Hi Gary, Thanks for your generous feed back!Very nice indeed, Cyril. Love the first fountain shot.
I'm off to Paris in 10 days for a walkabout and thought I might take just my M9-P and possibly an SWC, but probably not. Now I don't know whether to hump the SWC or the 203FE ?
What film did you use ? Tripod & Permit ?
Hi there again bladdered!Many thanks for your extended reply, Cyril.
I arrive there on 5 November, so looking forward to the light you refer to. I live in the UK and just discovered it's as cheap to fly to Paris as it is to travel to London by train. Hopefully, this will be the start of many expeditions there.
I'll pack my Gitzo Reporter tripod, but I'll see how well I can manage with my Leica table top tripod. Against a wall, or railing it's perfect and pressed into my chest I can get down to 1/4s.
Hi Gary ,Good info, Cyril. Thanks.
Really looking forward to it.
Manchester - Paris is £105 return.
Any recommendations for good, cheap central hotel accomodation ? I've found central and cheap, but yet to discover if it's good. . If you can suggest somewhere, I can investigate for next time.
Thank you for asking, Cyril.Hope you got most out of your time being there in Paris. And how was it going? Done lot of photography I guess. Hopefully enjoyed your visit too I think!
Hi there!Thank you for asking, Cyril.
It was a mixed bag, good experiences and a good fact finding trip for the future. In the end, I decided to take only my M9-P, primarily because I was meeting a Leica buddy there and I didn't want the extra weight of additional camera gear. Also, thought my pics would be more about people than places, whereas it was a 50/50 mix and the small format didn't do the venues justice.
Hotel was basic, but very well placed. Must remember not to insert a £10 rail ticket into the £1 Metro machine ever again ! Incredible they made them almost indistinguishable.
Enjoyed the picture taking, although intrusion of beggars and scammers was boring. Made me smile the third time someone stooped in front of me to apparently pick up a gold wedding ring and said it doesn't fit their finger, but I could have it...... for a contribution. Ha.
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Thanks for your advice and help. Appreciated.
Salut Swissblad!I'm really impressed - especially as a lot of this work is hand held.
Nice selection of work.
Thanks for sharing - makes we want to dig out by 503 and some film.