Summers gone

Minster Leas, England. 2022

Taken on my Leica MP, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH on Fomapan 100 Classic film.

Star

Minster on Sea, England. 2022

Taken on my Leica M-P (Typ240) with the Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens.

Give us a chip!

Broadstairs, England. 2022

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B&W yellow filter on Kodak Tri-X pulled to ISO 100.

Spheres

Margate, England. 2022

Slightly tongue in cheek street image with the the drain cover, the light globe and the man’s head.

Leica M-P (Typ240) and the Voigtländer Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II VM lens.

The Red Door

Garage Cottage, Dungeness, England. 2022

Leica MP, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, B&W neutral density filter on Kodak Pro Image 100 film.

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Minster on Sea, England. 2022

Leica MP, Summicron 35mm ASPH, B&W yellow filter with Kodak Tri-X film rated at 100 ISO.

Space Suit

Warning!

Never go into a Leica store! …your wallet will feel lighter afterwards.

Not a good idea really, so partly on a whim I went in not having real idea what I was looking or thinking of buying anything. I find myself looking at the Leica MP (Typ-240), a MA (Typ-127), M6 and M4’s, then part exchanged my Leica M3 with the 50mm Summicron DR lens. I came out with a used very good example M6 and a very cheap, bargain price Summicron 35mm ASPH 6 bit lens. I say cheap because the although in excellent condition, this lens had no original box, caps, case, lens hood or Leica papers and was cheaper than my original 35 Summicron from three years ago. Amazes me how someone can lose these items for a Leica Summicron lens …sacrilege!

I know I said I was going shoot only with a 50mm focal length but I soon regretted not having a 35mm to hand in the camera bag. This thought has come to me a few times while being out with the camera of late and I find myself looking around on the web at lenses. Still, I think 70 – 80% of my work will be with a 50mm lens.

Minster on Sea, England. 2021

This lovely lady had stopped to talk to my wife. While the women were gassing the sun made a rare appearance this particular morning lighting up her shining puffer coat and her face. With the incoming stormy weather coming in from behind I couldn’t not take the image.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Summicron-M 35mm ASPH.

I’m taking the M6 with the 35 Summicron out for shoot this Thursday, so as they say ‘watch this space’

No Fear

Came across this little chap along Minster Leas seafront. Just look into those eyes, absolutely no fear of me or my camera!

Leica M-P (Typ 240) with the Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens, taken at Minster Leas, Isle of Sheppey, England. September 2021