Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blanc

Palais Royal Gardens

Could anything be more beautiful? The Parisian photography gods were truly smiling on me this day! I am forever grateful.

I'm thrilled to announce that I am a cowinner of Richard Nahem's Marais Photo Contest on his great site: Eye Prefer Paris. I win a copy of Murder in the Marais by Cara Black!

26 comments:

Irene Adler said...

This is just lovely.

Wayne said...

Excellent!

Shell Sherree said...

If there is something more beautiful, I have a feeling you'll be there for it, V. Utterly gorgeous!!

Nathlaie in Avignon said...

Oooooooh, so you got it too while you were in Paris? Fantastic!

I presume it's not even a b&w photo, just natural colours ?

And Nathalie again said...

I just browsed through your last 6 or 7 posts (since my last visit) and oh what a great collection of photos there!
I particularly enjoyed the Merci shop.
Worth a visit next time I'm up there!

Virginia said...

Nathalie,
Correct, this is the color shot. I"ve thought of going monochrome but like the color of the arches. Merci! :)

StyleSpy said...

Oh, how lovely! Sometimes the crummy weather is worth it, non?

Harriet said...

Beautiful and captivating. The French certainly know how to create perspective with those long rows of trees.

Louis la Vache said...

BEAUTIFUL, Virginia - but it made «Louis» want to run get his overcoat!

hee hee
The word verification is "hablar" - Spanish for "to speak". How did that get into a French-themed blog?! The Google gnomes must be having a little fun....

Harriet said...

Congrats on being a winner on the Eye Prefer Paris blog. Your winning photo is one of my favorites!

On this photo, I also like the hint of color in the arches -- great idea to leave that in.

Mary said...

Virg Wins Again - what's next a Pulitzer? Meredith Mullins better watch out!
Congrats mon amie...

amatamari© said...

Ah magnifico!

Daryl said...

Congrats and what a perfect photo!

Starman said...

Yes, beautiful....in pictures.

Rob said...

beautiful! love the repeating pattern and the way we're drawn in deeper into the scene.

Laurent said...

Cette photo est splendide Virginia et bravo pour le contest !

altadenahiker said...

It's a movie.

Crescendo said...

Wonderful shots and colors Virginia !

Bravo !

Un parisien né à Paris avec la cinquième République !

Virginia said...

Merci for your wonderful comments. I think this photo has gone to the top of my list and may very well be an offering for two charity auctions I'm participating in here in B'ham. And yes, I do know how very fortunate I have been to visit the city j'adore so often and now...with the snow.
V

DW Quilt Art said...

Magnificent photo!

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

speachless....completely speachless.

Petrea said...

Perfection.

congratulations!

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous photo V!!! You have definitely become a photographer extraoridnaire!!!

Ditto to the perspective, the composition, the B&W...Marvelous, simply Marvelous!!!

Maya said...

Wowie Zowie!!! Spectacular!

Dario Ferrari Photos said...

Rally nice photo..!!

not noly this but all the photos in this blog!

My compliments

Dario

ProPhotoSafari said...

Very nice photo.