Cutting A Corner - Nancy, France by Eric Strijbos

Cutting A Corner - Nancy, France by 

Nancy, Summer 2005, Gentleman taking the easy way out at bar Le Parisien. Definitely not posed…

Crop, BW-conversion and curves in Paintshop Pro XII.

Canon 350D w standard zoomlens.

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summer, france, bar, drink, cafe, pay, nancy, lorraine

I’m a travel writer and photographer from the Netherlands, having published more than a dozen of Dutch-language books about a range of European destinations, and a selfpublished photobook about Tuscany ( ). I use RedBubble to sell square travel photos and calendars.
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  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyabout 5 years ago

    Eric, nicely seen and captured. Well done.

  • Thanks, Elana! If you ever get in the neighbourhood, don’t miss Nancy on a fine day, such lovely shooting there. :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesabout 5 years ago

    You don’t use PS or lightroom? how interesting.. this is good Eric, very good, what a great moment you’ve captured

  • Thank you, Ang! I have a copy of Lightroom somewhere, but I alternate between Paintshop on my desktop pc (which has a nice large screen) and Photoshop on my Macbook. Generally I prefer to work in PS (better 16bits handling and larger brushes), but Paintshop has still things that are missing or non-obvious in PS. Plus, it’s much cheaper. :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 5 years ago
    Great capture and so natural!!!
  • Thank you for the nice comment! :D

    – Eric Strijbos

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 5 years ago

    ROFL – omg, can’t believe it you captured that! Great shot! LOL

  • Actually I had totally forgotten about it until just before I posted this… but on that day I shot a lot of nice pictures, this was one of the first. Nancy is nice all by itself, but there was a big party going on and the weather was exceptionally good. Thanks! :D

    – Eric Strijbos

  • damien-c
    damien-calmost 5 years ago

    OMG! AHAHAH This is so great, Eric!

  • Hehheh, thanks Damien! :D I’ve been away for a couple of days and it’s nice to find your message. 1600 pictures in 8 days, more madness will follow, I hope. :D

    – Eric Strijbos

  • damien-c
    damien-calmost 5 years ago

    I tell you, my friend, this one is a classic beauty. It puts a huge smile on my face, something that is a part of street photography and sometimes we tend to forget: humor.
    To me the way he is dressed is just fantastic, it gives the photo that sense of uniqueness that is irreplaceable.
    1600 in 8 days!! Amateur!:P

  • Hahaha! I think humor is underestimated in Street too. :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Tempe
    Tempealmost 5 years ago

    love this,,,,,, how cheeky.

  • Aww, thank you, also for accepting the picture! :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitaualmost 5 years ago

    Very well captured candid!

  • Thank you! :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Manfred Belau
    Manfred Belaualmost 5 years ago

    Great candid! Love the suprised look in his face.Did he have a go at you for taking his photo?

  • Thank goodness, he didn’t. :D It was a terrific day of shooting, Nancy is beautiful and the weather fantastic, I’d have missed something. Actually I can’t remember what I did, but it wasn’t a problem.

    – Eric Strijbos

  • StamatisGR
    StamatisGRover 4 years ago

    Excellent street shot Eric! damn classic one that one can rarely shoot!

  • Thanks, Stamatis! I honestly can’t remember how I managed to capture this. :D

    – Eric Strijbos

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