Archive for décembre, 2009

Fauchon’s mosaic

Vendredi, décembre 11th, 2009

Bits of food and bits of life in Fauchon’s mosaic wall, one of the most famous delicatessen shop of Paris  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/10, ISO640

The White Paradise

Jeudi, décembre 10th, 2009

Somedays one would obviously rather be in the great white open with the wolves than Christmas shopping on the crowded Champs-Elysées. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/180, ISO160

The last mooring

Mercredi, décembre 9th, 2009

Parisians enjoy their weekend at the beach, but meanwhile, many locals work. Just like this man emptying a grounded boat. Last mooring or revamp for a new youth. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 75mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/2000, ISO160

From the sea to the table

Mardi, décembre 8th, 2009

This second part of « Paris Beach » leads us to the inevitable seafood restaurant in a tiny harbour. Even when outside of the city, one cannot lose its style (take a good look at the restaurant windows …)   (click on pictures to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1400, ISO160

Before the storm

Lundi, décembre 7th, 2009

Over the coming days, I will post a series of pictures on a weekend at the beach to let you envision what many Parisians do when they escape the metropolis. Let’s start by the afternoon walk by the sea.

Tide is low, the first wind gusts sweep the shore, a few raindrops hit the few passerby’s. Storm is coming, time to rush back home.    (click on picture to enlarge)

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Both shots take with Leica M9 with 35mm Lux at F1.4,  1/500, ISO160

Paris Beach

Dimanche, décembre 6th, 2009

A Parisian weekend favorite : grab a few clothes, drive a couple of hours and here is the big blue.   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 75mm Summicron at F2, 1/125, ISO800

The lost glove

Samedi, décembre 5th, 2009

An abandoned umbrella, an elegant girl in a hurry and a lost glove. A modern cinderella tale ? (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2,  1/180, ISO160

A crazy love story (Folle histoire d’amour)

Vendredi, décembre 4th, 2009

Weren’t things so much easier when we were kids ? ;)  (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/710, ISO160

Chinese delicatessen

Jeudi, décembre 3rd, 2009

On a cold day, a courageous Chinese restaurant employee eats her lunch on the terrace. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux at F1.4, 1/250, ISO160

The floating pyramide

Mercredi, décembre 2nd, 2009

Most people that discover the beauty of the Louvres Pyramide for the first time usually stand still for a few minutes in contemplation. Apparently, that is what happened to this group of friends on that rainy day when the sky almost merged with the soaked pavement.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/1400, ISO160

Ads kill our dreams

Mardi, décembre 1st, 2009

This is the writing of a bold tagger that defied the tidy look of Mr Clooney. Yet, not enough to challenge his stoicism … what else ?   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/180, ISO160