Saturday, February 9, 2013

P’tite Valentine

I love this statue, which sits in a pocket-sized park in Beaune.  In summer it’s white stone is perfectly offset by the green leaves of the trees above. But on this particular winter day, the trees are bare and so the branches frame Cupid perfectly as he reaches for an arrow in his quiver.  The slight blush of the evening sky was incredible, as if someone had taken a paintbrush to it….as soon as I viewed the image I thought it would be perfect for a little Valentine~


Meanwhile back in California, today I brought home a little gift, from me to me with love.  It’s something I have wanted for a long time, and will use on the trip to Paris, so that was my excuse to buy….a tripod!  I’m imagining photos of the Eiffel Tower at dusk, and the light trails of the cars going down the Champs-Elysees…..ah, can’t wait…..there will be lots of experimenting before then, but for now, I’m testing it out on some food shots, like the berries and chocolates set on camellia petals which I’ll bring to the market tomorrow for a pre-Valentine’s day treat~    


I’m a pretty steady hand with my photos, though I have to be sure that I don’t have too much coffee before a shoot.  I’m really happy with the tripod after just a few photos though; they are perfectly crisp.  This last week has been super busy with lots of writing and editing and collaboration for Rêve.  It’s taking shape, and it will be great!  Have a great Valentine’s week~ 


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  2. Beautiful Andrea. You will enjoy and excell with the tripod; your images are already always beautiful!
    I am still at Manor Care, looking forward to being home soon!

    Love and Hugs

    Art by Karena

  3. Ahhh the tripod, the word I love to hate. My friends all know how I feel about that three legged devil. I have a dear blog friend that came to Paris from Geneva one summer while I was there. She toted her tripod on the train so I'd have half a chance at a decent photo of la Tour EIffel at night. Bless her heart. I used it but it wasn't easy. I have all sorts of contortions I go through to stabilize my camera in low light. My main trick is a 50mm lens that gets an excellent F stop!

    I think your new e book is a great idea and I can't wait to see it!