Apr 222013

On the warship flanks, shadows of families and lovers enjoy a peaceful Sunday afternoon. (click on picture for high res)

warship yanidel

Rosario, Parana River – Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/8000, ISO160

Apr 202013

Let visit Spain’s sea front this week with this graphical picture by Pelayo Gonzalez from Gijon. A sad story you would probably not guess by just looking at the bright colors.

Any submissions are welcome, please read instructions at end of article.


Nikon D700 with 50mm prime

What is the Sho(r)t Story?
This picture was taken the morning after a man in his thirties fell  from the cliffs and died during a crazy Friday night. I was already going back home after taking pictures of the people wandering around there. The atmosphere was full of sorrow despite the bright sun.
Why is this one of your favorite pictures ?

I love the colours here, I was very lucky that man was wearing that yellow coat against the blue sea. But the thing I really love is the fact that I am not sure if that man coming from behind the little hill was aware of the sad moment of if he just came wondering about his things after having a pee. I guess it is because the feeling that he is coming from nowhere between the green grass and the blue sea.
Which equipment did you use, and any technical considerations?
I took this shoot with a 50 mm prime lens on Nikon D700 which is my usual setting. It was a sunny day that allowed to have a large depth of field at f/11 and freeze the moment 1/2000.I was shooting at Aperture Priority mode as the light was totally constant. I just added a little bit of contrast in Lightroom using one of my personal presets.
Tell us about you and your photography?
I am a Ph.D. student of Economics and currently living in Gijón (Spain). I mostly do portraits and street photography.
I usually l prefer ambiguous pictures, or those filled by a touch of humour. Lately I am trying to use more colour in my street photographs as it is a really big challenge in terms of composition. This probably causes more pictures ending in the bin, but I think those working are way more powerful.
If you would like to participate to this series, send me an email at yanidel@fastmail.fm with the following information :
- your name and location
- title of photograph (if any + equipment used)
- one of your favorite picture  (max width of 1280 pixels, you obviously retain all copyrights to your pictures)
- answers to the above questions .
- any links to your work (website, Flickr, Facebook, …)
Apr 202013

Her name is Nena, meaning “babe” in Spanish. And though she is now over 80 years old, she has still the energy and verb of a young lady. Babe forever.

Not exactly a street photograph, but definitely a candid.


Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0

Apr 192013

Pick the guy that seems to spend too much time on social networks, and not enough time enjoying the pleasures of real life. (Click on picture for high res)


Rosario – Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F4.0, 1/2000, ISO160

Apr 172013

It is often said that the Rosarinas (girls from Rosario) are the most beautiful women in Argentina. It is probably true, but then, I suppose that the Porteñas (girls from the port, that is Buenos Aires) have the best smiles.

rosarina and portenas yanidel

Palermo, Buenos Aires – Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.0, 1/1000, ISO160

Apr 172013

Unlucky, protecting your home and family is party of the daily life of Argentines, and this especially in large cities. So people make sure all entrances are securely protected, despite the daily bother it might represent. A missing piece, and your safety can be at risk. (Click on picture for high res)


Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron

Apr 162013

Some street photographers believe that one can shoot and publish anything as long as it is legal. Others believe that some scenes should not be shot, or at least not published without the consent of the subject portrayed. In the later case, the concept of Human dignity is often mentioned, or in clearer words : shoot and publish whatever you like, as long as you respect the Humang dignity of your subjects.

Of course, the question becomes than “How do you define Human dignity” ?  There is evidently no clear answer to that as it might vary a lot depending on your cultural background and personal character traits. What migh seem acceptable to one, might be dismissed by another photographer.

So, I propose we have a look at the picture below taken last Saturday in Rosario. What is your opinion in this regard ?

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 15/04/2013 00:52:42
end_date 15/05/2013 23:59:59
Poll Results:
Does this picture respect Human dignity ?

broken nose rosario