Merry go round

Honfleur, France August 2020.

Another very warm day in Honfleur. While the children were been boarded onto the vintage carousel, I was watching the parents reactions though my Leica. I love the way this man is watching and waiting for proceedings to start, arm over his head, wearing the ubiquitous face mask under his chin.

Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken on Kodak Tri-X, rated at 800.


4 thoughts on “Merry go round”

  1. Mr Smith! Stumbled across your blog and have made my way through all your posts. I have been gifted a very old M3 from a family member and have been waiting very impatiently for it to come back from its first service in decades while being stuck in lockdown in Melbourne Australia. I have a fridge full of B&W and my first developing setup, all I need now is the camera to arrive. Your blog has been very inspiring and enlightening. I love your shots and the fact you took the time to put details about lens, developer and time, filter used etc is much appreciated. I feel like I learned a lot seeing the kind of shots you took, what effect your filters gave etc so thank you! Can I be so bold as to ask two questions? What light meter do you use when you are not using sunny 16? How far beyond f8 do you venture, light allowing? Many thanks and please keep the photos coming!

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    1. Well thank you sir.

      Depends on the image I want how far I take the aperture, with street I tend to shot on bright days at an ISO 800, 250th @ f/11 but always checking the meter. Usually it’s two stops lower in the shadows.

      As for my lightmeter, I use either a Weston Euro Master V or Weston Master 3 so there’s never need for batteries.


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