Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Reverse world

Mercredi, novembre 17th, 2010

In Paris, while girls smoke in the inside, boys chat on the outside.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO1600

Blown away

Dimanche, novembre 14th, 2010

… by the sound of good news ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO800

A dog’s nightmare

Dimanche, octobre 31st, 2010

This sympathetic girl had a great idea to celebrate Halloween. Indeed, she dressed her dog with a pumpkin outfit, which did not seem to convince the dog too much.

Happy Halloween to all of you !  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Shopping burnout

Mardi, octobre 26th, 2010

A woman takes a break in front of a store on Les Champs-Elysées. Running out of space, credit or simply …. energy ?  (click on picture)

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

Time for some heavy shopping …

Vendredi, octobre 15th, 2010

« A quick look to make sure none of my buddies are around … »

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« … cleared.  Let’s get the money out, time for some serious shopping now »

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Both shots with Leica M9 and 35mm Summilux at F1.4, 1/750, ISO200

In hope of good news

Samedi, octobre 2nd, 2010

In France, when someone steps in dog sh.t, it is a common belief that it will bring him good luck. So I wonder, when a dog pees on a mailbox, does it bring good news ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The Frenglish

Mercredi, septembre 29th, 2010

Paired umbrellas and a touch of stoicism under a light rain at a yard sale on Place Baudoyer. Definitely a feel of London, if it wasn’t for the missing tea thermos flask. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO200

Loulou’s breakfast

Dimanche, septembre 19th, 2010

Dogs are allowed in most restaurants in France, obviously as long as they stay under the table. Exept for this dog that braved the proscription, being trying to bring the attention of the waiter and speed up the breakfast order process. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8, 1/500, ISO200

Tamed devils

Lundi, septembre 6th, 2010

On Les Champs-Elysées, a little devil struggles in her  lascivious seduction attempt. Or maybe she was about to fall herself under the curse of a much stronger daemon.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F4, 1/750, ISO160

The manicure

Samedi, août 28th, 2010

Brushes and nail clippers, nothing was missing for the weekly manicure of this dog on La Grande Armée Avenue. A happy customer it seems.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/3000, ISO160

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

Waiting for the bling-bling Italian ?

Vendredi, juillet 16th, 2010

or for the driver of the fiery American ?

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F4, 1/350, ISO800

The handsomest in the neighbourhood

Mercredi, juillet 14th, 2010

Overlooking the street that runs along the Canal Saint-Martin, a man overlooks the passer-bys. Trying to impress these ladies ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO200

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 acrobat

Jeudi, juin 17th, 2010

Eyes scanning through the crowd movement, smooth steps and full control of his body balance. Dropping a glass of Champagne would be a sacrilege in France. Waiters on Les Champs-Elysées are acrobats.

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/500, ISO160

The cheerleaders bus

Samedi, juin 12th, 2010

Unlike the US where they travel in buses, cheerleaders ride in 2CV in Paris.

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F5.6, 1/1000, ISO160

You can’t hide from the mirror

Dimanche, juin 6th, 2010

… but you can hide behind the mirror. A woman in Montmartre does herself up as the morning breeze rushes through the window of her ground floor flat.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/125, ISO160

Just married … and at the bar

Dimanche, mai 16th, 2010

An odd scene this afternoon on Place Colette where a just married couple stopped for a few drinks. Maybe a great way to recover from the day’s emotions.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2, 1/350, ISO160