I’ve recently been inspired by a fellow blogger (you know who you are) to revisit my time in Paris (thank you!).
While my visits there have been brief and I have already posted my all-time favorite photo from Paris (titled Taken) it was terrific to flip back through my Parisian memories.
These sun-kissed buildings are in Montparnasse…don’t you just want to place your hand on them and see if they feel as warm as they look?
Speaking of reaching out and touching…and knowing how much I adore stonework…the texture of these pillars and of all the carvings had me yearning to touch the texture!
Now I am thinking Paris in the spring (or the autumn) might be beautiful and would help me build my photo library.
Paris is one of the few places in the world that looks good in grey. In fact, the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower in person I was shocked at the brownish color of it. Not being one for the traditional view or perspective on things (ask anyone who knows me) I didn’t want to take the traditional photo of Eiffel….as I look at this photo I think of the tower as being some monster in a scifi movie that is about to step on me. What does it make you think of?
Sometimes size does matter! What? Well related to the size of this image printed it really needs to be about 4 feet tall by 2 feet wide, unframed laminated to have the full effect and impact I was hoping to achieve with it. This particular image is a great example of how I love to play with crop and perspective. I cropped this image in camera-on site. I did not alter or crop the image in editing. The cemeteries in Paris are stunning and so full of every emotion and scene you can imagine. I first thought of the title of this image as waiting but that just wasn’t it, waiting seems sad and this sculpture doesn’t seem sad to me. Reach is more appropriate and I hope you are left wondering what it’s reaching for!
This photograph is from Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris