Retirement

Taken on another very warm day in Arromanches-les-Bains, France, 2020

Moments after I took the shot our dog Charlie barge in to make a fuss and luckily for me they where very accommodating to him but didn’t notice me taking pictures.

Leica M4-2, Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and taken on Kodak Tri-X, rated at 800

The Clarinetist

Must apologise to people who follow me, I been so snowed under with the house renovation work and moving that I lost touch with time.


Honfleur, France – August 2020.


Funny how you remember days like this one. My wife and I where trying to find somewhere to eat out on the harbour front in Honfleur and with Covid restrictions relaxed in France last August, you wouldn’t have realised there was any social distancing rules going on at all! Every outside table was full and with the temperature up in the nineties, we really wanted to be outdoors as many of these great restaurants unfortunately do not have any air conditioning. Making our way through the masses, trying to keep our distance I could hear a what I thought might be a Clarinet being played and eventually found the person standing in the middle of the street playing a very soulful tune.

I had to wait for the right moment to take this image as a some ladies with shopping bags kept standing beside him chatting (bottom right you can still see a bag) but not only that the little girl at the table behind was distracted by his music and looking around to see.

Only after I’d taken the picture did wife point out his face mask below his chin, which for my adds to the image the history of when this was shot.

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

Merry go round

Honfleur, France August 2020.

Another very warm day in Honfleur. While the children were been boarded onto the vintage carousel, I was watching the parents reactions though my Leica. I love the way this man is watching and waiting for proceedings to start, arm over his head, wearing the ubiquitous face mask under his chin.

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

Enjoying the day.

Came across this gentlemen having a rest enjoying the day after lockdown restrictions had been eased. Nothing to special, but it made for a pleasing image and shot at Barton Point Coastal park, England.

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Taken on my Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 and shot on Fomapan 100 @ 400 ISO using sunny sixteen.

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.

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.

Monsieur

I took this portrait of this gentlemen sitting at a street side cafe in the town Orbec, Normandy. Neither of us could speak each others language very well, but he didn’t seem to mind his picture being taken.

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Taken on my Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800 with a B&W Red filter.