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Zooming

I'm quite satisfied with my now a bit old compact APN Canon G7 (present model on the market is already G12). For the fun of it I did some zooming on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré (see previous post) the other day - with the column on Place de la Bastille (see previous posts) in the background, on my way home from a very nice lunch with a fellow blogger (PARIS-BISE-ART).


So, despite some modest spring in Paris....
.... I will bring my camera with me to southern France ... and hopefully some real spring signs.

This means that I will be away from blogging for a couple of days. See you in a week! Take care!

40 comments:

Virginia said...

I'll tell you again, be careful on that thing! :) You did get some great photos. I hope you weren't taking them while driving!!

Have a good holiday.
V

Owen said...

Looks like the zoom works just fine... have an excellent trip in the south ! Hope you find some Spring down there !

Simony Silva said...

Peter, Peter... I loved the sequence of photos, closer and closer. I was also impressed with the weather there in Paris. It looks like I am the only one in the world who is still buried in snow! I can't stand it anymore!
Now you are going South??? I am so jealous! Lost my words! Have fun there and show us the pictures.

Thérèse said...

So you are going to zoom in in Southern France. Enjoy and come back with spring!

Capy89 said...

I always like the South of France though I've never been there :)
so eager to see your spring! ^^

Catherine said...

I miss those lovely spring flowers like the crocuses - how lovely - here the jacarandas are beginnig to bloom which is also a sure sign of Spring...love your zoomed in architectural shots too - make me want to revisit Paris..

Louis la Vache said...

We'll keep an eye on things while you are gone, Peter!
;-)

Olivier said...

je vois que tu t'amuses bien avec ton nouveau joujou, un beau zoom sur l'ange de la bastille...

Carole said...

Bonjour Peter,
Je vois que l'on a chacun le même APN (le mien est un G9)....
Bonne journée !

hpy said...

Zoomer vaut le coup, et je pense avoir une préférence pour n° 3.
Bon voyage.

claude said...

Voir la bastille en gros plan de la rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, quelle bonne idée.
Bon séjour dans le midi !

Cergie said...

Voici donc ton motif d'absence : tu préparais ton sac à dos !
C'est où le GR7 et le GR12 (ce dernier que tu feras une autre fois) ? Le GR20 est en Corse

Adam said...

What your zoom has shown me and which I never noticed before is that there are two security cameras on the Bastille column!

SusuPetal said...

Zooming is fun.

Have nice holidays and hopefully you meet the spring!

V Rakesh said...

Have a wonderful time out and thanks for these fabulous pictures!

alice said...

Profite bien de ton escapade!

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful pictures dear Peter!
Enjoy your time, take great pictures there , we will miss you!
God bless you
Léia

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Beautiful pictures, the zoom works well. Look forward to photos of the South of France :-)

Have a great week, take care Anne

designslinger.com said...

Makes me want to get my hands on an old G7!
Have a great trip.
Can't wait to see Spring springing from the South of France when you return.

Jim

Maya said...

Have fun! I can't wait to see what you see!

BLOGitse said...

For me that kind of street pics would be enough, no need to go anywhere! :)
But seriously I do like street pictures with real, daily, life.
I want more! I want more! of them thank you...
I'm almost coming to Paris... :)

BLOGitse

Mona said...

The golden angel atop the building is awesome. So are the flowers!

joanny said...

Bonjour Peter,

The first photo is an amazing clear long shot,,, no distortion or blurry distance it looks like a painting ... then I like the way you frame up each shot of a zoomed in focus of a small detail image from the first picture,,, I have to remember to try that with my little canon -- best way to learn how to take interesting pics is to learn from the pros, such as yourself..
Bonne journée!
Joanny

Trotter said...

Lucky guy in Southern France again... ;)) Enjoy!!

PS: The zoom isn't bad, but I hesitated between the Canon and the Lumix because the Lumix had a better zoom...

Starman said...

I instantly recognized the intersection in your second photo.

Jeanie said...

Have fun wherever you are!

Nathalie said...

Brilliant zoom, I'm impressed!
When I see how good this is, think what the lumix could do!

James said...

Have a wonderful time PPeter!

amatamari© said...

All photographs are beautiful and the zoom is fantastic!
See you soon!
:-)

Vagabonde said...

Your pictures are so clear and the zoom works great. Are you going to take the TGV to the midi? When I came back from Marseille I tried to take some pictures through the TGV window but it was hard. If you do, tell us how you did it.

Kate said...

It's always so satisfying to experiment and then have good resuls. The yellow crocus is splendid and a welcome harbinger to spring!

Corine said...

Have a wonderful trip! You already have more signs of Spring than we do here. Great pics! Love seeing traffic in Paris and all the different people on the sidewalks.

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Enjoy the south! I hope there is better weather for you than when I was there a couple of weeks ago!! *crosses fingers for you*

I think your camera does a more than adequate job, and besides, much as you and I talked about, it is more about the eye behind the camera! You have a fantastic eye.

Still, if you could get a new camera, what would it be?

Be well, Peter, and I hope to connect with you again soon. :)

Karin

le banc moussu said...

Have a nice time in southern France Peter and sure you'll give us some pics.
Christian

ParisBreakfasts said...

I am sooo tempted by your G12 and these pictures ring the bell..the cash register bell that is
Gorgeous!
I will be in Paris a week earlier than expected..this Sunday in fact.
Have fun in the Sud.
Elvie awaits you.
Carolg

The Golden Genius of Freedom said...

Not so close, Monsieur !
Can you respect my privacy, please ?! No close-ups allowed !

Chuckeroon said...

Oh, Peter, I drop in and find you "not there". Enjoy Le midi.

Leif Hagen said...

Hej Peter! Laget? Vi hadde "Svea pa IKEA" besok for nagra dagar sedan. I morgon ser du var svensk fika hos min dagliga blogg.
Du har alltid sa manga jatte trevliga fotos fran Paris!
Ha det sa trevligt!

arabesque said...

after reading this post. now i know why you're off on a trip. ^-^
i think you're new g7 is working perfect for you, even with the un-zoom shots, they all look perfect.

Peter said...

Thanks for all your comments! Just to make it clear; I'm still with my G7, although the present model is G12.