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Light Image Truth by J. M. Kezman

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James KEZMAN Photo says:

Follow the Light...

Our age is one of isolation. Perhaps this is a natural reaction to being stuffed in cities, our attentions constantly diverted by the media-rich, technological cocoon in which we live. It is easy to forget – your neighbor, the man behind the ticket counter, the woman at work, the last airport you were in. How can we possibly remember what is not in front of us every day?

Today we do not allow ourselves to forget. Today we do not allow time to triumph. We record. We use the tools of this modern age capture Light, to record one instant of a million, billion possibilities, there to be found, there to be recorded, there to be remembered. This is a great gift. We are the inheritors of a great tradition. Now, finally, here, we can capture the Truth...exciting, isn't it...? :)

Light = Truth

Follow the Light...
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Francisco.©. says:

.... "the light is your guide" ;)
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

Can I get an "Amen"?
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

Say hello to the neighbors...

Mes voisins / The Neighbors
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glucozze says:

Hello :)
le 1er janvier is a strange day for that: in Paris when you go to the balcony drunk...there is always some neightbors doing the same...so you can call each others, and do stupid things like singing, showing your sex or throwing used champagne caps :)
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

Yes, it's always an interesting evening! To the right of this building is a hotel. Last night one of the rooms was occupied by an...shall we say amourous couple...about every 30 minutes the lights would go out...lol...

Bonne Année à tous!!!
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

Hmmm...well we, photographers, need the Light...it doesn't need to be bright, nor even white, but it must be...

BUT for the couple in the hotel room...I have no doubt they were discovering all sorts of things...lol!

Thank you for the comment!
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Damn it. I'm never there when there's some action across the street. ;-)

So what the score? If I remember well you were at one bottle each when I called you a little after midnight.
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Loca.... says:

Nice windows your neighbours have...
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@photogrin -- we stopped @ one each. Ted was being a good boy after Saturday night!

@Loca -- They do! I have a feeling that building is going to figure prominently over the next year...
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

...before the storm...

...before the storm.

Twenty minutes later, it was pouring down rain. This is out of my office window. It's been an odd 24-hours -- I had some bad news on my father's health and we had all sorts of weird problems at work. Coming off of a good New Year's Eve celebration, it's a bit of a yo-yo...
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

3 January 2007, Paris, RER A, Station Auber, 08h07 & 13 seconds...

Fast Moving - Slow Morning

The daily grind begins...a fast moving train on a slow moving morning...
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sarahwoo says:

I love metro shots...especially of Paris...there is this sort of vibe, everyone moving and going some place, bad smells, loud noises, reading 20 minutes, or listening to an mp3 player...those of us who hop up right before our stop and know exactly what door to get out of in front of our exit and others who wait, cool and relaxed, to exit...ahhh...I love the metro.
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alert chicken [deleted] says:

oh yeah... I second that.
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@sarah -- yes...I think it is all of the potential energy of transit compressed into such a small space...and I like the RER stations -- the quais are sooo long and there is that weird haze in the air...

@urbandiscount -- I third that!
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PutYourFlareOn says:

When I ride the RER, I try to remember where each exit is so I know which wagon to get on to avoid the long quai walk. But somteimes it's cool to go to the end and the quai and have the entire wagon to yourself.

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James KEZMAN Photo says:

I like walking the length of the quais -- so many different people...sizes, shapes, faces, clothes...
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glucozze says:

lol that's funny bcz i do that too, going to the good lenght of quai for avoiding walking to a long exit....but in fact move before or after going to the train...we still have to walk for the exit :)
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

04 January 2007

Everybody sing: "Good-day, Sun-shine, Good-day, Sun-shine"

Good Day Sunshine

It's another quixotic weather day today in the Ile de France. One minute like above, the next windy, rainy & cold.

I was hesitant to sign on to this project, but find myself really enjoying the exercise. Oddly, doing this alone seems a bit self-agrandising, but as a group, it is much more, well, social :)
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Loca.... says:

I agree with you, I'm loving this project and the things people say about our stuff.

