Sunday, 2 September 2012

Une pause

A pause under the trees in the evening light last week on Avenue de Paris with the king's big stables (the building on the right) and the North wing of the palace in the background. Some of you seemed surprised that I am reluctant to post photos of people. Actually, as you can see here, I sometimes do but from afar or with blurred faces. European privacy/image laws actually forbid publishing photos of people without their consent. Hence all of the problems companies like Google and FB encounter on this side of the big pond where privacy is sacred!

Sur l'avenue de Paris la semaine passée, dans la lumière du soir, avec les grandes écuries du roi à droite et le l'aile du Nord du château en arrière plan.

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful capture for the day, Ciel! I think your privacy laws are terrific and I wish we had the same!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!!

Robert Geiss said...

oh so wunderbar !

Einen guten Samstag dir.

Randy said...

A perfect shot for a Sunday.

Dina said...

This kind of dreamy photo from afar is the best anyway.

Malyss said...

Suis comme toi pour les photos de gens, j'aime pas en prendre..
Belle lumière sur celle-ci, dommage qu'il y ait la poubelle, j'aurais coupé (tu comprendras pourquoi sur Raleries Ü)

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture reminds me of the scorching days that we recently spent over there... Blessed shade! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

Wonderful capture, perfect for yesterday's theme.

Birdman said...

Are you trying to say on this side of the pond privacy is a SIN? hahahaha You might so right.

Gregory Urbano said...

Great shot! I am glad I was able to find your blog again after I took a brief hiatus from the online world!

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderful shot capturing a pleasing afternoon mood. Being in commercial photography, I try to be careful about people pictures too... to be safe legally, I should have them sign a model release if I want to post their identifiable image on my website.

VP said...

A great picture... and another bench!

Lowell said...

A lovely, serene image. Great light. I didn't know that bit about European privacy laws. I think here you're fair game if you're out in public, but you cannot use someone's image for commercial purposes without their consent.

Small City Scenes said...

This is a beautiful and serene shot. I like it. I agree with you about photographing people--I don't like to---well I don't like my picture taken either. And then lately I have been posting my very own picture on my blog. How bizarre is that???
MB

LONDONLULU said...

The most beautiful golden light and such a peaceful photo, sigh.

Those privacy laws are a pretty good idea - I don't think we have them, but I also feel a bit hesitant about people photos unless I've asked them, they're likewise far away/faces obscured, or it's a public event where photography is practically expected (e.g., parades).

Halcyon said...

Absolutely beautiful! The light it perfect. :)

cieldequimper said...

@LondonLulu and Lowell: the fact that you're walking down a street, be it during an event, doesn't mean that you want your face to appear on the web! Your image belongs to you alone, that's the philosophy of our laws...

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely light. It seems like a photo from out of the past...like a century or two ago.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super image Ciel, the light is beautifully mellow on the building, so nice to see the sun around you must be very happy.

Loree said...

I love everything about this photo, especially the light.

Alain Alexandre said...

Belle lumière qui viens sur cette façade, l'homme resta immobile.

Lea said...

I love the lighting, the angle, and the setting. Beautiful photo! :)