Wednesday, March 14, 2012

French Strangers #80, 81 - Girl Talk



As we left le Reminet, I wandered ahead and found these two lovely girls enjoy a smoke and a little girl talk.  I thought about taking the photo without them seeing me, but instead asked for permission and they agreed.   I love their smiles!

21 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

You can tell they are giggling about the photo session... I would like to take more impromptu shots of people in the streets but am always afraid to intrude. I fear that if i ask for permission, people will start posing.... Ah the dilemma. What say you, Master? Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Vreni said...

I don´t smoke, but I love how people in Paris enjoy a smoke and often also a chat in the streets.

Malyss said...

I'm with Veronique, I don't dare! Nice picture!

Riet said...

Oh so wonderful to be so young snd giggle.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Nice of you to get permission. And sunny smiles on a sunny day.
K.

Daryl Edelstein said...

You take the best portraits, I know I say it a lot but its true!

martinealison said...

L'insouciance de ces deux jeunes filles... que du bonheur saisi grâce à votre belle photo.
Gros bisous

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful capture, they are beautiful!
Léia

Animesh said...

thinking a lot

Harriet said...

Beautiful smiles...a great addition to any day!

Harriet said...

I'm in love with that first song on your line-up with Jacques Dutronc and Francoise!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Portraits are best (usually) in b/w and this one is a treat. I think that once you are seen, it is best to ask permission. Well, unless they are on a balcony and you can outrun them....

Virginia said...

Veronique, you are right, sometimes the sight of my camera puts people in pose mode. i try to just smile and chat a little and put them at ease. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. I usually say just go on and do what you were doing. I hate a stiff pose with tight grin as much as you do~!

Alexa said...

Has anyone ever been foolish enough to turn down having their portrait taken by you, V? This one's great (they all are), and I love the light and shadows here too.

Jack said...

The strong light really works here. Even though I am not a fan of black and white usually, it works nicely here.

Pamela said...

Actually the photo looks like they had no idea they were being photographed! Perfect!

vicki archer said...

Love them Virginia... so cute and happy together... Girl time... girl talk... it's the best... xv

Joe said...

I hope that they visit your blog and see the great job you did with their image.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Fabulous image Virginia - I love B+W too - the shadows and how it shows the light on their hair - magic.

But oh how the French love to smoke.....

xo
Shane

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It almost looks a little retro Virginia, like it was taken in the 40's.. Love it, only French women can make smoking seem sexy oui!

TheChieftess said...

Nice!!! I think they're a little self conscious!!!