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DaBourz 12:11pm, 31 December 2006
Let's see how that thing will evolve ! ;-)

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December.
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Glow* 12 years ago
a portrait, a portrait!!
DaBourz 12 years ago
De qui ? ;-) De moi ?
DaBourz 12 years ago
Comme celui là :

My God ! 37 !
DaBourz 12 years ago
01 Jan 2007 :

Le modèle pour l'année à venir ! ;-)
Model for the year to come ! ;-)

Zenitude pour 2007
Blandine Géneau 12 years ago
Ca me parait être une excellente idée comme modèle!
Samrag Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Samrag (member) 12 years ago
Ok ok, the French speak'a French'a - while the Icelanders and others speak English.... appreciate when translated as you do DaBourz.

Welcome to this great group and Happy New Year !

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
DaBourz 12 years ago
SamRag : i'll translate everything !! ;-)
DaBourz Posted 12 years ago. Edited by DaBourz (member) 12 years ago
02 Jan 2007 :

New or Old ?

Reprise du travail !

Back to work !
DaBourz Posted 12 years ago. Edited by DaBourz (member) 12 years ago
There is a witch on the wall and she is looking at me under her black hat :

Il y a une sorcière accrochée au mur et elle me regarde sous son chapeau :

The Witch on the Wall

03 Jan 2007
Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
is it a wicked witch ?
DaBourz 12 years ago
Oh yeah ! Very bad and dangerous !!! ;-)
Samrag 12 years ago
2.jan.... you couldn't decide... electric or not???

Really cool shot of the wicked witch...
Are you kinda blackandwhiteguy...?

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
DaBourz 12 years ago
Yeah, Black and white guy ! Definitely !
DaBourz 12 years ago
Pfffff, I'm very late !! ;-)
But i've got excuses, i've just been working, eating and drinking since two days, just recovering now, at least there is the Week ends to recover ! ;-)

So, the 04 Jan 2007 :

Of course, highlight of the day was the Flickr@Paris meeting, combined with the new exhibition, that you probably heard already a lot on some other members diary...

Very fun and cool evening with nice and friendly people !

I won't put there another pic of the Guru, as they are already to much of this crazy man !! ;-)

Rather, one of the cool moment of the evening, pizza time !

Pizza time I
DaBourz Posted 12 years ago. Edited by DaBourz (member) 12 years ago
05 Jan 2007:

One of the good things, or the bad things, about being married, is that you have two families.

So yesterday it was our "second" Xmas with my parents. The evening went fine to really great when we found a very old and rare wine. A Chateau Climens (Sauternes) from 1982, 25 years old !

It was a little miracle, excellent, wonderful, sweet, gold for the eyes, the mouth and the heart !

De l'or dans la bouche

You can have a closer look at the bottle here :
elBidule PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by elBidule (member) 12 years ago
He got a beautiful colour, makes me salivating.

edit: And merry second Xmas :)
DaBourz 12 years ago
It WAS having an incredible color ! ;-)

Thanks ! ;-)
human-being 12 years ago
...wine experts here? :) This photo is so hot... maybe the wine was hot too!
DaBourz 12 years ago
Wine was fine, good temp !
But WE were hot !
sunshinecity 12 years ago
the witch... it looks like the italian Befana!

~ sunshinecity
DaBourz 12 years ago
Thanks for the reference SunshineCity, she effectively looks very similar !! ;-)
DaBourz 12 years ago
06 Jan 2007 :

We spend the day just trying to do nothing, very lazy, recovering from a very "hard" week .
At some point we decided that we were still too tired to prepare anything for dinner, so we choose the "we buy some pizzas" option.

Very strangely, my wife propose to get out to get the pizzas, rare situation as usually external food to bring back is for me. I didn't noticed more than that and got back in front of the computer.

When she came back with the dinner, she also came back with that new top, as she stopped in every clothes stores on the way !
When a woman propose to get out to do something you normally do, don't trust her !

