Archive for the ‘La vie en rose’ Category

The wise and the lovers

Jeudi, août 18th, 2011

Under the eyes of the wise, a couple display the carefree fire of new lovers. If only he could talk. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F8.0, 1/500, ISO160

It rained in Montmartre

Vendredi, juillet 8th, 2011

… yet under our umbrella, it was like sunshine.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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 Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/750, ISO160

Let’s see the ducks

Samedi, juin 18th, 2011

If asked whether you want to go « see the ducks », well it means you’ll see the ducks by the River. No bad afterthoughts or weird French interpretation.  The pink slippers would worry me though. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Irresistible

Lundi, juin 6th, 2011

Sincerely, how many young man could resist to such a deep look in the eyes ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/250, ISO200

First kiss ?

Mercredi, juin 1st, 2011

… but not too convinced about the lipstick.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter

Night flirt

Lundi, mai 23rd, 2011

The ever inspiring Seine River piers night walk. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/45, ISO800

Etoile lovers

Jeudi, avril 21st, 2011

I have been travelling lately and not posting much. I should be back to the every other day picture routine soon ;)

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Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/4000, ISO160

The kiss by the Louvres

Vendredi, avril 1st, 2011

How many Kings wished they could have kissed their Queen that way ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/750, ISO160

A kiss at the corner of the street.

Samedi, février 12th, 2011

A kiss and she was gone. So are teenage love affaires. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO640

Moments of truth

Jeudi, janvier 6th, 2011

I wonder how many planned declarations, untold lies, or passionate declamations are told each day on the Bridges of Paris. So inspiring are the views that one probably needs to carve the moment with unforgettable words.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/4000, ISO200

Sweet words by the Tower

Jeudi, décembre 23rd, 2010

Great view, hope the boy’s words were up to it. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Bright future

Samedi, novembre 27th, 2010

No kids yet, but great plans for the future (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The sight in Montmartre

Samedi, novembre 20th, 2010

Though one can enjoy one of the best view in the world from Montmartre, this boy’s vision seems obnubilated by the young girl caught in his arms.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 90mm Tele Elmarit at F4.0, 1/2000, ISO200

Stop for a minute

Mercredi, novembre 3rd, 2010

So cute and so smart, but if only she could stop talking for a minute.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Do not interrupt – passion outside

Jeudi, octobre 28th, 2010

Two lovers fondle on the terrace of a restaurant facing Notre Dame. They are so passionate that even the waiters seem unwilling to interrupt.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Romantism 101

Mercredi, octobre 13th, 2010

Take the 2CV out, head to the Seine River docks on a sunny but chilly October day. Then take a long walk facing the Eiffel Tower while the sun sets. Can it get any better ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Stuck in a sea of mellowness

Dimanche, octobre 3rd, 2010

Imagine you head to Le pont des Arts for a cigarette over the Seine River. I bet it will take  around two minutes before the afternoon walk lovers surround you. (click on picture to enlarge)
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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200

Roses or Champagne ?

Mercredi, septembre 1st, 2010

A man exits a liquor store on Rue Mouffetard with a yellow rose in his hand. All women like flowers but some prefer Champagne. And some want both, maybe what suddenly came to the mind of this man. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2, 1/2000, ISO160

(Un)Locked love pledges

Lundi, août 30th, 2010

A couple kiss on the Pont des Artistes over the Seine River. Maybe will they also add a padlock as symbol of an eternal love pledge. Yet at the same moment on the opposide side of the bridge, a man was busy removing one of the locks in front of a captivated audience. Like an expert thief, he was listening to the lock mechanism in the hope to find the opening combination. A disappointed lover trying to undo a former pledge and start over a new life ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/8000, ISO160

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160

Vesuvio Café

Samedi, août 14th, 2010

At the Vesuvio Café, the volcano inside seems too shy to explode. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO200, ND filter