Curious

Always think cows make interesting subjects, especially in black and white. I think the breed are Charolais, and these heifers where intrigued by my dog Charlie, although I think Charlie thought these very large dogs might play with him!

Taken at Saint Germain de Montgommery, France next to where we were staying.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 taken on Kodak Tri-X 400 film. Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 13 minutes at 20ºc.

Half timbered

Normandie, France.
This barn was opposite where we were staying in Saint Germain de Montgommery. Typical half timbered building infilled with wattle and daub, or ‘torchis’ in French. Common construction on older buildings though out the Normandie area and many parts of Europe.
Shot in bright sunlight I liked the tones, timber grain and old wooden dowels in this image.

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Taken with a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a yellow B&W filter on Kodak Tri-X 400 film. Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 13 minutes at 20ºc.

des portes

Falaise in Normandie, France.
I saw these doors or ‘des portes’ down a side street, and liked the possibility of a making of a sort symmetry image. I framed up, hoping for someone to walk past the scene in front of me, no one came past. Having waited for a dust cart to move on (oh the glamorous life of a street photographer!) eventually, after some time this woman was walking down the opposite side of the street, by chance she crossed over and into the frame to complete the picture.

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

Victorian Groyne

Taken on a cold January morning 2017, these are the remains of old Victorian beach groynes at Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey, England.  This was also the location of Robbie Williams video for the song “love my life” shot the previous year.

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Taken on Nikon FE with a Nikkor 28mm F2.8 Ai on Fomapan 400 Action film with a Photax yellow filter and developed in Kodak D76 for 12.5 minutes.

Hanging Beauty

Parthenocissus Creeper plant hanging from a brick wall in one of the back alleyways of Sheerness, England. Taken in 2016, the colour of this plant makes it stand out among the other plants along this alleyway. With the autumnal morning sunshine, I couldn’t resist getting a few shots of this wonderful plant.

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Taken on a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f1.8D AF-D on Kodak Color Plus 200.

Causeway light

Warden, Isle of Sheppey, England.
Two hours after sunrise, on the start of what was to be a very hot day. This was the image I viewed over this old concrete causeway at Warden seafront. The light was fantastic that Sunday morning and I only wish I had maybe shot in colour, as the green algae growing on the causeway was glowing from the light behind though the overlapping waves. Still very happy with the result all the same.

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Nikon FE, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai on Fomapan 100 Classic film with a yellow Photax filter.