New Top
Glow* Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Glow* (member) 12 years ago
Well, you're just jealous because she's been able to come back whith pizzas AND something for her (not for you...wait, watching this photo, if I was a guy I'd think it would be for me too!) ;P

Maïa's world, at least what she's ok to share with the rest of the world!;)
DaBourz 12 years ago
What is still surprising me (and I'm not a young Padawan anymore) is the fact that women always go to shop for some thing and come back with another one ! ;-)

And I'm not jealous, I took the picture and then I..., but that's another story ! ;-)
Glow* Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Glow* (member) 12 years ago
leroyer 12 years ago
Yeah, that amazes you too, eh...
I think it comes from some mistakes in the wires, somewhere...
But, well, that's how they're done... we gotta live it.

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
wires or no wires
this is a beautiful top
beautiful lady (piece of)
beautiful pic
thanks for sharing !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
DaBourz 12 years ago
That's the whole story, we (men and women) got wires connected differently ! ;-)
DaBourz Posted 12 years ago. Edited by DaBourz (member) 12 years ago
07 Jan 2007 :

We're trying to learn some basic good things to our son, one of them being teeth brushing. It's a very warm and fun moment in family, at least during the week-ends, as I'm missing it during the week.

I can't resist to show you an action shot of yesterday evening :

Brossage de dents
DaBourz 12 years ago
08 Jan 2007 :

Today, first day of the week, and a hard day, it's was good to keep the camera at home as I wouldn't had any time to use it during the day.

I grabbed two photo books and sat close to my son while he was playing, relaxing myself and learning and searching for inspiration.

The books are "Belles de nuit" from Larcher and the big one is "the life of a photographer" of Annie Leibovitz.

The Larcher is very cool, nudes and portraits, but in the kind of BW photography that I like, very contrasted, everything in there is very black or very white, nothing in between.

The Leibovitz is a monument, everything of her since 15 years, commercial and personal shots, it is incredible. That's very strange to discover that a person like her, after all those years is still just like you and me taking picture of her family, apartment ...
I fell in love with that book (I got it as a Xmas present, thx Marie) and I was really touched by her words when she explains (against all odds) that she just can't drive a portrait session, that she don't like that, and that she only wants to stood there, waiting for the moment to happen, the magic to happen, and then shoot...
Have a look at it if you can one day...

Anyway, here they are as you can't shoot anything else after seeing them :

Glow* Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Glow* (member) 12 years ago
If I can borrow one when you've finished...but will you have finished one day?...
Very nice photo on that cover!!

Maïa's world, at least what she's ok to share with the rest of the world!;)
DaBourz Posted 12 years ago. Edited by DaBourz (member) 12 years ago
The woman on "Belles de nuit" is Kristin Scott Thomas.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
She's stunning! I love Kristin Scott Thomas!

Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
DaBourz 12 years ago
@Aimee: I love her too ! ;-)

@Maïa: Why don't we organize a reading and viewing" meeting where everyone brings one or two books of his own to share ?
leroyer 12 years ago
That would be a good idea for the breakfast meetings of flickr@paris, the first one being next sunday.
We'll talk about it on the group.

Great photos by the way.
And I know you got great photo books too !!
So jealous.

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
DaBourz 12 years ago
Phil: Good idea, even if I won't be able to make it on the first one, leaving for London now, will be back on friday so I'll probably stay at home this week-end !! ;-)

Thx for the photos ! ;-)

And don't worry , i'll rent you the books for cheap ! ;-)
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
I really like this shot, and I really want to check out the Leibovitz book, as I've heard good things about it.

I'm a big fan of contrasty B&W myself though I struggle with that sometimes.
Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
beware ! no chocolate coffe or even milk is to be spilled upon the photo books right ?
right !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
eelend PRO 12 years ago
i want those books too
Glow* Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Glow* (member) 12 years ago
@dabourz: good idea!But I don' have much photo books to share ...:-(

Maïa's world, at least what she's ok to share with the rest of the world!;)
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Adore 7.jan... just wonderful

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
DaBourz Posted 12 years ago. Edited by DaBourz (member) 12 years ago
@Android9: You really need to take a look at that book, but be aware, it is loaded of very different things, take a quick look in a library before buying it to be sure it match your expectations as it is very expensive !

