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
Éclatant
Waterlogue 1.2.1 (66) Preset Style = Superficiel Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Heavy Drawing Detail = Low Paint = Rich Color Paint Lightness = Lighter Paint Intensity = Less Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Coarse Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces
Superficiel
Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Champs de Mars, magnolias, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
Épanouissement
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
Naturel

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.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Peony Heaven

Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles Paris photography, peonies, Waterlogue
Vibrant

This week’s Waterlogue brought to you by Spring. Can it be peony season year-round?

Thankful Thursdays – The Small Things: Flowers

Falling Off Bicycles Julia Willard peonies

My comings and goings to and from Paris have come with a good deal of reflection. Perhaps it’s the small spaces I have lived in, the constant living on top of complete strangers, the drastic differences in aesthetic from where I’m from, or something entirely different, but living abroad has been key to my learning to appreciate the smaller things. A morning walk, a long and drawn out meal, a burgeoning sidewalk overflowing with bright and fragrant flowers… they all have a stronger power to move me than they did before my move to France. But that’s France for you, isn’t it? The attention to detail is something that continues to strike me and indeed inspire me. And yet it’s so often done with such effortlessness.