21 December 2007

Monte Carlo Ladies - 9

I was coming up the escalator this morning from the Metropole shopping centre and this lady crossed my path. I ran up, pulling my camera out of my bag as I did so. She stopped for a second to speak to the doorman of the Metropole Hotel (you can just see him on the left) and then, on she went, walking too fast for a close-up. I thought about trimming this photo right back to lady herself but thought perhaps it gave more interest to show her, en route to wherever she is going, and of course, with 'that hat!'


Joao Augusto Aldeia said...

So many pixels just to show a hat?

It is a good photo, really, showing some touch of christmas ambiance. Allways remember Capa: "if your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough". But this one is close enough.

isa said...

And red shoes to boot ;-)

Anonymous said...

Why don't we ever get any Santa Clause like this one here where we live?

For us old folks, it is a weary time of year. So as it winds down may I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday and a prosperous new year.

Abraham and Patty Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo
Brookville, Ohio USA

Anonymous said...

This lady clearly needs a soundtrack:

"Santa Baby, just slip a sable underneath the tree, for me..."

Kate said...

Sprightly step and jaunty hat!!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Mrs. Claus, perhaps, in search of Mr. Claus? :-)

Love the hat ;-)

redwhiteblue said...

I think this is one of the best photographs you have taken. It packs in so much and has a great perspective. Very good to have kept the doorman. As a dog lover I imagine she has an invisible dog on a lead !

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