Archive for the ‘Lyric’ Category

The girl in the rear view mirror

jeudi, novembre 18th, 2010

While you stare at dreamy worlds, life might pass by in your back. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/90, ISO1600

The baker and the seagull

lundi, novembre 8th, 2010

In the Tuileries garden, a baker takes a break and shares his bread with his most starving customer.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

A dark rainy night

samedi, novembre 6th, 2010

Bad weather is back, but even then, there is always something lyric about Paris.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with CV 35mm Nokton SC at F1.4, 1/90, ISO800

Pick a winning boat

mardi, novembre 2nd, 2010

In the Tuileries Garden, a mother helps her kid to choose the boat that will sail on the pond. Yet how can you pick on a winning boat when you don’t even know what the sea looks like ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Autumn Blues

mercredi, octobre 27th, 2010

Trees turn yellow,  leaves are falling as a fresh breeze sweeps through park. It’s time for an Autumn Blues. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Six lives, one second

mercredi, octobre 20th, 2010

Six people sit in the Tuileries Garden and contemplate the main pound at sunset. An equal distance separates one another, probably respecting the unwritten law of personal space. One place, one second, but six different lives.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The call by Rivoli

mardi, octobre 12th, 2010

On Avenue de Rivoli, a girl spends long minutes on the phone. Was the serenade as good as the view on the Louvres Palace ?  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The phone boot in the middle of the woods

samedi, octobre 9th, 2010

An isolated phone booth … in the middle of the woods ? Few of you will believe that it was actually taken this morning on one of the busiest avenue in the world : The Champs-Elysées.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Stress ‘n’ break

vendredi, octobre 8th, 2010

Next to the Opera a waiter « takes a breath » at rush hour. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

Last good-bye to the Summer

vendredi, septembre 24th, 2010

On the Passerelle Debilly, a girl contemplates the sunset over the Seine River on the last day of Summer. And today the rain hit Paris. Autumn is here.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO200

Suspended moment

samedi, septembre 4th, 2010

A traffic light. A suspended moment in the torpor of a hot summer day. One ride, two directions.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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

The Statue of Audacity

dimanche, août 15th, 2010

In Montmartre, a man climbs on top of a street light in to amuse the visitors jutted over the city. Paris now has its Statue of Audacity.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with CV28mm Ultron 1.9 at F4, 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

Wonderland above

samedi, juillet 17th, 2010

The Louvres palace rests magically over the umbrella of this girl. (click on picture to enlarge)

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

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

Waiting for the postman

lundi, juin 28th, 2010

In wait for the letter that will start a long trip ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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

By the Fontaine des fleuves

mercredi, juin 9th, 2010

Who said statues can’t be touched by one’s sorrows. (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 75mm Summicron at F2, 1/2000, ISO160

The caress

mardi, mai 18th, 2010

As she waits for the painter to begin her portrait, a woman stares at the drawing of young boy. Suddenly she raises her hand and gently caresses his face.  Look closer, the boy is smiling.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/1500, ISO 80

The extraordinary tale of Mr Moustache

lundi, mai 17th, 2010

Once upon a time, a young man was left broken hearted and pledged to let his moustache grow until he found true love again. It took him nine long years before he fell in love desperately with a beautiful girl. As a vow of love, she asked him to shave the mustache she was not fond of. He quickly surrended to her request and they lived happily after … stop stop … Why then did I encounter him yesterday in front of la Madeleine with his magisterial moustache grown again ???

No, I did not invent this story as this man participated a few months ago to a French reality show called « Love is blind ». A true story that seemingly had a bad ending. Did Mr Moustache find out that love does not need pre-requisites ? I hope it won’t take another nine years before he finally finds his soulmate. Good luck Mr Moustache.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO160

Kids’ follies

vendredi, mai 7th, 2010

Two kids play in front of the Mouling Rouge. Not really mimicking the show about to start but playing with the wind of the metro air vent.  (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/2000, ISO160