Some photos from my holiday trip to France will get this party started:
JANUARY 1, 2012
CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS FRANCE
Contemporary art exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. My apologies to the artist, the name of whom I sadly did not record.
JANUARY 2, 2012
CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES, FROM THE TOP OF THE ARC DE TRIOMPH
Christmas decorations, plus headlights and brakelights on the Champs-Elysees
A detail of the shot- it's the French National Flag!
JANUARY 3, 2012
(Mulligan number 1)
THE EIFFEL TOWER, FROM THE TOP OF THE ARC DE TRIOMPH
The first mulligan (first of many, I’m sure). I was traveling all day on January 3rd, and failed to take even a single photo. That allows me to double up on our trip to the top of the Arc De Triomph
The Eiffel Tower is all lit up in amber light (mounted inside the tower), and on the hour it 'sparkles' with hundreds of strobe lights. This photo is a little blurry- it's windy up there- but you get the idea. Very pretty stuff.
JANUARY 4, 2012
DAWN AT DULLES
The sky was very pretty at 7am as the sun was rising over Dulles Airport near Washington DC. The photo hardly captures it.
JANUARY 5, 2012
Don't look at the sun! This is a shot of the afternoon sun shining through the translucent window shade in my office. The bit at the bottom of the frame is the roof of the building across the street from me.
JANUARY 6, 2012
MOTHER EMANUEL AME CHURCH, CHARLESTON SC
Neat shadowplay on this gate in the morning sunlight.
JANUARY 7, 2012
CEILING FAN, OR MY NEW PHONE
I just got a new phone with what I hope is a relatively decent phone camera. This was one of a handful of shots I took, just to check out the possibilities. We'll see how it goes.
JANUARY 8, 2012
I have been trying to capture this image for quite some time- no wind tonight, so I could finally get a shot of this lamp surrounded by vegetation and Spanish Moss without blurring.