The " Pont des Arts" is a meeting point for people in love in special but also for tourists and friends
When approaching at it, you will heard music (once a tango was played, Argentinian music)
While crossing it, the music change because there could be some single player or groups all playing different music, mainly french one or if you are lucky jazz played with a trumpet
This girl was playing beautiful french music, I give her 2 euros and she thanked with a broad smile, she has deep blue eyes but I did n dare to interrupter her to ask from where she was, being foreigner for sure
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holmertz (42985) 2012-10-11 12:11
Street musicians are always a tempting object for photos but not everyone has the radiation of this woman. I guess a lot of it depends on her strong colours, but another important part of this composition are the railings behind her. It took me a few seconds of looking closely to see that all those tiny objects are "love locks", left behind by couples hoping for eternal love. They can be seen on many bridges but I don't think I've seen them in such huge numbers as here.
TopGeo (38206) 2012-10-11 12:25
Hello Maria! A very wonderful photograph!You have managed to combine very different elements architecture BG and excellent idea with music and promises love It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The point of view and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Thanks for sharing this beautiful capture with us. Bravo!!
marina7 (8055) 2012-10-11 12:40
what an interesting and colorful lady in rather exotic attire! And that bridge is sure an artwork:) Very attractive capture, my compliments.
Have a nice day,
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-10-11 12:48
very nice capture...
very colourful image...nice vivid colours..
superb clarity...beautiful costume...
good POV...very attractive composition..
boa (6173) 2012-10-11 13:10
crazy background with all padlocks:)but i like the idea with padlocks and i guess it is popular in many places of the world now. Nice composition of this woman and good colors,Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
mesutilgim (86934) 2012-10-11 13:11
Nice capture of this street musician in Paris.
Interestin background -most probably a modern arts installation with many locks- and good layout.
TFS and best regards
Didi (57830) 2012-10-11 15:20
Je note que ce sujet est très intéressant. Il y a souvent des musiciens sur ce pont. Il ne manque plus que le son pour écouter la musique :)
Cette mode de cadenas est très récente.
bukitgolfb301 (36826) 2012-10-11 18:54
Hi HOLA dear Maria
This is another gerat survneie from last Summer vacation, right? Very nice snap shot in a town. Her expression is so natural and I understand her seriousness form her face. Best framework and composition. Thank you for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
mohammad_H (9548) 2012-10-11 22:42
Appropriate subject, soul music is pleasing and causes happiness
The music player Akardaoun, trying to be all happy
Interesting photo subject., And your efforts, admirable
Graal (98798) 2012-10-11 23:48
nice reportage from Paris and portrait in one. Amazing place, bridge with padlocks of love. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (125550) 2012-10-12 0:58
quel pont fantastique avec ce fond colorée et architectural très original et cette arcodéoniste sueprbe imge et captage la dame avec le bandeau rjaune l'arcordéon rougem quel pastel de couleur quelle scène de rue.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (79409) 2012-10-12 2:34
Hi Maria,very nice capture of this street scene from Paris,common in all the big countries but very different talking about the girl and the colorfull scenary,perfect capture whit excellent details and exposure,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-10-12 6:16
This is a romantic image with these thousands locks characterize love and commitment. The girl sings for all this. Well done.
Have a nice weekend,
saxo042 (37594) 2012-10-12 7:18
This musician provides many fine colours to this picture. A very pleasant daily life street scene with an abundance of details.
ourania (33859) 2012-10-12 10:13
a wonderful portrait of the accordeonist playing on the lovely long bridge. Your point of view gives delightful perspective. It's quite close and yet discreet, not disturbing the sensitive musician who seems deeply immersed in her music and thoughts. Depth, clarity and lighting have been managed excellently making the view of the scene very pleasant and the atmosphere romantic. We can't see any people near her but she is surrounded by thousands of love locks, fervent promises invested with the best of wishes and intentions. I wonder if they have an impact on the atmosphere. A great picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
abmdsudi (44930) 2012-10-13 0:56
This is great accompanying picture, we can now view clearly the many 'love locks' in variety of colours. Although there's so many images posted from this country, I think this is first picture uploaded on TE concerning this particular subject matter close up. Good street candid and well treated of busker, a good humanity subject from this town, her intensity of concentration and passionate about the music is delightful to watch. This is an honest image to highlight the circumstances so well, a very kind street work with that special feel and I applaud your efforts! Congrats :))
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-13 10:16
Bloqueos en el fondo son espectaculares. El músico es interesante de observar. Usted ha hecho una foto interesante, muy hermoso. Excelente encuadre. Bravo.
danos (88519) 2012-10-14 2:55
nice the snapshot with the woman to play on the bridge with all these colourful padlocks to create a charmy backdrop.With a more fantacy someone can tells that looks like an audience behide her that hear the music playing.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
bertolucci (13358) 2012-10-15 8:26
I've seen many bridges adorned with these symbolic locks, but this one is top of the bill - such a great and dense collection of different locks. And this both graphically and conceptually set the scene for this colourful busker girl. Very nice streetwork!
Best regards from Rotterdam,
Silvio1953 (126093) 2012-10-16 0:46
Ciao Maria, lovely composition with nice street musician, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pajaran (53481) 2012-12-21 23:55
Lep pogled na ulicnog sviraca ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o mestu i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view of street violin players ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good article about the place and composition, well demonstrated.
All the best for the weekend.
eldancer1 (29660) 2013-04-08 9:25
Street musicians seems to be everywhere even on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Nice capture of this lady musician with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (87629) 2013-09-05 1:08
Good frame and colors.
Padlocks are impressive.
Curious reportage work.
Greetings from Poland!
jcpix (13722) 2013-10-16 21:10
Does this bridge ever supply a cast of different characters, or what? :) Street musicians are often great subjects, they generally have a lot of personality and flare for entertaining...even with their sometimes minimal material. Great to see the contrast in style and demeanor. This feels to be down to earth and, for lack of a better term, common. The locks add a great deal of color in the background to match her apparel and accordion.
A fine capture of life on the streets, or bridge as it were in this instance. A good idea to have placed her off center within the frame, and perfect timing to catch the opened movement of the instrument. A pleasing look with localized quality...another part of what makes this city so interesting and lively. Bonne journee.