Blazing Saddles

Twisto hire bikes in Caen, France. These where opposite the Caen town hall, a very grand building indeed. French equivalent of London’s Boris bikes I think or maybe where Mr. Johnson got the idea from in the first place!

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Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens on Kodak Tri-X film.

 

While the boys play

Bartons Point Coastal Park, Isle of Sheppey, England on a cold Sunday morning. Wasn’t sure if these four were related until I spoke to the women after I took the shot, which it seems they were, waiting around while the men raced their model yachts.
Made for a great street photography shot or should that be ‘Lake Photography’?

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Taken on Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Fomapan 400 Action film and developed at home in Ilford ID11 for 8 minutes at 20ºc.

Decades

Rusting mooring post on the old Neptune jetty in Sheerness, England. I deliberately over exposed this picture in the bright sunlight with a shallow depth of field, which also give the image an old look about it.

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Taken on Fomapan 100 Classic film with a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D and developed in Kodak D76.

Twenty two

A bit of a mundane shot I know but there is a reason, so hear me out!

The idiot behind the camera managed to shoot this roll of Fomapan 400 film at 100 ASA using the sunny 16 rule. So having realised my mistake, no problem I thought, I researched on the Internet of what development time I should consider using but to no avail. Nothing listed for this film at all, plenty of people asking the question but no definitive answers could I find. In the end I used information for other black and white 400 rated films pulled two stops and chanced I’d got it right, luckily it worked.

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I have been experimenting with the Leica using slow shutter speeds on this film, so this shot was taken early morning with a shutter speed of 30th of a second at f/2, hence the very shallow depth of field.

Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens, Fomapan 400 Action film pulled two stops. Developed in Kodak D76 stock for 5 minutes at 20ºc.

Seated Shadow

Shot at Sheerness Beach, England along the seawall. I was interested in the structure of the bench and it’s shadow in the morning sunlight but then also noticed the snail trails on the wall glistening in the light.

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Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8Ai on Fomapan 100 Classic film with a Photax yellow filter and developed in Kodak D76.