Shine: Here Comes The Sun

Seattle, Wa USA

Today’s challenge is “Shine”. This could be a film or just a selection of pictures. I like that picture above of a building in downtown Seattle last Summer. I spotted that plane up in the sky. It seemed everything was running parallel in that picture. The plane, the cornice, the floor separations in the building, the dots, the electric wires of the ageing Seattle trolleybus system. It’s a weird picture but I think it works quite well. It also conveys the atmosphere of that very stuffy Summer day rather well.


Next is a picture taken at Père Lachaise through the gates of a 19th century tomb.


Seattle again, I could brag that the Sunshine effect on the monorail was intended but let’s admit it: it was a great piece of luck.

More Shine from the sun in this beautiful early 20th century area in Montsouris (some sort of a village within the big City), in the South of Paris (14th district). A stone’s throw from where I live.

Yann Gourvennec
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  1. I always enjoy seeing how you approach these challenges, Yann — you always find a creative angle or interpretation! I especially like the first image because of the unexpectedness of the tiny plane. But being une amoureuse de Paris, the last one is (unsurprisingly) my favorite. I haven’t explored this area very much, and I’ve clearly been missing out!

    • Thank you so much Heather. Yip, I must admit i like very much this reflex shot while we were roaming the big PNW City. I sure enjoyed that walk in town with my friend Rick. Not surprised you missed the 14th because everybody does. That is except those who live there and wouldn’t think of living anywhere else. Montsouris and Denfert AKA Little Montrouge (used to be part of Montrouge until 1860), are worth a visit though. Or even better, they are worth a stay. So thought the likes of Man Ray, Soutine and Bourdelle. Looking forward to your visit.

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