Saturday, January 1, 2011

Espresso Monsieur?


Here's another portrait I've been saving for a special occasion.  Last June, I watched this interesting gentleman throughout my délicieux déjeuner with Marie and Genie at Hier & Aujourd' hui in the 17eme .  Finally, as dessert was served, I just couldn't resist.   I pulled out my camera and took two quick shots.  I liked the backlighting that almost put him into a silhouette.

18 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

What I believe, Coffee is an institution ! ...
A special occasion indeed, beautifully photographed..

Best Regards,
Wong

claudine said...

BONNE ET HEUREUSE ANNEE !
HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Janey and Co. said...

He has a face..deeply lined by life. Bet he would have some interesting stories to tell..Great shot.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The stories make the man / or woman.

Martina Cardemyr said...

Beautiful picture. Happy new foto year!

Alexa said...

Whether you're being deliberate or super-sneaky, you always manage to pull off a beautiful portrait, V! Have you had your black-eyed peas and collard greens?

James said...

A wonderful shot indeed! I let far too many photo ops like this slip away. I'm glad that you pulled out the camera.

Now it's my turn to envy you!
Have a great time in Paris (as if you wouldn't) :)

p.s. I love your header photo!

Starman said...

BONNE ANNÉE !

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love the new header... just perfectly symbolic of Paris

What a wonderful lunch we had that day and I'm so glad you got this stealth shot... what character he has

Bonne année, V

G

Cafe Pasadena said...

I luv this! Of course I could say this about all these fotos.

Have a Parisian New Yr, VJ!

Virginia said...

Oh thank you my dear friends for commenting on New Year's Day here. I'm glad you like Monsieur and my header. I can hardly wait to get back to Paris and take many more.
V

Julie said...

You handled the glare with pananche, VJ.

Virginia said...

Alexa,
Mais oui! I had that plus pork chops tonight. I am ready for the NEW YEAR! HA

Julie,
I know it's not just right but sometimes I throw caution to the wind when I really love a photo. This was one of those times. I had to have him!

Cafe,
Merci!! I"m happy to see you again.

Genie,
Mary and I plan to dine there again. Thank you for showing it to me. I hope we can find It!

Janey
Thanks for stopping by here and commenting. Indeed he has a wonderful face.
V

Jean Spitzer said...

Superb portrait.

animous said...

wow !!,

Juergen Kuehn said...

Yes, thank you!
A favorable situation - a splendid shot.

M said...

Virginia, you captured him beautifully! That was a delightful lunch -- both the meal and the company. I love your new header!

The Armchair Parisian said...

This shot is genius, Virginia!