Archive for mars, 2010

Party of one

jeudi, mars 11th, 2010

A girl contemplates the menu of a restaurant on Les Champs-Elysées. Does Paris look the same when one eats alone ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO500

Over the Passy station

mercredi, mars 10th, 2010

A woman looks over the Passy open air metro station. Incoming or outcoming train ?  Beginning or end ? (click on picture to enlarge)metro-wait-woman-gate-paris-lr.jpgLeica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/1400, ISO160, ND filter

Red ears winds

mardi, mars 9th, 2010

As the last assaults of the winter hit Paris, people take out their warm clothes once again. In freezing wind gusts, aren’t the nose and cheeks also supposed to turn red ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/710, ISO160

The lovers tree

lundi, mars 8th, 2010

How many couple of lovers must that tree have seen, wandering on the banks of the Seine River. Most of them it will forget, except for the ones that marked it with seals of endless love promises.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/2000, ISO80, ND Filter

A Marilyn wedding

dimanche, mars 7th, 2010

As a bride pauses on the Alexander bridge for the traditional pictures session, a sudden gust of wind comes to lift her dress up. Marilyn would have approved.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO160, ND filter

The hurt locker

samedi, mars 6th, 2010

As they wait in front of a theater showing « the hurt locker », did this boy try to imitate a step on a mine to impress his friend ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

FC Populace – FC Louis 1 – 0

vendredi, mars 5th, 2010

In front of the Louvres palace, a few friends play football. As they score a goal, even the statues seem to celebrate. A challenge to the King’s ghost ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160

Bureaucracy on the run

jeudi, mars 4th, 2010

Paperwork is part of any French resident life. So when one forgets about a deadline, he might end up filling up the documents on the mail box in the last minutes. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/350, ISO160

The endless streep tease

mercredi, mars 3rd, 2010

For hours, this museum guard waited for the antique muse to end her streep tease. Yet in the end, he had to surrender to his sleep. Did he miss something meanwhile ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2, 1/60, ISO1000

Love games

mardi, mars 2nd, 2010

Conquest, siege, rebellion, truce ? Love is like war games under the eyes of Rê.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/1000, ISO160

The Devil wears Prada

lundi, mars 1st, 2010

A new Miranda Priestly is in town ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/2800, ISO160