@Ladybadtiming: I'll make sure everyone finished drinking before getting the books out, but you're right a coffee or a bar might not be the best place to put those books on a table.

@eelend: Come home, i'll show them to you ! ;-)

@Maïa: I'm sure you'll find some !! ;-)

@SamRag: Thx for the compliment, I also like it a lot !
DaBourz 12 years ago
09 Jan 2007 :

Regular work day, until we left the office for a very short London trip, two days. As we arrived in advance to catch the 19h30 EuroStar, we went to the Lounge (Lameche and me) and had a few beers while waiting for the train.

As we have early meeting the next day when arriving in London we went straight to the hotel, meet the Boss for a few more beers and off to bed !

This photo was taken in the Eurostar Lounge :

James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Superb composition!! I really like this photo!
Glow* 12 years ago
Grâce à google j'ai découvert ton blog :))
Bon à part ça , bah...à plus tard!
ebilflindas 12 years ago
I love the lighting here.
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
DaBourz 12 years ago
@ Frère Jacques & Ebilflindas: Many thanks !

@Maïa: Et il te plait ? ;-)
DaBourz 12 years ago
10 Jan 2007 :

Regular office day in London, meetings, then out to diner with some of our UK colleagues (went to Bierorama ! ;-) ), then back to the hotel empty room :

Empty rooms
DaBourz 12 years ago
11 Jan 2007 :

I still was in London for half the day. Meetings meetings in the morning then we left in the afternoon, with the Eurostar, back to Paris, and home where i finally arrive not so late, but alone, as the rest of the family had plans without me.

So I end up in front of the computer (which I tend to do anyway even when they are there) before going to bed.

This is Lameche while we were waiting for the Eurostar:

msspider66 12 years ago
What hotel in London? Interesting bedspread.

[Ms Spider66]
DaBourz 12 years ago
@Msspider66: The hotel was The Montague.
DaBourz 12 years ago
12 Jan 2007 :

It is always a surprise to me to see how well my son (and kids in general) are doing with electronic games ! He is better and can now beat me at most of the game.

I'm training him to beat the Guru with Mario Kart, to be sure he will be the only Guru on earth defeated by a 5 years old boy ! ;-)

Most of the time, when we want to have fun and play together we're doing some Tekken fights :

leroyer Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leroyer (member) 12 years ago
DaBourz 12 years ago
@Phil: He is almost ready !! ;-)
durhamyankee 12 years ago
Ahh... Mariokart. Time-eater of my youth.

Tekken is good too. I always prefered MK but that's a little graphic.

DWM's return to the everyday
DaBourz 12 years ago
13 Jan 2007 :

My wife being really cool with animals (yeah all kind of animals including me), at a point where I now call her BB (because of the animals and because she is blond), birds now have their own house and restaurant in mine, the evidence :

La maison des oiseaux
sunshinecity 12 years ago
your B&W shots are beautiful!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
DaBourz 12 years ago
Thx you Sunshinecity !
DaBourz 12 years ago
14 Jan 2007 :

On the week ends, and specially the Sunday, I spend a fair amount of time outside, whether it's sunny or raining, cold or warm, because I smoke, and I smoke outside.

It's a very old decision, not to smoke at home, nothing to do with the recent laws in France. Let's say that I train myself to smoke outside to be ready !!

It will be fun in certain areas when there will be more people outside the bars with their drink than inside the bars !


Anyway, at home, I've got my own private smoking area outside, with my own private very "nice" ash tray :


The devil's ash tray
MarySesami 12 years ago
I agree with sunshine, beautiful B&W photos.
My husband smokes outside as well, but he doesn't have an ashtray as nice as yours.
MarySesami's 2007
DaBourz 12 years ago
@Mary : Many thanks for the compliment !

