Tuesday, September 6, 2011

La Rentrée


La rentrée, a return to school studies and so much more. 
I doubt that any of these young men were sad to return.

35 comments:

Suzi said...

Yes - they have their studies sorted! Lovely capture today x

Rob-bear said...

C'est pareil partout; la France, les Etats-unis, le Canada.
Delightful picture, Genie. I wonder what's on their minds.

this is Belgium said...

it almost look like you placed them like that on the bench, watching the girls, with a special tree cut off at the right angle

dive said...

Oh, what a wonderful story you've captured, Genie. Now I shall be singing "Music To Watch Girls By" all day.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Genie,
Great shot!Here it's also time to come back to school.Anyway I still have some days of vacations before of my French lessons! :) it's good because I need time to recover from jetlag.
Thanks for your always kind words!Little Luna is sending purrs to your heart!
hugs
Léia

Shell Sherree said...

Some things never change. What a wonderful scene, Genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sitting on a bench watching the girls/boys walk past is thankfully a pastime that has no age limit!! Love the dramatic B&W effect Genie, looks timeless!

Paris Paul said...

Fantastic shot! Not only is it technically flawless, the photo itself tells a story. Well done!

Merisi Vienna said...

Great capture! :-)

Those moments of returning to everyday life after vacation are always bittersweet, aren't they?

Malyss said...

They seem to be more "studying" the two girls passing by than making plans about mathematics!..:o)

s.c said...

A beautiful picture again. Last time I forgot to mention A.Kertész. Also a photographer who surely influenced your work.

Andy said...

I've done that many a time. Nice photo Genie.

Joe said...

Here she comes just a walkin down the street, singing do wa di di di dum di di day!

louciao said...

Well observed.

Gringo said...

Well timed shot Genie, and an excellent one too!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Universal picture, right?

Bibi said...

As Alfred, Lord Tennyson, said, "In spring, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love." He obviously didn't live in Paris, where it doesn't have to be spring....

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Great shot, Genie. It seems everyone has "la Rentrée" on their minds today ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Kris said...

Yep, I'd say they are watching the parade of young women passing and wondering which one might be the "one". It's hard to keep your mind on your "studies" with so many distractions!

Kris

Sylvia K said...

Ah, can't be sad to return when you have a sight like this waiting for you! What a fun capture for the day, Genie! I love it! Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Hugs,
Sylvia

Kalyan said...

nice capture!

Starman said...

I don't understand why everyone loves black and white. I can't even begin to imagine living in a black and white world. How very boring.

Kristin said...

I absolutely LOVE this picture!!! Have a lovely day!

Love, Kristin

Karen Xavier said...

They must have been a wee bit sad to be cooped up in a classroom again, but I bet they are all smiling and happy now, although you can't see their faces.

maia said...

J'adore cette photo, où on lit toutes les pages du journal intime qu'écrit en secret l'adolescence.
Belle nuit
Maia

Alexa said...

Ah oui—in Girl Watching 101, they'll all earn an A+!
(As for your young French girl from yesterday: clearly, they're just born chic.)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

lol! That's priceless. So glad to be back to get my Paris fix! Thanks for visiting me. I missed you!
Hugs!

Randy said...

Wonderful shot. Black and white was the perfect touch.

Jack said...

Oh, yes, Genie, they are studying all right. I studied the same thing when I was their age. Come to think of it, I study the same thing today, I am just more practiced at doing it with my peripheral vision . . .

Harriet said...

Jack, I had to laugh when I read your comments. You are too cute.

Genie, this is a great photo. I'll repeat an old cliche - a picture is worth a thousand words.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joe, I have been humming that old song all day after reading your comment!

Paul and Starman, I know that I can count on you both for stark honesty... merci.

s.c., thank you. I am honored by the comparison.

I think that we all recognize this scene and some of you (Jack) still perfect the technique. The attention was not lost on the teen girls either. This was a split second shot of the moment and I do love when you hold your breath for just that one moment.

Bises,
Genie

The Little Dog Laughs said...

Nothing like lovely gatherings ~ xox Alexandra

Virginia said...

I'm late, no internet etc. due to the storm you all sent up from Mobile. Love this in BW. Parfait!!
V

TheChieftess said...

Love this shot!!! And Jack is quite astute!!!

Lúcia said...

I love the sense of humour in this timeless shot!
Well done Genie! ;-)