Minions!

I have seen this Ford van driving around Sheerness, England many times before but could never get a shot, until I spotted in Aldi supermarket car park while shopping with my wife, still with it’s Minions attached.

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Taken on Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens with Fomapan 400 film.

A Summer’s Day

I spotted this elderly gentleman sitting on the seafront looking across the Thames estuary out to Southend on Sea on a very dull, cold July day. Typical English weather, it’s no wonder we Brits are always talking about it!

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Taken in 2016 on a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D on Kodak T-MAX 400 film and developed in Kodak D76.

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I saw this gifts and second hand shop in Whitstable high street, England back in 2016. Whitstable being a seaside town, it was rather appropriate, if not somewhat corny with these chairs outside this shop.

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Taken on a Nikon FE, with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 on Fomapan 100 Classic film.

Luminance

This picture was taken over the marshes of Barton’s point, Sheerness, England.

I originally shot the image last November but was not happy with it’s outcome, there was just not enough detail of the Teasels in the image or too much flare. So I retook the picture this month, but this time using slower film, a yellow B&W filter and shot either in the day so the sun was somewhat lower in the sky.

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Shot with a Leica M4-2 with the Summicron 50mm f/2 lens on Fomapan 100 Classic film, using my Weston Euro-Master lightmeter.

Racing the tide

Dragged out of my archive, taken August 2016 at Whitstable beach, England. People walking back along a sand bar as the incoming tide returns and that day, oh boy did the sea come back quickly.

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Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D with a Hoya red filter on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Kodak D76 for 9 minutes.

Sunday afternoon

I took this shot back in 2013 on warm autumnal day. Taken at Leybourne Lakes Country Park in England, this image for me summed up this lazy afternoon and was one of the pictures at the start of my return to film photography.

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Taken with a Praktica BX20, Prakticar 50mm f/1.8 on Kentmere 400 film.

 

Rise

Another image from Christmas day. I’d never had so much fun on a Christmas morning, the light was perfection, if only everyday was the same. Taken at Barton’s Point Coastal Park, England.

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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.

Root

Not something I would normally publish, but I look at this image the more interesting I find this picture. Shot on an overcast morning on Minster beach, England. Annoyingly in the distance I could see Southend across the estuary was lit up by sunshine, but maybe the flat light is the why this image works for me.

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For some strange reason which I just cannot explain, the horizon doesn’t look level but if you go to crop the picture and bring the crop line down the horizon is straight.

Taken on the Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W red filter on Kodak Tri-X film and developed in Ilford ID11 for 8 minutes at 22ºc.


	

I see you!

Taken nearly five years ago now, (where does the time go?) this image taken at our previous house where our old neighbours little girl liked to look through the gaps in the fence.

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Taken using sunny 16 rule I think the image was a stop or two underexposed. Shot on a old Soviet Fed 2 rangefinder Circ 1959 with 52mm Industar lens on Ilford FP5 film.

Happy New Year to you all.

The Modeller

While on my usual Sunday morning walk past the Bartons Coastal Park Cafe, England, the model racing club where getting their yachts ready. I noticed this gentlemen preparing a rather lovely model of a old style two masted Schooner, which quite sometime to assemble and prepare ready for sailing. He seemed quite happy for me to take pictures or was so engrossed with his model was completely unaware of the ten or more shots I took of him and his model boat.

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Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W red filter on Kodak Tri-X film and developed in Ilford ID11 for 8 minutes at 22ºc.