Concerning the Ash tray, nice, nice it depends what you call nice !! ;-)
DaBourz 12 years ago
16 Jan 2007 :

A regular day of work, as everyday, followed by a very nice evening !
A friend and former colleague came to Paris for just one day, so we decided with other co-workers and friends from the office to have an un-organized night out.

It began with a small "apéritif" just downstairs, at the usual place, where we just had a "few" beers...

Then off to Roger's restaurant in Puteaux (if you're around you must go there, mail me I'll give you the address and come with you), where we had more "apéritifs", nice wine, great food (everything "foie gras" based).

Of course, as we often go there, we did finished with the famous "Vieille Prune de Souillac" (it's Plum but brown, done with Cognac methods). Severals.

I won't speak about the way I felt this morning and all day, enough for me to say that this photo was taken far before we leave the restaurant and stop asking for more "Prune" :

Hum !
DaBourz Posted 12 years ago. Edited by DaBourz (member) 12 years ago
17 Jan 2007 :

The Boss, with one very nice picture of the lastest member of the team on the wall !!


Who say we have a beer tradition ? :-)

Le boss
eelend PRO 12 years ago
love your shots
lilbleue 12 years ago
So it's a black and white week then ? ;-)
DaBourz 12 years ago
@eelend: Thanks Eelend !

@lilbleue: Absolutly !! And you know why ? 'cause i'm the Black 'n' White guy !!!


I been living like a star, cause it's gettin' me high
Forget the hearse, cause I'll never die
I got nine lives, cat's eyes
Losin' every one of them and runnin' wild
Cause I'm back, yes I'm back, well I'm back
Yes I'm back, well I'm back, back
Well, back in black, yes I'm back in black

YoannLeGoff 12 years ago
Vache il a appris vite le Chisinevski, la classe ... Remarque, t'as aussi ta photo sur le mur ici.
Faut pas oublier le bon vieux temps. ;o)

Yoann Days
DaBourz 12 years ago
Yoann, je VEUX voir ma photo accrochée au mur !
DaBourz 11 years ago
19 Jan 2007 :

Wou ! I'm late. Let's try to race against time to post those last days.

The 19th was a between men evening, i left the office without going to the usual Friday Beer because my wife was going to the movies. We're often doing that, as someone needs to stay home with our son, so most and most of the adult evenings we're doing are done without the other.

So, we've stayed a little bit later than usual together, until Thomas finally fell asleep... on the floor ! ;-)

I can sleep anywhere !
DaBourz 11 years ago
20 Jan 2007 :

This Saturday I get my hands back on my 430EZ Canon flash from my old equipment. This flash is known for not working on the new DSLR like the 300D, but what the hell, wanted to give it a try !

Finally, loaded it and tested it on my son, playing with his own image (at 5 !! ;-) in front of the mirror !

The flash works well, manually, no TTL at all, so you've got to search a little to figure out the settings, but the light is still far better than the body one.

The mirror game
DaBourz 11 years ago
21 Jan 2007 :

Because of a strike in his school on Monday 22, my son can't go there, and as we are both working tomorrow, on this Sunday we need to find a solution. A call to my parents arranged than, and better, they propose that we bring them Thomas this evening.

So, it was just the both of us for once for a Sunday night, and as I was more confident with the flash, we decided to play a little bit.
Yes, play and then play, but you'll only have pics of the first one ! ;-)

The Blonde
YoannLeGoff Posted 11 years ago. Edited by YoannLeGoff (member) 11 years ago
Oué oué oué ... quand le petit chat est pas là le loup fait danser la souris ... et ben c'est du prop' !

Yoann Days
DaBourz 11 years ago
In English mister Yoann, in English !!

When the cat is not in, the mouses dance !

Christine Lebrasseur 11 years ago
Salut toi ! Ou plutot "Bonjour je suis votre nouvelle voisine" ;)

Chris is...
YoannLeGoff Posted 11 years ago. Edited by YoannLeGoff (member) 11 years ago
Ok, in english:
"When the kitten's away, the wolf makes the mouse dance !"

