Thursday, February 11, 2010

More snow...


I know the snow we have currently in Paris is nothing like the one that is currently falling in Washington DC (I just saw the images on the news...), but for Paris it's quite unusual. So yes, it snowed again today and despite the terrible cold I handed out my camera and pulled the trigger with my frozen finger! This is "La Nuit" a statue by Charles Alphonse Achille Gumery, located in the Robert Cavelier-de-la-Salle gardens, right next to the Luxembourg gardens.

41 comments:

  1. But it's paris snow and, therefore, just that much more beautiful! We didn't get as much snow as D.C., but NYC is a winter wonderland today too.

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  2. Make that Paris with a capital P. I really love this shot, Eric—the depth of field is perfect. And in b&w—fantastique.

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  3. Paris is quite beautiful in the snow.

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  4. No matter what the weather is, Paris is always gorgeous!

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  5. Thank you for using your frozen finger!!!!!

    This is beautiful!

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  6. As I was viewing the picture,, Mr. PHX, a former professional photographer, walked by and said "Nice picture, great composition." That is a higher compliment than I could have given you, Eric!!
    And we just freshly came from an Ansel Adams exhibition at the PHX Art Museum.

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  7. This is so beautiful. Please don't let cold hands stop you from going out with your camera.

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  8. Eric,
    Lovely DOF. This is a wonderful shot. Keep this in the can for your next calendar!!!
    V

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  9. Oh I forgot.......... DAMN, I missed another snowfall in Paris. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  10. Lovely!! I know that living in a city buried in snow has drawbacks, but being in Paris would still make them a bit easier to bear.

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  11. Oh, gosh that's gorgeous, Eric. God made snow for black and white photography.

    PHX, I'm so impressed ~ you have an art museum named after you? ;)

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  12. That's an excellent shot, Eric, as everyone has already said.
    How I love the foreground couple of statues. Whatever this woman implores him to do, she seems really moved in her request. That's beautifully romantic for sure. I searched on Internet and haven't found anything about this 'La Nuit' Gumery composition. Anyway, I can leave my own imagination go on with this picture. This is a very interesting illustration.
    Eric, your fingers might be very cold but, as always, not your eyes, nor your mind, nor your heart. You know this French maxime 'cold hands, warm heart'. Thank you for all you do, think and take. And give, how could I forget this one? Of course the first gift.

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  13. I love this picture! Très belle !
    Best regards from Barcelona :)

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  14. Oh, Eric, the things your do for us....a frozen finger so we could have this beautiful photo! Thank You, sweetie! ;)

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  15. Just wonderful!

    Merci, Eric, your pictures are always stunning :)

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  16. That is beautiful!! This is what I think of when I think of Paris!! Very romantic, would make a good Valentines Day photos as well. Thank you for suffering for all of us! Valorie

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  17. I think I see the little horses in the background, part of the fountain, that are this years February photo! What a beautiful place... I want to be there... right now!! Valorie

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  18. Eric-

    I'm so jealous that you get to wake up and take amazingly beautiful images of the most magical place in the world everyday. Thank you for bringing a bit of la vie en rose to my desk every morning.

    Thanks from Chicago.

    Fallon

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  19. Bravo Eric!!! Glad I've come here today! :)

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  20. OMG, what a beautiful shot of all the statues covered in white. You are funny "frozen finger" :)

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  21. Such a beautiful shot, Eric. Merci!

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  22. What a talented frozen finger. BTW, which one did you use? ;-)

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  23. My favourite photos are the ones I wish I'd taken myself - like this one.

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  24. Very pretty photo.

    But: it may be frozen, but that is NOT a finger...

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  25. Thank you very much once again Eric - this is beautiful capture of Paris in snow. It's quite strange, though, knowing that you've just taken this in Paris, and some of us are looking at it from literally the other side of the world, in the heat and humidity of Sydney in February.

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  26. Google Maps is going to be the cause of my death someday. I now feel the desire to walk through Jardin du Luxembourg, past St. Sulpice, up rue Mabillon, rue Guisarde, and finally rue Princesse for a wonderful salmon dinner at Coffee Parisien. Yes, I know, Parisian American cafe, but it's fun!

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  27. I'm feeling sad for these statues showing their difficulties. But it is very interesting as an unusual gesture from statues.

    What does she feel so she has to express it to him like that? Maybe, she is jealous from something he told her. And maybe she already knows she has lost something. Maybe him.

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  28. Attached please 3.5 ft. of snow from Annapolis, Maryland...was once pure driven snow but now of various shades. Will take Paris in winter any time et avec plaisir!

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  29. I love, love this photo - the tones, the mood, the composition...

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