Shifting Into Neutral Gear
OR A More Masculine Look At Paris
Hi Everyone.. One of the things I love about Paris is the soft muted light and the way it reflects an ethereal glow against the neutral coloured backdrop and architecture.
When we think of the French Blues and Soft Greys synonymous with this famous city, it's easy for our mind to quickly associate with the soft feminine interiors of the 18th century. Today I thought I'd show you some of the men of Paris [human and otherwise] that I shot during my trip, that fit perfectly into that soft coloured world we have come to love.
Mr Man of the human variety just popped into view as I was walking along Rue de Rivoli not far from the Louvre. I have no idea what his business was to be dressed in such a manner.. but it was a quick rush to get my camera out and aim for a shot without the ever present crowds.. I only managed two and he was lost into the world of tourists and such but those few moments were such a treat. I did feel like I had stepped into another world for a moment. His suit may be modern day but the top hat just made it all a bit surreal.
My other Mr Men here of the non-human variety were hard at work protecting a doorway. Bouncers from a previous century. Although I think their somewhat scanty dress might have attracted more than a few visitors of the female persuasion. Perhaps that was the intention. Either way I think they are doing a splendid job and should be rewarded for their vigilance.
Before I go I wanted to say thanks to all my lovely readers and commenters who encourage me to keep blogging. As many of you know it can be a time consuming task playing with the artwork and photography, so it's nice to know that you are out there to appreciate it. Also thanks to Julie-Ann and the 'The Decorating Forum' for featuring my blog this week. Pop over there and check it out.
Don't forgot the giveaway is still open till April 22 [Sydney time]. The rules are simple. Just comment on any post this week [starting with The Ancestors and finishing on Sunday]. The giveaway prize is two professional prints of my artwork chosen from the selection on display at my Photo-Art Page. Link below. I've updated the selection with two pieces from my last post on the French Countryside.
Giveaway Print Selection Can Be Viewed
Giveaway Button If You Feel So Inclined
Have A Lovely Weekend Everyone
IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS:
Artwork [copyright beingRuby©]
Created from original photography: [beingRuby©]
Location: Paris, France, August 2011