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.

Brick & Ivy

Down a nearby alley there this old brick wall looking worse for wear, covered in Ivy that in many places was dying back. I been looking for a subject to use my fathers Summicron 50mm duel range lens and am very pleased with result.

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Taken on a Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 Duel Range lens with Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800.

Dawn view

View one morning over the Military canal, Isle of Sheppey, England. I like this shot for the sky and reflection, maybe I should have moved over more to the right for the composition to get the tree further into the image. Somehow I just could not get the picture to look right.

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Leica M3, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, B&W yellow filter and taken on Kodak Tri-X film rated at 800 ISO.

Autumn

Wet Sunday morning and the first leaves have started to come down for autumn. This image has been chosen by my wife Helen. She didn’t like the picture looking down into a puddle at a single leaf, with the reflection of the trees behind, so this image it has to be.

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Unfortunately this will be the last picture taken with my Leica for quite sometime. It has developed a problem which I think might be shutter related, so back to the repairers again.

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

A Quite Spot

A quite spot for carp fishing on the lake fed by the River Len at Mote Park, Maidstone, England. I have been trying out some Ilford HP5 which I had rated at 800 ISO and although I’ve use this film in the past, I had never pushed this film in bright light before and so far I am very happy with the results and somewhat cheaper than Tri-X.

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Taken using my Leica M4-2, with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH.

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.

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.

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

Patience

If you hadn’t realized by now, I love dogs. While in Great Yarmouth 2017 on a hot day I spotted these three, I hesitated about taking a frame then walked on having not taken the shot. Upon returning with my wife, I was amazed to see the woman with the same dogs still patiently waiting in the same spot.

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Taken with a Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm F1.8 AI, on Fomapan 100 Classic film with a red Hoya filter. Developed in Kodak D76 for 9 minutes at 20°C.

A Summer’s Day

I spotted this elderly gentleman sitting on the seafront looking across the Thames estuary out to Southend on Sea on a very dull, cold July day. Typical English weather, it’s no wonder we Brits are always talking about it!

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Taken in 2016 on a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D on Kodak T-MAX 400 film and developed in Kodak D76.

Church yard

This is the church yard of Saint Germain de Montgommery, near Vimoutiers, France.
For me, an Englishman visiting France for the first time, since my childhood you notice things in later life that you’d never looked at in your misspent youth. The headstones very different to those in the cemeteries in the Britain which all stone, many are of metal construction and that many are damaged from the conflict of 1944. I noticed this one has an inscription which seems to be a very English name for this lady.

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