A HAPPENING…….

When I leave in the mornings to go for my walks, I never know if I will be inspired to shoot photographs or not.  Since I consider myself a “photographer” of sorts – with a fan base (haha), I have an obligation to get shots that I think are good.  AND, I am very critical of my work, trying not to use photos that I don’t like. Many times, I have so many good ones that I don’t know what to do with all of them. Other times, I have nothing that looks good.  I used to post a daily rose on Facebook, Instagram, and two sites on Foap – one with just flowers and one with other shots I like (the Sea, Gardens, Architecture, and such).  I was excited that people liked my flowers.  Now, I see my photo shoots as an assignment.  Hmmmm.  

That said, the other day, I started my walk, completely uninspired. In fact, my walk seemed like an assignment.  Dr. Castillo (my orthopaedic surgeon re the “health” of my knees that now have two series of Acid Hyaluronic injections and are better) said, “Every day, you MUST walk!”  Ugh.  It was one of those days when I say to myself, “Don’t think.  Just get dressed.  Get your keys and money.  Put on sunscreen.  Walk out the door. Put one foot in front of the other.”  (sigh)  I did not take my charger because I did not plan to use my phone that much.  

Well, let me tell you —- it started with the smell of the jasmine!  Then, I saw the Sea,  and I fell in love.  My excitement at the color of the water, the clouds in the sky, the boats in the Port, the crisp morning air – wow!  I am posting a lot of photographs today – even though some are better than others.  Needless to say, I was sorry I did not bring my charger. Thankfully, I did not get any calls or messages before I got back home.   Here we go….

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Then, I started rounding the bend….

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And the obligatory SELFIE of me with the Sea in the background.  Obviously, there is no one around to give me hair and make-up!!  And, I tried to smooth out some of the wrinkles. Should have left it alone.  Sorry about that!   

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Attempts at panoramas, gone wrong!!

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Here is another attempt at a panorama. My granddaughter Jamie tried to teach me how to do a good one, but I am still trying to get it right.  This one looks weird to me.

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Then, I left the Sea to enter the Market.  First came fruits and vegetables and cheeses and fish and meats.  I watched one of the venders make a fresh strawberry and banana crepe.  Note to Jay: get a fresh fruit crepe soon.  Yum.  By the way, I am making all of these individual images because I want you to see all the colors in the photos. 

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Artists, woodcarvers, soaps, and other assorted items were all mixed in there. I wanted to get the woodcarver, but didn’t get a good shot.  The soaps and stuff didn’t interest me. And, the artists got VERY upset if I tried to take photographs of their work. So…..

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The flower photos are uninspired as my enthusiasm began to wane. I was ready for a croissant and coffee, and I wanted to find the toilette. So it goes….  I will save the flower posts for another day.  Actually, I went to the Monastery Garden the other day.  I have yet to post the feast of roses I shot that day.  Next time!!

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Best, Jay

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Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.

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