Views 86 Unique 37
Vote 20
Award Shortlist   

New lenses

By LuzDeNoche
Unfortunately they are not rose-tinted, and Pascal's spleen has surfaced.

Since this morning he's been quoting Baudelaire :

Voilà que j'ai touché l'automne des idées,
Et qu'il faut employer la pelle et les râteaux
Pour rassembler à neuf les terres inondées,
Où l'eau creuse des trous grands comme des tombeaux.


Tags: General Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: pascalg, Lydia, CarolG and 17 more


Comments


Lydia 8 4 Greece
27 Nov 2011 7:32AM
The translation suggests he's thinking of burying you LOL. Oh dear. Smile

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

LuzDeNoche 11 2 France
27 Nov 2011 7:48AM
I only put the French because I haven't been able to find a good translation. Poetry was never meant to be translated anyway.
Suffice it to say that the glasses make him feel older, rather than more intelligent (which is what I had hoped)!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2011 7:57AM
Ah, fragile egos and glasses! Its nice when one becomes too old to care. Super mono by the way.
Rock Plus
17 10 2 England
27 Nov 2011 8:17AM
Hair cut close to the bone, glasses!

Is it time to trade him in ?

Seriously though great B&W work Lass.

Rock
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2011 9:29AM

Quote:Suffice it to say that the glasses make him feel older, rather than more intelligent (which is what I had hoped)!
No wonder he looks apprehensive/queasy - anxiety on two counts there.
I like the spontaneity, seize-the-moment feel, it's what photography is about.
I knew an elderly gentleman, a retired professor of French, who devoted his whole life to translating Baudelaire. He gave me a copy when the book was published, I remember thinking that it explains why poetry exists, it cannot be translated.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
12 29 74 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2011 10:09AM
Mais que c'est curieux . . . I have just this moment posted a comment on a rather nice b&w landscape beginning with a few words of Verlaine and put them in English for the benefit of my audience.

No, it doesn't work.

This fine b&w really does work, though. The computer screen demands just the right angle of the head, no need to pose your subject specially!

Bill

I have recently discovered that Proust is more effective than any sleeping tablets I have yet tried
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
27 Nov 2011 11:31AM
He looks very professorial.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2011 1:46PM
PS Only fair to warn you (not that I warn anyone else) but you have a cameo appearance in my V2 tomorrow.
LuzDeNoche 11 2 France
27 Nov 2011 2:20PM

Quote:PS Only fair to warn you (not that I warn anyone else) but you have a cameo appearance in my V2 tomorrow.


Does this mean I'm going to have to surf when I should be working? Wink
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
27 Nov 2011 2:21PM
He looks totally entranced in what he is reading. Maybe the new glasses make things so much clearer............Sandy
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
27 Nov 2011 3:45PM
Nice to hear you prefer the older men Lucy.
I know of someone who has just turned 60,has the intelligence of a gnat,
and the only French he knows is,''Avoir le demon de midi'',
but I am taking tablets for it !!
Mick.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 10:47PM
Oh well... after yesterday's comment I'm really afraid to loose this friend. There is no sign of Rascal in this person...
Great capture of a passing moment.
Johanna

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.