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So, there we were, Mrs. Salty and I, enjoying a leisurely stroll over to Île Saint Louis in Paris, when we were presented with a scene of utter confusion, hideous aromas and high-pitched screams.
We had stumbled across the annual ritual whereby the second-year students of the Faculté de Médecine Pierre et Marie Curie, (Campus de la Pitié Salpêtrière), l'Université Paris et Marie Curie, 'welcome' the new first-year intake into the ranks of medical education.

It was utterly impossible to see who was on which 'team' as utter confusion appeared to reign supreme.
Among the culinary ingredients we managed to recognise were, 2kg bags of flour, raw eggs, cans of whole plum tomatoes (thrown at the enemy, but retaining the opened can in hand, fortunately for the recipient of the fruit), litre upon litre of mayonaisse in squezy bottles, ketchup and some vile-smelling brown liquid in plastic bottles which, despite the best efforts of one student to explain to me what the ingredients were, I was not able to understand, and declined the offer of tasting despite his reassurances to my health should I partake of a wee dram.
The whole thing was a masterpiece of strategy and tactics, my new-found French doctor-to-be informed us, and said that the battle lasted several hours and that afterwards they retired to the sanctuary of the campus bar to heatedly debate the events of the day and argue over who had actually won.

Please forgive the technical quality of the images, as it was all happening at breakneck speed, and I was spending more time watching for incoming culinary missiles than concentrating on taking award-winning images. I was in the middle of their battle and it was up to myself to dodge the 'bullets'Grin

Great fun, and a marvellous experience to share on this Silly Sunday

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Sep 2012 - 4:45 PM
Focal Length:92mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:St. Trinians dans le style francais
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:21 Oct 2012 - 11:52 AM
Tags:Battle, Food, Girls, Incoming!!! stockings, Medical, Paris, Portraits / people, Students, Underpants outside trousers
Votes:29
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:01 PM

You have captured all the action and fun they were having so well in this set, Malc: quality is less important than catching the activity which you have recorded pretty well.
I'd be no use at this sort of stuff, so full marks to you.
A great set for 'silly Sunday'.

Ronnie.

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 7109 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 - 12:06 PM

Fine piece of reportage, enjoyed reading the humorous text and viewing the well captured images.

Richard

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:06 PM

I don't think I've enjoyed a series of silly Sunday shots more, Malc. Definitely NOT pants, Grin and I'm surprised they didn't 'accidentally' hoy one your way!

Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 112919 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:19 PM

Excellent and interesting collection of fun images Malc.

Ken

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103958 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:40 PM

quite wonderful GrinGrin

you get my UA for the whole set..though V10 is my fav Smile

Last Modified By cats_123 at 21 Oct 2012 - 12:41 PM

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:42 PM

Brilliant stuff Malc! I particularly like v6 but she doesn't seem to have a victim close by and I wonder why she has a brolly. It looks great fun but I'm surprised you subjected your beautiful new 5D MkIII to such danger.
Ann

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 1:33 PM

Great set Malc, love them all. Well done that Man Smile

John Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32346 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 1:45 PM

A wonderful set of photographs

Regards Nathan Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
21 Oct 2012 - 2:30 PM

Hope Mick's satisfied, had a feeling it was medical students, nice set great fun! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 4:05 PM

Looks quite a messy event, but a good time seems to be being had by all! Grin Hope you, Mrs Salty and the camera managed to keep a good distance away from getting messed up Wink Great Silly Sunday set Smile
Trev Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 10:10 PM

Another exceptional action image. Glad I was right about the flour bombs.

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Lillian
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21 Oct 2012 - 11:26 PM

That is a grand set there Malc, was Mrs Salty carrying all the equipment to go with that 5D
Lillian

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 7:35 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
looks like a great alternative to tear gas..
I know I'm a bit daft but not being catholic I don't know much about saints., who is St. Trinian? the patron Saint of spot removers?

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 9:44 AM

Utterly hilarious sequence! No wonder the medical profession is held in . .. .. .. . .. . regard of some sort Smile
Sorry I missed Silly Sunday; but I would not have matched this.
Regards
Bill

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NeilWigan
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26 Oct 2012 - 8:44 AM

Mixed showers afterwards, Malc ?.Great fun set and well shot considering all the distractions.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 5:24 PM

Fantastique, Malc, tres jolie.

Dougie

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NobbytheNobster

Great set Malc, looks like lots of fun! Some nice ladies.....wouldn't mind joining in myself! Wink
Ricky

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22 Nov 2012 - 8:31 PM

A fab set of images capturing the fun and frivolity that went on, this is what I'd expect from the Lifesnapper. No doubt being the good sport he is he'd join in with all those girls throwing food! It looks like the French equivalent of It's a Knockout! "Joues sans frontieres!"

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1 Feb 2013 - 5:11 PM

'Superlative {A++++} Image Set & Rendering' ~ LEx Wink

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