Thursday, February 12, 2009

Opera at dawn


Since I started this blog, I learned to walk through the streets of Paris with a "photographic eye", looking at anything thinking "would this make a good photo?". That's what happened this morning, on my way to the Opera where I had an early meeting ; I passed by this column and thought to myself: "I have to stop and take a photo". So I did... And I kinda like it, so it makes me feel good ;-)

55 comments:

  1. it's one of those photos that look like the statue is really flying in the sky.

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  2. and to continue, it reminds me of the Jeasus in Rio that looks like it is flying in the sky when the clouds cover sugarloaf mountain

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  3. "I hate my rules!!!!!!!!!" Join the club, Phx! LOOOOOL.

    Such an otherwordly photo. Amazing.

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  4. I love the subtleties. The tiny little blazing sun, the soft gold highlights. Aren't we lucky to benefit from Eric's not so newfound eye?

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  5. This one really speaks to me. Well, the scene spoke first to you, and lucky us.
    What Tall Gary called "the tiny little blazing sun" I was going to mention as the shining diamond. It's a beautiful capture.

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  6. Stunning Eric, against that gorgeous blue sky. Gosh, it must be rough to have to go to a meeting at the Opera.

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  7. Eagle eye.

    Signing off, and then to LA tomorrow. Probably won't be on a computer for five days, but I doubt my absence here will ruin anyone's lives! Have fun everyone. Maybe somebody will send some LA PDPeople photos after Sunday...you never know...

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  8. Great shot!

    It's funny how that happens, isn't it? How photographing things makes you start paying attention to details.

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  9. It certainly should make you feel good, Eric. You have an eye, for sure! Just gorgeous!

    So, phx -- are you GF, or is it Tall Gary?

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  10. Gorgeous, Eric!! I love your eagle eye.

    I'll miss you, Jeff!

    Somebody send PHX-CDG the rule book!

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  11. ME ME ME, Alexa, as noone interupted my second rambling . I have also given GF to people in the past for this same "problem".
    Wings for my crown.
    You need to look at your email, Alexa....

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  12. I love your Paris photos! and especially this one. I read every day. Thanks, Eric

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  13. Held a Jewel

    I held a jewel in my fingers
    And went to sleep
    The day was warm, and winds were prosy
    I said, "Twill keep"

    I woke - and chide my honest fingers,
    The Gem was gone
    And now, an Amethyst remembrance
    Is all I own

    {Emily Dickinson}

    Z ~ S

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  14. Very beautiful. I love the way that photo blogging changes the way that you look at your city. I know it has for me, even though the wonders of Petoskey could never rival the splendors of Paris, I am finding new things about my town every day.

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  15. Angels, winging their way above Paris. That's the thing about Paris - they're everywhere. What a city. Thank you, Eric.

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  16. Eric - have you ever taken a bad photo? these angels look so majestic as if they were coming down from the heavens.

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  17. I bet you are not just looking at sights to see if they would make a good photo. I bet you are walking across the street, or down the block, to find the right angle, such as your position for the outstretched reach of the statue and rising sun in today's photo.

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  18. This is absolutely stunning Eric. One of my favorites!

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  19. Makes me feel good too, Eric! Beautiful silhouette.

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  20. Nice blog and I have to agree with you when you say you have a aphotographic eye since you started the blog. The same thing is happening to me.

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  21. How beautiful; you seemed to catch the light just right. That is something I never seem to get right in my photos.

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  22. Eric,

    What camera do you have, such that you can carry it along with you anywhere?

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  23. Thumbs up, indeed, Eric! Such a beautiful, intriguing shot of my favorite building!

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  24. Lovely photo.It looks like a paper clipping silhouette. I too really like the way every day is different on PDP.

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  25. The more I look at this photo, the more beautiful it gets. The background is stunning as well.

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  26. ALL your phot's make ME feel good Eric!!

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  27. Une photo très aérienne et majestueuse !!
    Superbe

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  28. Ooooh, it's make me feel good too... this one is frankly amazing.

    PHX, LOOOL

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  29. It's a new dawn,
    It's a new day,
    It's a new life for me yeah,
    And I'm feeling GOOD...
    Da dum, da dum, da dum!

    All together now.

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  30. Ah! At last I get here without going through someone else's blog!
    So you should feel good Eric, this is stunning! Really superb.

    pHx LOL! Well done on your two lines. Wear your winged crown with pride. Anything else on it?

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  31. Oooh I've just caught up on the comments of yesterday. Oooh, oooh Eric, no you must tell me NOW! Please? x Look I've even left a kiss for you. lol

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  32. ...and ooh Drummond, my favourite song ever. I'm always singing it.

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  33. Beautiful shadow effect. The use of the shielded sun is a good technique.

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  34. Thanks for joining in the singing
    Lynn , for a while there I thought it was going to be a solo.

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  35. The perfect photo when you have in mind: what am I supposed to do?...

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  36. ahhhhhhh feeling goodddddddddddd!!!! WOW... the song is perfect for the picture...
    Lovely... Thanks!!! you help my day shine and be positive (because the crisis)....

    There is no moment to be sad... Is always Paris in my mind... and I smile...

    Phx.. Congratulations on your GF... (English is my second lenguage...Did I said it right?)

    Merci Erick... BRAVO!!!

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  37. Lol Lynn & Drummond, so I want to hear you singing together 'feeling good'!!! ;)
    You've put a big smile on my face !
    Belle photo.

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  38. Sublime, Eric.
    Brilliant catch, this one. And yes, we do develop a photographic eye when walking around our respective cities, don't we?

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  39. I loved all your snow shots, including the graffiti one. And I think there's more snow forecast for tomorrow? I hope you're not sick of it....

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  40. And we can only thank you that you stoped.

    Perfect!

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  41. Thank you Laura Paris, and one day it might be YOU!
    What else is on my crown besides wings, UKLynn? At this point, a little Paris oiseau poop.

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  42. "What camera do you have, such that you can carry it along with you anywhere? "

    A big a heavy one, let me tell you Aathira! But, I still carry it with me around.

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  43. Flore I'm sure that can be arranged. If Drummond can work out the techie side, I'm up for it. lol.

    oiseau poop. He he... Phx

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  44. Oh I want a big camera toooooo! :( Mine's had it, I think...:(

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  45. Oh...this is a thing of beauty. Love it man.

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