Saturday, February 9, 2013

P’tite Valentine

I love this statue, which sits in a pocket-sized park in Beaune.  In summer its white stone is perfectly offset by the green leaves of the trees above. But on this particular winter day, the trees are bare and so the branches frame Cupid perfectly as he reaches for an arrow in his quiver.  The slight blush of the evening sky was incredible, as if someone had taken a paintbrush to it….as soon as I viewed the image I thought it would be perfect for a little Valentine~


Meanwhile back in California, today I brought home a little gift, from me to me with love.  It’s something I have wanted for a long time, and will use on the trip to Paris, so that was my excuse to buy….a tripod!  I’m imagining photos of the Eiffel Tower at dusk, and the light trails of the cars going down the Champs-Elysees…..ah, can’t wait…..there will be lots of experimenting before then, but for now, I’m testing it out on some food shots, like the chocolate-dipped berries set on camellia petals which I’ll bring to the market tomorrow for a pre-Valentine’s day treat~    


I’m a pretty steady hand with my photos, though I have to be sure that I don’t have too much coffee before a shoot.  I’m really happy with the tripod after just a few photos though; they are perfectly crisp.  This last week has been super busy with lots of writing and editing and collaboration for Rêve.  It’s taking shape, and it will be great!  Have a great Valentine’s week~ 


  1. Hi Andrea,

    Fabulous photograph. Love the impish grin on the Cupid!

    Back home in So Cal today? Promises to be clear and glorious out here in the Temecula area. We are heading over the mountains to OC via the Ortega later this morning. (The drive reminds us of Provence.) Are you having a farmer's market booth today?

    Smiles from Charlotte in My Slice of Provence

  2. There is nothing better than choc. dipped fruit. Yummy. Renee is having a birthday next week, She loves choc. strawberries. Great idea.


  3. Je vous souhaite une très joyeuse Saint-Valentin aussi. Bisous