Monday, October 5, 2015

A Last Run through the French Photographs

Yesterday I took a look at the photographs from France, as I prepared to make a photo album 
for the trip.  I didn't make the album (yet), but I saw some you might like.


I was on a bridge taking night shots of the Eiffel Tower and turned around.


 Everyone who goes to Palais Royal has to shoot one of these.


 He REALLY didn't want to have his picture taken.



This stunning Frenchwoman was studying the large format photographs of
tribal Africans who cut their faces in an ancient (but dying) tradition.


Maybe it is not possible to show the Eiffel Tower in a new way, but I tried.


It is said that Julia Child had a meal at this Rouen restaurant 
and decided she wanted to learn how to cook.


This is a "fail."  On a night boat ride past Notre Dame on the Seine, I couldn't find the settings to deal with the boat's movement and the darkness, but I thought the failure was kind of artistic.

25 comments:

Kate said...

You really had a lot of fun while you were there. Will you take your photos and make a book out of them for each country you visit? Would be a shame not to have a hard copy of your photos. One question: If you did not have a camera with you on your many fabulous trips, how would you spend your time?

Virginia said...

Well this filled my bucket this morning! Gorgeous shots Jack, even the watery "failure" is lovely. The photo shoot one is amazing. Those are the things that you see in Paris that you don't see at home. Magique.
V

Jack said...

Kate, I have a shelf with 32 photo albums from Shutterfly so far. I make one (or two for big trips) after every significant trip and have done so since 2003. On these trips, I would go to the same places and do the same things if I didn't have my camera with me. At home in Florida and Connecticut, though, I do go out with my camera to places and events just to take photos for this blog.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos to keep the memories alive!

Kate said...

Thanks for your response, Jack. Now I know. Carry on!!!!

Birdman said...

I think you tried to capture something in your tower image. I like it.

Sharon Anck said...

Great set of photos Jack. You have a good eye for capturing people and I like the artistic take in the last shot.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, I have enjoyed your Paris photos. Love the story of the Rouen restaurant where Julia Child was inspired to learn to cook. I believe she ordered the filet of sole. She was always a favorite of mine, and I learned something about cooking from her.

Never seen a bean harvest? You are obviously not a Midwesterner. You know you are in the Midwest when you see corn fields to your left, and soybeans to your right. This bounty makes up most of what we eat either directly or indirectly through animal feeds. Most corn and beans are broken down into their component parts such as oils, starches, and other chemicals. It also makes up a percentage of the fuels we burn, e.g.,ethanol and bio-diesel. Most farmers these days drive machines worth much more than the latest Ferrari or Lamborghini to harvest these crops.

José Mendonça said...

Glad you shared these, they're all wonderful and I'm not sure which I prefer.

Sylvia K said...

You do indeed have a great eye for people, but of course, I love all of your photos and look forward to them every day!! Thank you for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Have a great new week!!

RedPat said...

These are so fabulous, Jack! What wonderful albums you must have!

VP said...

We skipped Paris this year, and this hurts...

Lowell said...

There is no place in the world (that I've seen) that compares to Paris...your photography is superb and I appreciated so much the chance to reminisce on our Paris experience.

Lynette said...

Jack, honey, your photos always make my heart and soul feel so good. I can't thank you enough, really, for the swell feelings you've given me for years now.

Halcyon said...

A very nice selection! When you figure out how to do the boat shots, let me know!

William Kendall said...

That first shot is my favourite, Jack!

Linda said...

Not a failure but a special effect!

Bob Crowe said...

I'd be proud to have an album like this. The top photo is so Parisian (although you might try cropping it shorter to get rid of the bright lights). If I had just taken the third picture I might be testing my running shoes. Four and five are blindingly brilliant. I've taken six, or something similar. Eight is not a failure. Just ask Monet's ghost.

Elaine Banks said...

I love them all❤����
Elaine

Kay said...

<<<>>>> I love all of these. The first one is stunning and I'm especially envious of your Eiffel Tower shot. There was work scaffolding on one side of it when I was there and it prevented a perspective like this (which I wanted).

Janet said...

Jack - These are awesome. My all-time favorite view of the Eiffel Tower is from underneath, which you captured perfectly. The photo of the bride under the bridge is to die for! Janet

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely Jack.. it would look rather good framed and hanging on my wall :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

P.s. Did I mention how much I loooove your France images, tres tres belle!

jennyfreckles said...

You must be pleased with your photo haul from this trip. You have some stunning images. The woman in your fourth/fifth pics is so strong and beautiful looking.

Harriet said...

I'm so glad that you added these! You have a real photographer's eye! Thanks for sharing. They are ALL very good!