I hate cities and would live on a farm if I could, but the truth is I was born and raised in the bustling heart of the city or cities : Paris. My folks still live there, and once in a while I bite my gums and hop on a train to take Marla visit her grand-mom in the much sought after Pigalle/Montmartre neighborhood. It is, indeed, a truly nice and popular area with much to offer. I still hate cities, but I have to admit we had a wonderful day. Check it out
We ride the train. The NEX5R with SEL35 sits in my purse, and it’s both totally unconspicuous and mightily capable
Oh yeah, I’m still totally in love with the 35/1.8. Absolute E mount must-have
My mom literally *spoils* Marla, the chocolote eggs were only part of the numerous little treats and gifts she had for her today…
The SEL35 always makes me want to shoot detail
Marla watching Granny’s robot vaccum do its job
Pretending to put her feet up in fright of the vacuum
My mom has the hugest rabbit collection
I find the SEL35 perfect for indoor shooting
And wide enough for group portraits
Going to Marla’s first ever hairstyling appointment !
Excited, or what ?!
They treated her pretty much like the Queen of England, lol
and she literally basked in all the attention
My mom supervising operations. She’s a regular there, has a weekly check up
Getting in place
For the Cut !
She was deadly quiet the whole time
Took the whole affair very seriously
Her hairdresser was named “Marlène”, which is actually the root name for “Marla”
She looks pretty happy with the outcome !
There is a small carrousel sitting right in front of the hair salon. As soon as the last lock was dried Marla rushed out for a couple of rides…
Boy, was that a treat
I love the NEX’s ability to capture the moment pretty flawlessly
It’s perfect for environmental portraits : my mom
When Marla is not riding her pony she’s… riding anyway !
Look at that pretty hair
It took three rounds before we could pry her off there
Then we hopped back on a bus and then caught a train, which brought us back home. To the countryside. Phew !