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photoblog image Nîmes Street Scene for Hallow'een
NƮmes Street Scene for Hallow'een|

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Love the photograph! The expressions are priceless. I rather think the little boy on the right is a budding pick-pocket. lol! (:o)
pixelpixie: Thank-you Rosalyn. It was so entertaining watching those boys.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 31 Oct 2007, 09:15
Nice street shot !!
pixelpixie: Thank-you shakara smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2007, 09:38
Cool capture
pixelpixie: Thanks Tracy. Doesn't seem to happen like this in the UK.
Good capture, a lot going on. Almost each subect is a worth pic on it's own.
pixelpixie: Thanks Nigel. It was entertainment watching the childrens more so than the mime artist.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 31 Oct 2007, 16:03
Funny shot with the window decorations echoing the kids waiting for the performance.
pixelpixie: That's what grabbed me about this, the cartoon like mannequins watching the children watching the mime artist.
The French are so much more stylish than us with their Halloween window dressing! Lovely candid shot - well spotted.
Ingrid
pixelpixie: Hi Ingrid thanks. You're right. In France everyone takes part to make it really fun and memorable. In the village where we stayed, all the shopkeepers decorated their windows and had bowls of sweets on their counters for the children when they called in. Most of the houses had pumpkin lanterns and decorations and people would throw sweets down from their first floor windows and shower the kids. It was treats all night long!
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2007, 19:43
Wonderful street shot. They all look as if they are about to get up to mischief.... I wonder if they did? Well captured. David.
pixelpixie: Thank-you very much David. It was entertaining watching the children never mind the street artist and fun trying to catch their antics on film.
Now thats a cracker and I've hurt my eyes trying to catch a bit of your reflection in the window...
pixelpixie: Oh coming from you, that's a lovely compliment.

I'm nicely camouflaged, all you can see is my lens if you look hard enough.
  • Mal
  • stuck behind a computer all day
  • 31 Oct 2007, 22:35
you really have captured a great photo with 4 images/situations within.

the pixie that is having his bum inspected, the older onlooker, the two cute elves on the left and all this overlooked by these freaky characters in the window! How on earth did you find this scene? Top shot, street photography at it's best. me likey. mal
pixelpixie: I've had this one stashed away a long time. I went out to France back in 2002 to do a recky for living there. I flew into NƮmes and was looking at places to rent and just happened upon this lovely little scene in the town. I took a few but this was the best. I only had my Canon A1 then.
Really pleased you like it Mal, the biggest problem was hiding my reflection when taking the pic.
Good humor in this situation, and wonderful expressions. I also like the background elements.
pixelpixie: Thank-you Red Pen, the scene just begged to be photographed.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Nov 2007, 09:30
great shot....I would of prefered the shot with just the 2 boys on the left...
pixelpixie: Thanks yeni. I know what you mean. I spent quite a while watching but this is what presented itself though I've just posted another I took at the same time but I don't know which is better. You might prefer the next one.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2007, 15:46
Just caught up with this great shot ;o) Love the expressions on the kids. Is the pixie any relation? Just kiddin' ;o)
pixelpixie: Lol, thank-you Mike. It's the Irish in me, I see pixies everywhere!
Wonderfully ambiguous & lyrical: a short story in a shot. This is superb, Jose.
pixelpixie: Thank-you Dave for your lovely comment, chuffed indeed.
amazing slice of life...i just love what all the different people are doing
pixelpixie: Thanks Liam, me too. It was so entertaining watching the kids watch the mime artist.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 5 Nov 2007, 14:52
what are the reflections in the window? are they doisneau or cartier bresson. perfect french street photography jose.
Oh this is just great. There is so much going on here.
  • Rxan
  • 22 Feb 2008, 22:09
very nice instant. excellent composition !

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