Friday, November 3, 2023

Image à la sauvette (Weekend Street/Reflections #145)


Paris, France

When I take street pictures, I usually try to anticipate what's going to happen next. Watching all the moving pieces in relation to stationary objects.  Always hoping for the right things to fall in place in order to make an interesting photo. 

On this day I was walking near Galeries Lafayette when I noticed a group of people crossing the street from my left and a truck coming from the opposite direction. The green-haired woman caught my eye and so did the caption on the side of the truck that said "C'est bon de se mettre au vert" (It's good to go green). I remember thinking <I wish I had enough time to take off the lens cap and snap a picture at the precise moment the caption was above her head.>

But it all took place in just a few seconds.

After wasting time thinking about it I took the shoot a split second too late, but thankfully all the elements were still in the frame. Later when I looked at the photo I realized I had two chances to get the shot I wanted. "Green is the new black" would have worked too. 😀

                                                          Have a great weekend!

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"Street photography is a genre of photography that records everyday life in a public place. The very publicness of the setting enables the photographer to take candid pictures of strangers, often without their knowledge."


  1. James, You got the shot, but all three of these people are looking at you with great suspicion. The lady in the middle has a different track on going green.

  2. I would agree with that quote, green is my favourite colour.

  3. Very clever James. You did well in capturing this shot. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely week ahead

  4. You are a true street photographer and I enjoyed that lesson. Thank you, aloha!

  5. haha, I know those moments of noticing a good shot (at the last moment) and wasting time on reflecting "shall I or shall I not get the gear".
    you succeeded.

  6. Great try. Real street photography.

  7. Such a clever shot and decision, well done James!

  8. en agrandissant la photo j'ai remarqué derrière la dame aux cheveux verts "la colonne morris" qui sert de support publicitaire a un toit vert et c'est écrit
    "magistral de subtilité"!