The Road to Puerto Progreso

A series of shots taken on our way to the beach, 30km away from Merida. It sometimes felt like settings straight out of Isabel Allende's...
A series of shots taken on our way to the beach, 30km away from Merida. It sometimes felt like settings straight out of Isabel Allende's books.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Sigma DP2

Find the candids

Three of these six shots taken today at the Merida market are candids (I did not ask for permission and the subject did not pause)....
Three of these six shots taken today at the Merida market are candids (I did not ask for permission and the subject did not pause). Can you find them ? Post you answers (A,B,C,D,E or F) in the comments section, I'll give the answer tomorrow.  (click on pictures for high res) A) B) C) D) E) F)

Why are your pictures not as good as you think they are ?

So you just uploaded on Flickr that great shot you took today. And surprise, after a few hours and a hundred views, there is only...
So you just uploaded on Flickr that great shot you took today. And surprise, after a few hours and a hundred views, there is only one comment (and your mother wrote it). What is then happening ? It seems that you are slowly sliding towards the "I am a misunderstood artist" category. Wait, and more seriously, here are a three reasons why your pictures are as not as good as you think: I) You took it. It might seem obvious but the fact that you are the creator of a picture supposes an immediate bias. The picture is the result...

The coin diver

Next to the solemnity of a monument to the immigrants, a diver waits for tourists to throw a coin in the dark waters of Veracruz's...
Next to the solemnity of a monument to the immigrants, a diver waits for tourists to throw a coin in the dark waters of Veracruz's harbour. Be sure that he'll come back to the surface with it. (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/3000, ISO160

New Facebook page !

I am glad to announce that I have created a Facebook page. It will allow me to give some personal insights on the trip and...
I am glad to announce that I have created a Facebook page. It will allow me to give some personal insights on the trip and photography, additonal pictures, links and why not, videos. I also plan to use it as a platform to discuss selected photography topics in the future. To discover it on your Facebook, click on the Like button of  Facebook module located in the right sidebar. PS : I still prefer real life social networks ;)

Hey Mr Balloon

I must have seen dozens of balloons sellers in the streets of Veracruz. And not a single kid had one attached to his wrist. Maybe...
I must have seen dozens of balloons sellers in the streets of Veracruz. And not a single kid had one attached to his wrist. Maybe they walk too fast ? (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160

The Blind Band Guide

In the crowded main street of Puebla, a little boy guides cautiously a band of blind people to their playing spot. (click on picture for...
In the crowded main street of Puebla, a little boy guides cautiously a band of blind people to their playing spot. (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph

13 tips to shoot street photography in travel

So you are ready for your next vacation where you plan to shoot some street photography. Here are 13 tips to think about before you...
So you are ready for your next vacation where you plan to shoot some street photography. Here are 13 tips to think about before you get there. I) Leave your big guns at home In street photography, you will never miss a shot because you have the wrong lens on. You'll miss it because you either were not quick enough, or because you did not have the guts to raise your camera and click. Taking along a lot of gear will not improve your pictures, it will just make your life more complicated, be it in terms of safety, weight,...

Puebla – Looking for Zorro

Two hours away from Mexico City, lays the city of Puebla. No more than 2600 historic buildings make up the city's downtown. You even feel...
Two hours away from Mexico City, lays the city of Puebla. No more than 2600 historic buildings make up the city's downtown. You even feel like you are in a Zorro movie. Though times have changed and you won't see the black hero appear, there are still quite a few characters in its streets.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph

On the sidewalks of Mexico

We visited the Great pyramides of Teotihucan today. The trip made us discover many neighbourhoods of Mexico City and life on its sidewalks.  (click on...
We visited the Great pyramides of Teotihucan today. The trip made us discover many neighbourhoods of Mexico City and life on its sidewalks.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph