Monday, March 26, 2012

Après-midi dans le quartier du Marais


It's rare that I can get "rim light" to work for me.  This was such a charming scene I must have taken at least 10 shots in order to get just one.  Personally I think Monsieur avec son vélo just makes this one!

Today I join the World in Black and White right here! 

26 comments:

Vreni said...

I love, love, love the Marais! And this photo is great!

Shireen Baig said...

I.LOVE.THIS.PHOTO!

Been following your blog for quite sometime and Mashallah you are sooo talented!! keep them comin!

Malyss said...

This picture is really like a Doisneau's one!

Joe said...

Wonderful light and long sharp shadows.

Eyeliquor said...

Indeed wonderful!

M said...

Love it!

Natalie said...

You've got these contre-jour silhouettes perfectly Virginia. Love the bike and how lady's hair shining.
I know first hand how difficult to balance the contrast against the light.
Congrats on joining the World of B&W.

This is Belgium said...

very marais-esque !
well done
I can't manage shot counterlightwise , have so much to learn
anni

Kris said...

Beautiful Virginia! Picture perfect postcard!

Daryl Edelstein said...

such gorgeous shadows and light

VenetiaMicio said...

Une très belle ambiance, le noir et blanc convient parfaitement à cette image à la Doisneau !
bises Virginia
Danielle

French Girl in Seattle said...

Ohhh... Tres joli. Tres Paris. Bravo, Virginia! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Janey and Co. said...

Black and white suits this perfectly. Enjoyed the other site too!
One of these days I am going to get a "real" camera and come to your class.

Thanks for the visit...Janey

Martha said...

Virginia...your photos are great and I'm learning so much from your techniques. Yes, I'll be blogging daily for April and May as we travel in France. So glad you enjoyed my blog. Must admit mine is more quantity than quality! But, I enjoy writing my journal for my friends, family and followers around the world. M

Cezar and Léia said...

Every detail here looks great!
I also have this habit of taking many shots of the same setting... But sometimes it makes it difficult to decide which one to keep and which one to discard... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Harriet said...

Another great photo!

Alexa said...

The light, the shadows, the way the curving street pavers draw your eye up and around . . . and parfait en noir et blanc!

Anne said...

This is beautiful... i can hardly wait to go!

Pamela said...

I love the mood of this photo!!!

Virginia said...

Thank you all. There are a number of images that are very special to me from each trip. This was a day that was a delight from beginning to end. Any day in the Marais pleases me very much. Another Paris Moment.
V

martinealison said...

Une très belle atmosphère que celle de cette rue... Vous l'avez magnifiquement bien saisie
gros bisous

Leif Hagen said...

What a fantastic photo with the "rim light!"
Bravo, V de B!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Monsieur's velo and it's shadow certainly add to this image Virginia, but I suspect, even without them it would have still been a great B&W street scene, the light is wonderful.

Paris Rendez-vous said...

Virginia..this is a beautiful 'shadow' image....there IS something very special about black and white photography....so atmospheric.

Palomasea said...

You are very talented, Virginia.
This shot is so stunning. Perfection.
xoxo,
- Irina

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