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I am not likely to become a street photographer unless there is a big life-style change in the wind but some tips I learned at the Adam Marelli workshop in Matera came in handy.

Paris Couple

Even by Paris standards this couple were a standout.. I have no idea of who they were or their history even though my curiosity has been high ever since.

I spotted them walking along the Boulevard Saint Germaine…..several light years away from a K-Mart shopping experience…so I am pretty sure this was not a fancy dress get up.

So how to get a photograph?

The couple stopped for refreshments at a street-side cafe but still no opportunity. However when they continued their majestic stroll along the boulevard I moved some way ahead of them and just waited until they moved into the picture. A little forward planning worked wonders.

Paris Couple 2

The shot from behind illustrated the luxury of Madame’s flowing cape.

The other striking thing about them was the total lack of expression on either of their faces.

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  • zek says:

    Peter, hope you’re not thinking of leaving the mighty Flinders!

    • Peter MacDonald says:

      Hi Zek. No I am not thinking of leaving the Flinders. It is my home after all.

  • zek says:

    Oh, that’s great Peter. I am religiously checking your blog every day for new photos from my favorite place in Aus. Your photos are absolutely stunning.