Posts Tagged ‘Phoneography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice’

For the Challenger’s Choice theme, choices include:  Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel.  This week’s photos are a combination of street photography and travel, the first found in a street in the old part of Beaune, France, a lovely city filled with history.  This baby isn’t nearly as old as most of the buildings, but it’s still a vintage car with attitude.


Or how about this cutie seen on the streets of Nuits St. George?


Perfume, from the Latin per fumum, meaning “through smoke”, has been scenting women (and men) since the days of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.  Used not only to attract and seduce, perfume has also been used for the more prosaic purpose of attempting to mask body odor.

Once perfume was made, it had to be stored.  Here was opportunity for beauty of a visual sort.  Perfume bottles have adorned bedrooms and bathrooms as long as perfume has existed.  Unfortunately, heat, light and oxygen are enemies of scent, so keeping perfume in a gorgeous bottle on your dresser is counterproductive.  My husband bought me Chanel No. 5 for Christmas this year, but its home is in the darkness of my armoire while my beautiful perfume bottles catch the light sans scent.

“Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”
~Marian Bendeth
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A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. ”
~Christian Dior
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“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
~Coco Chanel
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All photos edited with Picasa 3.
#2-soft focus, museum matte, fill & highlight,
#3-drop shadow

Other choices for this week’s challenge can be found here.