Oct 202013

After a fierce fight against the Forces of the Underground, the Princess could finally escape and rejoin the world of Those that live in the Daylight.  (click on picture for high res)

PS : We are back in Argentina, it seems that I am in creative mood …

Princess of the underground Yanidel

Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, 1/350, ISO160

Oct 172013

While in Paris, my friend Simon from Germany joined us for a couple of days. He did take along my dream lens, that is the Leica 24mm Summilux and let me use it during his stay. So here I found myself like a kid with a new toy, wandering the streets of Paris on a rainy afternoon.

Make no mistake, shooting street photography with a 24mm lens is extremely challenging. Yet the use of an ultra wide field of view together with a F1.4 aperture does open up new creative opportunities since it allows the use of selective focus (provided of course that your subjects are relatively close to you).  The lens itself is rather large but I found it to balance very well on the M9, and obviously the build is what can be expected from Leica. Image wise, well, that is simple, it would fit perfectly along my 35mm Lux Asph and 60mm Hexanon. Same kind of performance and rendering; sharp center at F1.4, high contrast and butter smooth bokeh.

Now I just need to find €6000. Ouch. That is not going to happen. Or perhaps I could use a little more my 24mm Elmarit, which is definitely no slouch either.

More to come on this topic.

Nun hotel de ville Yanidel

Nun by Hotel de Ville – Leica M9 with 24mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160

Oct 162013

If this clothing shop had three owners, could you guess how the other two would look like ? (click on picture for high res)

the shop owners Yanidel

Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F4.0, 1/250, ISO160

Oct 152013

For once, the zebra does actually look like the dangerous one. Watch out of that scratch.  (click on picture for high res)

between cheetahs and zebras Yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/2000, ISO160

Oct 142013

When a dog from overseas is lucky enough to travel all the way to Paris, it will make sure that its best posture is uploaded to Dogbook. Jiro is going to be so envious.  (click on picture for high res)

Taro in Paris Yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F5.6, 1/45, ISO320

Oct 132013

Dreaming of the perfect Crème brûlée or a gourmet Coq au vin, two cooks take a break under the Arches of Avenue de Rivoli.  (click on picture for high res)

Cooks break Rivoli Yanidel

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F2.8, 1/1000, ISO160