Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eiffel Tower......Water Tower - The Tenin Technique

Water Tower - Sloss Furnaces

I see you scratching your head! Well let me explain. Today is the 5th Birthday for Eric Tenin's Paris Daily Photo. What started as one Parisian's daily photoblog has over these past five years, mushroomed into a worldwide community of hundreds of bloggers that post a photo each day from their city. I have had the pleasure of meeting Eric twice in Paris. His blog is what got me "hooked", and I've shared with him what a terrific ride this has been for me, as I travel around the world everyday to visit my CDP blog friends and learn more about the places they call home. Today we stop to sing a rowdy "Joyeux Anniversaire" to Eric, whom I like to call le Roi de la City Daily Photo!

Eric has a few photo techniques that we all enjoy. He loves to shoot at wacky angles and often from ground level. I opted for the easier one! :)

Eric, mon ami, merci beacoup mille fois!!!

PS. There's another "tower" on Paris Through My Lens today as well.


Today City Daily Photobloggers all over the world are saluting Eric.

29 comments:

Dina said...

As they say in French, SUPER'!

Kim said...

Perfecto foto! And thank you, too, for the great portrait of Eric and his scooter. I bet he is pleased with this becoming photo of himself. Love the little catchlight in his eyes. Super tribute, V.,
-Kim

Bergson said...

un bel hommage

Laurie said...

Oh, this is gorgeous. Great tribute, V.

Jilly said...

What a lovely tribute and a gorgeous shot of Eric. That's a v special one, Virginia. You have the magic touch.

You are so right about the friendships created around the world and all because of Eric. What a guy!

Tash said...

That's it! A lovely tribute & nice to see this superb portrait of M. Tennin again.

Bibi said...

Perfect for today, both the photo and the portrait!

Hilda said...

You are so lucky to have met Eric twice — and in Paris too! Wonderful!

And a great shot of the water tower too!

Julie said...

Water Tower! Water Tower! Water Tower!

A perfect home-spun Alabam version of its more illustrious cousin.

Such verve to your homage, VJ. Love it and I thank you for your friendship and your vivacity.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

an excellent tribute to Eric - well done.

Louis la Vache said...

Good one, Virginia!

brattcat said...

Fantastic tribute in image and words, V, but I suspected you'd have an inspiring spin on this day of the Tenin.

Daryl said...

Love it

altadenahiker said...

Your friend Eric must be loving it.

Jacob said...

Nicely done, V. I mean if I've got to lean sideways to see a photo, it's good to see a cool one!

Re your comment on The Villages - You are absolutely right!

Harriet said...

You've coined a new term, 'The Tenin Technique'. Well done!!!

Mary said...

God Bless Eric Tenin - and his entourage!!!

brattcat said...

the feeling is mutual, my dear.

Virginia said...

Merci everyone! What a fun day this has been and our thanks to Kim for dreaming it up!
V

Thérèse said...

You could not celebrate or make us celebrate in a better way!
C'est génial!

Bob Crowe said...

Alternate title: I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up!

Julie said...

Merci!

Speaking of images AND words, would you do me a favour and take a look at a post or two in my 2010 venture?
http://riffuponanimage.blogspot.com/

Virginia said...

Julie,
Oh I have had a look. My goodness, where have i been? I want to take some time to peruse them and relish the images. My friend, your talent just leaves me so speechless. but of course I''ll find words! HA

Julie said...

Your reaction gives me much heart. It would be an immense pleasure to know that you could use them in that way, VJ. The distance is a gulf, but we seem to be breaching it.

Virginia said...

Julie,
Rendevouz in Paris one day? :) Magnifique!

Julie said...

That had occurred to me as a possibiity, VJ. As you know, I will be in France Sept/Oct 2010. However, I am also tossing up another trip in April/May 2011.

Chuck Pefley said...

V, that's a great photographic simile you've come up with for the ET! I like your portrait of Eric, too, and of course it's nice to see a small part of his scooter!!

Virginia said...

Chuck, That ain't no scooter. That's one BIG motorcycle!

Petrea said...

Love it, V!