Mes Amis Français in Black and White

Mon Dieu! It’s the third Monday of the month and that means we have to put away our boxes of 64 Crayola Crayons and showcase some snaps taken with an iThingie in basic Black-and-White format.

Mes amis français - Sarlat, France | ©Tom Palladio ImagesOn my recent trip to the southwest of France, I ran into a lot of interesting people during my stop in Sarlat-la-Canéda and befriended quite a few.

Courteous in every way, these new-found friends didn’t put on airs and appeared to be quite attentive of my every word. They were quick to nod when I asked if it would be okay for me to take their picture with my iPhone 5. Why, they even promised to follow my blog the next time they logged on the internet.

I’m still waiting to hear back from them; they’re probably just busy and will get to it when they can.

While I await their feedback, let me take this opportunity to introduce you to mes amis français (my French friends). From top-left to bottom-right: Fabien, Rene, Amalie, Normand, Clarisse and Enchanteresse.

For more examples of Black-and-White phoneography, just click HERE.

If you occasionally shoot with an iThingie, why not join in the fun and hone your craft. There’s a rotating phoneography challenge each and every Monday. For details, visit Sally’s Lens and Pens by Sally, Polly’s Watching The Photo Reels Go Round and Round or Gracie’s Frames and Focus.

Until next Monday, à bientôt!

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

TPT's Borsalino in B&W | ©Tom Palladio Images


Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. I can see that they are hanging on to your every word. I think I can learn a thing or two from you on how to pick friends. Fun post.


  2. I saw “Amalie” on another one of your posts and just assumed you hung out with exquisitely beautiful French women. I’ll be looking for your friends when I’m in Sarlat … great photos and words!


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