Wisdom

Last Friday I spent a day street shooting, while the wife was shopping in Canterbury, England. Standing on the junction of Burgate and Butchery Lane near the Cathedral, this elderly gentleman walked up, stopped, looked up Butchery Lane, I focused. Then he turned to look back down Burgate, just as I pressed the shutter. I was for a moment concerned he might be lost or a little confused but then a woman called to him.

Luckily for me I had focused the Summilux spot on with aperture wide open and later viewing the image on the computer, to my amazement the picture is pin sharp. Indeed I’ve had to do very little to the picture other than a bit of dodge and burn on the buildings behind plus add my copyright at the bottom.

This for me, this has got to be my best image of this year so far.

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

Hats

I shot in Rue de l’Homme de Bois, Honfleur, France. Having seen this couple walking hand in hand up the middle of the street and with their hats it just made for a great picture I had to get.

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

The Old Bicycle

This beautiful old bicycle can be found in Rue des Lingots, Honfleur, France. It’s parked outside a small C’afe called ‘Le Temps Des Cerises’ and if you look up online you’ll find it has been photographed many times before I believe, so this is my take on this street scene.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, with a B&W yellow filter and shot on Kodak Tri-X rated at 800 ISO.

Shadow street

Don’t know why I like this image but it just works somehow. Taken in the narrow back streets of Orbec, France, there are some lovely old buildings with cobbled streets. This is looking up the Rue des Osiers.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800 with a B&W Yellow filter.