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So here I was, setting up for a postcard shot of this well known view in Montmartre, when the lady in pink decided to gather with her friends for a break. Certainly nothing out of the ordinary for people to do after seeing the sights, but her group decided to really take advantage of the placement within my composition. Too bad we can’t just position people where we want, right? Maybe I should start traveling with some of those orange safety cones to keep spaces free of other tourists.

I really didn’t want to take a picture of her back side, as she's positioned right in the 1/3rd portion of the frame…not due to any physical feature that stood out, but that stark, colorful ensemble was taking complete control of the attention because of where she was standing.

After waiting for over 10 minutes I finally grew impatient enough that I snapped the shot anyway. Looking back now it’s made for a fun memory, but I was quite frustrated at the time. I think it still worked out o.k. though. Oh well, as they say….”C’est la vie!” :) Unless you get here at the crack of dawn before the hoards of tourists arrive, it’s basically impossible to get a clear shot anyway.



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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-15 20:50
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