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My Paris Photo of the Day


Rue des Barres is a little cobblestone street very near Île Saint-Louis. It’s charming and it has a few nice shops. The church you see up the street is the St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Church that, according to Wikipedia, has a very good french baroque style organ. I must check it out one of these days.

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Friday’s Pictures: Moving in a Train Station

Friday’s Pictures is a recurring topic that features excellent photos by several photo artists and it revolves around a theme each week.

This week the theme is Moving in a Train Station, be that a train or a human.

I find trains a fascinating subject. Train stations are one of my favorite places to photograph. Strangers in a hurry, moving trains, tearful rendezvous… You will never run out of subjects.

ghost station

Photo by: Matthias Rhomberg | License: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Beautiful use of light and motion. The hint of the woman makes it for me.

catch the train

Photo by: gato-gato-gato | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This photo is not framed nor in focus, yet it makes use of that to give us the sense of urgency of the stranger trying to catch the train. Love the gloomy overall feel given by the black and white. Perfect example of a good photo breaking many rules.

the dystopian traveller

Photo by: txiribiton | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Another example of a gloomy visual feeling made possible with texture, desaturation and framing. Makes us feel like we are spying the lonely voyage of this stranger. Notice the use of a square frame to emphasize the high ceiling and give the traveler a more fragile look.

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Paris details in black and white

La Magdelene
L’église de la Madeleine on a rainy day. Detail of the columns and floor in front of the church.

Impromptu meeting of pastry chefs outside a pâtisserie (bakery).

A waiter at Café Central, one of my favorite cafes in Paris.

Outside Metro Havre-Caumartin, in front of the famous Printemps department store.

The Eiffel Tower on a foggy day.

I hope you enjoy this little trip to Paris in grey tones. I love this city so much!

Photos by: Gisela Francisco | All Rights Reserved
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Rain – Creative Commons of the Week

This is a recurring topic where I pick a photo from the Creative Commons (CC) library and feature it as CC of the Week.

Photo by: Gregory Bastien | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Love the shades of grey, the texture and the mood of this rainy day photo.

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