Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Le Garçon Aux Oiseaux

Paris, France

 I took this shot at La Place du Carrousel as I walked from the Louvre to the Tuileries Garden. While other children were having fun chasing away the pigeons this boy seemed to be in deep contemplative thought. His gaze was striking and I wondered what he was thinking about.


22 comments:

  1. Perhaps he was as disgusted as I -and most Parisians are- at the sight of the pigeons...

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  2. A well caught shot - very Cartier-Bresson

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  3. Moi j'allais dire "très Doisneau"! :o)
    Il a un beau visage , cet enfant, et c'est vrai qu'on aimerait bien connaître ses pensées ..
    Magnifique photo!

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  4. He does look like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders James :) a very fine study in b&w.

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  5. I like how you composed the picture with the pigeons in the foreground, you always have a creative way of seeing things! ;-)

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  6. What a beautiful shot. This boy seems loyt in his thoughts and I cannot see any disgust on his face. In Paris people are disgusted easily and not empathic at all.

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  7. Gorgeous shot of such a handsome young fella. This captures the feel of the place you shot it so well! And boy, do I wish I had a dollar for every pigeon my kids chased....

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  8. He does look serious and what a beautiful, thoughtful shot for the day, as always, James!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

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  9. A most wonderful picture…I guess the boy was thinking how he could get his parents to rise his pocket money!

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  10. Je crois que ce jeune garçon pensait que la vie offrait de bien belles choses comme ces pigeons ! ;-)
    J'ai pensé que l'ennui de mettre un commentaire venait peut-être d'avoir Booster ouvert sur la tablette en même temps que l'ordinateur ?
    Moment crucial, je vais cliquer !

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  11. Beautiful framing. Lovely black and white!

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  12. Brilliant photo: Sweet boy and flying pigeons.
    Thanks 4 sharing in the project and thanks for stopping on my blog...
    Happy weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔)| My photoblog

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  13. what a wonderful capture with the pigeons in the foreground

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  14. He does seem quite intense! Great shot!

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  15. I have no idea what he is thinking about, but I don't think it's a happy thought.
    Another great moment James! Also, a great photo of it...

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