Monday, February 28, 2011

A quiet moment in the rain...


In a gentle winter evening rain,
this chef took a moment under the slight protection of a doorway for a break.


Rue de Rivoli

35 comments:

Sara Louise said...

I like this photo. It seems very quiet.

Miss Sadie said...

Good pic.

But I think a couple of people at a table, with tea and croissants, would be even more delightful. Lovers, perhaps.

Bibi said...

It gently rained a bit when I was in Paris recently; didn't mind at all....and I sneaked some shots, too.

I like this 'quiet thought' photo.

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Moi, je pense qu'il guettait un chien ou un chat pour préparer le déjeuner... :-)
Bon début de semaine, Genie!

Cezar and Léia said...

I like a lot this kind of picture showing "life in the city", and this one is wonderful, I love it in b&w.
Hugs
and a lovely Monday,
Léia

Dianne said...

I think he needed the break Genie ~ looks a tad stressed. It's amazing how the camera shows the emotions on a face.
xx
"All Things French"

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sara Louise -- Merci... The street was active with people but I was able to capture him alone..

Miss Sadie -- I will find a few of those types for you... merci!

Richard -- hehe... Tu est trè attentif... mais je ne pense pas que ce soit vrai.

Léia -- Merci, mon amie... I had to snap and go on this one as it was lightly raining! A wonderful Monday to you both (and Luna)

Bibi -- I'm with you... a little rain in Paris is great for the atmosphere!

Dianne -- He might be a bit stressed if you believe what Richard said... hummmm Merci!

rosaria said...

I came from Rob-Bear, Miss Sadie's blog to say bonjour.

Birdman said...

Nice portrait.

Coco Coterie said...

Great shot of the ordinary, which is rather extraordinary. Next sewing project begins with phase two of sewing class starting in a couple of weeks, another skirt with zipper and darts. Have a lovely day, dear little Genie in the blogger's bottle of beauty ~ xox Alexandra

Rob said...

Stealing a moment to relax. Thinking about how hot it must be inside the kitchen.

Malyss said...

I like the mood of this picture: the special light, the man that is obviously tired by his work and needing this little moment of peace, the asiatic man working in Paris..a good departure for a writing class, a lot of tales to imagine..

Kate said...

Black and white is perfect for this photo.

Jacqueline Howett said...

Another great shot. It speaks volumes about reality and the city life.

biebkriebels said...

I love the composition and the quietness in the photo. But not the RAIN.

Virginia said...

Lots of smoke breaks in Paris! :)
V

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

rosaria -- So glad that you did... They are both dear friends

Bird -- Merci, mon ami!

Coco -- Merci, hope you become a fashion dressmaker with your new talents! Love the "Genie in a bottle" reference, mon amie

Rob -- Yes, and it was very cold in Paris in early December so he cooled off quickly!

Malyss -- Merci... I like being able to produce thought-provoking photos - yay!

Kate -- Thanks, I was undecided until I looked at it in b/w... I had a tighter crop but V said she liked this one better...

Jacqueline -- Merci, mon amie... I would love to spend weeks and weeks finding moments like this one.

biebkriebels -- Merci... and I understand that you have had more than your share of rain lately (smile)

cieldequimper said...

I'm surprised there aren't more comments about uck, typically French, the chef smokes and then cooooks! :-) Having said that, the photo is terric!

My Castle in Spain said...

Nice ambiental pic ! Black and white is great :-)
Bonne semaine Genie !
xo
Lala

Sylvia K said...

Like Ciel, I know all about how people feel about the smoking/cooking chef! But what the hey? He makes a terrific subject for a great photo! I love France, I love the French and I loved every minute that I was able to be there. And unlike what you hear a lot of Americans complain about, everyone treated my husband and I in the very best, welcoming, helpful and fun way! Now who asked me to get on my soap box????? But I do love France! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

This photo speaks volumes!

Deborah said...

Look at that expression...pure France!

I've only just discovered you - very glad I did. We are down in Provence.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

ciel -- Yeah, that is a bit yucky... glad that you like the shot!

Lala -- Bonne semaine à toi, Lala! It seemed to look better in b/w, merci....

Sylvia -- You make me laugh, my friend, and I totally understand your sentiments... I love Paris and all of France... I love the French, the language, the countryside, the cities, the children, the rivers... well, you get the idea.

EG -- Merci, my friend!

Deborah -- Oh my... I have now discovered your blog and your post about Richard... Merci, mon amie!

Alexa said...

Sad that it's almost tomorrow and I'm only getting here now! I think maybe this guy's job is as stressful as mine. At first I wondered what he was thinking about—then decided the answer is . . . nothing! Good capture, Genie—and perfect in b&w.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alexa -- Not too late as I always read the comments and of course, I treasure your creative wit and humor (and opinion)... Merci, ma chère amie!

Halcyon said...

Everyone needs a break now and then. ;)

Randy said...

Beautiful B&W photograph. Very classic looking.

Jack said...

I like the typical moment you captured, Genie. For this cook, it was probably a moment like many on a day like many, but your capture now makes it special.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Halcyon -- Agreed, and hope you will give us an update on your transition...

Randy -- Merci, mon ami.

Jack -- He just seemed like a frame from an old b/w dubbed movie... glad that you like it, Jack

Jilly said...

Love this photo. You want to know what he's thinking? Of his wife, his children, where he came from originally - perhaps.

o2 said...

Oh I love that pic ! I've been away for a few days... I missed your blog, Genie ! :-)

TheChieftess said...

Great shot Genie!!! I love it in B&W!

James said...

This is my kind of shot! We would have a great time shooting Paris that's for sure!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jilly -- I love to imagine what people are thinking... Merci!

o2 -- So glad you like it... glad you are back as I missed seeing your blog and hearing from you here.

Chieftess -- Merci, mon amie!

James -- Yes, this would be your type of shot... we could have a whole gang of photographers!

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