Monday, 24 November 2008

Sunday Morning 5

A party for Olivier whose birthday it is...joyeux anniversaire, Olivier, de la part de la ville de Nice et sa photo quotidienne...



I took this over a week ago when temperatures were up in the 20s. Yesterday it was cold as we experienced the same cold front that's affecting the rest of Europe.
I'm still very ambivalent about monochrome but I rather liked it here as it emphasised the geometry of the bench. I'm pretty sure that it was the same bench that Lady with the Great Hair was sitting on.

12 comments:

Olivier said...

ce banc en b&w rend très bien, j'aime beaucoup.

Olivier said...

merci beaucoup pour la coupe de champagne et le gâteau ;o)) Alors on trinque ;o))

Guy D said...

Fantastic photos, I cannot wait to one day visit Nice.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Kate said...

I am happy to see that Olivier has seen your gift to him. Very nice! Also like the idea of a cyberparty! Have a good week!

Tanya said...

Yay, Happy Birthday to Olivier! I'm here at the party :) I brought some yummy Virginia Ham ;)

tut-tut said...

A perfect birthday wish! I love the bench, too. I've been chained to my desk, and haven't been much evident in the blogging world.

GMG said...

Hi Angela! It’s always great when I have a chance to get here! And with bubbles is even better... ;) Who's birthday's tomoroow? ;))
Beautiful pictures; it seems your weather is almost as Nice as Lisbon's!!
Now, interested in Tunisia, just acroos the Med? Blogtrotter has it! ;)) Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!

Kuanyin Moi said...

How lovely of you to present Olivier with a birthday champagne and cake!

And yes, I think you're right--the second photo looks stunning emphasized this way.

Tash said...

Cheers & Happy Birthday to Olivier.
I like the many horizontal lines in the 2nd photo with the shadow of the bench and the breakwater(?) on the horizon.
The Lady with Grt Hair has the same color hair as the birds in the previous day's post. Thought that was good continuity. :)

humanobserver said...

I loved the second foto very much....A classic.....

Virginia said...

Goodness I was just craving yet one more glass of champagne and something, anything French to go with. Now I can do it for our dear Olivier's birthday! Also love this great BW bench. Good choice!

babooshka said...

You were so right to do this is mono. he simplicity of the subject and the geomertry is emphasied. You are right though, not all images should be in mono- it doesn't make every photo a classic. This though is.