Waterlogue Wednesdays: Pink in Paris II

Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Champs de Mars, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Notre Dame, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
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Is this one of those “sorry not sorry” times? Maybe. Spring in Paris is very pink, but is it up to me to apologize for it? It’s widely known that tourists flock to Paris in Spring to frame beautiful landmarks in the cherry blossoms that take over the city for a couple of weeks a year. This year, despite a very mild winter, the cherry blossoms came later than usual (in mid-April) but were utter perfection, as always. Here are three images from my favorite places to blossom hunt in Paris.

Follow me on Instagram (@fallingoffbicycles) to see more as the colors change in the City of Light.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Pink in Paris

Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Champs de Mars, magnolias, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Champs de Mars, magnolias, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
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Waterlogue 1.2.1 (66) Preset Style = Naturel Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Lighter Paint Intensity = Normal Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces
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Beautiful shades of pink all over Paris to greet me upon my return!

I especially loved the shot of Notre Dame in the distance, as I was shooting the Cathedral with the cherry blossom in the foreground only to step back and notice the Falling Off Bicycles logo, the green bicycle surrounded by flowers. Naturally, I shot a dozen more photos from the new position.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Spring in Paris

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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, spring in Paris, Galeries Lafayette, Grande Roue, Tuileries Garden
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, spring in Paris, rue Cremieux, colorful Paris
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, spring in Paris, Giverny, Monet's Garden
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More colors popping up around Paris, plus some I just love ay any time of year. Follow me on Instagram to see the originals of these photos: @fallingoffbicycles.

If you haven’t been to rue Crémieux near Gare de Lyon, be sure to add it to your list. The unique street’s colorful façades make a great background for a beautiful photoshoot. I’ll do a post on rue Crémieux soon to show it’s many beautiful façades and colors.

Happy Wednesday!

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Signs of Spring in Paris

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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, magnolias, spring in Paris, Palais Royal
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, magnolias, spring in Paris, Notre Dame
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Champs de Mars, magnolias, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
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When I was booking travel early in the year, I decided I would attempt to see two phases of Spring in Paris… early and a few weeks later. And if that didn’t work, then hopefully I would at least see one phase of Spring in mid-March or mid-April. Well, turns out I timed the first part of it perfectly and was able to see magnolias in bloom all over the city. My goodness, it was beautiful! I keep a long list by now of my favorite spots to shoot in the various seasons, which I was hitting one by one all the while checking the status of the next round of blooming trees. Looking forward to round two in a couple more weeks.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

View from Notre Dame de Paris

What better way to begin un séjour in Paris besides taking in the view from high in the sky at the top of the Notre Dame towers? A friend and I picked an early meeting time so as to avoid whatever tourists queues might keep us from getting those beautiful morning glow shots. However, the sun was quite bright by the time we made it to the top, but who can complain with these views? The streets were already bustling with tourists and locals and the warm sun was preparing to encourage those buds to open up just a little more.

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