Mar 15, 2013

Paris in February

Finally, I'm sharing a few scenes from our walks around Paris. I'm not sure what it is about being in other cities that makes me notice the light so much more than I do in NYC. Perhaps I take it for granted and overlook it here. I guess it is just easier to be inspired in unfamiliar places.

I didn't take as many photos on this trip (partly because we spent most our daylight hours inside restaurants — can't really complain about that...), but I can see how my photography has changed a bit since our last trip to Paris. It was definitely softer and a bit dreamier (examples here and here). Nowadays I'm drawn to stronger lines, shapes, and shadows. While I still love the photos taken at the Tuileries from last year, the light was just not the same on this trip.









46 comments :

  1. should make a coffee table book for yourself...

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  2. You have done such a good job of capturing the beauty of the Parisian backstreets. Gorgeous!

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  3. sigh, beautiful. this post managed to fill me with wanderlust at a time when I would like to be home more.

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  4. Gorgeous picture. And yes, your photography does seem different. Loved the way you captured light in the last picture.

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  5. I absolutely adore seeing "my city" through your eyes. It gives me new inspiration all over again. You're so freaking talented :) I love your photos and someday I hope to be half as good as you are!

    Thank you for sharing :)
    - Carin (www.parisinfourmonths.com)

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  6. Stunning.... I had the chance to visit Paris a couple of weeks ago.... there has never been a more inspiring city!

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  7. Going to Paris has been in my list for SUCH a long time. Now that one of my best friends moved there, I might go visit soon. cannot wait.

    Your photography is just PERFECT.

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  8. I thought Paris isn't so beautiful in February, but you made some great photos and I know I was wrong :).

    I love the last two!!

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  9. i'm going to Paris next week...can't wait!!!

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  10. Thanks for adding fuel to my paris daydreams! Absolutely beautiful stuff.

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  11. so, so pretty. I hope to travel there one day!

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  12. beautiful. i was just there in december; i love the stillness cold air seems to give paris.

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  13. Beautiful pictures! I wish I could visit Paris someday :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Stunning photos! Makes me want to hop on a plane now to Paris!

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  15. You found 'Alice a Paris', how perfect! I see the change in your photos from your various Paris posts, and I like it. Very inspiring!

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  16. i've been to paris once in my life. it was my favourite place when i traveled europe a few years ago. i want to go back so badly, and this doesn't help! so beautiful. i feel it's so much more serene than london.

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  17. It's amazing how light changes things... Going to Paris in July and cannot wait!

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  18. "I guess it is just easier to be inspired in unfamiliar places."

    This is so true! I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds it hard to be inspired with the familiar. :)

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  19. My goodness, Alice, is there anything you're NOT good at?! These are marvelous, especially that last one. Ohhh be still my heart.

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  20. Amazing! Oh how I miss Paris...

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  21. Absolutely beautiful snapshots of Paris! I really hope I can make a trip there sometime soon to roam around in those alleys.

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  22. I've always wanted to go to paris but I didn't realize how beautiful it was!!! =)

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  23. i will paint my front door blue!

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  24. i almost had tears well up when i looked at these! these made my heart so ridiculously excited to FINALLY get to return to paris this summer. gorgeously captured although yes quite different from your last visit. lovely all the same. xo

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  25. My fave pic is #7 which has 'Alice' on that building. You're awesome indeed Alice! :)

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  26. Fantastic stuff Alice. I'm jealous! Haven't been to Paris in more than 10 years.

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  27. Wow These are incredible. Esp the black and white symmetrical one. Great job!

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  28. Gorgeous photos!
    Paris is awesome
    xo
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse.net"

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  29. I love these; they capture Paris so beautifully, and without the cliché Eiffel Tower!

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  30. The last shot is breathtaking!

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  31. I am French born in Paris all my youth is then paris Medical University still in paris, paris is beautiful, but there are areas to be avoided especially in the north, there you serer very top, Alice made ​​pictures in the pretty beautiful neighborhoods but Paris is not beautiful to 100% of building insalubrepas many clandestine immigration.

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  32. oooh haven't been to Paris in years and years. Dying to go now.

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  33. I adore Paris! Luckily I live only a mere 3 hours away from the city. Although... I should visit it more frequently.

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  34. I'm finally going to make it to Paris! I booked our flights trip for June, and also booked an apartment in the 7th arrondissement. I can't wait to take photos of the Paris scene. Any tips? Places to eat at?

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  35. those buildings are beautiful! i would love to be able to go on vacation there.

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  36. So perfectly captured. Stunning shots!

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  37. @ FOR G MARCH !! counsel for the 7th great area you have a large store LE BON MARCHE the 7th is mostly embassy you also have the Jardin of Luxembourg in the 6th name saint germain des prés etc. there is so much

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  38. That first picture is sooo cute!!! :)

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  39. Love that last picture. Looks like you had a great time in Paris Alice!

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  40. Inspiring that you steered clear of touristy spots and immersed yourself in the everyday Parisian life. That's what true travelling is about.

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  41. Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in world. These scenes taken by you in February are very stunning. These are very inspiring. Whoever visit Paris, he must enjoy its street walk. It is really admirable city. I love to have a visit of Paris in February. Newcastle wedding photography

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  42. These stunning photos just brought me to a world of imagination. I NEED to visit Paris one day...

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  43. Paris looks so beautiful through your eyes!

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