Cane & Wicker

Honfleur, France. Outside under some trees behind the L’absinthe Restaurant where these tables and chairs not in use. I was taken with the pattern of the seats, they way three tables were aligned, plus the curvature of the stone paving. The composition was just right for me, so I felt it was worth a few frames.


Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X film and developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 8 minutes at 24ºc.


The Waiting Table

I took this picture while we waited for our lunch, from under the front canopy of the restaurant along ‘Quai Sainte-Catherine’ at Honfleur, France. I liked the view of this shot panned out from the table to the other patrons and finally the boats in the harbour. I had to bracket the shot with five exposures being a little uncertain of the reading with my Weston Euro meter. Between the dark shadows under the canopies and getting a happy medium with the bright sunlight in the harbour and without silhouetting the people opposite. I’m very please with this image how it came out in the end.


Taken on my Leica M4-2 with a Summicron 50mm f/2. Film used Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 13 minutes at 20ºc.


Secret cottage

While on holiday with my wife in Saint Germain de Montgommery near Vimoutiers in Normandy, France, I had seen this farm just down the road where we were staying and had not taken much more notice of the group of buildings.

A few days later walking past the farm with my dog, a cottage caught my eye in front of the farm. I’d not seen this building before now set back from the road and hidden by the trees. In the late morning sunlight there was a clear reflection in the pond of this beautiful old building, a perfect shot.


Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X 400 film, with a yellow B&W filter. Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 13 minutes.


Changing Lines

Still my Holidays at the moment so I’m uploading an older image for today.

Taken at Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, England. The engine name is ‘Armistice’ Circa 1919. Two things I like about this picture, the first is the sunlight coming though the trees behind. Second, is light is shining along the rails, making them look like white lines. I think it’s amazing that the Nikon FE forty year old meter coped well with this shot and needed very little dodge and burn in final picture.


Shot on a Nikon FE with a Nikkor 28mm F2.8 Ai on Fomapan 400 back in 2016.

Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 12.5 minutes.


I’m away the next fortnight on my holidays so I will have to upload an older image this week.

This is ”Lizzy” a local cat to me who I spotted peering though a gate with a glaring look. She is fearless, standing up to anything or anyone, having seen me, my camera and my dog, I took the shot and made a hasty retreat!


I make a mistake by overdeveloping this roll of film by forgetting to take into account the Kodak D76 developer temperature, which was 24°C.

Despite this, I think it this image works well.

Taken with a Nikon F80, (alas I have no more, died and went to camera heaven) the lens was a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D on Fomapan 100 Classic film.


Heaven’s above

Taken last weekend along the Military Canal, Sheerness towards Bartons Point, England. I wanted to capture the morning sky’s reflection in the canal water, and think I didn’t get to bad a result considering the strong glare of the sun and I was using 400 speed film!


Picture shot on a Leica M4-2 with a Summicron 50mm f/2 on Fomapan 400 Action film, plus yellow MRC B+W filter.


Taken at Dungeness, England. This location is a magnet for photographers from all over because of its bleak and barren landscapes. This is one of the last few old fishing boat hulks stilling remaining on the beach.


Nikon FE with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai and Hoya red filter on Fomapan 400 Action.
Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 12.5 minutes.