Monochrome Madness 2-20

Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness time and a very short story

visit Leanne’s blog for all the wonderful submissions every week

uptown funk
At the Uptown French Cafe ( best seen on attachment page)

La Prochaine Fois,- Quelques Cerises! –

from my Uptown Shopping Centre collection of short stories and wish I was back in Paris!

How could anyone not notice her! Adorned with large sunglasses and a Gallic pout she sat alone and Renoir-like at the outdoor cafe under a red umbrella.  There was a certain insouciant playfulness to her gestures, a deliberate look of ennui, – and then there was that slight ghosted crust of  chocolate sprinkled frozen yogurt above her lip.”  

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I was hoping my image had a touch of Film Noir to it!!  like the  wonderful 1981 French film Diva – a thriller which included- the exquisite aria from La Wally (for all you old opera fans)

or else for you funk fans,  the adorable Haschak sisters singing uptown funk

.. Uptown funk gonna give it to ya

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    Fabulous image, Cybele! Enjoyed both video. Thank you!! 🙂

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    1. so glad you like it Amy! 🙂

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  2. Great character sketch Cybele and that photo is wonderful – the contract of the reflection and the monochrome.

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    1. so glad you like it Andrea!

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  3. Mél@nie says:

    @”La Prochaine Fois,- Quelques Cerises!” – next year, for sure… 🙂

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    1. Oh yes!!! thanks Melanie!

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  4. That is one fab reflective photo! I love it! Both videos are good but I really loved Ms. Fernandez singing that aria. Wow! Fun post! 😀

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    1. thank you Linda!! Yes a beautiful aria!

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  5. Oo la la, Cybele! Beautiful use of selective color and a wonderful reflection. I love your description of her as well, down to her chocolate mustache 🙂 As for wanting to returning to Paris? Absolutement!!

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    1. so glad you like it Stacy!! Thanks!

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  6. Norma says:

    Nice reflection on the glasses. Love the portrait and the write-up with it. This is different than the usual but I loved your new style and voice. Marvelous! 🙂

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    1. I actually wrote a few children type stories in this style ( kind of). It’s my fun stuff! Thanks so much Norma!!!

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  7. Mark Simms says:

    Nice job in post processing keeping the reflections in the glasses in colour…..that works really well Cyb

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    1. so pleased you like it Mark!!

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  8. Trying new things is a good thing 🙂 Love this!

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    1. it was a fun day!!

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  9. kazg10 says:

    Love this portrait Cybele and your wonderful description! 🙂

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    1. many thanks Kaz!!! Yes, trying new things with some trepidation lol!

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  10. I really like the selective colour, it separates the subject in her worl and the world behind the camera. Fantastic.

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    1. nice observation Ben! thank you!

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    1. many thanks Ritva!

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  11. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    not sure how you achieved this shot other than with some cybele moon magic

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    1. what a lovely comment Laura, thank you!

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  12. sedge808 says:

    Diva is one of my fave films.

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  13. Maverick ~ says:

    Excellent write-up for a superb image.

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    1. thank you Maverick- and for the read!!

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  14. chania says:

    a nice description!

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  15. lauramacky says:

    Love that selective color! Taking off reality or is it we only see reality sometimes.

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    1. nice comment Laura!! Yes! Thank you!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome!

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  16. katieprior says:

    Very, very cool picture. Film noir? I’d say you nailed it!

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    1. super!! Thanks Katie!

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    1. cute huh!!? thanks Crow!

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