Yoann Days
DaBourz 11 years ago
@Chris: Bonjour voisine !

@Yoann: Oh ça va hein !! ;-)
DaBourz 11 years ago
24 Jan 2007 :

This sexy lady (yes a guitar is a girl) is looking at me every morning while I'm having my coffee.

She and I are very similar in a lot of ways, while still being OK we used to be sexier in the past, we had dreams that we almost touch without making them come true, we lost companions on the road and we still believe that some things could have been different now...

And like an undefectible lover she never says no.

The Old Lady
lilbleue 11 years ago
I really like it when you let people in a bit, when you let us know about your feelings, your dreams... Nicely written mate.
DaBourz 11 years ago
Happy that you liked it, was written with what you said in mind...
DaBourz 11 years ago
25 Jan 2007 :

So, a FlickR @ Paris day it was !
After work, went to the meeting, to see again the Parisian (and US) photographers crowd. It was (as usual) a very nice evening, discovering new faces, and being with people you like again.

It took some time for me, but now those meeting are getting more and more personal, as you get to know each other and appreciate every minute of the evening.

And of course the Guru won the Mario Cart, even if for my first time I finish a few time in front of... no, no name ! ;-)

Promoted highlight of the evening on request, please welcome : Bleuenn (already took several portraits of her but this one is my preferred from far) :


PS: Yeah, really like this pic. The smile ! ;-)
DaBourz 11 years ago
26 Jan 2007 :

Friday off that was, and that was a good idea, even if i needed to get off bed to drive my son at school, this way I had all morning for various house tasks and to recover slowly from the FlickR@Paris evening.

I then had lunch with a very nice and passionate French teacher during her break and after driving her back to school, maybe inspired by our discussions I switched the keyboard on and made some music before the rest of the family gets back home.

That was something I didn't do since a long time, and that was good.

ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
J'aime bien la vue du piano, avec sa faible profondeur de champ...

La plupart de tes photos sont en général très belle, avec l'évocation d'une atmosphère très réussie. Du bon travail, des résultats magnifiques.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voyeurs)...
DaBourz 11 years ago
Merci Daniel, je prends le compliment d'autant mieux que je connais la qualité de tes photos !
Merci !
DaBourz 11 years ago
27 Jan 2007 :

Really cool Saturday, with some (but not too much) repairs, lazy afternoon at trying out things (photographic things ! ;-) while waiting for our neighbors to come home for a late drink.

Of course we finished late and drank to much, and as I did more experimentations, it led to this ! ;-)

DaBourz 11 years ago
29 Jan 2007 :

Missed a day, seems to be usual, but still, I'm here !

There is something you need to know about me. When I work and I get up early from bed, there is nothing you can do with me (well, except one but I can't tell here...), specially talk to me, until I had a huge amount of coffee.

I usually fill this, and sit down in front of the computer, and stay there slowly recovering my mind, until I've finished the whole of it !

After that, and only after, I can have a normal day. But beware, never disturb me while I'm having this first vital coffee !

DaBourz 11 years ago
30 Jan 2007 :

Still in the Kitchen for this one.

Absolutely everywhere in the house are super-heroes !
That's here I see my son is really acting like me, he is a huge super-heroes fan. There is tons of them, in various shapes (those ones below don't have legs !), everywhere and not only in his bedroom.

There are some Superman, some GreenLantern, Fab4, Xmen... But the preferred ones are Batman and Spidey !

Spidey & Batman
DaBourz 11 years ago
31 Jan 2007 :

So, about the super heroes thing, sometimes I got one at home waiting for me !

lilbleue 11 years ago
L'est pas un peu grand son masque ? ;-)
DaBourz 11 years ago
Voui, dur de trouver des masques à la bonne taille !! ;-)
Et puis il semble que Bruce Wayne ai un gros nez ...
perso j'adore la tof de damien ! il a pris du cheveu dis donc !
DaBourz 11 years ago
Et du cheveu blanc !!
DaBourz 11 years ago
01 Feb 2007 :

Been to London. That was not the plan, a late meeting was organized at the very last time for the very secret project "007" (don't search here it's a private joke you wouldn't understand ;-).