Here in Portugal, people often say that we are blessed by the weather. I'm starting to agree with them, now most of our days are still bright and sunny, just a bit cold but nothing like the rest of the Europe, and we do get nice clear skys with great clouds. Love yours.
See you tomorrow.
:))

(Loca-Bandoca's 2007 in pics)
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

wow, skies !
keep 'em coming !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@Loca -- Thank you and happy Friday!!!
@Ladybadtiming -- always look up!
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

5 January 2007, 13:14:28 - on the way to lunch...

Woke up this morning I looked 'round for my shoes

I woke up this morning, people, I looked 'round for my shoes
You know I had those mean old walking blues
Yeah, I woke up this morning I looked 'round for my shoes
Yeah, you know I had those, ooh, mean old walking blues
"Walking Blues" -R. Johnson & P. Butterfield

Congratulations to MBG, Maïa, Jordy and the other Flickrites who showed work at the vernissage last night! It was great event and I was very pleased to meet everyone!

Friday, Friday, Friday!!!

Bon week-end à tous!
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Yay Friday, Friday!!!

But it's already 7:00pm and I'm still at work :-(

I'm so jealous about you guys, It seems you had a grand night yesterday. I was working. :-(

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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

excellent week end
with plenty of ... shoes !?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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Loca.... says:

A great week end for you too.
:))

(Loca-Bandoca's 2007 in pics)
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satrina* says:

Oh yes, I wanna see more skies too! have a great week end

Satrina: av meg
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

6 January 2007, 22:35:39 - Pigalle...

Souvenirs Sexy

Soooo...I had a colleague from work in town this weekend & she wanted to see the Moulin Rouge...of course the best time of day to go and see is at night...LOL...I mean, I couldn't resist -- PINK neon?!?!?
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PutYourFlareOn says:

Ah pigalle... everyone who comes to visit me wants to go there too. Just to see.

On Jan 4th you were singing "good day sunshine" that was my theme song for that day as well! I couldn't get it out of my head.

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

7 January 2007, Paris, 10ème

a.k.a. Photogreen

Quiet day with some friends over for lunch, gallette & champagne!! Our own photogrin was in da house!

An old friend from the US called out of the blue this afternoon and we talked for almost 2 hours. It was good to catch up. I have been very bad about keeping in touch with everyone over there...

Later "The Life Aquatic" and, bien sûr, flickr.
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sunshinecity says:

sundays are always good "chill" days!!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
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Loca.... says:

My day was a lazy and peaceful one as well, love those days.
:))

Loca
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Damn you!!! Why oh why are you doing this to me!!!

Their will be payback time!!!

:-)

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mscjwharton says:

????????
What is he doing to you?
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Italian Papillon says:

Colleen, I think it is something about putting a face to a pseudo.....isn't it ?!?? :-)
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mscjwharton says:

Aucune idee. It is a great picture of him, so maybe that IS the explanation....
photogrin??????
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Ha! Don't get me wrong the picture's good. It's just the model who's just a waste of hard drive space. ;-)

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mscjwharton says:

Hah! Could you get a little lower opinion. Cheesh. The model is so not a waste of hard drive space and get used to it.
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

mscjwharton Pro User says:
Hah! Could you get a little lower opinion.

I'm a piece of crap.

;-)
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Italian Papillon says:

Funny...sometimes I say that of myself....
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mscjwharton says:

Oh shhhhhhhhhtop! I already had the rights to being a piece of crap. I am going to start charging you all royalties!
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

When did tis become the 'Low Self Esteem' thread?!??! Cheer up people!!!
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sunshinecity says:

.... it's so common!! Let's start a "I am cool" thread!!
; )

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

8 January 2007, Paris, 2ème 20:36:32

Here comes the...

Thinking of spring...
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@sunshinecity -- Yes! The 'I Am SO Cool -- Meglomaniacs 'R Us' thread!!! I LIKE it!!!
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Yeah, I'm the coolest piece of crap in town ;-)

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mscjwharton says:

It feels like spring. The temps are so warm.
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

9 January 2007, Sunrise mid-flight between France and England.

Mid-Channel

It's always sunny at 25,000 feet... :)
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Loca.... says:

Great picture, love it!
:))

Loca
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CollardGreens says:

So that is where you are off to...i HAAAATTTEEEE prop planes !! Nice photo however...the big boy or point and shoot ??
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@Loca - Thank you!

