Saturday at the market

Vendors at a greek street market
1/125 sec | f/6.8 | ISO 200 | 50mm

Sure enough our vacation in Greece offers some opportunity at street photography. We spent the morning of last Saturday at the market in Argos, the town nearest to our holiday getaway. I brought along the Leica M (Type 240) with the Summicron 50mm F/2. Here are a couple shots from that outing.

1/350 sec | f/4.8 | ISO 200 | 50mm
vendor of water melons
1/180 | f/8 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Water melons
1/60 sec | f/4 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Old lady selling Olives
1/350 sec | f/16 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Father and son wearing sunglasses
1/90 sec | f/6.8 | ISO 200 | 50mm
1/60 sec | f/9.5 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Two ladies selling veggies on the market
1/125 sec | f/11 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Old men having fun in front of the camera
1/90 sec | f/6.8 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Ladies and a girl buying veggies
1/60 sec | f/9.5 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Old lady wearing a mask
1/250 sec | f/6.8 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Greek vendor on a market
1/25 sec | f/6.8 | ISO 200 | 50mm
Market vendor waving and smiling at the camera
1/180 sec | f/11 | ISO 200 | 50mm

It was quite fun doing street photography on the Argos Saturday market. People were mostly very open to having their portraits made. What surely helps is me shooting with the Leica M. The little range finder (only little in size, not in weight, this all metal cam is heavy as a brick) with the small Summicron is so much retro that people are at easy, which is not always the case if you point a huge DSLR at their face (or in my case the OM-D E-M1X with the 12-100 F/4).

The monochrome jpgs are straight out of camera, no post processing whatsoever.

After two monochrome posts in sequence I promise to show you the colors of Greece in the next posting.

Have a great Thursday!


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  1. Ah, it’s great to see all the friendly faces … the guy at the watermelons looks like fun and so does the four gentlemen. I can almost feel the happy vibe at the market looking at your pictures!

  2. The “I Don’t Care…” T-shirt woman and her friend are a bit scary. 😉 But there are plenty of smiling faces to counteract their grim look. In the first photo I love the man in the background holding a cup. The four older men look like they’re having a good time at the market. I can see you did, too! 😉

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