So I asked for tickets, and received as usual an email from the travel agency that I didn't read, been used to receive electronic tickets. Just printed it and stick it in my pocket.

Then now I'm in Gare du Nord, it's 8.15, trying to speed up to catch an earlier train and I got a phone call from the lovely T. from our office, basically saying "what's the matter ? I've got your tickets on my desk ? ...".

God ! I look at my electronic ticket to realize it's not, it's just an email confirmation, the fucking agency just changed the way they used to work with us... Too late to go back to get the real tickets so I go to the Eurostar desk to see if I can still get this train, and the guy says "yes of course, I'm going to make you a duplicate, it's a business ticket, no problem, the only thing is that I'm going to charge you 24 euros for that.".

Fuck ! 24 euros for printing a ticket ! Anyway I need to go, so...

I was so broken and so speed, I didn't take my camera to London, the meeting was alright, and I got back to Paris just after. I slept most of the time, on the way to and on the way back.

Another fast day gone.

DaBourz 11 years ago
02 Feb 2007 :

Back home after a regular work day, found her playing with a very small electronic game we bought for our kid.

Sometimes you wonder why buying expensive stuff !!!!!

Why bother a PSP ?
DaBourz 11 years ago
03 Feb 2007 :

Woke up at 5am with the cat jumping on my back. Just the time to kick him away and I fell asleep again. I wake up broken for the rest of the day.

A lazy morning while she is away, played with sunglasses, the window light, an attempt at self portrait. It gave me an idea of a set.

In the afternoon tried with a friend to re-install his PC with a WinXP on fucking SATA raid disk without any success, as XP don't even see the drives... Will have to figure that out during the week. I hate when a machine wins the game...

Cheap Sunglasses
DaBourz 11 years ago
04 Feb 2007 :

Well, Sundays are Sundays, lazy !
I managed to shoot this one in the morning and to fix something in the bathroom, but, well, that's all ! ;-)

Blonde and Cheap Sunglasses
DaBourz 11 years ago
07 Feb 2007 :

Traffic Jam

I'm thinking too much.

I spend too much time in my car in the Traffic Jam. 3 hours per day at least listening to the same radio shows and the same music.
You can't help it. I can't. At some point my mind just goes: work, love, friends, sex, photo, music, dreams... It fixes itself on a subject and then calculates all possibilities from past to present, present to future, "do this, do that, what if, should have, remember, tell her ...". Think. Think. Think.

I get tired of that because it leads nowhere, except frustration, because everything new coming to you, well, you already think about it. That's why I really love unpredicted moments, real ones.
I really need to "do" now if only I was not so lazy or so afraid (depend on the subject).

And I'm still stuck in this traffic jam, and still one hour to go...
DaBourz 11 years ago
10 Feb 2007 :

My Son is an actor. I believe all children are, but it seriously looks like he likes that ! He always like to pose and he is not afraid of the camera, he is playing with it :

Listen to me !
YoannLeGoff 11 years ago
07 Feb 2007 : Tu as raison, des fois on rage de pester que ca va pas assez vite, ... de la a dire que l'on reflechit trop ... ça se discute...

10 Feb 2007 : Entièrement daccord. J'ai eu la meme chance cet été avec Marta .

Je pense que tes deux postes dernier posts sont liés. C'est le bonheur de l'innocence ? Ou est-ce les tracas qui nous enlève cette spontanéité ?

Faut creuser ...
lramiro520 11 years ago
You have many beautiful photos here! I will be back to see more :)

The Other Side Of The Fence
DaBourz 11 years ago
@Yoann: Je pense que c'est toujours bien mieux pour la tranquillité de l'esprit de "ne pas savoir", en règle générale bien sur ! ;-)

@Iramiro: Many Thanks !
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