Photographer's Note

A tale of two stories. Unlike my previous picture where I was rapidly making my way through the park and rushed to snap the shot, this instance left me with all the time in the world…and yet, I still had to be quick about it.

Once again, not the sharpest focus due to my inexperience and circumstance, as I was being given the proverbial “stink eye,” and thus being the object of this mans ire at the notion of taking his photo unsolicited.

As anyone that’s visited the area around Place du Tertre in Montmartre can attest, it’s a non-stop parade of tourists…and of course, I was one of ‘em! :)

Sitting across the street from this café I noticed a local artist taking a break of his own. With so many people and cars crossing my line of sight each time I held up the camera to take the picture, it didn’t take long for him to notice me as well…especially since I had already attempted about 6 or 7 different shots. I could tell he was becoming irritated with me, so I decided to walk away with the best result I had before having that cigar put out on my face…et voilà, this is it…for better or worse, I at least came away with something other than a black eye.

Thanks for stopping by.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-05 20:48
Viewed: 1840
Points: 34
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