In 2004, a rare snowfall in the city of Lyon France, allowed me to make the discovery that French automobile owners prefer to drive white, grey or black cars.
Married at the time, my wife and I had recently purchased a large 4th floor apartment in Lyon France and it was from the Northeast corner of that apartment where I had spent the better part of a morning looking down onto the narrow intersecting streets with my camera and 35mm-70mm lens mounted on the tripod.
Over the course of the next few minutes, I was hopeful of recording a lone red ‘brushstroke’ of a car as it came into this monochromatic and very ‘active’ intersection of diagonal lines. Needless to say, those several minutes turned into almost 90 minutes when FINALLY a red car appeared. In more than 35 years of shooting, it was not until this day, that I was made aware that a red colored car is a rarity, at least in France.
Nikon D2X, Nikkor 35mm-70mm, F/22@1/8 sec, 200 ISO
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Bryan F. Peterson/Founder BBSOP
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