Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Photo of the Year 2013 - Theme Day

 
 
 
 
Favorite photo of the year
 
 
This black and white is my favorite for the action, interest, and detail.  A breezy but sunny day on Rue Saint-Honoré was enjoyed by this woman sitting alone and enjoying her cafe.  The waiter is in watchful attendance while the lovers in the background enjoy a bottle of wine.
 
 
 
For me, this photo exemplifies life in Paris, la vie quotidienne.
 
 
 
I am joining the City Daily Photo blog
theme day: Best Photo of the Year. 
 
 
 

La Coupe d'Or
330, rue St Honoré
75001, Paris



23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It's perfect, Genie!! I love it!! Have a wonderful and very Happy New Year!!

Sylvia

Starman said...

I remember when you first posted this photo.

Debs said...

Brilliant photo. Perfect choice. :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Hi Genie, it's a lovely candid shot for all the reasons you outlined! Have a great 2014

Gringo said...

A good choice for your pic of the year Genie. Would like to wish you a very happy New Year....

M said...

Magnifique!!!

Stuart said...

Brassai would be proud !

Happy New Year, Genie !

JudyMac said...

This one would certainly be my first choice. In fact, the doorway of this place looks very familiar .... may be the same one where I stopped on rue Saint-Honore for a cafe creme and a croissant on my way to Parc Monceau. I'm bound and determined to do it again!

Tanya Breese said...

a great choice, i love it! happy new year!!

Alain said...

Si la vieille dame ne portait pas de pantalons, on pourrait penser que la photo a été prise il y a bien longtemps.

Jeanie said...

What a marvelous slice of life, Genie, but I have no idea how you could possibly choose just one from your year! Happy New Year!

Tamera said...

Great shot, Genie! Happy New Year to you!

Kay said...

This shot has a perfect timelessness in addition to being so evocative of Paris. It's beautiful and has set me to dreaming of Paris again. Happy New Year!

Jack said...

It is a very strong composition, Genie. Well done.

Ken Mac said...

Happy New Year!

wilf said...

Beautiful light and shadow, well done. Happy New Year!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Black and white gives your composition a feeling of timelessness.

James said...

This is my kind of photo! I love it!

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Dear Genie, I can imagine why you selected this one as your favorite of the year.
Greetings from Provence and best wishes for 2014 - may there be many return visits to Paris!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful choice Genie, I remember loving this one when you first posted it.

Louis la Vache said...

An absolutely superb shot, Genie!

William Kendall said...

A splendid choice, Genie!

Virginia said...

Perfect!