Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rue des Vertus

Paris, France (Le Marais)

I bet I could throw a rock from one end to the other of this little street. I love finding little old Rues like this in Paris.

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33 comments:

  1. Les petites et les grandes vertus :-))

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  2. Oops I commented in French and it's a wordplay implying morality.

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  3. La vertu n'est plus de ce monde, si on peut y passer à son aise, James...

    :)

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  4. That is a wonderful photo and I love love your banner.

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  5. That's a great photo & a wonderful little street. I really like the man walking his dog!

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  6. "Virtues street", hum, hum, How can I explain..The name comes from the ladies who were working there and were supposed not to have so much virtues..but a lot of charms to sell! Do you see what I mean?..
    There's a great book that you should read , "Connaissez-vous Paris?", by Raymond Queneau. You would find a lot of funny details of that kind..
    Pretty picture!

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  7. I think this is a great photo. I'd could spend days walking these, if I could find enough of them.

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  8. Nice street shot, like it.

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  9. We also love to walk around in Paris

    Greetings,
    Fiilp

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  10. life as it unfolds...lovely shot James.

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  11. A beautiful shot James. Gorgeous!

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  12. what a GREAT photo op! excellence, James!

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  13. I love this glimpse into Paris life!

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  14. Oh, I just discovered Ostuni, Italy or the Puglia region. I know, I'm a late bloomer. Wow, it's gorgeous, I want to go. Have you been?

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  15. ahhhh this is beautiful...i think that little dog has spotted you!

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  16. Aahh... and I love discovering charming little rues like this anythere! Works in monochrome, James.

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  17. Fantastic with the man walking. Perfect in BW.

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  18. An interesting procession.

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  19. Ok, that's some fantastic work and you do what I can't....photograph a person without them looking up! Great job.
    So what happened with that motorcycle in the background? Did everyone jump out of the way in time?
    :-) David/ Houston B&W

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  20. splendid work with a wonderful impression of old Paris!

    Bisous - isabella

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  21. This is an excellent black and white photography.

    Regards!

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  22. The choice of black and white is perfect. I always love your street photography which is fearless, humane, and best of all, always tells a story. Love the setting of course!

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  23. Now this is real B&W photography James. Well done!

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  24. But did he have his pooper scooper with him ??? I hope so, as there are still too many people promenading their dogs in Paris who don't pick up after them... one must watch where one walks ! Great photo, though I guess the ladies who worked there long ago are no more... or are retired at any rate...

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  25. Another fine photo. I love the architecture, the damp in the street, and the different figures.

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  26. What a great photo. I love the man and his dog. :-)

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  27. It's a beautiful street scenery, I like specially the little dog!
    Léia

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  28. Lightning Shots: I do similar to fireworks. ISO 100, relatively high Aperture, and bulb on a tripod. As it got darker I adjusted the aperture or ISO. I wanted to be able to keep the shutter open without overexposing, in order to 'wait' for the lightning. If it was too exposed you couldn't see the lightning. It was a pretty active lightning storm so I just used my widest angle and aimed at the ocean. I pressed the bulb and held til a decent exposure. Once I figured out about how long that was, I just kept doing it over and over. It was about 12 seconds each...sometimes I caught the lightning and sometimes I didn't. It is an exercise in patience. I threw away all the shots without lightning and ended up with about a dozen or so shots with lightning. Of course, once I packed up and moved on there was lighting everywhere!

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  29. Very nice James! I'll bet an ariel veiw of that area would look like a maze...

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