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A Photo a Week Challenge : What’s For Dinner

What shall we take for dishes today? Courgettes look fresh and aubergines are shiny. Everybody’s looking for pieces of summer sunlight and laughter. 

The early morning market is the best place to find the season and, perhaps, you will look forward joyfully to your dinner at the end of summer. 

その季節を知るのに朝市ほど適切な場所はない。

I’m now back from my short vacation. 

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: What’s For Dinner by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Yellow

The sky was grey and most of stores were closed. A lot of tourists and a few residents were strolling around the city aimlessly. It was the Assumption day afternoon. Nobody worked for delivery and I needed not to care of traffic.

My intention of the second picture was monochromatic expression of a traffic sign and a mailbox because I thought most of readers may see colours on it. However, in front of my PC display, I was wondering if it was enough expressive. After looking at some pictures, I have come to understand that a coloured picture would rather tells the atmosphere of the place.

聖母の被昇天の日の街は観光客を除けばすっかり静かで、いつもと少し違った風景である。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Still life (sort of)

Paul Cézanne said « Avec une pomme, je veux étonner Paris » (I want to surprise Paris with an apple) more than 100 years ago and realism on a sill life was seen as ordinary if no ingenuity was found on it. His drawings sometimes have déformation and it gives a sense of existence. A question is how to follow him with a still picture. Of course, I have no clear answer now and probably will not find it.

セザンヌは「りんごひとつでパリを驚かせたい。」と言ったらしいが、あの歪んだ静物画が圧倒的な存在感で今も世界を驚かせていることは間違いない。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Still life (sort of) by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Timing is Everything

I like a sentence used in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “know where your towel is”. I don’t intend to spend several lines to explain what it is but, in short, it means well-prepared. This time I chose a picture from my stock. I had no preparation. I didn’t know where my towel was. Just, the sun went down to the tower when I was at the sea. If I took this picture with calculated way, I would say something here but not. Actually, I took it by accident. However, as you may know, the photographer needs to know the timing, what will happen next.  

陽が塔に沈む時、ただ偶然通りかかったというだけではある。

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing is Everything by Nancy Merrill Photography.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Unexpected

It was totally unexpected record breaking day. I was at Paris for business and my personal appointment was scheduled a few weeks ago. There’s no reason to change the day of rendez-vous except one crazy forecast. The French weather agency « Météo-France » was saying it would be going to be an exceptionally hot day. Indeed it might be true but nobody knows. 

The result was quite simple. It took 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7F) officially and a thermometer of the town read 47C (117F). 

42.6度という気温はさすがに厳しく、陽の光の当たるところを歩き続けるのは無謀すぎた。体重は1日で1.5kg減少。大きなペットボトル1本分の水分が体から抜けたことになる。

Station staffs handed free water out in the train station in order to avoid traveler’s heatstroke. 

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected by Nancy Merrill Photography.