Archive for août, 2010

No cowboy zone

mercredi, août 11th, 2010

On the glamourous Champs-Elysées, cowboys look sometimes like an anomaly . The models and superstars are there to defend their territory, so watch out.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/500, ISO 200

Boy like lemon, girls love vanilla

mardi, août 10th, 2010

Who said boys take longer to grow up ? (and girls stay romantic forever ?)   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

The first call

lundi, août 9th, 2010

When one arrives at destination, there is almost always a first call in the next minutes. Mother, children, girlfriend, girlfriend #2, hotel, boss, who do you usually dial ? (click to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/500, ISO400

Sunday Playboys

dimanche, août 8th, 2010

On Sundays on Les Champs-Elysées, young boys stride along the Avenue and approach lonesome girls for an un unprobable date. A look, a smile, a no, and she is gone.  (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO200

Join us or join me ?

samedi, août 7th, 2010

A man looks at an hiring ad by a large department store. Thinking about a new job, or maybe a new wife ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2, 1/350, ISO200

The age of reason

vendredi, août 6th, 2010

This French movie featuring Sophie Marceau (L’age de raison) was released last week on the theme of adults entering a second step in their life (the forties I guess…). Maybe this man was also pondering over whether riding a powerful motorbike on Les Champs-Elysées is still within « the age of reason ».  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO200

Babyfoot for big boys

jeudi, août 5th, 2010

By the Seine river, entertainment areas were set up for the Paris Beach visitors. One of them is the longest babyfoot table in the West. A team definitely looks like it is missing a few valuables hand to counter the little boy.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/3000, ISO200

Make up school

mercredi, août 4th, 2010

Not quite the girls of the Moulin-Rouge, but still enjoying a great show in front of Sephora. Who would not want to enroll at Make-up School ?

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter

What in a woman mind (in July) ?

mardi, août 3rd, 2010

Whatever she does, a woman in July always has her mind subconsciously on the sales going on in the nearby shop.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200

The long wait at the ticket booth

lundi, août 2nd, 2010

A lady sits patiently waiting for her turn at a ticket booth on Place Colette. Her little pet seem to appreciate the rest, to the envy of others.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/1000, ISO200

Trapped smiles

dimanche, août 1st, 2010

Be it flying high up in the air or towards the Champs-Elysées passer-bys, two nascent smiles were about to escape.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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