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December 31, 2012

Waiting – Paris Metropolitan

I’m on a train having left work just an hour before the New Year (and Happy New Year, by the way), which means I’ll see the year turn over on this train, but I’m struck with the realization that I haven’t left the country in almost two years. For me, that seems like a long time. For the past six or seven years I’ve traveled quite a bit and seen a lot of interesting places and things to photograph, but now I’m quite busy and not certain this will be the year to venture out again. I hope so. I’m running out of images to use on the blog from anywhere but here. It would seem a trip is in order.

This is an imperfect photo that could use some tweaking, and I may replace it in the future with a refinished version, but I’m thinking of Paris this new years and wondering what it’s like to spend NYE under the Eiffel Tower. Or at least in view of the Eiffel Tower. Yes, just a view might be nice. This train stop is just up the metro line from there. So humor me regarding the nature of the photo, which is one of my earliest HDR efforts, and just think of Paris with me if you’d like.
Waiting - Paris Metropolitan
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November 16, 2012

Going for goal

It’s hard to report that for the first time on this blog I missed my deadline. Midnight Saturday came without a new post, making it the first time in four months of my shepherding of this blog that I did not produce something new in a 24-hour day. I have good reason, though, as I lent myself to a very worthy fundraiser that turned out to be quite a success. I became a part of nearly every part of the event, which was a lot of fun and very challenging. I also donated a photo to the cause and it was auctioned off for a good price, so that was great. Here’s my donated work which appeared here a short while back:
Bottom to the top

I was excited to donate that particular photo as it was well received here and an angle I’d never seen of Chicago previously. Thanks for giving me an idea for what to contribute to the fundraiser, it truly helped.

TODAY’S PHOTO: Going for goal

So, given the challenges that defeated my goal of posting within the 24-hour timeframe, I’m retroactively posting for Friday a couple of hours into Saturday. Forgive me. It is not a trend. It is a bending of the rules for a very positive circumstance. It’s also a photo of Paris Saint-Germain going for goal against Sochaux from a couple of years back. Going for goal became mission accomplished for us tonight, but there’s always more to do.
Going for goal
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June 14, 2012

Paris to the southwest from Arc de Triomphe

To me, the Eiffel Tower seems like the worst way to see Paris. Why remove the city’s greatest landmark from your vantage point in order to find an above-the-city perspective? The Arc de Triomphe’s roof, 164 feet (50 meters) above street-level serves as a magnificent stage for photographing La Ville-Lumière. This photo, from a point-and-shoot Canon SX120 IS, keeps the city’s anchor in frame. The white wall of clouds almost acts as a curtain with blue haze separating the foreground from the photo’s background. The hint of a pastel sky pays homage to Rococo.Paris to the southwest from Arc de Triomphe
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