Days ago Jason post a photo of this café at day, same year, 2012, I took one capture at the late evening, here people is active, talking, drinking or smiling happily as does the guy back at the middle in what seems a relaxes ambiance
Why so near?
It was 9.45 in the evening of a long warm day, so people keep walking along St Germain Boulevard (where the Café is located), waiters busy with customers, night has not yet fallen, still light was warm, so good time for one more photo of the iconic place, now my own version
I began focusing a bit away, trying not to call the attention of customers but there was always someone walking past me, so I waited till for seconds, there was nobody between the me and the seating people
About the Café
Open from 7 to 1 in the morning
Founded in 1812 at 23 rue Buci, it was transferred to Place St Germain des Pres in 1863
At the heart of St Germain quartier, a place where locals and tourist mix because from the terraces the view is great, the boulevard St Germain, the church, the Brasserie Lypp restaurant, at the other side of the avenue, la Hune bookshop, some singer ( like Edit Piaf years ago) from time to time
The waiters are dressed old stile in black and white, it attracts personalities from the world of arts, literature, politics and people from all over the world
*By the way I was going to Café Flore, some meters away from this and with less tourist in it
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cornejo (41415) 2014-08-14 12:42
Hola María, muy buena foto de esta bonita escena de la vida cotidiana en los cafés de París, muy bien compuesta y captada en esta interesante imagen de buena calidad, mis felicitaciones por este bonito y buen trabajo, gracias por compartirlo amiga mía.
Buena tarde y feliz fin de semana.
Un cordial saludo.
stego (24132) 2014-08-14 13:35
A nice capture of the atmosphere of that iconic place. It's pleasant to appreciate the mix of the last daylight and the artificial light with the "company" of all these people.
boa (7375) 2014-08-14 13:44
this brings old memories to my mind. I visited both Deux Magots and Café Flore when i was a kid. I can still remember the atmosphere from those Classic cafe´s. You have captured the pleasant mood here very well. Pleasant light and atmosphere, well done!
Have a nice evening/
lousat (89918) 2014-08-14 15:04
Hi Maria,i'm a barman and pics like your are always a great pleasure to me,always intersting to watch bars of other countries,and this seems to have a very good business watching the lot of people sitting outside,an excellent capture as usual whit very good exposure of the dark light,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (13914) 2014-08-14 17:06
Bonsoir Miss maria,
Ooh, I like yours more than mine! :) Such a great time for a picture like this, especially with a well known and historical cafe of this nature.
The ambiance you've captured at this moment is tremendous, I really enjoy the expression being presented...and from having experienced it in person, feels even more welcoming and brings back a flood of fond memories of the sights and sounds.
Smart idea to step back and not be noticed, allowing the patrons to remain unaware and unposed, everything looks and feels very natural. A super result in low light, and I assume this was a hand held shot??
As much fun as it would be to sit down here and say you've had a drink or snack at the famous Deux Magots, it's much less expensive and still just as charming nearby. :) Thanks for the mention, too bad we only missed each other by the matter of two months....we must meet in Paris some day! :)) Have a wonderful evening. Take care.
Bises du désert,
ikeharel (69925) 2014-08-14 21:44
You are in competition with Jason(JACPIX), who is also posted picture of Paris cafe's, Maria.
A corner well taken on photo, vivid and vibrant evening shot, well collected it's ambiance.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-14 23:17
Toute l'ambiance des soirées estivales aux terrasses de ce célèbre café parisien dans cette photo très réussie. Je ne sais pas si les échanges entre les personnes sont d'un aussi haut niveau philosophique qu'il y a quelques années?
CLODO (33998) 2014-08-15 0:03
This is the place you have to go if you want to be seen! Prices are very high, so people take their time for a coffee cup, looking at the tourists walking on the saint Germain pavements, who look at them. The parisian life in summer.
emka (95349) 2014-08-15 0:14
Hallo Maria, I suppose that Deux Magots is the most famous of the Parisian cafes, so it is always busy. And what a great subject for nice shots. beautiful evening picture. The people are really enjoying the warm evening, with a glass of wine or beer. I do not see any one with tea.. (I drink only tea and water). But the main pleasure is to observe what is going on the street.
Warm regrads MAlgo
carlo62 (46545) 2014-08-15 0:23
fantastica atmosfera, tipicamente parigina.
Mi piace molto il momento, le luci aumentano l'effetto dell'atmosfera.
Silvio1953 (140951) 2014-08-15 1:53
Ciao Maria, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic lights, great exposure, lovely composition with a lot of people, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (117927) 2014-08-15 2:12
Hola mon amie
Un été chaud le soir de voir toutes ces personnes a la terrasse, l'ambiance est bien agréable, il es aussi agréable de regarder l'expression de chaque personne, j'aime les lumières de l'intérieur du café,
tu a vu il y a une personne qui se cache derrière la pancarte du menu :-) une belle image de café de Paris qui ferait un bon thème avec celles de notre ami Jason
Ce soir je ne serais peut être pas sur FB, doit aller a Bruxelles chercher une amie....
Samedi non plus suis au resto avec des amis
dimanche et bien non plus :-) oui mais je ne sais pas a qu'elle heure, si tu sais venir sur FB, disons lundi ? dit moi heure!
Bise et un tout bon Weekend
jmdias (63482) 2014-08-15 2:33
la luz ya estaba flaca, pero hiciste una buena foto. me gusta la atmósfera de calma y alegria con los personajes bien mostrados y la estructura de la fachada del café.
acá tenemos mas una mañana fria,ayer estaba 6 grados en cuanto el el sur menos 8.
Tue (35398) 2014-08-15 5:03
Excellent exposure for this wonderful photo of the café. The warm light from the inside creates a very appealing atmosphere, that makes you wish to be part of that summer night in Paris. Thanks for sharing!
ourania (44368) 2014-08-15 6:50
Hola Maria querida,
happy name day, I wish you whatever you wish for (as we say in Greece)! I like your picture very much, you managed to make a very neat arrangement of architecture and daily life scene. A consistent and well balanced composition with very lovely true colours and delightful atmosphere. A presentation that is excellently defined, natural and vivid. I also like the deep and clear view into the warmly lit interior. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely name day,
adramad (44906) 2014-08-15 9:42
Una foto fantastica de este animado café, su iluminacion nocturna, crea una atmosfera de mayor encanto e intimidad, magnifico lo que podemos ver del edificio donde se situa.
Un color esplendido que realza la imagen.
Muy bien la luminosidad y la nitidez.
Bien visto y mejor realizado.
Que tengas un feliz fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
annjackman (21813) 2014-08-15 11:35
I love this! The welcoming atmosphere provided by the evening light and the lights from the café is wonderful. Everyone is relaxed - wish I was there!
Very well managed conditions and a great composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (30528) 2014-08-15 12:27
Nice to see this so very French cafe again, I feel like I have been here now seeing this and Jason's photo :) the golden light in contrast to the dark exterior mak the place look really inviting, and I could certainly not pass by here without stopping to go inside and get a good coffee. Nice place and nice post, thanks
npecanhuk (74914) 2014-08-15 20:56
Lovely and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
Gracias por compartir,
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-16 4:55
This is a very nice composition with vibrant colors and lots of activity. The exposure is spot on and I like the warm golden tones from the lights. Warm atmosphere!!!!
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-16 7:22
You have narrated a very interesting as well as informative article about the cafe. A nice view at evening time and shoot it perfectly, well color balance, contrast and exact position where you shoot it.
with deep regards and have a nice weekend.
rbassin (22655) 2014-08-16 7:27
Une très bonne composition,de nuit, l'ambiance des terrasses est bien ressentie ici.
Bon W E
danos (96816) 2014-08-16 7:36
nice this snapshot from the daily life in Paris two years ago.I like that all these people enjoy drinkig their coffee there.Well done.
mcmtanyel (21810) 2014-08-16 8:15
This is a very nice evening scene from Paris. I like the warm glow of the artificial lights. Good work!
abmdsudi (53097) 2014-08-16 8:35
Beautifully composed lively night shot and exposed to the best clarity and pleasing lighting and colours with the famous brand name dominates the corner. There's some attractive interests around finely featured together so meticulously done. A lovely low light shot beautifully executed, Congrats.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-16 23:29
That is a gorgeous looking cafe that you have captured in this lovely low light photograph. Superb framing with the facade and the groups of people. Beautiful light and great atmosphere!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sunday
mirosu (16041) 2014-08-19 0:35
Excellent night photo, superb street café restaurant. Superb light and colors, very good viewpoint. The people add nice life to the scene.
Very well done.
PiotrF (16860) 2014-08-19 12:07
I like the atmosphere of Parisian cafes.
Good framing and lovely natural colors. Very well composition, lovely presentation.
aliabazari (16154) 2014-08-19 21:18
Beauty shot of the cafe. The people were very nice and peaceful. Clearly seen. Thanks for sharing
clic (16885) 2014-08-21 7:29
Two main points cause a sensation in this perfect picture of a cozy street corner, immersed in the casual spirit of a night out in town: First the irreproachable rendering in and outside the tavern; and then, an attractive mix of cold and warm tones takes hold of attention.
mkamionka (35936) 2014-08-23 14:45
very charming street scene, you captured such a nice mood here with people enjoying the evening. Tourists or not -the cafe must have something special -even if location only.
I have to go back to my photos from Paris again.
Very well done!!
Didi (60588) 2014-08-26 0:27
Ce célèbre café est en concurrence avec le café de Flore situé dans le même quartier
Intéressante vue au crépuscule avec une intéressante différence avec la lumière artificielle
COSTANTINO (64256) 2014-09-02 22:45
Hello my dear friend
how many people down there drinking their
coffee of talking eachother
I love shots with vivid life and movement
like this one this atmosphere is almost
perfect and changes everybody s mood
I liked your phrase as following here
people is active talking drinking or
thanks for sharing this atmosphere