The Waiting Table

I took this picture while we waited for our lunch, from under the front canopy of the restaurant along ‘Quai Sainte-Catherine’ at Honfleur, France. I liked the view of this shot panned out from the table to the other patrons and finally the boats in the harbour. I had to bracket the shot with five exposures being a little uncertain of the reading with my Weston Euro meter. Between the dark shadows under the canopies and getting a happy medium with the bright sunlight in the harbour and without silhouetting the people opposite. I’m very please with this image how it came out in the end.


Taken on my Leica M4-2 with a Summicron 50mm f/2. Film used Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 13 minutes at 20Âșc.


Secret cottage

While on holiday with my wife in Saint Germain de Montgommery near Vimoutiers in Normandy, France, I had seen this farm just down the road where we were staying and had not taken much more notice of the group of buildings.

A few days later walking past the farm with my dog, a cottage caught my eye in front of the farm. I’d not seen this building before now set back from the road and hidden by the trees. In the late morning sunlight there was a clear reflection in the pond of this beautiful old building, a perfect shot.


Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X 400 film, with a yellow B&W filter. Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 13 minutes.