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Bistro Paris

Bistro Paris
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Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-13
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-08 2:28
Viewed: 2575
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image has been taken at the small square of Place Stravinsky with the colorful Stravinsky Fountain next to the Centre Pompidou and the Church of Saint-Merri.

Post processing added in Photoshop.

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Hello Gosia, my neighbour !
Very nice autumnal atmosphere in Paris perfect captured.
Good chosen portrait format and amazing light.
TFS and have a nice weekend

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2013-12-08 2:39]

Salut Gosia,
une très belle scène de vie à la parisienne !
J'aime les ombres et cette superbe luminosité.
Excellente compo :)

Hello Gosia,
This is a very attractive scene of these Parisians enjoying a drink and a talk on a summer evening. For me, my interest in this image is the activity of the people and not the architecture. Although the architecture, the lamp and the foliage of the tree provide balance and context, I find the very bright sky to be too distracting for me. To suit my taste I would prefer to see the image cropped down to just exclude the sky. (This is just my subjective opinion which might not be supported by other viewers)
Warm regards,

Hi Gosia
A very hard front- light to manage in this case !
You did well !
There is a reddish shift in the white balance that is warming the image, and personally i would have tried to reduce it, and why not, converted it to B&W
The composition itself is good and i like the diagonal made of pavements

hello Gosia
une superbe scène parisienne, sur la terrasse de bistro.
La lumière et les ombres sont très agréables.
Bon dimanche

Hello Gosia,
A well taken photo with an attractive atmosphere. I like the point of view and the choice of the vertical frame. The detail in the foreground cobbles supplies graphical interest to the scene. Pleasant warm light and colours, very good sharpness. A typical Parisian scene.

Czesc, Gosia,
I like it too! Good choice of the point of view, very interesting autumn daily life scene, perfect DoF, as a result of good exposure. TFS!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
  • [2013-12-08 5:09]

Hello Gosia,

These picture cares a quiet feeling, everyone is quiet in these area.
Nice perspective and depth picture with pleasant colours
Excellent composition and lovely captured.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice Sunday,

Ciao Gosia,

Cette photo a un petit côté argentique très intéressant. Probablement à cause de la lumière à contre jour qui est du plus bel effet.Rien de tel qu'une terrasse à Paris pour regarder les gens passer.

Bon dimanche


Hello Gosia,
a very nice picture, with a great light and soft colors.
The quality is perfect as always, congrats!
A dear hug

Ciao Gosia
una luce molto bella che illumina una bella scena, è piacevole potersi sedere a uno di questi tavoli, ascoltare il chicchierio delle persone e osservare il movimento circostante.
Ottima composizione e bella esecuzione.

Hi Gosia,
Really nice street life scene, the play of the shadows and light is really superb in this! The designs of the brickwork in the foreground creates excellent interest there, and the architecture of the church is beautiful. My eye is instantly drawn to the drawing on the wall which makes me smile.
All the best

Hi Gosia,
This looks very pleasant and very summer-like. We were in Paris some weeks later and had really fine weather. I guess we missed this particular square, so I have to enjoy this fine picture only.
Kind regards

Howdy Siudzi,

The thumbnail view does not do justice to your fine composition. The outdoor restaurant with group dining is enjoyable, and needs to be done more often by us Yanks. The intricate classical cobblestone plaza and cathedral glimpsed in the background are attractive, and I am drawn to the mural of Igor Stravinsky one of my favorite composers.

Good job,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3350 W: 0 N: 7673] (55973)
  • [2013-12-08 8:25]

Trzy w jednym: piekna pogoda i atmosfera, ciekawe miejsce i fajna kafejka, sam napiłbym się tam kawy, dobra kompozycja takiej rodzajowej scenki
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hello Gosia,
It looks like the face on the mural asks the people on the terrace to be a bit quiter :)
Excellent light management and beautiful combination of light and shade.
Best regards, Paul

Hello Gosia,
A very good composition with the entire frame filled with interesting features. It's so full of street-life and different kinds of architecture and public art, and there is a fine diagonal dominating the view. I love the yellow leaves lying on the flat tiles in the foreground. I could almost imagine you putting them there to make the composition perfect :-).
Kind regards,

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 700 W: 129 N: 1121] (7483)
  • [2013-12-08 14:52]

Hello Gosia
I don't know how to describe this scene, but I can tell you that is very pleasant. I like the floor paving stones, the background and the atmosphere created by the backlight.

