As I was walking back to my hotel late one evening, I saw this amazing balcony ahead. As I came closer, I saw there was an empty winding street and perfectly located street lights running along side of the building with the balcony. The entire vignette seemed to be telling a story. It is always fascinating to me to think of all the people who have traveled along this ancient street in Bordeaux. The city of Bordeaux is know for its ornamental iron balconies.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 22
Award Score: 58 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 13, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Bordeaux | France
Photographer: Henri Coleman (Austin, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada) Registered
Henri Coleman is a native Texan who grew up in the Fort Worth/Dallas area, attended Texas State University and graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics/Fashion Merchandising. Upon graduation, Henri moved to Austin, married and started a family. After raising three children and helping to build a family-owned business, she retired and started traveling. The first major trip abroad was a cruise that started in Monaco and ended in Barcelona. On the first day of touring, her Nikon camera was stolen and she had to rely on throw-away cameras for the remainder of the trip. Once Henri returned home and developed the film, she fell in love with the story that the photos captured. Henri was hooked…an amateur photographer was born. Using the photos that she had taken on her European trip, she created a blog “Henri Loves…,” and started sharing photos on the blog and on Twitter. The following year Henri had the opportunity to go to Paris and fell in love with the city. She was able to return to Paris that same year and Paris became “her special place.” The blog has been a work-in-progress with a tweak to the name, “Henri Loves Paris…” Additionally, she started a successful Facebook page, “Henri Loves Paris.” Henri has a faithful group of people who follow her page and she finds the interaction rewarding and fun. After several years of travel in France and shooting photos with a point-and-shoot and iPhone, Henri finally graduated to a Nikon D5100. She is still in learning mode with the new camera, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves to do most…finding something of beauty or interest and capturing the moment.