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.


Before the fun

Smith’s Family Funfair at Bartons Point Coastal Park, Isle of Sheppey, England. These fairground bumper cars or dodgems were lined up ready before opening time. I took the image for the reflection. Really pleased with this image, I shot this handheld at a 1/15 sec at f/5.6 as the bright sunlight outside placed the cars in deep shadow, having used my Weston Master V meter to get a reading off the first car.


Picture taken with a Leica M4-2, with a Summicron 50mm f/2 lens on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Kodak D76 for 6 minutes at 24ºc


The Companion

Don’t often do still life photography very much now, but when my wife brought home this lovely old typewriter from her mother’s, I just had do something on black and white film. After some online research I discovered this Imperial typewriter dates from the year 1942, complete with it’s original case and is still in full working order.


Taken with a Nikon FE, with a Tamron 90mm SP AF Macro
F/2.8 Di on Fomapan 100 Classic film. Mounted on my Manfrotto 144, lighting from natural light from a nearby window and I used a timed exposure of 4 seconds at f/22. Film developed in Kodak D76 for 9 minutes at 20ºc


I don’t normally take portraits, but this image I am very pleased with. This is my mother in law, now in her eighties, a great grandmother and I’m sure you will agree she makes a fine black and white portrait picture.

I took this shot hand held with just natural daylight from the nearby window.


Taken in July 2016 on a Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai on Fomapan 400 Action film, developed in Kodak D76 for 12.5 minutes at 20ºc.


Another picture from the Leica. I’m finding street photography so much easier with the rangefinder camera.

Image taken on the Minster Leas, Isle of Sheppey, England. First good day of summer weather last month when I saw this couple sitting on the seafront talking, It was then I noticed this lady’s tattoos across her back, her hand gesture and with the older couple walking past, it completed the shot.


 Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Kodak D76 for 9 minutes at 20ºc.