Leas winter

Minster Leas beach huts, Minster, Kent England. Shot on a very gloomy, windy and wet Sunday morning in February.  The sun was trying to break though but didn’t quite manage it. I just love the effect this film gives when it’s pushed three stops.

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Taken on my Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and shot on Fomapan 100 Classic film @ 800 ISO with a yellow B&W filter.

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.

Standing tall

Mote park, Maidstone, England. A cold, foggy morning with sunlight just starting to break though the fog. I took this either this month while walking the dog, I’d seen these trees in the River Len but not paid too much attention to the scene until seeing them with misty background. This one to be printed and framed on the wall I think.

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Taken on my Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens with a B&W yellow filter. Shot on Kodak T-Max P3200 film at a ISO of 800.

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.

Rise

Another image from Christmas day. I’d never had so much fun on a Christmas morning, the light was perfection, if only everyday was the same. Taken at Barton’s Point Coastal Park, England.

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Shot on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W red filter on Fomapan 400 film and developed in Ilford ID11 for 13 minutes at 21ºc.

Root

Not something I would normally publish, but I look at this image the more interesting I find this picture. Shot on an overcast morning on Minster beach, England. Annoyingly in the distance I could see Southend across the estuary was lit up by sunshine, but maybe the flat light is the why this image works for me.

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For some strange reason which I just cannot explain, the horizon doesn’t look level but if you go to crop the picture and bring the crop line down the horizon is straight.

Taken on the Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W red filter on Kodak Tri-X film and developed in Ilford ID11 for 8 minutes at 22ºc.


	

Frosted

Taken early Christmas Day. there was a hard frost over Barton’s Point Coastal park, England as I walked the dog with my wife, it was a beautiful Christmas winter morning, very quiet and cold.

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Shot on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W red filter on Fomapan 400 film and developed in Ilford ID11 for 13 minutes at 21ºc.

Waiting for Summer

I walk past this scene most weekends with my dog, but somehow I could never get it to look quite right. This is the back view of the ‘Seabreeze’ Caravan Park, Sheerness, England.

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Taken on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W yellow filter on Fomapan 400 film.

Rough Shores

I’ve just returned from a short excursion in Normandie, France, and have been shooting with my Nikon FE.

While I was away my Leica M4-2 has now returned from it’s service at cameraworks-uk. I must thank Alan Starkie at Camera Works for all his hard work. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on the way you look at this, Alan and his Son are absolutely inundated with Leica rangefinders wanting service or repair from all around the world. So service waiting time is not quick but well worth the wait I assure you.

Now for the picture…

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Taken last year in Broadstairs, Kent, England after the remains of Storm Irma hit the UK.
I was trying out Fomapan Retro 320, a soft grain film which I now think might better for portraiture rather than landscapes or seascape images, although got to admit the soft tones do have an certain appeal in the image.

Taken with a Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai with a yellow Photax filter. Developed in Kodak D76 for 15 minutes at 20°C

Dungeness

One of the coastal houses at Dungeness beach Kent, with the remains of one of the disused fishing tracks in the foreground that local fishermen used to haul their shellfish catches up the shingle long beach.

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Taken on Nikon FE with a Nikkor 50mm F1.8 Ai on Fomapan 400 developed in Kodak D76 for 12.5 minutes.