Left bank bouquinistes, Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris.
We were spending one of our brief winter city breaks in Paris, and really just wandering around, as you do. It was chilly, but not too bad: occasional pale sun, and no rain. And then this fine gentleman hove into view. Time for a photograph...
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alvaraalto (10568) 2014-08-23 5:20
Black&White is here an interesting and good choice.
It give the picture something timeless and that suits this well-known place very well.
marabu61 (10775) 2014-08-23 6:41
A timeless and iconic parisian composition that captures the essence of the left bank beautifully. There is everything present that makes the place so charming: the makeshift bookstalls, the frenchmen in his béret and the black and white that makes it so timeless.
have a great weekend
kasianowak (8743) 2014-08-23 12:01
Perfect timing to catch the expression on this man's face! :-)
You created a quintessential Paris in winter image with the easily recongnisable bouquinistes' stalls at bare trees framing the photo at the top.
I really like it.
Spyder (4) 2014-08-23 15:54
I agree with the other comments, great choice in b&w, and not a cell phone in sight to spoil a 50's feel about it.
Thanks for sharing.
maltese (22873) 2014-08-24 0:47
Un superbe N&B qui raconte bien l'ambiance des quais en hiver!!
Une scène vivante très bien saisie.
boa (7375) 2014-08-24 13:58
this picture brings memories back to me from my childhood. I loved(still do)watching pictures from different parts of the world, fantastic and thrilling reportages, especially Africa and Asia. I read them for hours and dreamt about to see the world with my own eyes as soon as I had a job and earned my own money:) This is a wonderful and well composed retro photo, perfect in B&W. The facial expression of the man is wonderful! Tfs!
Have a nice evening/
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-08-25 4:36
A real B&W film photo! Hard to emulate this in digital.
Excellent composition with the main subject (Henry VIII) clearly defined.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-09-21 0:06
Hi Will. A beautiful and nostalgic photo. I know the place exactly. Everything reminds me of the time of the great French photographer who still preferred black and white films.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (10363)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2002-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Canon T90
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Will's monochromes, Will's street snaps, Encounters and conversations [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-23 1:57