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This is my Paris.   Several years ago, Paul and I rented an apartment in the 1st Arrondissement of the beautiful city of Paris.  We stayed for the entire month of July.  If you travel back in time on our blog, you can find many posts about our experience and learn about how it significantly changed our lives for the better.   This weekend angry protesters lit the Champs Elysees ablaze in… Read More

Street photography has been a genre with which I have become more and more fascinated recently.  It is very different from landscape photography in a variety of ways.  When I shoot landscapes, I am very methodical in the way I set the shot up.  I usually have my camera on a tripod.  I set my aperture and shutter speed and check my ISO setting.  Then I make my exposures.  I have the… Read More

Raindrops are more beautiful in Paris. On dreary, chilly days like today, I yearn for these images. Paul captured some of my most vivid and gorgeous memories: the elegance that never escapes Paris, even beneath a dull gray sky. © Paul and Michelle Shappirio and Bringing Down the White Picket Fence, 2007-2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts… Read More

Paul’s “Paris in the Rain” photo was recently chosen as a top 25 photo in a showcase challenge on the website The Photo Argus! You can check out his and all the other amazing rain photos by checking out The Photo Argus website at http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/25-wonderful-photographs-of-rain/ Wow!  So grateful for all the love lately!  Keep it coming!