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The tube

By saltireblue    
Been a while since my last upload, and that's partly due to the best ever early
Christmas present. My 34yo daughter, whom I haven't seen since she was 8yo, accepted a friend request from me on fb and we have been chatting online, getting to know each other. Strange, I only opened a fb account because of my foliopic site, otherwise I wouldn't touch it.
I tried once before to get in touch when I found her on My Space (does that still exist?), but didn't get a response then because it turns out she was having personal problems and didn't need any more emotion in her life.

So I am a very happy bunny at the moment.

To the serious business of the above image.
Taken inside the pedestrian tube on the top of the Centre Pompidou, I have given it this particular treatment in order to eliminate the view of the city outside. I also like the way the treatment has strengthened the effect of the repeated metal hoops decreasing into the distance.

Many thanks for looking.


Tags: Black and white Centre pompidou Gay Paree

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
9 Dec 2013 2:14PM
Good news about your daughter Malc.
A bit of catching up to do there I fancy !!
Good graphic shot.

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AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
9 Dec 2013 2:17PM
I love the image, but your news I love even more.

I opened an FB page a while back, and mostly I've used it to reconnect with people I've lost touch with years ago.

Vidunderlige nyheter!

Anne Toril
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 2:19PM
You've found a daughter, how wonderful. I'm imagining your happiness and excitement.
Oh yes, and good picture too.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Dec 2013 2:35PM
I like the results!

funny thing about FB---I had heard that one of my grandfather's brothers children had named a child with the same name I have, and another child after my mother-- I always thought it was a peculiar story and laughed it off--- You already know the rest--- someone has connected us on face book---Amazing--
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 2:52PM
A reconnection with family is always good news and this is one of the best.

I recognised the scene, having stood there and done that. It looks much busier than the last time I was there (these days we tend to stay below and watch people) but the folk standing there are looking at anything but the view; strange. But that's people for you; I wouldn't have it any other way.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 3:34PM
Great hear the good news Malcolm, great mono imageSmile

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Dec 2013 3:46PM
That sounds like such good and welcome news on the home front, Malc, esp. at this family season of the year.
And an impressive B and W image with the hoops of the pedestrian passageway making an excellent subject in itself and also a strong framing for it's human cargo.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
9 Dec 2013 3:51PM
Congrtatulations on the connection...I have a similar gap in my history, but doubt the outcome will be as favourable...

like the treatment
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 4:04PM
Excellent news re your daughter Malc.

Brilliant mono image here.

kenfoulds 5 11 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 4:17PM
Superb graphic image and superb news for you. Enjoy catching up and getting to know one another again.
9 Dec 2013 4:26PM
Great contrast between the curves and the straight lines.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 5:16PM
Lovely story, striking image.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 Dec 2013 5:23PM
I'm on Facebook, but only joined 'cos our Camera Club started it's own page on there! Unlike here on EPZ, I find it very difficult to find things or negotiate my way around or find people, so don't actually use it much! But it's good you're able to have a good natter with your daughter Smile Great shot, and good mono work here, Malc Wink
Trev Smile
9 Dec 2013 5:56PM
Wonderful perspective and depth here Malc, I like it.

John Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 6:14PM
thankyou for sharing .....
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 Dec 2013 6:32PM
How lovely to be reunited with your daughter. Smile
And a nice punchy shot here.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
9 Dec 2013 7:06PM
Those mobile phones even get in there.How on earth do people find something to say on these contraptions.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 7:36PM
Oh Malc how lovely for you, take things slow so you won't both be to overwhelmed. Really pleased for you and a super capture.Smile
9 Dec 2013 8:12PM
Love this image Malc. I like the way it draws your eyes down the tunnel.

I know exactly how you're feeling at the moment. A similar thing has just happened to my brother - he found out he has a 32 year old daughter in August this year. He didn't have a clue about her but she searched for him and found him. It's been a huge surprise and emotional for all of the family. I texted my friend when my brother told me the news and said "Something wonderful has just happened to my family". She texted back saying "Have you won millions on the lottery"...I texted back saying "No something much, much better than that has happened!!!".............I know you'll be feeling the same way. So happy for you GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 9:02PM
This is a complete ending to your year...happiness
How exciting and enjoy the special moments
I also 'hate' FB it also does a lot of damage
Like the photo by the wayGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
9 Dec 2013 10:03PM
Great image Malc....
And the most wonderful news that you have reconnected with your early Christmas happy for youGrinGrinGrin
A marvellous gift and I'm sure will be the best present ever.

jacquig 4 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 10:39PM
Lots of interest and I love the high contrast - it gives lots of atmosphere. Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 10:52PM
Wonderful news about your daughter.
Facebook has it's good points. I've resisted joining until now but seriously
considering joining up.
Great mono - haven't been there - looks amazing.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
10 Dec 2013 10:52PM
Wonderful news, wonderful image, Malc.
Potra 5 Venezuela
11 Dec 2013 3:03AM
Love it Malc! I had not seen this, so inadvertently I have been doing "urban" stuff like you!
Awesome shot.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2013 8:18AM
That's wonderful news Malc - I am really pleased for you.

Like the treatment on the image a lot - very effective indeed.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2013 11:46AM
Fantastic news Malc... Bet you are well chuffedGrinGrinGrin
Lovely to hear something good coming from FB for a change tooGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin...... I wouldnt touch it with a barge pole eitherTongue
Sarcasm on hold for another timeWinkWink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2013 4:25PM
What wonderful news Malc - I'm so happy for you.
Great gritty image too...
14 Dec 2013 11:34AM
It's good to hear of something positive coming out of FaecesBook...I'm happy for you.
( Good photo too )

19 Feb 2014 4:14PM
Good news with your daughter. May it continue. Grin

Like your photo for sure Malcolm is it your called.

Excellent take my man.

I am new on here. So I am trying to get around to comment on pictures and hopefully I will get respond and win true friends..

I am a Canadian so my first picture I put up is hubby and I in the cold Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr weather. Then today my scrapbook I made .

Also the Canadians are doing fab with the Olympics. Ya!!

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