Hi Ella...I'm a friend of your mom's across the seas in Illinois amongst the prairie lands...and I'm a really big fan of b/w photography...and I like your people shots a lot....they are the hardest to get right in b/w - peoplelooks like you have some great settings on your camera - I recommend you reading dustylu.blogspot.com/ she is a good friend of mine, and a photographer of Rachel Ashwell's...she has great tips on there about photography on some of her posts (she takes many classes in photgraphy)...p.s. your mom is so super sweet...and i so wish to sit on her veranda someday and sip cafe with her...it's on my 'to do' list happy new year and blessings from the farm!Anne Marie
You have some gorgeous photos here, Ella!! I am loving the black & white candid shots, very nice! Looking forward to seeing more from you!!
Over from My French Country Home - I LOVE your street scenes. Very well done! Best of luck with your new blog.
Hi Ella,Welcome to the land of blog where anything is possible. I love your photos and thank you for setting up a blog for us to see your work. I look forward to seeing what you have captured with the lense in future posts.My hubbie loves black and white photography and chooses to use the old style cameras (non digital) and develops his photos in a purpose built darkroom under our house.Have a wonderful gap year, how exciting. Looking forward to your next post.Anne (Australia)P.S. I follow your mum's blog.
Hi Ella...I follow your mother's blog and just popped over to view the photos. Remarkable!! They are the pictures I have wanted to get for the last 30 years!!! Of course you live in a beautiful part of the world (I'm from Ohio) that has much charm but it takes an artist to see it as you do. Keep up the good work!!
Hi Ella, Like the others I follow your mother's blog and came to look at your photos. I've been to Nice and I think you've capture it nicely. The old town is a photographer's dream, new things to see around every corner.Please keep in mind that these are your wonder years. In the next few years you will change, be able to explore the world through new eyes and grow. Such a great age. Enjoy.
What absolutely beautiful photos...can't wait to follow you on your photographic journey!!
Your shots are beautiful Ella!!!Carolyn
You have a wonderful eye, to catch such great shots. Enjoy your time.
I came over from your mother's blog, Ella. What delightful photos you have taken. The one with the fallen bicycle at the bottom of the stairs had me envisioning a child running up to be consoled by his mother. It tells a story.
Hey,I like your photos a lot. Actually I have a "thing" for rooftops, buildings, city scenes photos, so you may imagine how delightful I was watching your photos. Keep catching the world with your camera! Have a wonderful gap year!xoxo from Portugal
From Las Vegas Ella, via your Mom's blog.I think you are off to a wonderful start in this land of blog and in your photography, and how wonderful you have an entire year off to enjoy and explore. Kids here go straight to college after high school, my own daughter is a sophomore in Tisch school of art at NYU in New York City and loving it.Good luck to you- I'll be looking forward to hearing about your adventures.Suzan
Hola Ella,te conozco hoy a partir de que sigo con gusto el blog de tu madre,son hermosas estas imágenes de Niza,estuve allí hace unos meses y fué una ciudad que me enamoró...En realidad...Francia me enamoró..voy a seguirte...Tengo un hijo de tu edad y también se prepara para viajar por Europa en unos meses y pienso que es una experiencia incomparable.Te felicito y deseo mucha suerte ,voy a volver.Marina
Hello, Ella, Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.I wish you the best year ever in your seeing the world with eyes wide open. Look for the unusual, what moves you, strong contrasts in light and dark and textures. You seem to be drawn to the people which are my favorites. They say so much. I will enjoy following your blog and your adventures. xo Jenny in Holland
Way off in Siam...but here via your mum's blog...lovely shots have a look athttp://mdashing.blogspot.com my dd...she is a bit ahead of you on the education curve but did a gap year and had a blog wayyyyyyyy back when...(not the present one) but sensibilities in photography and travel may coinside!
Hello Ella,I follow your mom's blog and appreciate her sharing you with us. Welcome to Blog land and looking forward to follow your journey..So far so good! xo Colette ~ Afrique du Sud
Wonderful Ella..you are as talented as your mother! I share your passion for travelling thru life with a camera. You are in for an amazing journey. I look forward to following along :)Jeanne xx
Hello EllaOver here from your Mother's Blog.Your images really capture the 'feeling' of what France is all about. Well done you.Looking forward to seeing more!Bonne Année et Bonne Santé!Hugs and quiches from Kitty x
Hello EllaGreetings from the USA. Congratulations on your new blog, I just became your follower (I heard about your blog from your mom's blog) Love those pictures, I wish you the best of luck. I look forward to start every day looking at those beautiful pictures of France. Thank you so much.
Dear Ella . . .I was reading your mom's post today, and she mentioned your new blog . . .IT'S GREAT (love the header) and since I LOVE photography, I was excited to check it out. Before having kids,I was an art teacher here in the DC area, and I think your photos are very good, can't wait to see more! I am hoping to come visit France, take many photos,and, maybe . . .rent the cottage one day (oh, brocanting with your mom - now that's a dream); if you ever want to come shoot DC, let us know. My daughter is a junior in high school, an AP photography student, and is studying French . . .I know she'd love it. All my best.