Hi I'm Martin Smith, a amateur photographer that likes to shoot solely film. I use black & white with the odd colour image thrown in and mainly use a Leica M4-2 & M3 with Summicron 35mm, 50mm plus I now have a 90mm f/2.8 Tele-Elmarit-M lens. I tend to shoot anything I like, objects, scenes, landscape or street life. My film of choice now is Fomapan 100 Classic.
Another image from my archives, taken back in the summer of 2017 from a short holiday break to the Norfolk broads, England. My wife said to me I had taken some nice pictures in Norfolk, I’d found I had taken a couple of rolls of colour print in Norfolk that summer, had them developed, scanned and forgotten all about them. Having found this shot I now use as a desktop wallpaper on my Linux PC.
I haven’t done very much photography of late as we are in the process of moving house. I say moving, we are having work done to the new house before we move in which is Victorian built around 1850’s so a lot of work to be completed. We expect to be actually moving in to the new house end of April, start of May. Hopefully, once settled and restrictions have gone I can get out and about shooting again.
Taken on a Nikon FE, 28mm f/2.8 Ai Nikkor on Kodak Color Plus 200 film.
Taken on Sunday, damp morning before sunrise looking down Marine Parade Sheerness, England. It’s a shame you cannot get any detail in streetlights anymore. These new LED lights burn out all detail on film I find.
Nikon FE, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai on Kodak Tri-X film pushed to an ISO of 800.
Picture from two years ago, I have just got back from France and am knee deep in Ilford ID11 developer!
This is the sea defence perimeter Sheerness dockyard, England. I spotted on this rock the notice ‘start of red zone’ Originally hoping to photograph Garrison Point which is by the docks just behond these rocks, only to I find I could go no further than this barrier.
Nikon FE, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai lens on Fomapan 400 Action film with a red Hoya filter and developed in Kodak D76 for 12.5 minutes at 20ºc.
If you hadn’t realized by now, I love dogs. While in Great Yarmouth 2017 on a hot day I spotted these three, I hesitated about taking a frame then walked on having not taken the shot. Upon returning with my wife, I was amazed to see the woman with the same dogs still patiently waiting in the same spot.
Taken with a Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm F1.8 AI, on Fomapan 100 Classic film with a red Hoya filter. Developed in Kodak D76 for 9 minutes at 20°C.
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!
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.
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.
Taken on a Nikon FE, with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 on Fomapan 100 Classic film.
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.
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.
Taken on Fomapan 100 Classic film with a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D and developed in Kodak D76.
Taken at Leybourne lakes near Snodland, England. While walking the dog, my wife and I came across these baby dummies hanging on a tree along the path. There must of been at least 30 of them decorating this tree, made for a unusual shot.
Taken using a Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai on Fomapan 400.