Friday, January 28, 2011

Musical Gypsies

Paris, France (Centre Georges Pompidou)

Their music was loud hypnotic droning. Their faces and clothing were old and interesting. The man seemed to stare right passed my eyes and into my soul and then he smiled.

34 comments:

  1. You take the most fascinating pictures!
    I can name that tune in one note...haha!
    Have a delightful weekend.
    ☼ Sunny

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  2. I love pictures of old people--so much life written into their faces. wonderful shot.

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  3. So much stories behind those eyes...a terrible shot!

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  4. Maybe the old man smiled because he could already see what a great photo you would be taking of him!

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  5. This is fantastic!! Only in Paris! And you do indeed get some amazing, incredible captures, James, and you are an inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  6. Yet another great shot! Awesome James! So why aren't you selling? I'm sure there are plenty of art festivals in your area.

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  7. This looks like a shot right out of a magazine James, it's excellent. I have sat and looked at this for a long time, there is so much to see. I love it, the composition, the shadows...it's terrific.

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  8. This is a wonderful photo..a whole story in one frame! I could study the details, then the 'whole', and still want to come back and study your photo all over again.
    You should frame it and put it on the wall RIGHT NOW! Beautiful!
    David/ Houston

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  9. I really like this photo, one can only wonder about the musicians lives...

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  10. This is a find of all finds! And, you captured their essence so beautifully.

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  11. The smile is to remember of course!
    The picture: you have it already.

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  12. Wow! And they seem so happy in their own special world! They have a fascinating magic!

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  13. The bottom of his shoe is not worn so he either does not walk much or they are fairly new shoes. Are you saying they weren't very good musicians or the music was not to your taste?

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  14. fantastic...so much beauty and character...this could be in National Geographic...you should submit it!

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  15. The way you've taken this makes me feel the man is looking right at me, too. So much character in every line of them. The patterns of the fence, the steps, snd the shadows just add to the whole effect. More excellent work James.

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  16. I guess they have been playing a long time, hopefully you dropped them a coin.

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  17. Wish they all played such beautiful eastern european musical instruments in our cities... Great portrait, James!

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  18. Fascinating image, you've captured the expressions on their faces perfectly.

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  19. A splendid shot!
    Makes me sad when I see elderly in the streets begging for money though.

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    Have a beautiful weekend, James****

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  20. That is a beautiful photo. They have so much life and character in their faces, I will bet they have stories to tell.

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  21. Well he must have liked what he saw! I like what I see here - a great photo!

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  22. thumbs up, James. Really nice capture, good eye!

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  23. I agree with Carolyn, you captured their essence, this picture is wonderful, very artistic composition!
    And I love it in b&w, it's perfect!
    Hugs and a nice week
    Léia

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  24. I'm always amazed at how many people plop down on the hard concrete plaza there. So very uninviting with all the wonderful places in Paris to sit~ Lovely portraits, James.
    V

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  25. I loved your description as well as these weathered faces! Such a place for street music! I'm glad you liked "The Scene." It's actually the alley behind where my friend grew up, and it was a "nothing" photo, so I played with it. It's fun that you and Pat liked it :) I liked it better after the doctoring, too.

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  26. Looks like they have covered more than a few hard miles in their lives...

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  27. Hello, James.
    Their moment.
    Their life itself. . .

    The expression is all of stories.

    Thank you for your visit.
    Good weekend.
    ruma

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  28. Oh, I'm so glad I didn't miss this one. I so like street entertainment. I have some great shots of a dancer on skates taken right here at Beaubourg some years ago. Super shot of what look to me like Roma buskers.

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