Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Paris Rouge XLI - Le Parapluie Rouge


The morning we arrived in our flat last month it was cold and rainy.   I flung open the gorgeous windows and peered to the rue St. Roch below.  I spotted this lady with her red umbrella, but couldn't quite get the shot I wanted.  I decided to climb onto the window sill and hang over the wrought iron railing.   Mary and Peter found me in this precarious position.  I got the shot!!!

25 comments:

jb said...

You really are quite the talent, V

Cinthia said...

Virginia, you have put YOUR sign...(sorry for my english...I know that in Italian I would know what to write!)Kiss, Cy

RED!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Well seen and photographed !

Nathalie said...

YESSSSSS !
So glad you got that one. Brilliant!

Karl said...

Beautiful shot, well done!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fabulous shot in all aspects, and le parapluie était rouge! So glad that you did not fall from that window.

G

Seva said...

Hello, I like rain very much. It's good to see any kind of rainy photos.I feel the smell of the air. Thanks, Éva from Hungary

Elizabeth said...

well done you!

M said...

Virginia, I am so glad you captured the moment and doubly glad you didn't fall doing so! Great photo, I love the way the rain glistens on the street and on the umbrella and the splash of red (and the brown of her handbag) are a wonderful contrast to the rest of the black and grays.

Harriet said...

You must have been moving quickly to capture this 'Paris Rouge' moment before it got away. I am having fun visualizing the scene of you taking this photo.

Alexa said...

This shot was SO worth risking life and limb for. Hope you're appropriately proud of yourself for catching this one—it's wonderful!

Pamela said...

Fantastic photo!
I just love how she is all in black with the popping of red umbrella!! It is so cool how the scooter got in the photo!
Pamela :)

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Woah! Fantastic red!

Cor! You snapped it and no camera-shake either! Brilliant.

Owen said...

Hope Peter and Mary didn't have a moment of fright thinking you'd taken leave of your senses and were about to jump !

Great photographer's reflexes there, that could have so easily been a case of "the one that got away".

Starman said...

The shot was worth the effort.

altadenahiker said...

Tres, tres charmant.

Virginia said...

Thank you all for your comments. Now that I look back on it , I was rather foolish to take that risk but I guess since I'm still in one piece, it was worth it.
V

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous shot V!!! Well worth the precarious position you took to get it...especially because all went well and you are safe and sound!!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I can 100% imagine the scene of you leaning out the window to get this fabulous shot! I love it so much - the red stands out.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Some story behind the photograph! Congratulations on a job well done!

James said...

I love it! The red umbrella and the wet ground create a wonderful scene. Maybe it's even the same woman as my photo. :)

It looks to me like madame is walking toward the restaurant La Cordonnerie Chez yvette et claude.

I can picture the window that you took the photo from.

VP said...

A perfect and daring shot|

Julie said...

Indeed! She has quite some stride, your lady with the red parasol.

Rob said...

Love this one, the light, textures, colors, perfection. The lines and the direction of her walk leads me to think it is her scooter.

JM said...

Wow! This is a must see photo. It's super, worth the effort, V. :-)