Hi I'm Martin, a amateur photographer that likes to shoot street photography, landscapes, seascapes and odd image of dogs on digital as well as film. I now have a Leica M-P (Typ-240) & my late father's 1959 Leica M3 single stoke with Summicron 50mm duel range lens, Summicron 35mm, 50mm lenses and 90mm f/2.8 tele-elmarit. My blog was formerly known as 'The 35mm Shootist'
I have a thing about alleyways and especially when I find one like this one. Plain, simple image but with loads of tones, character, converging angles and great for film photography. I found this narrow passage in Le Sap, Normandie which is a tiny hamlet in the northwestern France.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken on Ilford HP5 plus, rated at 800.
Sheerness, England, parking around what use to known as Marine Town is hard to find many spare spaces during lock down. This only means one thing, no one is at work and it’s like a Sunday but everyday.
During lockdown I notice there seems to be an awful lot of discarded belongs around where I live. Most of what I see being left out are children’s toys and part of this I think is due to the shutdown the recycling, refuse sites and charity shops are all closed at the moment, yet from what we have seen don’t look like they are going to open anytime soon. Just walking a mile or so from home with the dog brings some surprising finds nearly every morning.
Unsightly to some, great street photography for me. I find it amazing sometimes what some residents will discard onto the street and this not a big city but a sleepy seaside town.
Looks like war zone but this is just one back alley in the town, many alleyways are now like this or even worse still.
Walking back along the seawall brings another discarded find, a child’s scooter. If I post every picture of all the finds I make this blog would go on for ever and a day.
Further along the wall yet more cars parked everywhere, still on the brightside does keep some people employed I suppose and photographers something to shoot during the lockdown period.
Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 all images taken on Fomapan 100 Classic film at an ISO of 800
This shot is a little pushing film experiment. I came across portrait shots done by Matthew Osborne (MrLeica.com) using Fomapan 100 Classic film but he had pushed to an ISO of 800 and the results are very good. I’m certainly very please at what I have had so far and knew what the film stock was able to being pushed two stops, so I’m testing the idea over this few months as a possible every day bulk film.
Taken on my Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and shot on Fomapan 100 Classic film @ 800 ISO. Exposure was 1/125 @ f/2.8. Developed in stock Kodak D76 at 20ºc for 15 minutes, although looking at the negatives which are a little dark I might try 14 minutes next time.
This picture is on my Flickr account if you want to see a larger version.
Down a nearby alley there this old brick wall looking worse for wear, covered in Ivy that in many places was dying back. I been looking for a subject to use my fathers Summicron 50mm duel range lens and am very pleased with result.
Taken on a Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 Duel Range lens with Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800.