POTD: Cafe Still Life

POTD: Cafe Still LifeCafe Still Life Paris, France 2013

It’s four o’clock in the morning here in Bozeman, but part of my body anyway still recognizes that it is noon in Paris. I didn’t want to be up but couldn’t sleep, so here I am up and at it. Maybe I’ll shoot for a nap later–which should really screw up the jet-lag thing. I took this photo one day while we were eating lunch at a brasserie on St. Germaine Blvd. It was probably right after visiting a museum with lots of old Dutch still life paintings which I admire a lot and of which this arrangement has some passing similarities (albeit without the usual collection of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and dramatic side lighting).]]>

4 thoughts on “POTD: Cafe Still Life”

  1. The other missing element are the carcasses of dead fowl and rabbits! 😉 Welcome back to Montana, where the requisite bodies could be obtained for your own still life, if you so chose! 🙂

    1. Kathy, don’t forget the skulls, hour glasses, and other memento mori as well. I got some steer and deer skulls, but have only mostly seen human ones in those old still life paintings. That might be harder to come by.

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