Eastern Patterns

Sheerness, England – February 2021

Morning after Storm Darcy, aka ‘The Beast from East 2’ a cold front eastern Europe and Russia. I’m going start a new club called the ‘Frozen Leica Society’ because oh boy was I so cold my hands started to hurt in the -7°c wind chill …We English are not use to this sort of thing you know!

Anyway I shot this picture purely because of the pattern of the snow fall along the seawall. Later on, further along the front in the distance you can see the waters edge looks very white and as it turned out the sea was starting to freeze.

Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken on Fomapan 100 Classic film at an ISO of 800

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.

Coulibœuf

I came across the Railway station at Morteaux-Coulibœuf, Normandie, France. This lovely old building is derelict, the platforms overgrown with weeds, and yet the stop its seems is still operational. Only clue to its use, a modern ticket machine outside the building. I could of spent hours looking around this location but unfortunately the weather was closing in.

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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.

Stargazing

Deauville beach, France. The locker rooms on Planches promenade are dedicated to actors and movie makers who participated in Film Festival of Deauville. Looking to shoot this location, I spotted this gentlemen relaxing watching the world go by.

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

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.

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.

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

Legs

Deauville in France again. While my wife was having a conversation with this lady on the street corner, I was amused of how her two greyhounds where standing around their owners shadow on the pavement.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, taken on Kodak T-Max P3200 film rated at 800 ASA.

Decisions

Two women making their selection with the fishmonger at Chez Robert et Denis stall. One of the many scenes along this seafood market in Trouville-sur-Mer, France.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, taken on Kodak T-Max P3200 film rated at 800 ASA.