@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.
Hôtel du Nord. St-Pierre de Chartreuse, July 2014.

Hôtel du Nord. St-Pierre de Chartreuse, July 2014.

Untitled, Strasbourg, February 2014.

Untitled, Strasbourg, February 2014.

Night urban landscapes, London, January 2014.

London untitled, January 2014.

London untitled, January 2014.

Fog II, same night, same setting but a bit wider and in b&w (due to popular demand).
By the way, this shot is proof that there’s no way you can’t do proper night photography with a Summarit M 35mm f2.5. The cheaper 35mm you can get in the Leica line-up and one of the most despised Leica lens. Go figure. :-)

Fog II, same night, same setting but a bit wider and in b&w (due to popular demand).

By the way, this shot is proof that there’s no way you can’t do proper night photography with a Summarit M 35mm f2.5. The cheaper 35mm you can get in the Leica line-up and one of the most despised Leica lens. Go figure. :-)

Golden Line, Strasbourg, October 2013.

Golden Line, Strasbourg, October 2013.

Nocturne au casque, Strasbourg, April 2013.

Nocturne au casque, Strasbourg, April 2013.

Couple, Strasbourg, 2013.

Couple, Strasbourg, 2013.

Ombre à casquette, Strasbourg, 2013.

Ombre à casquette, Strasbourg, 2013.

The series is not complete, but I have at least 8 shot to show. It’s a break from my black and white nocturnes made possible by a bit of work on my editing skills. I’ve never been fond of the orange tones cast by tungsten city lights. I finally found a way to edit them out without losing the cold, urban, eerie feel I look after in my nocturnes.

A note for gearheads, two of those pics have been taken with a Leica M8, a supposedly outdated camera allegedly incapable of any decent night shot. I think the M8 is stilla good choice for someone wanting to give a go to a digital rangefinder without selling his kids. May be I’ll write a blog on that topic, because there are one or two things to know before buying one of those.

Split personality, Strasbourg, March 2013.

Split personality, Strasbourg, March 2013.

Taxi, Strasbourg, January 2013.

Taxi, Strasbourg, January 2013.

Nocturne, Strasbourg, March 2012.
A shot I edited out because I had a better one. I give it another chance to keep on working on my color editing skills.

Nocturne, Strasbourg, March 2012.

A shot I edited out because I had a better one. I give it another chance to keep on working on my color editing skills.

Among towers, Strasbourg, January 2013.
As some of you may have noticed, I’m working on a new “lightroom recipe” for my color night shots. I’ve tried real life tungsten-orange cast first, but I wasn’t convinced. So I’m now trying to figure out something more “urban”.
I’m rather pleased with the first results: they convey the sense of bizarre and the eerie mood I was looking after in my black and white series. And they are definitely colder and darker than the yellow-orange tones given by tungsten city lights.
And you, what do you think?

Among towers, Strasbourg, January 2013.

As some of you may have noticed, I’m working on a new “lightroom recipe” for my color night shots. I’ve tried real life tungsten-orange cast first, but I wasn’t convinced. So I’m now trying to figure out something more “urban”.

I’m rather pleased with the first results: they convey the sense of bizarre and the eerie mood I was looking after in my black and white series. And they are definitely colder and darker than the yellow-orange tones given by tungsten city lights.

And you, what do you think?

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