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Dancing in the rain on the Champs-Élysées (Paris, France) by Christine Oakley

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“This is what you do on your very first day in Paris. You get yourself, not a drizzle, but some honest-to-goodness rain, and you find yourself someone really nice and drive her through the Bois de Boulogne in a taxi. The rain’s very important. That’s when Paris smells its sweetest.” ~ Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina)

Photo taken on the Champs-Élysées (Paris, France) during a May rain shower.

  • Top Ten in the Candid Shots! Challenge in Good News Group – Sharing & Caring – April 2010
  • Top Ten in the Who Are You? Challenge in This is Relevant – March 2010
  • Top Ten in the Cityscapes , Low Light , Portraits , Reflections or My Best Seascape Challenge in The World As We See It… – March 2010
  • Winner of the Rain Challenge in The 100 – 499 VIEWINGS GROUP – March 2010
  • Featured in Inspired by Life – January 2010
  • Featured in Escher and Perspective Art – January 2010
  • Featured in Good News Group – Sharing & Caring – January 2010
  • Featured in ! Inspired Art ! – January 2010
  • Featured in The Woman Photographer – January 2010
  • Featured in Love Affair With The Lens – January 2010
  • Featured in Candid Photography – January 2010
  • Featured in The World As We See It… – January 2010

Camera: Canon 450D, 17-85mm lens

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  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 5 years ago

    Excellent memories.

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffabout 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful capture Christine!
    (Would you mind to add the country name, France, to your description, for our group, All Street Portraiture? Thank you!!)

  • Thanks Tatum – sorry that I keep forgetting to add the country, not just the city!

    – Christine Oakley

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 5 years ago

    lovely work Christine

  • Thank you Christine :) Happy New Year to you :)

    – Christine Oakley

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdabout 5 years ago

    Great use of space. I love it.

  • Thanks Davo :) Happy New Year!

    – Christine Oakley

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant work, it is wonderfully romantic. I love the selective focus and soft toning.

  • Thank you so much Sharon! :) Happy New Year!

    – Christine Oakley

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Christine, no worries! It’s a very beautiful image! ;-))

  • Thanks Tatum :)

    – Christine Oakley

  • Digidi
    Digidiabout 5 years ago

    great shot love the reflection on the ground

  • Thanks so much Di! :)

    – Christine Oakley

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations – you have been featured in Candid Photography. Regards, Gary

  • Thank you so very much Gary for the feature! What an honour! :)

    – Christine Oakley

  • Uwe Rothuysen
    Uwe Rothuysenabout 5 years ago

    Great work Christine!
    I love images with rainy scenic.

  • Thank you so much Uwe for stopping by and your comment.

    – Christine Oakley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture!! :D

  • Thanks Cee. Appreciate your comment :)

    – Christine Oakley

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