Old railings at Neptune Terrace, Sheerness, England.
Taken two years ago now, this shot was an accident. I wanted to capture the highlights from the sun over the railings but got the depth of field too shallow. Now the more I look at this picture the more I like it.
Shot on my Nikon FE with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Kodak D76 for 9 minutes at 20ºc.
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.
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.