Photographer's Note

“I see dead people.” O.K., so I don’t really possess a sixth sense, but it’s a fun thought to round out this little trio of apparitions. :)

Despite the simple composition, this was a tough scene to balance in terms of light. I didn’t have the luxury of standing there for an inordinate amount of time to try and find just the right exposure. Taken on a quick grab, so as not to be so completely blatant in my actions and annoy the guests, I ended up with one of the patrons in particular being completely “blown out” by the sun…making him rather pale, or should I say “ghostly” in appearance? If I had any worse over-exposed highlights, he might have become completely transparent!?

This is the café/restaurant Les Deux Magots, probably the most famous in all of Paris. It once had a reputation as the rendezvous of the literary and intellectual elite of the city…among the long list of notable patrons were the likes of Hemingway and Picasso. It has become quite the popular tourist attraction these days, and from my quick visit here, a difficult one to find a clear shot because of the constant movement and amount of people around this place.

Just another traditional Parisian scene, with a “spirited” presence.

Thanks for stopping by.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.0, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 20:42
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Points: 36
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