Saturday, January 09, 2010

Crawling in the Metro


I know you're going to say "can this guy take photos from anywhere else than on the floor?!" Well, you're right... Only this time I was in the Metro (because of the really cold weather today that prevented me from riding my scooter). And believe me, the people around me were really wondering if I was a lunatic or a terrorist! I actually happen to like the result pretty much, but I am unable to tell you why - probably the light. Anyway, I'm glad to me home by the heater right now...

28 comments:

  1. Ah you're never going to escape the "Tenin perspective" now! I like the splashes of colors on the packages to balance all the dark shoes and clothing.

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  2. I quite like this too. There's something about the angle of their feet and the color of their bags, and the texture of the floor that keeps the eye moving happily around the image.

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  3. In America, I like to look down to see what people have on in the Malls.After observing, I decided I would like to own a jeans and sneaker (trainers or le baskets)store. That is what the majority have on. I see the jeans in force in your photo, but will do my "doctoral dissertation" in CDG one day to see what the majority have on their feet. One thing is certain, they all have on comfortable shoes.

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  4. i would have pretended to faint and then snapped away. you are very brave. i don't see any ladies feet....bummer, i would have loved to see what shoes or boots they are wearing.

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  5. METRO!
    METRO!!
    METRO!!!

    I want more more more from the Metro Metro Metro. YAY!

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  6. I like maria's ruse! And I like your metro photo, Eric. So easy to take one at eye level ~ I'm grateful that you're happy to go to these lengths to show us something with fresh eyes. {Just quietly, though, I'm concerned about you catching something thanks to your Tenin Perspective... though perhaps it's a great way to naturally fortify one's immune system.}

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  7. You sank to great depths for today's post -:)

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  8. Comfy shoes because it is so cold right now.

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  9. hahahaha...
    i do that to.

    :-)

    i like the randomness of it,
    plus
    if you actually rest
    your camera on the floor
    the image is sharp.

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  10. Only the braves would dare to go where the Tenin Perspective has gone!


    Eric this shot is great. , you're brilliant!

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  11. Stay cozy pour le weekend, Eric! Meanwhile, I like the result too. You've done a great job with this one—and the famous perspective, bien sur (I also love that everyone is wearing jeans with their comfy souliers). Last time I was at DeGaulle, a very chic young French woman came running after me to ask me where I got my shoes. What was I wearing? Crocs—the world's ugliest shoes. But I now feel much better about them!

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  12. I'm always happy to see Paris as you see it. And I'm so glad to know you're staying warm! More Metro photos are fine with me.

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  13. J'aime le Metro! And the elegant French souliers. Yes, Alexa, Crocs are the world's ugliest shoes, but oh, so comfy.

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  14. Wow..even in the cold, damp, snowy winter Parisians have nice footwear!

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  15. The Tenin perspective seems to get better all the time :)

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  16. It is still snowing this morning so Metro is going to be the best hit today again. I like the shot too, Eric. I think it is because of the feeling of warmth I feel against the cold outside. Plus the peaceful moment before or after the work day.
    I'm glad I don't need to go working today and i'm looking at the snow falling through the window, by the heater. C'est superbe. White Parisian roofs and still asleep apartment, my head is filled with photos and comments ; that's a quiet and intoxicating moment. Before the rush of the day that's going to begin in a few minutes. :) Thanks to you.
    Have a nice Saturday.

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  17. So for the Tenin perspective you actually lie on your belly and shoot? Fantastic.
    Next time I'm in Paris and I see a smiling gentleman sprawled on the floor, I'll come up and introduce myself instead of running off to the nearest flic.

    Ciao!
    Eleonora

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  18. Fab pic.

    Love crocs but have to agree they are not chic.

    I imagine in CDG shoes that can be kept on when going through security are popular though it seems to depend on the guard rather than the shoes. Crocs would be good as you can slip them on and off.

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  19. Flore, I like the way you describe your moment.

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  20. Flore,
    I agree with Petrea, your description makes us all picture the parisian image you were seeing through your window!

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  21. Thank you Petrea and Monica. I too enjoyed this lovely moment, from the sofa in my living room! Now I can tell you it is very cold outside today! Right now it is not snowing but everything is white and beautiful around. I am at the horse club of my youngest. While she is riding - outside- , i'm warming myself in front of the horse club big fire in the cheminey (feu de cheminée). I'm not the only one. Many other parents are doing the same.... Brrr!!! Though I have to go outside again to warm her by smiling at what she is doing :) She seems to forget the cold as much as she loves ridding horses! But not me ! Lol
    Eleonora, I also love your funny comment!

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  22. "a lunatic or a terrorist" very funny, Merci for laughs!

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  23. my money is on "lunatic" ;)

    Nice metro shot, and especially nice shoes!!

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  24. 'Great shot, Eric. Did you actually lie on the floor to take this??? Surely you could not have gotten such a good shot by simply placing the camera on the floor and hoping ... Yet lying on a metro floor seems risky. I'm curious.

    I, too, appreciate the colors and your "lunatic or terrorist" remark. As for the later, let's just say that you are dedicated and steadfast. ;)

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  25. I also like it, not sure why but like it.

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  26. Love this! Your "perspective" has been as influential with me as "Bob shots" have been. I frequently place my camera down and see what comes up :-). And I recognize your description of the looks from people around you.
    -Kim

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  28. Ca c'est le vrai Paris! Jolie photo!

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