Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Daze of Wonder


New Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles N°2
~ Daze of Wonder ~



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They say that the hardest part of a new project is getting started. The second hardest part is finishing the damn thing. And then there's the bit in the middle.
 
This is the bit in the middle and it's going to last 999 daze. I mean days. I started yesterday so the worst is over, with only day 1001 to seriously worry about.
 
Do come along for the ride but I have to admit I don't know where I'm going. Lady Eiffel and her pals will be looking after us though, so how does that sound? Cool.






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Monday, 1 January 2018

1001: A Paris Odyssey


New Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles N°1
~ 1001: A Paris Odyssey ~



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The most extraordinary adventure starts with a single step. And before that the idea of an adventure. Or maybe just the idea of a single step.
 
The last 24 years of my life started with the purchase - and its idea - of a single, cheap ticket to Paris.
 
The next 1001 days of my life - and yours - start here, with this image and 101-odd words.
 
I invite you to join me. It’s more fun together - who knows what might happen. Who’d want to?






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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Morbleu Marine


Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Morbleu Marine ~



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Goodness. No, I'm not talking about the subject of this photo, nor what we should exhibit towards her. I'm thinking: "Goodness, has it really been another almost a year since I last tried to kick start may favourite blog of them all?" Yep, this one.

As for Marine, I'm neither for nor against her for the purposes of this post. Let the picture(s) speak and your imagination do the rest.

There's always something melancholy about post election posters. All that energy, that passion, that earnestness - real or imagined - reduced in the space of a day to so much peeling propaganda for all but one.

What's it all for? Did we "Choose France" in as much as that has any meaning, which it doesn't of course. And I can't vote here anyway.

Do we really believe we "chose" our president through the electoral process and can now relax knowing that our will has been done and that our future is in the safe hands of our democratic system? Does anyone actually have the slightest idea what the frog is going on in this godforsaken country or planet for that matter? Just asking.



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Monday, 15 August 2016

Balloon New World


Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Balloon New World ~

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What I've got is a few pics hanging over from where I left off two years ago, about 150 square shots which I've put on Instragram and used for some English vocabulary and grammar quizzes, and a whole load of other stuff hanging around that I haven't done anything with. Where to start!

Well this'll do. In a period of despondency and disillusionment, wandering around the Esplanade des Invalides, what should I see but a tree, in the midst of autumn, which has quite clearly decided to say "Fuck that!" to the norms of the leafless season!

That cheered me up a lot, from what I can remember, and this is typical of some of the best shots: you can't predict them and you can't hurry them. You just have to be ready and willing to wander around with your eyes, mind and heart open and See What Happens. And it always does in the end...



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Defense de Fumer Pt.3


Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Defense de Fumer Pt.3 ~

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This is the last in my three-part series started over two years ago and which I'm only finishing now. Phew, that was a wait, wasn't it? And to think I used to post a photo and some thoughts every day for 1000 days in a row.

It just goes to show that life changes and we have to adapt to it. You can always come back later to where you left off it's right for you, which is what I'm doing now!

I NEVER lost my love for Paris or creative street photography, I was just in a bit of a hiatus and needed to sort some thing out.

I'll let you into a secret: I'm now 50 years old and in a few days I'll be 51. I'm using this significant number to forge ahead with a new reality as well as getting back to some of the things I love, like this blog. Glad to be back!



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Defense de Fumer Pt.2


Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Defense de Fumer Pt.2 ~

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Well, that was a bit of a gap, you could say. Over two years since my last Paris & I photo blog post. Wow. As you can tell from the last post, which should be visible just below this one (from two years ago), I wasn't feeling very inspired. Luckily, that's all changed.

Now I feel too inspired! So lots of ideas are flowing and pics are popping and who knows where it will all lead!

In case you're interested, you can follow all my latest creative output on my new, all encompassing home for aficionados, here: Sab Lab, and if you aren't, then don't - I won't be offended!

So this pic was number two in a series of three and I'll finish that off now. Thanks for sticking around, and watch out for lots more Paris pics and parables to come :-)



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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Defense de Fumer Pt.1


Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Defense de Fumer Pt.1 ~

Defense de Fumer Pt.1


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It was a blazy, bleary day on the steps of the Grande Arche at La Defense, the business district to the west of Paris. Things were looking down.

Well, I was anyway, sandwich munching away on my perch a good few steps up from the perpetual criss-crossing of the busy-buzzy worker bees.

And then it happened. I remembered my trusty old iPhone, which had helped me publish pics for more than 1000 continuous days. Back then when I was inspired. Occasionally I get flashbacks...



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