@CG -- propellers aren't so bad. :) Just the p&s this trip.
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Propellers are cool. I love flying in them. Were you flying in a SAAB 2000? The shape of the blade and the "I dont know how to call this in english" to suck air in looks like those of the SAAB 2000 turbo propeller engine.
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BellaGaia says:

great set of photos.... looking forward to more

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
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CollardGreens says:

Actually I love props in VERY good weather - its when the clouds come and the bumps bump that I scream !! Got a story about a Dehavaline in South Africa during a late afternoon thunderstorm i'll tell you over beer...

Air Intake..
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Ach! Flying prop in very good weather is just plain boring. The more bumpy the more fun I'll say. Can wait to hear your story. I'll tell you a story of a landing in Innsbruck in a Dash8.

"Air intake" now I know. Thanks for that.
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@Photogrin -- No, it was an Aerospatiale ATR-42

@Bella -- thank you!

@Collard -- I am with photogrin -- the bumps make it fun!!
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Ah yes, they use the same engine I think.
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satrina* says:

What a beautiful sky!
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

yep, let's just fly away
and keep our feet on the ground
heads on shoulders
and mouths and hands where they belong and long to be ...

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@satrina -- it really was lovely. The clouds stretched below us, all the way across the Channel. I flew out of Milan once and the low cloud cover stretched all thhe way to the Alps -- it looked like a white ocean with snow-covered mountain islands resting above the waves. Beautiful!

@LBT -- behave... ;)
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

10 January 2007, 12:19:00 GMT

Clear and cold

Near Chichester, United Kingdom. It was clear, cold and windy in the southern UK on Wednesday. It was just a standard day at our UK office -- weak coffee and bad choices for lunch ;) (What's on a man's mind...?) We had beautiful light and great clouds all day.
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sunshinecity says:

... if your cool, then you're the shit! That's how it's said!! LOL

Lovely sun there

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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satrina* says:

"weak coffee and bad choices for lunch" it almost makes me miss the office life ;)

Satrina: av meg
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CollardGreens says:

UK - when its good it very very good but when its bad - its horrid ! Bangers and beans - very very good
coffee - they have that there really?? (horrid)
Lunch...just who came up with prawns and cucumbers anyway??
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

yep
what's on a man's mind
really ?
you got me wondering ...

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

11 January 2007, 14:57:39 GMT

Low Winter Sun

Low Winter Sun, Near Chichester, UK, 11 January 2007, 14:57:39GMT

More later...

Later...we had gale force winds and torrential rain Thursday mrning, but the storm blew out just after lunch & I was able to snap this. I had to do a quick upload at the office, then took my team out for a Curry in Chichester. (India Gate -- highly recommended if you are in the 'hood.)
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

more ... like what ?
high winter sun ?
early spring sun ?
don't you go away too long
your fans are waiting !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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CollardGreens says:

Check this out... I finally figured out how to make the links thing work !!

CollardGreens: Latest Diary Photo
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@sunshinecity -- thank you! There was very beautiful light that day.

@satrina -- almost... ;)

@CollardGreens -- I give a big thumbs up to Sticky Toffee Pudding with caramel sauce -- mmmm...caramel sauce...

@LBT --
thinking,
wondering,
the mind of the man,
the man of the mind?
Reality?
Hmmm...
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@LBT -- I have fans??? :)

@CollardGreens -- that's great, Ted, now don't get cocky! ;)
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CollardGreens says:

You can imagine how many cups of coffee it took to figure it out !!

CollardGreens: Oops
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

12 January 2007, 17:06:54 GMT

News of the World...

Stuck at Southampton airport, flight delayed. Beckham's move to the US about the only thing the British papers are talking about...fortunately, there is WiFi available...finally home around 23h30.
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

13 January 2007

Wind Flower Light

Paris, 8PM. It has been warm this winter and last summer's geraniums still have flowers. This was shot at f1.4 with available light.

I slept all afternoon -- 4-hour nap!! But I did get home late last night and was on the road all week.

Good night, everyone!
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PutYourFlareOn says:

Lovely image... this has been a mild winter hasn't it? I hope we don't get slammed with the cold to remind us it really is winter.

Good Night!!

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
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oddityinabox says:

I love the blurryness

_ravi | *life through pictures
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durhamyankee says:

It's a while back, but I love the "souvenirs sexy"...

Made me laugh.

DWM's return to the everyday
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

go on playing with light and colour
I am going straight
to bed !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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hervcha says:

Hi
I like your shot from the plane. Coffee in Gb ?? there is??
Good night
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@Aimee -- Thank you & I am hoping thte same thing -- no March snow storms!!

