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.

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.