Yakky Yak

Continuing on the theme of dogs on the street. Deauville in Normandie. Spotted this little fellow on the Rue Désiré le Hoc, looking thoroughly bored to tears as he or she owner was gassing away to someone else on the street.


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

Reluctant puppy

We came across this young woman carrying a eight week old puppy by the Place Claude Lelouch in Deauville, France. The pup was very young and it was somewhat nervous about his surroundings. Personally, both my wife and I felt the dog was far too young to be out and about especially as the weather was forecasted to be very warm later that day.

Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2, taken on Kodak T-Max P3200 film rated at 800 ASA.

Only the Bones

I could never get this scene quite right but this is my third attempt and I happy with the result. A hazy, overcast day at the far end of Minster Leas, Isle of Sheppey, England there is what remains of these old metal barges of which I think there’s seven or maybe eight hulks slowly succumbing to the sea. Also the posts in the background maybe part of an old pier as they are too tall to be old groyne posts.


Note to self and other dog owners, don’t let your dog take his ball with him when you go to the location of your shoot… as the little monkey wouldn’t stop barking for me to throw his soggy ball!

Charlie on the mud

Taken using my Leica M4-2, with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH on Fomapan 100 Classic film rated at 400 ISO and a B&W yellow filter.

You can view a larger image of ‘Only the Bones’ here; flickr

Waiting for Master

Waiting for his master to come back, I spotted this dog in a supermarket car park in Sheerness just as the early evening sunlight caught his face. All the time I was there he cried continuously watching though the open window.


Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Fomapan 100 Classic film rated at 400.

Good company

I forget the conversion but I’m sure glad I caught this man’s expression, also I liked the way their dog was watching me as I took this image from opposite table. These two gentlemen with their dog were outside L’equerre Bistro, in Vimoutiers France.


Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800.

Beware of the dog

Maybe the title should have been ‘Attention au chien’ anyway I spotted this little fellow in Bayeux, France. He or she looked somewhat old and was standing guard in this courtyard, staring at the world going by. I just couldn’t resist taking a frame of this scene.


Taken using my Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm on Kodak Tri-X film.

Being watched

While in the crowds of Mont Saint-Michel, France, waiting for the missus to remerge from one of the many shops, I had the feeling I was being watched. As the crowd cleared these two where watching my dog Charlie and with their blue eyes it was quite a unnerving sight.


Taken using a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm on Kodak Tri-X film and developed in Ilford ID11.

Talking Chips

Whitstable high street, England. I spotted this guy eating chips with his dog outside this takeaway and liked the reflection of him and his dog. Having seen the contact sheet it looks like he’s shouting at someone in the shop when in fact he was eating.

When I scanned the picture, it was only then noticed I’d captured this couple I had not seen in the background reflection cuddling their small dog.


Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2. Shot on Fomapan 400 Action film at a ISO of 1600.

Scratch it

Minster, England. I saw the two elderly gentlemen who stopped for a rest from walking their dogs, so I start taking pictures. Made for amusing scene with the dog being scratched and the Yorkie looking down to see what was going on below.


Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2. Shot on Fomapan 100 Classic film shot at 400 ASA.