The empty beaker

By woolybill1
A grabbed shot on the Rue Mouffetard in Paris last October.

We are taking a rest from uploading for a few days but will try to pop in for a look now and again. Normality returns on December 27th (in my case at least) . . .

Wishing a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas to Pete and the staff of epz and to all contributors near and far.

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Dec 2011 9:06AM
An image which at first is about shadows but then the crow and begging women capture your attention.
Good one Bill
All the best to the both of you too
Regards Richard

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
23 Dec 2011 9:09AM
Have a lovely Christmas Bill and thank you for your support on my efforts which is much appreciated. - gary
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
23 Dec 2011 9:09AM
love the cop / toning / glance of the lady...
opiumhaze 6 9 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 9:32AM
great use of light in this BillSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 9:56AM
this is life .....
tony64 14 204 9 England
23 Dec 2011 10:32AM
Merry Christmas to you both!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
23 Dec 2011 10:43AM
Excellent, Bill. Superb light and shadow and attention to detail with the object of the image being overshadowed by the hurrying throngs.
Enjoy your 'mini break' from epzSmile

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 11:12AM
An excellent image which follows on from Moira's upload of this morning.
Dave and I would like to wish you and Moira a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2012!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Dec 2011 11:33AM
Excellent mono, and all that empty space in the foreground makes me wonder what's in store for us all next year. The pigeon doesn't know how lucky it is.
All the best Bill.
Regards, Chris
wrinkles 9 351 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 11:44AM
Nice composition with brilliant light.Wink
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
23 Dec 2011 12:07PM
Fascinating foreground.
This is another one I would have cropped just above the woman's head. What a statement of the suits walking by ignoring the poor. The price of their lunch would probably have fed her for a week!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 1:09PM
Wonderful light in this Bill.

jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 1:12PM
Great stuff.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 2:21PM
Happy Christmas Bill to you and to Moira. My sort of image - nice one.
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
23 Dec 2011 4:31PM
Happy Christmas.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
23 Dec 2011 4:45PM
Thought provoking images from you both today!
Wishing you and Moira a very Happy Christmas Bill Smile

Sarah *
Bring on normality Bill, I can't take much more of this.

Have a right good time my friend, you've been a such a pillar of the different, which is always a good thing.

My very best to you and Dear Moira,
23 Dec 2011 7:41PM
I can see why you just had to take this Picture Bill, and thanks for sharing.
Have a great time over the festive season, who knows what tomorrow may bring.

John Smile
wyatturp 12 2 England
23 Dec 2011 7:57PM
A picture of daily life through-the-lens well done

LexEquine 12 19 United States
23 Dec 2011 8:08PM
'Excellent monochrome Take~'

"Enjoy the Holiday Season," Bill.

~ Peter
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
24 Dec 2011 1:17AM
Everything came together in this one. I can't see it without the pigeon - it's the first thing that grabs my eye.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Bill.

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
24 Dec 2011 7:22AM
Great exposure, light, content, everything. Wonderful.

Have a great Christmas, and very best wishes for 2012.

Kind regards.

Ray42 10 3 England
24 Dec 2011 7:59AM
I like this one a lot - have a great Christmas
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
24 Dec 2011 3:05PM
The Best Seasons Greetings To You.

MissPea 11 8 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2011 4:21PM
Happy Christmas Bill - have fun!
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2011 5:36PM
A well crafted and poignant image, Bill. Thank you for the timely reminder.

Happy Christmas to you, Moira and your family.

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
24 Dec 2011 11:01PM
Lovely dark shadowy image. Excellent work Bill.

You and your family have a Fantastic Christmas and an Excellent, Prosperous and Healthy 2012.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Dec 2011 11:40PM
Chances are the pigeon will be the one here that has a better Xmas dinner Bill !!
Like Moira's upload,
a good bit of reportage here !!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
25 Dec 2011 11:39AM
Poignant shot, beautifully taken Bill. Excellent in mono.
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
27 Dec 2011 3:39PM
My nan used to do that all the time, cut the heads off people. She wasn't considered arty though, her photos were just greeted with groans & cries of "not again nan". Maybe she was more arty than we realised.

Can't see the beaker though.

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