Critique-a-shot #3 : Sergey Shakarian & Erin Girard

Today let's look at two shots coming from the US, let's stop first on Hollywood Boulevard before we proceed on to Chicago. If you would...
Today let's look at two shots coming from the US, let's stop first on Hollywood Boulevard before we proceed on to Chicago. If you would like your shot to go through this colum, please read here for instructions on how to submit. If you have already submitted a shot and it has not appeared yet, it will come soon ! Untitled by Sergey Shakarian . Composition Sergey's shot is a classic street scene composed following the rule of thirds. There is depth in the shot, which is always good, and the trapezoid shape of the street leads the eyes of...

The old terminal

In front of Rosario's old train station, everything still looks like 50 years ago. Only the news have changed ...  and the amount of clothing...
In front of Rosario's old train station, everything still looks like 50 years ago. Only the news have changed ...  and the amount of clothing the cover girls wear nowadays.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/3000, ISO200

The bus stop

One can tell a lot from a country's citizens by looking at how they wait for the bus. I'll let you draw your own conclusions...
One can tell a lot from a country's citizens by looking at how they wait for the bus. I'll let you draw your own conclusions on Argentina. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/350, ISO200

We all are a different world

This is at least what the poster advertises. Though the little girl seems to agree by not paying to much attention to her parents' instructions. ...
This is at least what the poster advertises. Though the little girl seems to agree by not paying to much attention to her parents' instructions.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/750, ISO200

By the taxi stop

Sometimes while walking in Rosario's downtown, you encounter a scene where you feel somewhere else, in another period of time. The New York of the...
Sometimes while walking in Rosario's downtown, you encounter a scene where you feel somewhere else, in another period of time. The New York of the 60's ? (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, Pull 80

The hermaphrodite

If we all had a woman's body with a man's head, would we understand each other better ? (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9...
If we all had a woman's body with a man's head, would we understand each other better ? (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/500, ISO200

La Tanguera

Here she was playing her accordion on Rosario's main street. She is la Tanguera, full of passion and joy. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica...
Here she was playing her accordion on Rosario's main street. She is la Tanguera, full of passion and joy. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F2.0, 1/350, ISO200

Critique-a-shot #2 : Kevin Hall and Fokko Muller

Last week I launched a new column called "Critique-a-shot" where I analyzed on of my pictures in detail. This week, it is time to look...
Last week I launched a new column called "Critique-a-shot" where I analyzed on of my pictures in detail. This week, it is time to look at the first two shots submitted by readers. "Some chocolat on a cold winter's day." by Kevin Hall. Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, ND filter Before I go in depth into the analysis of Kevin's picture, let me state that this picture is the kind that the web does no justice to. Indeed, it is all about detail and careful observation, which is always difficult on a 13" inch screen  This picture...

Paradise City

The main shopping street in Rosario, Calle Cordoba, looks like any main street of a Spanish or Italian city. And like in any part in...
The main shopping street in Rosario, Calle Cordoba, looks like any main street of a Spanish or Italian city. And like in any part in the world, when comes special sales time, it becomes a woman's Paradise City. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/750, ISO200

The fools game

Why should citizens ever think ("pensa") about politicians since they mostly don't care about them ? Clowns have usually more success in the people's mind. ...
Why should citizens ever think ("pensa") about politicians since they mostly don't care about them ? Clowns have usually more success in the people's mind.  (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/750, ISO200