Taken early Christmas Day. there was a hard frost over Barton’s Point Coastal park, England as I walked the dog with my wife, it was a beautiful Christmas winter morning, very quiet and cold.
Shot on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W red filter on Fomapan 400 film and developed in Ilford ID11 for 13 minutes at 21ºc.
I walk past this scene most weekends with my dog, but somehow I could never get it to look quite right. This is the back view of the ‘Seabreeze’ Caravan Park, Sheerness, England.
Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W yellow filter on Fomapan 400 film.
For the life of me I cannot remember where exactly I took this shot! I thought it was Gacé, France but having looked on Google Street View, apparently not.
Anyway it was taken in Normandy, because I liked the dilapidated beams and window frames of this house and the typical front step of many Normandy houses.
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai with a yellow Photax filter and taken on Fomapan Classic 100 film.
Taken near the entrance of Barton’s Point Coastal Park, England on a warm sunny September day.
While walk along the sea wall this gentlemen stopped and began adjusting his bicycle. I was going to crop out the crash barrier plus the street lamp but having seen the angle of the curb stones and street markings, the diagonal lines add to this images appeal for me.
Shot on a Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI with Fomapan 100 classic film.
This is the church yard of Saint Germain de Montgommery, near Vimoutiers, France.
For me, an Englishman visiting France for the first time, since my childhood you notice things in later life that you’d never looked at in your misspent youth. The headstones very different to those in the cemeteries in the Britain which all stone, many are of metal construction and that many are damaged from the conflict of 1944. I noticed this one has an inscription which seems to be a very English name for this lady.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 taken Kodak Tri-X film with a yellow B&W filter. Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 13 minutes.
My dog Charlie again. I have a goal of using my Leica M4-2 without using a handheld meter. Slowly but surely I seem to be able to get exposures right without worrying about carrying the exposure meter with me. Think the exposure I used was something like 1/60 at F4 into the bright sunlight, which I’m very please with as trying to get Charlie to stay still long enough while out and about isn’t that easy!
Taken at Bartons Point Coastal Park, Kent, England on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens with Fomapan 100 Classic film and home developed in Ilford ID11.
Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandie in France, better known to you as Omaha Beach. This picture I shot as the weather closed in, moments later the heavens began to open. The view is looking out from the seafront to this pier is now joined to what was part of Mulberry A Harbour. Later on having developed the film I discovered I had underexposed the shot by a stop, but all the same I’m pleased with the resulting image.
Taken on a Nikon FE, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai with a Yellow Photax filter on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Ilford ID11 for 6 minutes at 22ºc.