Archive for juillet, 2010

The longest avenue in the world

dimanche, juillet 11th, 2010

Being two kilometers long, the Champs-Elysées can be quite a tiring walk, especially in the wee hours of the morning. Hopefully, there still exists gentlemen to give a little help. And with pleasure obviously. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200, ND filter

Like master, like dog

samedi, juillet 10th, 2010

I would say the like dog, like master seems a more adecuate saying in the case of this scene. Indeed, one could believe that this woman reading by the bassin de la Villette had her hair done to match her pet. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/1000, ISO200

The return of the bad boy

vendredi, juillet 9th, 2010

In front of the Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais Church, a nun does not seem to happy about the stories she is listening too. Bad boys never change … but I guess the doors of her small « shetler » will always remain open. (click on picture to enlarge)

PS : This is one of my first shots with the Voigtlander 21mm lens I acquired this week. It falls in the category of super wide angles and gives a 90 degrees field of view. Quite difficult to master due to converging lines, distortion and … lot of space to fill. I will experiment more with it, but this is definitely a very fun lens to use in these moments where a scene just does not fit in the frame.

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Leica M9 with Voigtlander 21mm at F5.6, 1/500, ISO200

Vintage is modern

jeudi, juillet 8th, 2010

Wasn’t if for the head set, would you have guess this happened in 2010 ?

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1500, ISO200

Lieutenant Columbo’s little sister

mercredi, juillet 7th, 2010

I am talking about the Peugeot 404, the little sister of his famous partner in crime 403.  He probably would not have left it unattended on les Champs-Elysées, in fear that she became impatient for his return. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter

Start of a new life

mardi, juillet 6th, 2010

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)

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

It’s all about the attitude

lundi, juillet 5th, 2010

Wanna stand out in the crowd ? It’s all about the attitude.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/250, ISO800

I hate my family

dimanche, juillet 4th, 2010

I guess we all thought it at one point during our teenage years. Like this boy in Parc La Villette that stood apart from his family, probably thinking of his friends. Too bad he was missing on a great lunch.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160, ND filter

The Kiss in Montmartre

samedi, juillet 3rd, 2010

Overlooking Paris while climbing the Sacré Coeur stairways, a couple take a little romantic break. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/125, ISO800

Summer of 92

samedi, juillet 3rd, 2010

Final exams are over, school is off and thousands students gathered on the banks of the Seine River to start  a Summer of party. Wine, cigarettes, laughs, music, flirts, feels to me like Summer of 92 was yesterday.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/90, ISO160

Mona Gaga

vendredi, juillet 2nd, 2010

Fashion is ever changing, but a woman’s Mona Lisa deep glaze will always exist. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/90, ISO1600