Thursday, March 8, 2012

La patineuse artistique



In the bright midday sun of January,
the ice skaters moved around the temporary ice rink in front of Hôtel de Ville. 

This young woman was in a world of her own
as she gracefully made her turns, jumps and spins.


Hôtel de Ville
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Genie! And she is indeed in a world of her own -- sometimes our own world is the very best place to be! Hope your week is going well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe...

Pierre

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Lovely! We were at that rink last year but all we saw were kids falling over. Much prefer your view!

Joe said...

I used to ice skate in my youth. I remember being taken to the rink at about ten and having lots of fun slipping and sliding. Stability eventually kicked in and the grasp on the side rails relaxed. We used to race around the rink and career into the fence. Nothing artistic just lots of energy and great fun. Thanks for bringing back fond memories with your photo, Genie.

Louise said...

Lovely shot. She looks so poised and beautiful. Quite the opposite to me on ice skates!

biebkriebels said...

Very nice photo, she is a professional when I see how graceful she moves.

M said...

Très gracieuse! This is beautiful in B&W.

Holly said...

She really was elegant and fun to watch, and quite advanced too - some of those spins were amazing!

Virginia said...

I wasn't this lucky! There were only two girls rolling a hoola hoop on the ice. This young girl is so very graceful.
V

Riet said...

She must have had a wonderful time and what a beautiful photo.

Kris said...

Great photo! I love watching professional skaters. They twirl and turn and jump so effortlessly. It is a pleasure to watch them.

Bibi said...

I live to watch skaters, since I cannot skate. Keeps her fit, that's for sure.

Halcyon said...

Wonderful catch of this graceful lady! I admire those who can skate with such ease. :)

C. R. Spooner said...

She seems free.

Randy said...

Excellent capture.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

She almost floated above the ice and seemed to move effortlessly through the shuffling, wobbling skaters. She defied gravity and appeared weightless almost unaware of the admiring crowd of onlookers.

Glad that I was there to capture this.

Bises,
Genie

Sara Louise said...

Fantastic shot! You have such a great eye Genie :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Love the motion...Great Capture!
Léia

James said...

Great capture!

Palomasea said...

What a gorgeous shot, chere Genie! Makes me want to paint this...
xox,
- Irina

TheChieftess said...

Ohhhh...love this!!!! The lines...her too cute body...black and white...composition...well done Genie!!!