Saturday, 30 August 2014

Pretty in pink

Avenue de Paris summer storm Versailles
August has been a weird month. This photo was taken mid-month on a stormy evening on Avenue de Paris (the former toll-houses can be read about here) and that's what the sky was like for most of the time... This was minutes before a downpour combined with a sort of whirlwind and we've had lots and lots of them...

Août a été un mois bien étrange. Cette photo a été prise vers la mi-août, un soir orageux sur l'avenue de Paris (VDP vous avait parlé des octrois ici) et c'est à cela qu'on ressemblé les cieux pendant une bonne partie de ce mois... Ca, c'était quelques minutes avant que ne tombent des trombes d'eau et qu'un vent déchaîné se lève...

17 comments:

William Kendall said...

I like how the pink of the jogger is the only real colour to stand out.

We've had a weird summer. No real heat waves.

Revrunner said...

This is one of the coolest summers I can remember.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Looks real ominous, you can just tell it is going to rain.

Randy said...

I love it!

llandudnopictures said...

Great splash of colour... looks very dramatic!

Stuart said...

Oh very nice !

Karl Demetz said...

Ein schöner rosaroter "Fleck" in einer ziemlich düsteren Landschaft. Toll !

Sharon Anck said...

I hope the lady in pink got out of the rain in time.

VP said...

My favorite summer in the last twenty years...

Taken For Granted said...

Great title and treatment of your photo. The b&w sets a dramatic mood. Hope you kept your camera dry.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I bet you'll be happy August is nearly over Ciel... you never know September may settle down into a pleasant autumn, here's hoping :) love your splash of colour on a grey day!

RedPat said...

It's been a cooler than normal summer here. Love this shot, Ciel!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sad to say, August has been weird here too!

Jack said...

Great picture. You are so smart. I don''t know how to pick out specific colors and turn the others black and white.

Linda said...

Neat picture! Our summer has been cooler than usual here in Virginia, with extra rain.

Lowell said...

Nice treatment, Ciel - Spices up the picture several degrees. The weather you describe sounds like a typical summer afternoon here in central Florida. :)

Halcyon said...

A little girl in pink would have been cuter, but I like the effect. ;-)