A little bit, everyday
So I went to the Père Lachaise cemetery for a walk. Yes, that's my idea of a romantic walk, among the dead, accompanied by guys. Yes, that's too, I know what you're thinking, the answer's no, because Paris is certainly the city of love, but come living here and you'll see that only holds true if you've already found your precious in the first place - guaranteed she'll never leave your side. But come solo and don't expect to leave duo, gentlemen. No.
Still, it was all very scenic, like a any park in the fall should be, except for those lost souls following you, and maybe a few restless bones down under. Chopin was buried here. I kept hearing his Nocturne (in C# minor, sure) in my head. Call of the dead, I thought to myself, not terribly cheerful for my already depressed mind that day, so all the photos came out like I belong in the cemetery myself.
Balzac lies here too. As well as Oscar Wilde and countless other famous names. Never before have I been surrounded by so many of the greats - lamented I in a dramatic fashion [like this] - were I not so dreadfully mortal I would have gone to no end to kiss you, my admired, but I can't, and so I stood there taking endless photos like countless other nameless tourists. Bless you.
P.S: you may want to head to my flickr if you want to see some photos that didn't quite make the cut.
I soooo love shooting my backyard garden!
And booooosssstt the colors up to heaven!!!
Next time, parc de Sceaux, when it stops being so fucking cold mid autumn =.=
Found these while sorting through my photo collection, one day I'll have to get a dedicated macro lens. The Tamron 90mm comes to mind..
Early lecture today. 8am =.= I was running late when I passed by the kitchen and saw this. Just HAD to capture it.
Another rushed HDR =.=
Fun fact: my bedroom looks to the west, and my kitchen looks to the east => I get to see the day's golden hours all the time ^^
I went out for some sport with my friends, playing what Americans [most readers of this blog] would call soccer. To me it's spectator sport in all respect, my doctor forbids me from even thinking about such strenuous exercise. So naturally I brought my D40 along.
The sky over the field looked quite beautiful
But turn around and look at the sun and you'll see a different story
Hundreds of airplanes fly over Paris everyday, leaving trails everywhere. I actually like it, favorite pastime while waiting for the bus and/or RER.
I was looking out of the window watching autumn (beautiful word, "fall" just feels kind of melancholy somehow) sunset, and suddenly thought to make an HDR. I was also tired and hungry though, so this is the best I could do. Maybe next time ^^
1/60 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
I recently moved to France to finish my last year at University Paris XI, and this is one bush of berries on a long street full of them. Exactly what kind of berries I don't know, but with an apple garden in my building's backyard, consider my daily dose of fruit vitamins more than freely satisfied. Vive la France! :D
1/400 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
I was sitting by the window watching the sun rise (happening a lot lately) and this rope/strings fell down from the blind above. I thought, cool, et voilà, pix happened.
Leaving for Paris next Tuesday. Will miss.
1/4 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1600
A quick snapshot. I think those colorful staircase lights look interesting.
1/250s at f/5.6, ISO 400
This is the 249th photo for my 365 day assignment. At uploaded/taken rate of 1/75, that means 18765 pics taken since day one. Does that deserve an wow?
1/15 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1600
My cute little friend. It was dark inside, we were sitting by the window, and I wanted to show the brick wall clearly, so the pic's overexposed. Turned out alright though, I really like it.
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