Here it stands in front of us, the Atlantic Sea. A strange mix of punishing sun and cold waters. Endless beaches of thin sand. Houses hidden under the pine trees. A little paradise. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ND filter
A great thing about Argentina is that most bars have Wifi. It has allowed me to post daily on this site. Nevertheless, Ipad’s and other smartphones are scarce, so most people still read news the old way. And probably, the best way. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a football game in town. Well it happened, the two town rivals met in the final of the regional Championship for the first time in history. Click here or on picture to launch the slideshow and discover the atmosphere, the passion and also the joy so characteristic of football in Argentina.
A small rural town where Christ welcomes you as you enter. Around it, green plains. Endless soy plains. The fate of the settlers follows the price of soy. Yet soy needs rain. So when drought is looming, a little incantation can only help. (click on pictures to enlarge)
Both with Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter.
I have been using the Sigma DP2 for about 18 months and I think it is an amazing compact camera. Nevertheless it’s got its quirks, so I wrote my own Sigma DP3 wishlist, which can also serve as a short Sigma DP2 review.
Sigma DP2 at F2.8, 1/1600, ISO100
A great thing about Argentina is that you still see quite a few vintage cars in the streets, such as the legendary Ford Falcon. Therefore, you often get the feeling to be suddenly teleported in the past and likely end up in the middle of a James Dean movie. (click on picture to enlarge)
Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/125, ISO200
Early morning on the docks of Rosario. A few old timers and kids comings and goings presage a miraculous fishing. And it is, the lines pull out out of the brown waters one fish after another. Some will be sold instantly for a few bucks, other will be granted a new freedom and most will end up momentarily in a puddle, creating an odd landscape with the city center. (click on pictures to enlarge)
Sigma DP2, 40mm at F6.3, 1/250, ISO100
Sigma DP2, 40mm at F8.0, 1/250, ISO100