Autumn

Wet Sunday morning and the first leaves have started to come down for autumn. This image has been chosen by my wife Helen. She didn’t like the picture looking down into a puddle at a single leaf, with the reflection of the trees behind, so this image it has to be.

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Unfortunately this will be the last picture taken with my Leica for quite sometime. It has developed a problem which I think might be shutter related, so back to the repairers again.

Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens on Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800.

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Feline disgust

For all you cat lovers out there… I see this cat laying on top of this shed sunning it’s self near every Sunday morning walking my dog and amusingly, Charlie my dog can’t see him.
I got the surprised look from this cat because to get the picture I had to hold the Leica up arms length, stretched out above my head!

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Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, and taken on Kodak Tri-X film and pushed to an ISO of 800.

Only the Bones

I could never get this scene quite right but this is my third attempt and I happy with the result. A hazy, overcast day at the far end of Minster Leas, Isle of Sheppey, England there is what remains of these old metal barges of which I think there’s seven or maybe eight hulks slowly succumbing to the sea. Also the posts in the background maybe part of an old pier as they are too tall to be old groyne posts.

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Note to self and other dog owners, don’t let your dog take his ball with him when you go to the location of your shoot… as the little monkey wouldn’t stop barking for me to throw his soggy ball!

Charlie on the mud

Taken using my Leica M4-2, with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH on Fomapan 100 Classic film rated at 400 ISO and a B&W yellow filter.

You can view a larger image of ‘Only the Bones’ here; flickr

A Quite Spot

A quite spot for carp fishing on the lake fed by the River Len at Mote Park, Maidstone, England. I have been trying out some Ilford HP5 which I had rated at 800 ISO and although I’ve use this film in the past, I had never pushed this film in bright light before and so far I am very happy with the results and somewhat cheaper than Tri-X… sorry Kodak.

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Taken using my Leica M4-2, with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH.

Painted toes

Honfleur, outside the Alcyone caf’e. I saw this young lady standing bare foot holding her boots, so I took the shot. Now I know women like to paint their nails, but never someone standing in the street with cotton wool between her toes and then walk off like it. Even my wife raised her eyebrows!

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Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, and taken on Kodak Tri-X film rated at 800 ISO. And in case anyone is wondering, yes I did manage to underexpose the image by a couple of stops!

Cycle

The newly repainted Cycle lane catching the early morning sunlight along Sheerness sea wall, England. I was taken by the way the white lines were glowing in the light against the dark, weathered concrete.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH on Fomapan 100 Classic film rated at 400.

Waiting for Master

Waiting for his master to come back, I spotted this dog in a supermarket car park in Sheerness just as the early evening sunlight caught his face. All the time I was there he cried continuously watching though the open window.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Fomapan 100 Classic film rated at 400.