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.
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!
Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens on Kodak Tri-X film.
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’?
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.
Taken in 2017 while out on one of our many dog walks we came across this couple using the public gym machines along Minster Leas Seafront, England. Both husband and wife are in their 80’s and fitter than me!
Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D on AGFA Vista 200 film.
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.
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.
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.