down in front of the building, at times appearing to finish right between the arches of the tower.
Professional violinist Bertrand says the shots were rare as the arch required a specific 40-42-degree angle and to him it was an ‘atmospheric phenomenon’.
The images that he took over the last three months show the range of rainbow arches that have struck the French capital city and its beauty from afar.
Bertrand said: “I am violinist and in music like photography, I am very sensitive to colours and matter.
“I am waiting to catch some atmospheric phenomenons and find rainbows amazing. I like colours in the photography and Rainbows that symbolize light.
“Taking a picture of a rainbow is not long. The only thing is to be fast because rainbows disappear very fast.
“Usually we can see a rainbow for less than five minutes and often it’s shorter than that.
“It’s not so rare to see some rainbows but it’s not easy to catch the perfect angle with the Eiffel tower.
“It’s rare to see rainbows with the tower behind. The shape of rainbows depends on the height of the sun.
“To see a curved one the angle must be between 40 and 42 degrees, but if the sun is not exactly at this point we can observe some other shapes of rainbows.”
To see more of his work visit: www.flickr.com/photos/bertrandkulik