Sep 252013
 

Though I guess that finding a good match after a certain age must become a little bit more difficult.  (click on picture for high res)

Today I headed to the city center of my small town. I took the opportunity to take out my 24mm Elmarit which I had not taken to Argentina. It is probably going back with me this time.

speed dating yanidel

Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F5.6, 1/1000, ISO160

Sep 242013
 

When in Argentina, it makes me smile to sometimes see horses pulling carts in large cities, a scene long forgotten in Europe. So imagine my surprise this afternoon when I witnessed these scene in my tiny hometown in Switzerland. While there most probably wasn’t any rye for the horses like in the stage coaches times, the riders did get some ref(ue)illing.

Also, you might have noticed the unusual processing of this picture. I am currently testing DxO Filmpack which provides some great presets to modify the rendering of your pictures. My end goal is obviously not to replicate the film look (you simply can’t) but find new creative ways.

Note that Filmpack 3 is free to download (no expiration time) until October 31st, so if this is of any interest to you, head here to grab it : http://www.dxo.com/intl/sony  . I am not sure I will incorporate it in my worklow in the future, but it is definitely a great tool to experiment with. (click on picture for high res)

the stage coach stop Yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160

Sep 222013
 

I am almost 2 meters tall so evidently it makes it a bit much more difficult to remain unspotted when shooting. Yet at the same time, I also wonder how many people would have shout at me if I was 30 cm smaller. (click on picture for high res)

mouth wide shut yanidel

Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/1000, ISO160