Inspired by Pauline

My contribution to Monochromia today was inspired by Pauline.


The story, as I noted on my Monochromia post was this:

As we left our Old Town Alexandria restaurant that night, Pauline pointed across the street and said “Look Laurie! That would make a great picture; like film noir” (that’s not an exact quote, by the way).

And she was right! All that was missing was a guy or gal, leaning against the wall, smoking a cigarette.

Well, a tripod was missing, too (obviously), but thanks Pauline, for being the inspiration behind this shot.

21 thoughts on “Inspired by Pauline

  1. Ah-ha! Smile! Yes, I remember – I also remember that when I first looked there was a man leaning and smoking – then he went inside ……… Or did I imagine that? Such a neat photo! xoxo

    • Thank you, Crystal. I almost didn’t post it because the quality isn’t great, but it still works somehow doesn’t it?

  2. I know I commented on this on Monochromia, but it calls for a second shout out here! Love this shot and the story behind it, Laurie. I know you say the quality is not perfect, but for the film noir effect, it definitely IS!! 🙂

  3. Wow, I didn’t notice that scene, but it does look very noir. Since smoking is icky, I’ll picture a gal with a small memo pad in one hand, a pencil in the other, the end is really chewed up. She’s standing in the doorway trying to look incognito. She’s been following around a bunch of curious women, one has a foreign accent. What are they all about? She wonders as she makes a few notes. Looking for an angle for her next blockbuster novel, maybe a new twist,….hmmm, she notes: “the little one could be played by Sally Field”. Then she goes back to chewing on her pencil, a rather nasty habit she picked up while covering local elections a few years back. Just then her cell rings and draws the attention of the one with the foreign accent. “Gads”, she thinks as she tucks herself into the shadows.

    Anywho…………xox K

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