May 072014

One of the biggest challenge when shooting at wide apertures, is that the timing between distance to subject and his expression must be perfect. This is even more true with a rangefinder as you basically have very little time to reajust focus in these kinds of moving situations. Most of the time, you get only one of the two right (focus or expression), and every once in a while both. The best way around this problem : F8 and be there.

Not my way to shoot though.

lady Pompidou Yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/750, ISO160

May 062014

A storm is moving in fast over the city. Winds start to blow. Whatever comes next, it won’t stop the confident allure of this young man. (click on picture for high res)

trocadero breeze Yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

May 022014

When a love story comes to an end, it’s time to learn again to fly with its own wings.  (click on picture for high res)

Flying own wings yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO320

Apr 302014

Leaving the day long strangers stories behind for a few minutes, the waiter reconnects to his own world.  (click on picture for high res)

waiters break Yanidel

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.0, 1/500, ISO160

Apr 282014

On a Saturday morning, it might get tough to grab a taxi in Rosario. At least, they won’t say they did not see that lady.

PS : taken with the Nokia 1020, have a closer look at the end to see the amount of detail that this smartphone is able to render. (click on picture for high res)

hey Taxi Yanidel

Nokia 1020 at F2.2, 1/2000, ISO100

Apr 242014

By the Seine River, cars leave room to wanderers on Sundays.  (click on picture for high res)

Sundays on the piers Yanidel

Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160


Apr 212014

Grab the truck, head to the Parana River, drink a mate at sunset, and who knows what might be up next?

PS: My old Epson R-D1 made the trip back to Argentina with me. A fantastic camera, maybe the best digital rangefinder ever.


Epson R-D1 with CV 28mm Ultron at F4.0, 1/2000, ISO200