The revealing tide

I took this picture of a father and sons collecting their crab pots from the receding tide. This was two days ago on a cloudy, very dull looking the morning giving a almost winter feel to this image but later on Sundays weather would turn out fine and bright day. Shot wide open at f/1.4 with the Summilux 50mm lens once the picture is enlarged, the detail in the middle of this image I’m really impressed with.

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Cropped top and bottom, it almost to me gives the image a look of being taken with a wide angle lens but without the distortion. Here’s the original image below before post processing.

Minster on Sea, England. September 2021

Leica M-P (Typ 240) with the Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens, using a B+W Neutral Density 2 Stop filter and digital yellow filter.

Among the birds

Arromanches, France – August 2020.

These people had been out sea fishing and were just returning their boats ashore. Apart from the reflections I was taken by the amount of Herring Gulls swimming around them hoping for any scraps. The image is cropped from the original as I only had the 35mm Summicron to hand that day.

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

Fathers & Sons

Normandy, France August 2020.

Originally I shot the image for the reflections in the sand. Having processed the picture, not only have I captured the two men and the two little boys, the composition of the image is also most near perfect with the water running out across the sand out to the sea.

I’m pretty certain these are all members of the same family as further up the beach was mother and grandmother, in what was a glorious summers day at Lion sur Mer seafront.

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

Towers

St Mary’s Church, Reculver, England. Also known as the Reculver towers, is the all that remains of St. Mary’s which was demolished with gunpowder in 1809 after year of disuse. Described on Wikipedia as described as “an act of vandalism for which there can be few parallels even in the blackest records of the nineteenth century”
This location has been photographed so many times, I think it would be impossible to count the images taken. On the day I was there, I observed three other people where taking pictures of the church.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X film, and a yellow B&W filter.

To the finish

Whitstable seafront, England. Local sailing club had finished their morning racing and were coming in as the tide was going out. I liked this shot because not only capturing the man’s expression but the queue of boats waiting to be brought up the jetty.

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Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens with a B&W yellow filter. Shot on Kodak T-Max P3200 film at a ISO of 800.

Beach Hut Living

Minster Leas beach, Isle of Sheppey, England.

I was taking pictures of the seafront when I spotted this couple at this beach hut. This image appeals to me because of the gentlemen mowing the grass, and his wife was doing the spring cleaning, obviously a home from home.

Beach Hut Living

Taken on Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D, on Fomapan 100 Classic film.

A-B-SEA

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.

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.

Decades

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.

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Taken on Fomapan 100 Classic film with a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D and developed in Kodak D76.