Lights are on

It is always a special event in Paris when the Christmas lights are turned on the trees of Les Champs-Elysées. Braving the bad weather, a man takes his son out for a walk on the enlightened Avenue.  (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/125, ISO1600

10 Responses to “Lights are on”

  1. Luis dit :

    Hi, I recently started following your blog. Congratulations for the photos and the texts. It’s a very interesting diary. I’m curious about the way your camera renders de reds. Do the photos come out like that or do you color correct them?
    Best regards.

  2. Luis dit :

    Let me just add that I love the colours. The yellows and greens remind me of Kodak film which I love.

  3. Loulou dit :

    Beautiful composition, I like the shot very much.
    Take care

  4. Zoey dit :

    Maybe we walked around on the Champs-Elysées at the same time that evening^_^.
    I come here to see ur blog frequently even before I got to Paris. I’m always afraid of shooting outside alone …Admiring you~~
    These photos and your words are warm and funny. love them all~~

  5. Fotolebrocq dit :

    Wonderfully evocative seasonal picture – there are no signs of Christmas here and it’s still 80 degrees

  6. Bo dit :


    Great shot, I have a huge weakness for rain photography, the wet street and everything is so full of reflections.

    Well done sir.

  7. mlikol dit :

    a big and a small.
    the small boy is lovely ,I think the man is like a child too.

  8. Alainlandry dit :

    Very nice indeed!!! I am now convince that the M9 with the 35 Lux can shoot at high ISO :-))) . Keep up the good work!!! Your blog is very motivating.


  9. andri dit :

    love the color.. contrast to other color
    nice capture