Start of a new life

Today saw the annoucement of the Baccalauréat results all across France. Thousands will now leave high school and start a new life, at work or pursuing a University career. Unluckily, for the roughly 15% that did not pass, another long year is up soon. In the case of this girl walking on Les Champs-Elysées, it looks like she had good news to announce (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.8, 1/500, ISO200

7 Responses to “Start of a new life”

  1. Rick dit :

    Wow! f/2.8. That’s the slowest aperture I’ve ever seen on your blog. Nice shot, nonetheless. :-D

  2. Jerome dit :

    Et comme par hasard tu tombes toujours sur de charmantes demoiselles

  3. Fotoleica dit :

    Beautiful girl in a beautiful boulevard – super shot

  4. Lucas dit :

    Nice and spontaneous shot – as usual !

    @Rick : a much smaller aperture was posted on the on June the 14th ;)

  5. admin dit :

    Thanks. I try to shoot wide open as much as I can and usually put ND filters 0.6 (2 stops light reduction) in bright light. Otherwise, I like F8 when need maximum detail and depth of field.
    So on this blog, you’ll find almost exclusively F1.2, 1.4, 2.8 or 8.

    And to Jerome : il n’ a que des charmantes demoiselles à Paris …

  6. photohogger dit :

    Fantastic…good news and good shot!