Paris : Monuments, Cafes, People, Artists, Boats, Seine River

Paris is beautiful in April, the beginning of spring. The weather is usually nice, sometimes rainy which gives to the city a romantic mood. Street Photography in black and white seems the best way to show the atmosphere and the beauty of the capital of France.
I shot most of the pictures in the Quartier Latin (Saint-Germain, Saint-Michel, Odeon, Ile-Saint-Louis) and Le Marais . I used a Sony A7R2 and the prime Zeiss lens FE55mmF1.8 and edited the pictures in Lightroom.

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Paris Montmartre, Place des Tertres, Sacré Coeur, Cafés, Painters

Montmartre and Place des Tertres are the most typical places in Paris. This is were you can see and live the real Parisian way of life, with the cafés, the restaurants, the artists, the long stairs with the lamps, amazing views etc…
Not far from there, are the Basilic of the Sacré Coeur and Place des Abesses with the Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre church.

Enjoy the visit!

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Chinese New Year in Bangkok Chinatown Yaowarat Thailand 2016

Chinatown in Bangkok is called Yaowarat, it’s a huge neibourhood were the chinese migrants settled in the 19th and 20th century.
The traditions are still alive in Chinatown Bangkok and they celebrate the Chinese New Year from the 8th of February this year 2016.
Dragon dance, music, food, shows, and prayers in the temple, all the ingredients of and authentic New year are there, just like in China.

I shot 70 pictures with my Sony A7R2 and the Zeiss prime lens FE55mmF1.8.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Grand Bazaar Istanbul : carpets, turkish delights, jewellery, cafes, antique shops

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 65 streets and 5,500 shops, and attracts around 300 000 visitors daily. You can find there all sorts of products ; carpets, jewellery, turkish delights, spices, leather goods, antique shops, narghile, embroideries, hand-make ceramics etc… and you’ll find cafés here and there to rest because this is huge and you can walk hours inside.

It has been an important trading center since the 15th century, and has been hugely extended during the 16th century.

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 19:00. Closed Sundays and bank holidays.

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Amazing Taipei Taiwan : Night Market, Food, People, Street Life, Temples, Hotels

Taipei is the amazing capital of Taiwan, with 7 million people.  It is at the same time modern and traditional : leader in new technology, Taipei has kept as well its traditions, religion, temple and culture.

In Taipei you are really in a Chinese atmosphere, but at the same time, it has Western influences which make your travel easy and convenient. People are very welcoming and most of them speak well english. Taxis are honest in general and not expensive for a modern city. The subway is very convenient and can bring you anywhere. You can find all kind of food, at a very good quality for the price.

In this article, you will see many aspects of the city : the night markets and the authentic food they serve, the dynamic street life, the temples and their traditional architecture, some hotels, and the unique 101 Tower.

I selected my best 40 pictures to give you a good idea of this great city!

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Splendid Longshan Temple in Taipei at Night

Mengjia Longshan Temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian. It is seen as an emblematic example of Taiwanese classical architecture.

Located in the center of the city, this temple is always busy, Taiwanese people being attached to their Buddhist tradition. They come to pray Buddha, pay respect to their ancestors, burn incense, and reading their future with the fortune sticks (Kau Cim).

I went to take pictures at dusk, this is a magic moment where you can feel the vibrations, and I hope that you will feel them by watchings the photos…

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Majorettes Dancing Fontenay Trésigny Paris Montmartre France

The great band “Miss Dancing Shock” Majorettes Fontenay Tresigny performed a beautiful show in the streets of Paris in the Montmartre neighbourhood, the 10th of October 2015.

The leader of the performance was Miss Systa Syatayana .

You can see below the best pictures from the show.

I shot all the pictures with the new Sony A7R2 and the Zeiss lens FE 55mmF1.8.

Enjoy the show!

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Sony A7RII, Thailand : Movie Stars, Models, Landscapes, Beach resorts, Skyscrapers

I’ve just bought the new Sony A7RII and I am testing it in order to make a review on Youtube. Before finishing the test I’m gonna post right now the pictures that I take everyday. So I will update this post several times a week with my new pictures.

I had previously the Sony A7R, I was very satisfied of it, that’s why I was sure that I would like the New A7RII even more with the new features : contrast and phase detection autofocus, in-body stabilisation, 42 megapixels sensor, 4k video shooting ect.

I will be able of course to use all the FE lenses that I have : FE55mmF1.8 , FE35mmF2.8 , FE16-35mmF4 . the 2 first lenses don’t have the optical stabilisation which was a problem when I was taking videos. now, with the in-body stabilisation, my videos will look better and I won’t need to stabilise them in iMovie .

Let’s have a look a the pictures now!

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