On the hoof, 30/08/08

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Comments (9)

Whees on August 13, 2010

I like it! Very interesting photo with lots of character and atmosphere!

David Wilson on August 13, 2010

Thanks. It was the interesting assemblage of signs and the perfect lighting, reflected off a building through a tree to my left, that caught my attention. Cherry on the cake - the young woman who left the restaurant just as I was ready to take. I think she was a waitress going off the early shift. She had a ciabatta well stuffed with saucisson in her hand and was already chomping her first mouthful on the hoof. Fortunately she had to pause at the opposite kerb to let some traffic go through, then shot off past me.

theverbiage on August 14, 2010

Rue de Vaugirard rings a bell for some reason... Time to re-read Dumas? An interesting shot, but quite tantalizing - what is it about? How does it connect to the title? Is the older woman waiting for a bus or watching the younger one on the corner in anticipation of many weeks of delicious gossip? -- Those Arrondissement signs can be quite confusing - at one point I thought those were "street numbers" (i.e. building numbers outside North Am) and kept walking the wrong way wondering why the same street number continued for many blocks :)

theverbiage on August 14, 2010

And no, I've never played the French Monopoly

David Wilson on August 15, 2010

theverbiage:

"An interesting shot, but quite tantalizing - what is it about? How does it connect to the title?"

I've already give the game away in my first comment. Its all quite mundane really. Perhaps I shouldn't have!

theverbiage on August 15, 2010

Aha! Not sure how I could have missed your earlier comment (Duh!). Still a good story, though. I didn't realize she was chomping - I thought she was just making a face.

David Wilson on August 22, 2010

'I didn't realize she was chomping - I thought she was just making a face.'

Photographs lie about what is in front of the camera and tell the truth about what lies behind it.

theverbiage on August 23, 2010

In other words, it's all in my/your/that guy with a camera's head?

David Wilson on August 25, 2010

In other words, photographs tell us more about the photographer than they do about what is photographed.

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