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Paris Street Photography

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Marin County | California

Here’s another batch of photographs from the May trip to Paris. There’re about 15 here, and I think I’ll post the final 15 next week.

Rica and I are already planning another trip to Paris next year, so it’ll be interesting to see if I make any changes in my shooting style or interests.

For those of you interested in photo equipment, I used an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera with a Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 up front. I found this lightweight combination easy to carry and fun to operate. Compact cameras are capable of producing excellent pictures these days, making it unnecessary to carry around a heavy single-lens reflex all day. This is especially true if you’re only going to post to the internet or make small prints.

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Written by Ron Greene

June 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Paris Sun

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Marin County | California

Here are a few more photos from our May trip to Paris. Between the rains.

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There are thousands of beautiful store fronts in Paris, but somehow I was drawn to the more ordinary.

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Every evening provided another beautiful view over the Seine.

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Rica was ready to hop right on.

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As we promised ourselves, lots of ice cream.

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We didn’t get lost once.

John G. Morris

Legendary photo editor John G. Morris discussing his career at Peter Turnley’s May photography workshop.

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Yes, there are homeless people on the streets of Paris. They all seem to own the same little dog.

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Everywhere we looked, the streets were alive with conversation.

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I’ll let you guess about this one.

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Children on an outing in our neighborhood.

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Rica rehearsing for the Weather Channel.

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We checked out the real estate. Some famous neighbors, but the rooms were tiny.

Written by Ron Greene

June 15, 2013 at 8:55 am

Paris Rain

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Marin County | California

It rained or was overcast much of the time we were in Paris, but Rica provided enough sunshine for both of us, and I didn’t get lost once.

We came to Paris to attend Peter Turnley’s photography workshop and found it fun and informative. He’s an amazing human being who wears his heart on his sleeve, an incurable romantic in the best sense of the phrase. Even after years of photographing the horrors of war and famine for major publications, it was easy to see his determined faith in the best of human nature. Through Peter’s generosity Rica attended every workshop session, and probably learned as much as I did. And I’m sure she did a much better job of getting to know the attendees from around the world.

We rented our apartment on Île St-Louis from A La Carte Paris, and found it just as promised. It was five minutes from the Notre-Dame Cathedral and easy walking distance to many interesting areas. But then, it’s hard to go wrong in Paris. Rica is already talking about returning next year.

Our apartment in Paris. Photo from A La Carte Paris web site.

Our apartment in Paris. Photo from A La Carte Paris web site.

Here are a few of my rainy day photos. I’ll post some sunshine snaps shortly.

As you can see, I stuck close to the Seine most of the time just to be sure of my bearings.

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Women at Louvre in rain.

Workshop Classmates

Rica stays dry.

Jump for joy.

Cat in rain.

Rain on bridge

Water's edge

Water walk.

View from bridge.

Man alone

Rica on bridge.

Written by Ron Greene

June 7, 2013 at 8:56 am