Leica M8 with 90mm Tele-Elmarit at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160
I spent a day in the Hell of Buenos Aires three days ago. With temperatures above 40 degrees and road barricades by angry neighbours (protesting against power outages), it took us three hours to cross the city. It did allow me to take a few snaps from the passenger seat (click on picture for high res)
Leica M8 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/350, ISO320
Not much shooting and not much posting lately. This is mostly due to the fact that we spend most of our time at our weekend house by the Parana River. Indeed, the current heat wave makes it unbearable to stay in the city. Only problem here (well, not so sure it is a problem), lack of stable internet connection. To cut it short, whenever I don’t post … just think of me fishing by the River …. (click on picture for high res)
Leica X1 at 36mm, F5.6, 1/250, ISO160
These are dark times for Argentina. Police forces of various provinces have gone on strike. While their demands are mostly valid, they cowardly leave all citizens to themselves, leaving the cities free to gangs of looters. The government once again remains mute and let the looters act as most of their electorate belongs to the low income classes.
The picture below depicts the Casa de Tucuman, where the declaration of Independance was signed almost 200 years ago. I am sure that Argentina’s founders would be quite ashamed if they witnessed what their nation is going through. (click on picture for high res)
Leica X1 at 36mm, F8.0, 1/500, ISO100