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.

Lurcher in the grass

My dog Charlie again. I have a goal of using my Leica M4-2 without using a handheld meter. Slowly but surely I seem to be able to get exposures right without worrying about carrying the exposure meter with me. Think the exposure I used was something like 1/60 at F4 into the bright sunlight, which I’m very please with as trying to get Charlie to stay still long enough while out and about isn’t that easy!

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Taken at Bartons Point Coastal Park, Kent, England on a Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens with Fomapan 100 Classic film and home developed in Ilford ID11.

 

Charlie

This is my dog Charlie who’s now a year old. I took this picture in the house we stayed at in Vimoutiers, France. I don’t often shoot colour film, mainly because of the subjects I like to take pictures of tend to lend themselves to black and white images really.

Sunlight was coming from the window behind the sofa over his head, and more from the patio doors opposite. The light reading was not easy with my Weston meter to get this shot, so I took the reading from the sofa it self, which is a brown leather and out of direct light. Charlie is a not pure black like when he was a puppy in the first image ‘Welcome’ his coat is more a smoky grey colour now so the image of him looks a little washed out with the light coming from behind, although I am very pleased with the result of the picture.

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Taken on Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 using a Weston Master V and taken on AGFA Vista 200 film.

Welcome…

This is my dog Charlie and the first picture I have taken with my Leica M4-2. The camera is a joy to use, wonderful simple camera but you may notice the image is not sharp, indeed if you look at his ears, you’ll see where the depth of field is…

Quote by Henri CartierBresson: “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”

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This image was taken using a Leica M4.2 with a Summicron 50mm f/2 on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Kodak D76 at 20°c for 9 minutes.

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