Cafe Dog

Another colour shot, this time with the Leica. My wife and I where in the Barton Coastal Park cafe, Sheppey, England one Sunday morning. While Helen was getting the tea’s, this little dog popped her head up from behind a table. She had such a surprised look, I just had get the shot!

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Getting the picture wasn’t easy though. The light from the windows behind was really strong and while there is some light from the windows and a open door opposite, the room is quite dark. I had to get a reading using my Weston Master V handheld meter. Luckily, the floor is concrete and a suitable grey colour, and with some quick thinking (dangerous I know) I manage to get the picture.

Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 and taken on AGFA Vista 200 film.

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Sun Cloud

A morning view after work walking the dog, looking out towards the Isle of Sheppey sailing club and the old Cheyney Rock Pier, Sheerness, England.

I took the shot having metered for sea in hope of capturing the sun’s rays coming from behind the cloud bank in the sky and I used no filters either! Lucky shot, maybe. The picture didn’t need much editing, just straightening of the horizon and removing a few dust and hair marks here and there.

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Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI and taken on Fujifilm Superia 400 film.

Dungeness

One of the coastal houses at Dungeness beach Kent, with the remains of one of the disused fishing tracks in the foreground that local fishermen used to haul their shellfish catches up the shingle long beach.

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Taken on Nikon FE with a Nikkor 50mm F1.8 Ai on Fomapan 400 developed in Kodak D76 for 12.5 minutes.

Quiet conversation

Image shot at Norwich Cathedral, England, under what is known as the ‘Cloisters’ last year. This gentlemen was talking very quietly on his mobile phone. Very please with image as I managed to capture some detail of the old grave flag stones on the floor.

Taken with a Nikon FE, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Kodak D76.

Ridham

A view over to Ridham Dock from the Kingsferry Bridge, Swale estuary.

I cropped the sky down because as I completely forgot about the power cables hanging across the Swale to the Isle of Sheppey, very unsightly and unforgivable by me! My excuse is the Zorki viewfinder isn’t the best to see though into in bright sunlight. Despite this I think the crop it makes for a good image for me and to share with all of you.

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Taken mid morning on a Zorki 4K with Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 with Fomapan 400 Action film and developed in Kodak D76 for 5 minutes at 23ºc.