Sunday, 20 May 2012

Hitting The High Notes

Paris iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Hitting The High Notes ~

Hitting The High Notes, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

BONUS: For Street Photography Fans!

Buskers are everywhere in this city, but what I didn't expect was for them to start taking over innocent grocery store frontages on the slopes of mystical Montmartre as we see here.

It's understandable I suppose, what with this being Amélie Poulain's grocery store, no less. Her of her father's globe-trotting gnome, this humble establishment has become something of a Mecca for flighty-hearted fanciers everywhere.

In the same spirit, Au Marché de la Butte has become a stop incontournable whenever I take people around this quarter. Those who have seen the film are enchanted; those who haven't sometimes perplexed, but all fleetingly entertained, at least. And they generally get a gnice gnome picture into the bargain.

With a nice juicy SLR these little guys are perfect for demonstrating a lovely limited depth of field, with the banjo player in focus and the other two fuzzy. With the natural limitations of the iPhone, this is less of an at-the-moment-of-shooting option, although you could play around afterwards if that's your thing.

The little chap on the left reminds me that I'm supposed to be singing at a French wedding in a couple of months and a practice is coming up. Me, singing - HAH! Not alone, you understand. No-one would be that stupid. This is not a pleasant thought. Maybe I'll have a word with Mr. Happy there and get some lessons in. I bet it's the mushrooms.

And why not...
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