@kekett -- Thank you!

@dbd -- Thanks! I couldn't resist that shot...

@LBT -- Sweet dreams!

@hervcha -- So they claim... :)
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

14 January 2007

Hotel de ville

There are times when Paris is so beautiful, the photos just make themselves. Out with the flickr@paris gang today on a *perfect* Sunday -- clear skies, warm temperatures and that wonderful winter light -- low, bright and yellow.

More photos here: Paris • dimanche
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sunshinecity says:

love the shot from jan 13th.

such nice weather on the 14th! It wasn't so sunny here in Rome today...

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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humorous cats [deleted] says:

beautiful winter light. lovely pic. foggy in ny this morning but not foggy enough to make an interesting pic.


blow/up diary

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PutYourFlareOn says:

I just left you a comment on your flickr stream but I'm sad that I didn't make it to the Flickr@Paris outing today. LIke I said, we got caught up with things at home but I didn't get out today to (Opera) and boy, wasn't it a wonderful day to shoot pictures?

Nicely done. You caught the light and the sky exactly as it was today.

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
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satrina* says:

Love the contrast between the sky and the building, really nice light

Satrina: av meg
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Loca.... says:

You're right somedays are so great and beautiful that photos just makes themselves. Like the way this sounds.
:))

So, you are one of the flickr@paris?? makes me envy for not beeing there with you.

Loca
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@sunshinecity -- Thanks! And Rome in the rain is quite cool -- break out some B&W flim and go shooting!!

@blow/up -- props to NYC! Thanks & I will keep you on the bookmark page :)

@Aimee -- You must make point to join the next flickr event -- pregnancy permitting, of course! :)

@satrina -- Thank you!

@Loca -- I am a very recent addition to flickr@paris and very happy to be a part -- it's a great group of people!
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

15 January 2007, Paris

Fenêtre ouverte - Open Window

I shot this photo this morning before leaving for work, but didn't get a chance to process it until this evening. I was almost out the door & forgot something on the table by the window. I went back to the table, looked up and saw this -- hotel directly across the street, 3rd floor, window open, light on, room empty. The sun was just start to lighten the sky and the street lights were still on...insert your story here. Early train? Late night tryst? Insomniac...? There are million stories in the naked city....
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CollardGreens says:

Look in the lower window...is that you in the reflection - or are you just reflecting ?!?!

CollardGreens: Oops
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dda1605 says:

colour, light, composition......a great picture

(Didier 2007 )
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@CollardGreens -- hmmm...not me!! :)

@dda -- Merci! :)
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durhamyankee says:

Yes. Indeed, at least a million.
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satrina* says:

Great picture, it really makes you think what's the story, good thing to watch and let your mind fly

Satrina: av meg
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Loca.... says:

wow, great shot!
So nice, the windows go from green to yellow on the bottom.... Could make a million storys on it!...

It's always nice to come here and see your photos, really like them.
:))

Loca
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@satrina - thank you and yes, always keep an eye out for good stories!

@Loca - Thank you for the compliment and the visits!!
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

16 January 2007

End of the day

I was on the way to meet a friend for dinner, took the wrong exit from the Métro and stumbled upon this passageway...it had a strange 'end-of-the-day-tired' vibe about it -- all of the lights are still on, but only one shop is still open...kind of like the train @19h00 -- everyone is still dressed for the office, but their minds are elsewhere...
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

and where is / was, YOUR mind Frère ?
hm ?
do tell us about it !

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Glow* says:

no, tell me where this corridor was cause I like the mood there, I could make a good use out of it! To me, it looks like jail :)
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

@Maïa: It is at the métro station Palais-Royal. You'll need to get in by entrance that is right in front of the "Hotel du Louvre".
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@Maïa -- Yes -- it is Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre. I took a weird exit -- if you take line 7 from Opéra and descend @ PR-MdL, it is the exit off by itself to your left...maybe marked place Colette...?
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James KEZMAN Photo says:

@Maïa again, you are the 2nd person to think it looks like a jail! I didn't notice that at first, but you are right!

@LBT
Where it was?
Where it is.
Miles away
Or right next door?
Subways and hallways
Passages in the night
Impressions...expressions...
Light - Camera - Photo
Snick and away
Thief or Reporter?
; -)
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

OK you don't wanna say
hey, its a free group
whatever
I am keeping my eye on you !

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