As you might know, I am not a huge fan of "in your face" type of street photography. Most of the time, it just results in a face among thousands others, and therefore fails to produce interesting photographs. Obviously since the girl was dressed in red and wore a hat (recurring themes in my photography), I had to make an exception and take that one. The scene happened in Place Concorde and is a candid, meaning that it wasn't posed. The girl did see me just before I clicked which might explain the slight change in expression.
Not that I got my 50mm Summicron back from repair today. It was a real fast job thanks to Photo Suffren in Paris, the best and friendliest Leica dealer in town. If you ever need some equipment in Paris or have a piece of gear to repair, do visit their great shop which stantds only a couple of blocks away from the Eiffel Tower.
Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron at F4.0, 1/1000, ISO160