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Singing in the Rain
Photograph by William Albert Allard

A torrential downpour fails to dampen reveling spirits at Les Fous d'en Face wine bar. After concluding a ludicrous contest in which competing pieces of Camembert cheese melt down a heated metal sheet, participants sing in chorus to celebrate. Due to modest interior space—and the requisite cheese-melting blowtorch—these regulars held the tournament under the leaky awning in front of the bar, whose name translates suitably as "The Lunatics Across the Street."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2

Weather Conditions: Rainy
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: I mixed ambient light with an on-camera strobe light that I reflected off white card.



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