mercredi, novembre 02, 2005

FAV-100 (1986)


San Miguel de Allende, Mexique. La vieille petite dame venait vers moi et je trouvais qu'elle aurait fait un sujet extraordinaire. Jamais je n'ai osé la photographier de face. Dès qu'elle m'eut dépassée, je me suis retournée en vitesse et ai pris une photo, sans regarder, à la sauvette. Pas de numérique à l'époque. Ce n'est que quelques semaines plus tard que j'ai vu le résultat. A ce jour cette image demeure ma photographie préférée.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The little old lady was coming toward me and I thought that she would make a fantastic subject. But I didn't take a pic of her... at first. When she had pass me, I turned my camera in her direction and took a photo, without even looking. No digital cameras then. I had to wait a few weeks to see the result. And to this day, this image is still my favorite one...

13 commentaires:

Gary J. Wood a dit…

Lovely, evocative and timeless.

Wheat a dit…

Thanks for publishing this in English and French. I've been looking for bilingual resources to practice my French reading. This is a great post and great photo, too.

andrea a dit…

I love this.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thanks Gary And Andrea.
Wheat: I don't say exactly the same thing in English and French...But it could be a good practice. You also could take a look at my other blog (cats and dogs etc) and at Mei Shile's one (Link via my blog).

Alina Chau a dit…

Great photo, love your drawing too! :)

Gustav Jensen a dit…

I can see why this is your favorite, I love it too

Wheat a dit…

merlinprincesse: Yeah, I've noticed that. But, in a way, that's part of the fun. Like watching a French film with the English subtitles on, it gives me a chance to see not a literal word-by-word parsing but an actual translation of essentially the same post into another language. It's already helping, I'm picking up some cool phrases. Thanks for the tips on other sites. I'll check those out.

jenn see a dit…

incredible colors. beautiful. got to love those surprise images, that make you wonder at yourself for taking them.

merlinprincesse a dit…

alina: nice compliment coming from such a good artist! BTW, I've seen on your blog that you're dreaming of a White Christmas... Here, we almos has a White Halloween. It's not so funny... LOL ;o)
Gustav: Thanks. I continue to go on your blog even if I don't always put a comment. Nice night pic you made recently!
Wheat: Juste pour pratiquer. Comment ça va? Tu devrais ajouter un peu plus de "posts" dans ton blogger. LOL. ;:o)))
Jenn: That's true. This moment was like a dream. Magic!

mushsis a dit…

a beautiful image. well caught!

Wheat a dit…

merlinprincesse: ça va bien! Réellement, il y a beaucoup de "posts" dans mon blog. But I don't use Blogger any longer to maintain it, so the post count in my profile is off (though the link is still good).

torekimi a dit…

She looks really tiny

merlinprincesse a dit…

As I remember, she was tiny and very old! :)