Archive for juin, 2009

Topless over the Seine River

Mardi, juin 9th, 2009

Well not the kind of topless you were thinking of … but still a very pleasant one. Speeding over the Pont Neuf in an old sports car with the winds in your hair and nice company is probably an experience few would refuse.    (click to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, ISO160

Animals are in the outside

Lundi, juin 8th, 2009

In front of a closed pet shop, a group of friends walk in herd. Tightly grouped, cautious, with the leader setting the path … just like animals would behave in a dangerous countryside.  ;) (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 75mm Summarit at F4, ISO1250

Underground carpenter

Dimanche, juin 7th, 2009

Luckily, the metro train driver never had to break in urgency during this route. This carpenter would obviously have woke up on the floor as he mixed up the wooden and iron posts.   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 75mm Summarit at F4, ISO640

How many looks ?

Samedi, juin 6th, 2009

The last thing you want in street photography is to have your subjects look at you and change their attitude. So you have to shoot very quickly. I thought it was the case when I took this snapshot of a terrace on Avenue Rivoli as the last sun rays of the day hit the clientele. But obviously, I got spotted. So how many people spotted the photographer ? ;)  answer below the picture     (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux Asph, ISO320

Answer : 5 persons (provided the girl with the sunglasses was looking in that direction too)

Eurotrip

Vendredi, juin 5th, 2009

As high schools and universities around the world start to close their doors for the summer, students start to hit the road. One classic road trip is a tour of Europe with Paris being one of the obvious stops. So you will see numerous groups of friends heavily loaded with backpacks wandering around the city. This was certainly the case of this group of four friends whose hands very firmly clung to a metro post just like four lyal musketeers.       (click on picture to enlarge)

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Sigma DP2 at F2.8, ISO800

Out of the pier’s shadows

Jeudi, juin 4th, 2009

A girl emerges from the shadows of the Seine banks. A last look behind before she will face the blazing afternoon sun of the Ile de la Cité.

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Leica M8 with 75mm Summarit at F4, ISO160

The Marais Flea Market

Mercredi, juin 3rd, 2009

Once a year, a huge flea market takes place in the oldest neighbourhood of the city, that is the Marais. You will find any item there with a special focus on trendy and fashion items. The atmosphere is friendly and after searching through the numerous stands, one will always find a trophy to bring back proudly home. Just like these two gentlemen on Sunday that  found their own creative way to carry their discoveries along.     (click on picture)

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Leica M8 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, ISO320

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Leica M8 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, ISO160

Lipstick « Tube »

Mardi, juin 2nd, 2009

In the tube, windows sometimes serve as mirrors to girls on a rush.     (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, ISO640

When reality meets fiction

Lundi, juin 1st, 2009

Sometimes, street scenes look like they are staged. A beautiful girl with her luggage, a security man lost in his thoughts, a handkerchief on the ground and what could be the entrance to a secret place …  For once, I’ll let you invent the end of the story that took place on Les Champs-Elysées this weekend. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, ISO640