5.21.2010

paris haze

paris haze

life's been busy...bustling...our senses are exploding....sampling everything...going places. while the sites around me are  in technicolor, i really like to capture it in black and white. our trip to paris was fantastic and what we could do and see in the city was interesting. i traveled to paris the first time over 15 years ago as a chaperone for a group of my high school students.  this trip with a toddler, preschooler and eight year old was....well...interesting, yes, interesting. i was eager to show them the paris that i fell in love with and they were happy to stay on the euro disney property having breakfast with the Donald and Mickey. military man was pretty content with that, too. 

not me...i needed to see her once again. this how i remembered the city from thousands miles away on the other side of the atlantic. OR i could be going through a "picasso" phase. he had his blue phase...i'm going through black and white. my favorite images have been this particular one taken in paris and the other taken in london. 

the volcanic ash set a mood throughout the entire city. at first glimpse of this image through the view finder i was disappointed at the lack of luster but on the screen is sparkled.  

makes me want to be sitting on a balcony on the champs elysee enjoying the city from up above. 

8 comments:

  1. i love b&w pics...this one is amazing...love the fog effect as well...hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. thanks B...luckily the fog was real no effect or crazy photoshop tricks...all captured with the camera. A magical moment behind the viewfinder.

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  3. Thank you for taking us on your travels!! Besos!

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  4. such an awesome photo!
    it's getting me excited, my daughter-in-law and i go to paris at the end of the month!!! (!!!!)

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  5. this may be a purchase for my "the shop" collection...great picture honey

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  6. Agreeing with MM on this shot. Fantastic! Good thing I kept you in my reader. Well wishes, Liza :)

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  7. Ah such a beautiful image... I love black and white... and grey. I am literally champing at the bit to get there next year. x

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Thank you.