If you recognize this particular street corner in Montmartre, then you know how busy it is most of the day, and how difficult it can be to take an unobstructed photo. As I sat across the street from this little galerie waiting for my opportunity, a small group of school children and their teachers arrived to stop and browse through the pictures and postcards…and it was the perfect addition for my scene!
Just as I about had everything framed the way I wanted, one of the children apparently became distracted and decided to make a break for it in the opposite direction, seceding from the union. :) I don’t know what caught her attention, because the only thing ahead of her is a café…or maybe she just has the same attention span I do, and simply noticed something shiny and had to go check it out.
Whatever her interest, I thought it made for a fun moment of individuality and childlike curiosity…and it appears the little guy in the red shirt was not far behind in separating from the herd. Rebels! lol
Thanks for stopping by.
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emka (105528) 2014-08-14 23:52
Hello Jason, Still in Paris. It seems to me that I can go to Psris every time now, with cheap flights from Poland, so the result is that I was there more than 30 years ago, you know it well :). To sit across and wait for the opportunity of nice scene to shot. Something that doesn't happens very often to crazy traveller. very pleasant photo, with colorful postcards display and children.
Warm regrads MAlgo
Cricri (124848) 2014-08-15 4:52
Ah Montmartre, si je devais aller en France c'est là que j'irai en premier lieu, j'aime cet endroit, vivant, plein d'artiste sur la place, puis le moulin rouge, tout me plait là-bas
Vue ici prise depuis le café, belle devanture qui attire les touristes, comme ce groupe d'enfants, et voila une belle scène et image tout en dégustant une boisson ou un en-cas :-)
Bise de loin, entre un temps qui ne sait plus s'il doit rester sous la pluie ou choisir le soleil :-), .......maintenant je monte les 3 étages aussi vite que quand je prenais l'ascenseur :-)))))
Sergiom (87179) 2014-08-15 5:21
On peut s'attendre à tout de la part des enfants. Surtout lorsqu'ils sont en groupe et souvent turbulents. L'endroit est joli et typique de Paris où la culture est prioritaire.
ourania (50573) 2014-08-15 7:21
I like very much the way you framed this scene, I recognize this street in Montmartre from photos:) You adjusted your composition to the character of the corner shop very effectively and it's great that we can have this rewarding view of the lovely green colour and the posters. The children are as colourful but more vivid. I think the little girl quietly breaking away is a captivating heroine leading us to a story that links what we are watching with the area outside the frame, expanding our imagination. I've created a long script already:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
holmertz (58256) 2014-08-15 7:27
I really like this kind of photos of small daily life incidents that probably don't mean a thing but that create an atmosphere of "undramatic drama". There are lots of attitudes to watch, lots of details and colors, and of course I wonder like you what the little girl is up to. What immediately comes to my mind is that teachers being responsible for a group of small kids should not get so distracted that they allow anyone to wander away across the street on her own in the big city. In most western countries I would expect kids like these to walk two by two, holding hands, one teacher at the front, another one in the middle and a third at the rear.
Noel_Byrne (33424) 2014-08-15 12:51
I would never envy the task of a teacher, imagine trying to keep all these kids in order and stop them from roaming around all order the place, I'd say it would be easier to keep control of a flock of sheep on a mountain! Exactly as you say, there is a fine fun sense of childlike wonder on the girl in reds face, she may have seen something you didn't. Perhaps there was a puppy in the cafe. Or a care bear. Or a care bear on a puppy! I think our adult eyes just aren't train to see things like that.
Nice capture, Brought me a smile with your note
nikkitta (17068) 2014-08-15 14:54
Hola Jason, mon ami de la pluie
It always happens, nice group of people, good possible capture, the moment you are ready, they go away, as happens here with the girl, she seems a bit older than the rest, may be is the reason she part without permission to have a look at..will never know or may be she is bored of watching Toulouse Lautrec drawings
Another good , well seen, daily life capture from Paris
UP the rebelds!
Maria de las pampas
Royaldevon (42533) 2014-08-15 23:50
I would suggest that she is the 'dreamer' of the group; hears without internalising anything, then floats off on her own agenda of discovery. See how everyone else is grouped in this focal area. Such children need to be catered for carefully beforehand: linked with a trustworthy mate or given special responsibility to guard the teacher's clipboard or whatever method you have found to work!
Oh, what fun you can have people spotting. Street cafes are wonderful places for such entertainment!
There is so much to see in this type of shot and, as a photographer, it rekindles moods as well as places.
Have a lovely day,
Sorry, no smilies though I should have some remaining!
jhm (158904) 2014-08-16 1:01
An excellent daily life picture with the group young people before the shop.
Everyone has a lot attention to the man with the road book.
Lovely composition, nice presentation too through the excellent colours and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
carlo62 (54122) 2014-08-16 1:10
bellissimo angolo caratteristico di Montmartre, in questo caso, animato da bambini curiosi.
Uno dei tanti luoghi parigini visitati da migliaia di turisti, ma sempre molto particolare e con un fascino fantastico.
williewhistler (16412) 2014-08-16 12:42
don`t you just love it when that happens,one minute there is an orderly group of well supervised children and the next they`re off in every direction,it`s a lovely location,just perfect for this cracking street scene.
All the best les.
lousat (96732) 2014-08-16 16:17
Hi Jason,one of typical shops of Montmartre,with its original and unique style and with a lot of old and interesting things to watch inside,great capture as usual with bright colors and good detail everywhere.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (77217) 2014-08-17 1:16
nicely spotted the moment, jason, and a vibrant scene collected.
curious kids, a bussy job for the teacher.
Vivid colors against the green frame of the "gallery".
Have a nice Sunday,
Didi (60590) 2014-08-20 8:31
Nice scene in this old district of Paris
I know very well this place
claudeD (41246) 2014-08-21 23:10
very fine picture from Paris showing this typical shop in Montmartre. I was there a few weeks ago. Very good composition, sharpness and clarity. Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
macjake (71731) 2014-08-22 2:13
so you have a short attention span eh Jason!
looks like they're viewing postcards? or just hanging around the postcard rack?
being from North America, i envy these kids!
they're grow up learning many languages in school, learning about the long history of Europe, they have no idea how good they have it!
i like how this gallery didn't put much color into the awning, instead they gain attention by the colorful pieces of art on their walls.
Hope that guy in the blue denim gets the chance to end his day in a local bar after dealing with all these kids all day! haha
I see you're looking after the dogs again! lucky you, another chunk of time away from the internet world!
or maybe this time you come prepared?
mcmtanyel (27994) 2014-08-25 19:40
This is a lovely daily life photo. I like the predominant green with red interruptions, surrounded by shades of grey. Well observed and rendered!
serp2000 (45536) 2014-12-10 9:20
I do not commented this post. Sorry, I have spent two days in Paris only and I don' know this place, but I also would like to come back again there.
Simple but interesting street scene with the children, funny story indeed.
I see you also lost some interest for activity on the TE. What's happened, my friend?