Best regards

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2013-12-08 19:40]


Fantastique éclairage et compo quel rendu sur le pavage et ces personnes assises à la terrasse sous les abres quel bel effet et cpatage.
Bravo et amitié

Tu as su créer une belle atmosphère dans cette scène estivale parisienne. Un moment de détente qui contraste avec l'agitation autour du Centre Pompidou.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2685 W: 1337 N: 3016] (38587)
  • [2013-12-08 23:10]

Hi Gosia

good cool atmosphere of the parisian life in autumn, the backlight is perfect and I like the 2 dead leaves on the ground.

namaste, a great shot here. Love the atmosphere of this square. So lively. You got the mood perfectly with brilliant handling of light. The colour of winter setting on the leafs, though those two leafs in pavement are seems to be implied. Overall a great image where I enjoyed most the play of light and shadow. Tfs.

Hi Gosia,

I like the tone of this picture, a little bit nostalgic. It seems bring us back to the Paris's glorious days. It's wonderful in post-processing indeed.

Hi Gosia!
This picture has got such a good mood! Your work with light and colors is great and the results dealing with this features are so beautiful and pleasant!
Vertical format, black borders, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are excellent too!
TFS - congrats,

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2013-12-13 12:37]

Hi Gosia,

Superb street scene where you make perfect use of the perfect lighting. It is easy that you only notice the Stravinsky Fountain and its colourful sculptures when you are in this place. I am impressed that you spotted this wonderful scene where the main subject is the typical Parisian bistro but still you have made use the nearby artwork that adds an wonderful mood to the scene. TFS and have nice weekend!

Kind regards,


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27287] (109585)
  • [2013-12-14 9:16]

Witaj Gosia,
nice the view of this carefree and relaxing place of the the small square of the town,with the beautiful painting on the wall to 'decorates' perfect the whole scene.I like the beautiful place with the light to makes the scene even more effective.


Hello Gosia
I know the place well and appreciate your take on it: ignoring the Pompidou Centre, which is pretty hard to do! You have a strange but not unpleasant colour cast, most obvious in the yellow sky and purple shadows, but it gives the scene an old-world patina which is rather nice: I wonder if it was deliberate, and if so, how it was achieved. It reminds me of cross-processing film in days gone by...

Czesc Gosia,
piekna pocztowka z Paryza!
Kolorystyka tworzy naprawde wyjatkowy klimat tej sceny.Mi podoba sie rowniez swiatlo i sposob w jaki odbija sie od chodnika-super!

Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Hi Gosia,

Wonderful capture, environment looks peaceful and friendly. Nice view point used and good use lines.

regards Jugnu

Hello Malgorzata,
A typical Parisian view : people having good time in a "café", historical heritage, contemporary art and tags in the background. It just lacks some pigeons ! You've chose an angle that offers a nice backlight, I like how it enlightens the hair of people and the leaves of the trees. The "burnt" sky doesn't matter for me as it serves the picture. Good job !

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2014-01-18 17:31]

Hi Gosia,

Even with your most recent additions, I just can't help but back step to this one. Paris will get me every time, and what you've done here is superb! I love the smooth PP effect, rendering this with an antique kind of appeal. It has a nostalgic quality about it from the coloring, I love the look and feel of this shot! Plus, it's not an angle I've seen before of this particular location, the originality of this perspective and result is terrific. Great scene, and greatly seen! :) Enjoy the day ahead.

Friendly wishes,


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  • ecmel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 189] (1481)
  • [2014-03-29 3:53]

Hello Gosia,
A nice daily life view. Ideally framed and with excellent natural colours and clarity.
Best regards

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