Busy Paris à la Garry Winogrand

A pandemonium of reflections on a florist shop window (actually two windows on a corner), views from two streets, not to speak of the shops interior make for a veritable mix. As close inspection reveals a woman head under the awning viewing me.

Garry Wonogrand had said that the reason for photographing something was to see what it would look photographed. Not to compare with him, that was no doubt a large part of my motivation to take this photograph. Somehow it works in a larger print.

Florist Window

This florist shop is on the Ile de la cité close to the Palais de Justice. It could be on the rue de la cité. The photograph was taken with a Leica M8.2 with a Summicron 35mm f/2.

Lily Pond

The overwhelming majority of images will come from current work. From time to time I’ll be posting from older work as is the case here. I’ll follow the theme of the natural beauty found in France.

Since 2003 I’ve been committed to digital. I had purchased a canon 10D and I’ve (until recently) had a little nostalgia for my film days. This image came from a Fugi film Velvia color slide which was scanned and received a good dose of Lightroom and Photoshop. I was happy with the way this image printed. In that case I had pushed the contrast. A limitation of posting images on the net is the consideration that most of you do not have a color calibrated monitor. Oh what a perfect world it would be if we all calibrated monitors.


The photograph was taken in the Botanical Garden at Nancy in France. Yes, I have also photographed in Monet’s garden in Giverny.

Medieval Fountain

Anytime there is water around I am attracted. This fountain is in the medieval village of Châteauneuf en Auxois. We have a restored medieval house in a village not far away.

Medieval Fountain in Chateauneuf en Auxois

The photograph was taken with a Leica M8 and Leitz 35mm/F2 Summicon Lens.

Burgundy Lake near Châteauneuf en Auxois

Along the Burgundy canal are numerous Lakes/reservoirs to supply the water. I’ve been many times to this little jewel and the light is always enchanting.

Burgundy Lake

Slowly, I am making the transition from analog to digital. After all, many old timers have followed this path. The photo above was taken with a Leica M8 & Sumericon 50mm. My equipment includes Canon DSLR’s, fast Canon L and Zeiss primes, Leica cameras and Leica and Leitz lenses.