Friday, August 6, 2010

Paris Weekend

Young Swimmer. Photograph by Tim IrvingYoung Swimmer - Tim Irving

I'm off to Paris this Saturday for a few days, leaving at lunch time tomorrow. I've checked the weather forcast and it's heavy rain when I arrive. This is good news for me, photography in the wet is uncomfortable but it keeps the crowds off the streets and can produce the odd unique image, which is rare in Paris.

My (un-paid), assistant for the trip is a party animal who drinks hard and sleeps late. To avoid hostilities and sulks, I've decided it would be more productive to work sans assistance from 7am to 10am, then return to the hotel to wake the assistant and have breakfast together before allowing her to assist me for the rest of the day.

In preparing for the trip I had to hold off tidying the shed this week plus I've had a few other tasks to complete, one of which is messing around with the template of this blog to make it look a little more photo friendly - with the aim of showing the photographs larger. It's all down to changing the code of the stylesheet, I used to be good at this sort of thing but now I find it tedious and tidying the shed looks more appealing.

The photograph of the swimmer is from an on-going project that I hope conveys human joy in the form of motion. It's one of those projects where I'm waiting (sometimes for years), for the perfect, enthusiastic model. I hope you like the picture as I'll be using it and a few others to help me arrange the layout of this page. In the process if you see it aligned strangely or very large, or very small, or if the blog disapears, then you'll know what I'm trying to do.

As always, I wish you a happy and peaceful weekend. I'll be back on Tuesday.



  1. That photograph - one of the very best you've shown us. I won't bore you by writing down the same old adjectives, but I love the picture.

    Paris may be over-photographed, but what a place to be. I'm confident you'll bring back a fresh eyeful.

  2. You have said it well in words as well as in photography...this is an elegant image. Have a marvelous weekend.

  3. Nice subject matter Tim, well observed, keep a keen eye in Paris there are still gems to be had no matter how much it is photographed.



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