Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Une fontaine de larmes



In the warming light of a January afternoon,
this young woman was alone with her thoughts.


 

Jardin du Palais Royal
75001 Paris

26 comments:

Regina said...

Great capture!

Regards.

Rob-bear said...

Excellent photo. So stark in black and white.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific and, yes, stark, but perfect in B&W! Hope your week is off to a great start, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

orvokki said...

... or she was investigating her mobile phone.. :D

Very nice photo.
Hugs
orvokki

Malyss said...

Beautyful shot, and a great beginning for a writing classroom!

this is Belgium said...

see her big longchamp bag? she is up to something !

martinealison said...

Il est bon parfois de faire une pause et ne rien penser ou de laisser aller ses pensées... en jouissant des rayonnements doux du soleil...
Belle capture.
Gros bisous

Louis la Vache said...

Nicely done, Genie.
This is one of those shots that calls for B&W. Color was not an option.

Joe said...

Scene 1: With pensive relief Cherie sat before the fountain overwhelmed.
Only moments before she had a heated discussion with her boss, told him what he could do with his job and tossed her IPhone into the fountain.

Scene 2: The fluorescent office lights flickered as he slammed down the phone. How could she resign after everything he had done for her? Gerard spins his chair and gazes down to the square. Fifteen floors below there was Cherie, her head in her hands, free.

brattcat said...

this is just beautiful, genie.

Louise said...

Such a beatttul shot!

Janey and Co. said...

Gosh that is a powerful shot.

I love Joe's imagination but I feel something else..

"Don't join him in Paris" fell on deaf ears...Would returning home now with a broken heart.. only serve to prove.. how right they had been ?

Maria O. Russell said...

I like the title of this post, Mme. Genie! Sounds like a phrase in one of Chenier´s poems...

Your photo is absolutely beautiful!

Kate said...

I think I can feel the warmth of the sun; great place to doze, dream and read! Lovely in B&W!

Kris said...

Beautiful shot! Makes me wonder what she was thinking about. "A picture speaks a thousand words" and this one sure speaks to that saying.

Alexa said...

Beautifully captured, Genie! I like Joe's story, but there's nothing 15 stories tall anywhere near this spot—thank God!

Randy said...

I could use a day like that. Marvelous shot.

TheChieftess said...

Love this shot!!!

Bergson said...

quelle photo magnifique !!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful image Genie, your B&W shots remind me so much of Doisneau's images of everyday life! I've enjoyed all the scenarios above about this shot, grea fun.

winterludes said...

stunning shot!

Céline said...

I love both the title and the photo. Well done!!

Merisi said...

Gorgeous image, beautifully captured! :-)

Evidently it is much warmer in Paris than here. Water fountains have no chance in the icy conditions prevailing here these days.

Stay warm,
merisi

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A great shot - fabulous composition.

Amanda said...

are the larmes meant to describe the fountain or the woman? (i couldn't tell if she was crying..)

either way, this foto is tres provocatif!

Hattie Reed said...

Wonderful photo, really captured the moment and fantastic in black and white!