@Yodamanu's street photo blog. All photos shot by me, with my Leica, unless specified otherwise. Le blog de @Yodamanu. Street photo et tests de matériel.
Thinking of Daniel, July 2014, Fuji X100s.
If you’re in Strasbourg and haven’t seen the Buren exhibition in the Modern Art Museum, you’ve been missing.

Thinking of Daniel, July 2014, Fuji X100s.

If you’re in Strasbourg and haven’t seen the Buren exhibition in the Modern Art Museum, you’ve been missing.

Untitled, Chartreuse, July 2014.

Untitled, Chartreuse, July 2014.

I’m not dead and she’s alive (and screaming sometimes)

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Hi all, friends, editors, followers. I’m sorry for not replying to your messages, grateful to those who asked me how I was doing. But I’ve been busy to death those last 10 weeks because Anna entered my life on may 21st, at 4h53 am.

I won’t bother you with how it feels to become a father but let me tell you it’s worth the worries, the sleep deprivation, the moments of sheer anxiety. The second she was finally there, in the arms of Sonia, were so visceral, so true. I’ve experienced one or two “life-changing moments” as they call it, but nothing comes close. A version of you dies instantly.

Not being able to do anything else than taking care of the lady and her mom, I neglected street photography and my blog. I’m sorry for that. I’m back, expect some pics of the little brat in the near future. I’ll answer your messages one by one, starting today. Hope you’re all doing well. Anna says hello, even if right now it sounds rather like “aaagheu”.

Tagged: #personal
Vogue IV, St-Florentin, April 2014.

Vogue IV, St-Florentin, April 2014.

Vogue II, St-Florentin, April 2014.

Vogue II, St-Florentin, April 2014.

Vogue I, April 2014, St-Florentin.

Vogue I, April 2014, St-Florentin.

yodamanu:

Wondering Reflection
The reflection of a man and his daughter, Barcelona, July 2012. For those who wonder, I used the leg of an “R” painted on the window that had just given me the opportunity to shoot a reflection.

Some of my new followers, doing a bit of archeology on the blog, have stumbled on this old pic. It’s getting a new life for the past few days. I thought it might be worth a reblog since it’s one of my fave for 2012 and I haven’t had the time to post much last week.

yodamanu:

Wondering Reflection

The reflection of a man and his daughter, Barcelona, July 2012. For those who wonder, I used the leg of an “R” painted on the window that had just given me the opportunity to shoot a reflection.

Some of my new followers, doing a bit of archeology on the blog, have stumbled on this old pic. It’s getting a new life for the past few days. I thought it might be worth a reblog since it’s one of my fave for 2012 and I haven’t had the time to post much last week.

Can we have a fancy hat option for the REAL pros? No? Still a nice feature. :-)

Can we have a fancy hat option for the REAL pros? No? Still a nice feature. :-)

Filé nocturne II , Strasbourg, February 2014.

Filé nocturne II , Strasbourg, February 2014.

Filé nocturne, Strasbourg, February 2014.
I can’t find the word in english, but in french it’s called a “filé” (is panning the right expression?). Technically it’s one of the most difficult and fun thing to shoot in full manual mode.
First, a focal length superior to 35mm will make it easier to you, because your shutter speed is supposed to stay below 1 divided by your focal lenght. E. g. if you have a 50mm mounted a shutterspeed of 1/30 or 1/24 will do. With a 35mm, 1/24, 1/15 etc. Lower speeds mean a greater effect but a harder shot, as it will be more difficult to freeze your subject.
When you have set you shutter speed, you can make your exposure, keeping in mind that the narrower the aperture, the easier the shot, thanks to the greater depth of field. 
Then you have to zone focus when you see your subject approaching. Zone focus in front of you, because to maximize the filé effect you’re supposed to shoot when you subject passes right in front of you while you “pan” him. It means, with a Leica, you have to point your rangefinder patch on him, then follow him to keep him in the patch until you go “click”.
On this one, with a 1/24 speed and a large aperture - I was obliged to go for 1.4 because it was night and I didn’t want to go over iso 640. I couldn’t totally freeze the guy on his bicycle, because of this and because of the subject speed, but I still love the result.

Filé nocturne, Strasbourg, February 2014.

I can’t find the word in english, but in french it’s called a “filé” (is panning the right expression?). Technically it’s one of the most difficult and fun thing to shoot in full manual mode.

First, a focal length superior to 35mm will make it easier to you, because your shutter speed is supposed to stay below 1 divided by your focal lenght. E. g. if you have a 50mm mounted a shutterspeed of 1/30 or 1/24 will do. With a 35mm, 1/24, 1/15 etc. Lower speeds mean a greater effect but a harder shot, as it will be more difficult to freeze your subject.

When you have set you shutter speed, you can make your exposure, keeping in mind that the narrower the aperture, the easier the shot, thanks to the greater depth of field. 

Then you have to zone focus when you see your subject approaching. Zone focus in front of you, because to maximize the filé effect you’re supposed to shoot when you subject passes right in front of you while you “pan” him. It means, with a Leica, you have to point your rangefinder patch on him, then follow him to keep him in the patch until you go “click”.

On this one, with a 1/24 speed and a large aperture - I was obliged to go for 1.4 because it was night and I didn’t want to go over iso 640. I couldn’t totally freeze the guy on his bicycle, because of this and because of the subject speed, but I still love the result.

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