After a long awaited moment for people not pass through my frame, I was ready for the shot.....and then this woman walked in, set up her belongings and planned to stay a while. Oh well, can't win 'em all!?
The more I've analyzed this photo however, I'm actually glad she did decide on this spot...I feel that it adds the obvious human element to the scene and was a reminder for me that there is real life happening beyond the scenic storefronts as she was attempting to solicit money for her needs.
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lousat (64197) 2012-10-29 16:05
Hi Jason,magnificent capture of this old corner of Paris,the jewish library and the old woman are in perfect wedding for a beautiful composition,great quality too and perfect exposure,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (19421) 2012-10-29 16:21
bello questo angolo di Parigi, diverso dal solito e pieno di romanticismo.
aliabazari (10282) 2012-10-29 16:53
Good composition, nice background the elderly woman and a Shop. Exposure is good, but the image resolution is not good.
ikeharel (44023) 2012-10-30 8:13
Old Jewish store for religious and traditional metrials, articles and books.
The woman sitting there add a vivid tone to the dark old street, waiting for the rain... holding an umbrela...
mirosu (8130) 2012-10-31 22:41
Excellent street capture and great sense of atmosphere. An image can say so many things and this is always interesting to see persons doing things as depicted. I like the woman sitting in fron of her small book shop not concerned about your photographing activity. I think you were quite brave here. Great candid, that's quite a character you've caught and a nice piece of street photo. Have a nice day.
Hansaphotos (6071) 2012-11-05 3:48
A wonderful daily life scene you`ve captured here, in hte heart of the French capital. The woman`s clothes seems to match the scene perfectly. The open door to the small library is another great feature here. Very well taken and beautifully presented picture:) TFS. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
speedymanu (3485) 2012-11-25 9:18
an interesting street scene. THe complementary colors, the textures of the granite sidewalk. The sitted character really brings life to this composition while the slight titlt of the street adds dynamics.
Thanks for sharing
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-04-20 7:29
I fully agree, the woman does add a lot to the scene, and how cool that her clothes match the colour scheme of the shop. This is a very cool daily life scene. Great framing too, and the light is perfect!
KristinsCamera (1895) 2013-09-05 18:19
oh jason, i don't think you would have had such a successful photograph were it not for this old woman. perhaps she isn't, but to me, with her dark glasses, she looks as if she may be blind, or at least have poor vision, and so the irony of her setting up at the front door of the librairie would be quite something. she also repeats your both of your blues -- the blue of the librairie door, the window frame to the left, as well as the blue door next to it -- an added bonus! she looks quite disgruntled, which i would be as well, if this was how i had to earn money for food. what a great capture!!
à bientôt ~
- Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) (6544)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): COLORFULL, Street people, TOURISM, Façades urbaines / Urban facades, Jewish World, Life on the streets, Paris, Street Photography, Primary Colors - Red Yellow Blue, Libraries - Library, Paris, la belle ville [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 15:57