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perplexed at the deux magots by cweeks perplexed at the deux magots by cweeks
this is the first i'll be putting up.
shot in the St. Germain des pres in the 6th. the famous le deux magots.

love it that she didn't catch me ...

ilford delta 400, 60th ... maybe 4.0.

didn't really note my exposures ... just ballparks.
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damien-c Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
This is simply a beautiful photo.
Leica has this magic spell cast on me. I have never used one. It's artists like you who give that camera an even better symbolism and increase my craving. Too bad I'm so broke.
:heart:
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fadattfly Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
maybe a little surexposed, but it's sometimes better isn't it ? nice shot and good place ;-)
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cweeks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
depends upon what you're exposing. i expose for the face.

very good place.

if you like croque monsieur for $15. ;)
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fadattfly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
you're welcome, for sure little expensive :D
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rapidvision Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Wow. This is a treasure.

Can't believe I haven't seen this already. :)

I absolutely love this photograph.
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Lotusolove Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
So incredibly parisian, I love it.
Fantastic shot.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
felt parisian when i was making the photo!

thank you!
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greylagoon Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
fun shot! the point of view is cool - I can imagine myself sitting here and watching people as I always do! great atmosphere too!
St Germain des Prés are great albums too, great feeling from Paris! :)
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cweeks Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
i love love love the 6th! my favourite district of paris!

i have a few photos in my gallery of the 6th!

cheers back from los angeles!
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martinroger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:whisper: Perplexe, aux deux magots
Wonderful pic. You definitely know how to use your camera.

MR
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xgenesisx Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
I think I love Ilford most off all out of all the film I have shot with. You get the perfect tonal range and the blacks are so nice. I really love how she is just so into thinking that she dosn't see this man sitting (or standing) there taking this. I'm sure you just placed it at your hip or something to be more discrete. In any case I love this one.

c.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
thank you. this is actually one of my favourites!

i think i have to go back to europe soon and do some more street.

um ... wasn't at my hip. ;)
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bule Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005   Photographer
Great shot, love the fact that her expression is natural. She doesn't know the photo was being taken.
Sneaky bastard.

What really gets me is the low point of view.
Classic and wonderful work, mate.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
thank you. yes, i'm very sneaky!

they almost never see me! ;)
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bule Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005   Photographer
almost?
you should post a journal of stories of if and how people caught you and wanted to wring your neck. :)
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MildInsomnia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
whenever I see shots like this I regret that I wasn't into photography when I was in Paris. the more I look at your work the more I'm convienced that saving for a leica is a good idea.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
saving for one is an excellent idea. get an m6 from the 1980's. a 35/2.0 (3rd or 4th generation) ... perhaps $1400 for both.

i just helped a friend get the exact ... actually 3 friends now ... get the exact setup for the above price and they're loving them.

just picked up a 1957 M3-double stroke. ah ... amazing.

hope to see you shoooting with a leica one day!

cheers love.
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MildInsomnia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
yes, I’ve been looking at the m6 and the bessa r3a/r2a which take m mounts. I've been leaning towards the bessa because of price and that I can buy it new with a warranty but I'm still undecided. although, if I get a leica than it won't depreciate in value and is quieter than the bessa. yeah, I really need to find a dealer in my area that has both cameras so I can get a feel for them. Any experience with bessas?

I'm hoping to get it around Christmas before I take off to travel.

thanks much.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
yes, tried out the bessas. they're very nice. i mean, really, cameras are boxes that expose film. it's all about the glass. that being said there are things that i like about my m's but i'm more interested in the m-glass.

why buy local. [link] ships all over the world.

i hope you get one before your travels as well.

cheers,
chris
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MildInsomnia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
my thoughts exactly, its all about the glass. I really want a leica but if a bessa can do the job at a fraction of the price, why not.

thanks for the link. I'll let you know how it goes.

take care,

Sara
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cweeks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
a new body is almost $4000 grand now. i'm finished with new bodies. i have plenty for my purposes.

a used nice summicon 35 is not that bad. in fact, i think that with a bessa body (which has a better rangefinder base number than m's) ... is a great combination!

let me know ... totally ... tell stephen you know me!

cheers,
chris
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MildInsomnia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
thanks much on the lens and body advice. it's really appreciated by an amateur like myself.

yes, I definitely will!

oh and I hope you're enjoying your new toy :)
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cweeks Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
no worries.

only shot one roll of efke 25 thru it so far. so ... yes ... a bit of fun. when i have some time off i'll enjoy it more!

cheers!
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londn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005   Photographer
this is so.... paris.

love how the bokeh slightly reveals the parisian architecture in the background..

contrasted well against the leaves in the trees.. and of course the woman sipping her perrier.

i havent seen this before.
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ingrid-fabiola Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005
hahaha! :) i love spy-photos, when the subject dont see that you capture a second in his/hers life. i just love that though
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FloatingAiko Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
Perfect composition!
I especially love that house over the street and this tree, and that blur. Awesome.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
thanks! i love being sneaky with a rangefinder. when you make the educated guess as to exposure and focus ...

and it turns out.

the blur ... that's what addicted me to the leica.

chirs
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HybridProcess Featured By Owner May 8, 2003
the first thing i thought of when this picture caught my eye was, is that a snake pattern on those chairs? but when my eye traveled back up to the lady, all i could hear was.. hissssss.
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l0st Featured By Owner May 6, 2003   Photographer
damn fine portrait

such great surroundings


nice point of view also.
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Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner May 6, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome day-in-the-life-of shot. Real, True and honest!
Great detail and depth!;-) (Wink)

Tres bien
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xcarpexdiemx Featured By Owner May 6, 2003
wow, very good
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