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Paris time… chasing the light

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My days have been filled lately with chasing the light. People always ask me what my favorite thing to do in Paris and I usually say walking. I walk for hours and hours discovering new parts of the city. But lately with this morning and evening light I have picked up a new activity… simply chasing the light. If you are wondering what exactly that is. I simply follow where the light is hitting the streets and buildings. It sounds easy but its all about timing.

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You see this light isn’t so easy. Paris likes to play hiding games with the sun and can be moody at times. The sun rises around 6:15 these days so that means very early morning strolls. But they are worth it!

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Then you also have the afternoon light which is so lovely when you find a hidden courtyard in St Germain de pres.

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Just as the sun begins to set you can find the light hitting the buildings just right. Last night I found myself chasing the light which sun sets around 9:15. It makes for very long days but when the right is just right you can’t go wrong in Paris.

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Stairs and cafe stops

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I am not sure which is more tired, my computer, my camera or my feet… That being said just a few photos for today. Of course one for the cafe collection that I have started. Thank you all for your wonderful feedback! 

paris stairs

 

paris stairway

 

paris cafe black and white

Door #60 Daily life in Paris

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Walking through the streets of Paris there are all sorts of different doorways. Large ones and small ones but they all have such unique characteristics. The fun part of photographing Paris is what I see as an amazing piece of architecture is just part of the daily life in Paris. As I am photographing this fun pink door, the door opens and people walk out. Before I know it different people are walking in. The daily life in Paris is filled with beauty.

Parisian Brasserie in Black and White

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Before visiting Paris I had no idea how much I enjoyed French food. Here is a photograph of a typical Brasserie in Paris. What I love about this photo is the architecture of Paris in the background, the bikes lined up on the side, the bistro chairs set up right in front and of course the actual brasserie. 12×12 photograph mounted onto canvas. The sides are painted black to create a framed look. No framing necessary! Hangs on the wall with just one nail. Photograph is mounted using acrylic onto 1 1/2″ thick canvas in my Chicago studio

Paris Classique

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Walking the streets of Paris is the best way to see classic Paris scenes. Here are a few from today’s walk through St Germain.

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