Taking notice

Street photography in Honfleur, France. As this couple walked past, I barked to get the dog attention and the woman looked at me instead of her Pappion, much to the amusement of the people sitting at the caf’e opposite.

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

Painted toes

Honfleur, outside the Alcyone caf’e. I saw this young lady standing bare foot holding her boots, so I took the shot. Now I know women like to paint their nails, but never someone standing in the street with cotton wool between her toes and then walk off like it. Even my wife raised her eyebrows!

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Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, and taken on Kodak Tri-X film rated at 800 ISO. And in case anyone is wondering, yes I did manage to underexpose the image by a couple of stops!

Don’t blink!

Street shot taken in Honfleur, France. I saw this elegant lady, with beret walking down towards me, I got a shot standing on some nearby steps. Having processed the image, pleased with triangular look with the three women, but I found this lady has her eyes shut. All the same I’m still happy with this picture.

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

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.

Strike a Pose

Honfleur, France. Looking up Rue des Lingots, which is a narrow street in the old part of Honfleur, I came across these two oriental tourists. The woman in front of me was taking pictures of her friend with a mobile phone. As she taking images, the other girl was holding various model poses for her friend and both of them totally oblivious to everyone else around them. I also love the look from the man walking up the street, it just completed the picture for me.

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

Ice Creams

Honfleur, France. Taken on Rue Montpensier outside Les Glaces, a Icecream shop to us English, while waiting my wife to get two French equivalents of a 99 ice cream. I could not resist taking this shot as the lady on the left was eating her cone with a spoon.

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

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.

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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.