Calm water

Sheerness Holiday Park, Isle of Sheppey, England on a very still morning, an hour after dawn. The Military Canal water was like a mirror, which was lucky as moments later after I’d taken the image a couple of Mute swans came to land.

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Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 with a B&W yellow filter and shot on Fomapan 100 film pushed to a ISO of 400.

Autumn

Wet Sunday morning and the first leaves have started to come down for autumn. This image has been chosen by my wife Helen. She didn’t like the picture looking down into a puddle at a single leaf, with the reflection of the trees behind, so this image it has to be.

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Unfortunately this will be the last picture taken with my Leica for quite sometime. It has developed a problem which I think might be shutter related, so back to the repairers again.

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

Waiting for Master

Waiting for his master to come back, I spotted this dog in a supermarket car park in Sheerness just as the early evening sunlight caught his face. All the time I was there he cried continuously watching though the open window.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Fomapan 100 Classic film rated at 400.

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.

Destinations

I don’t normally take pictures of just the sky, but this stuck me because of the amount of passenger airliner vapour trails criss-crossing above me forming a pattern of intersecting lines across from the Cumulus into the Cirrus clouds. Might of even been better in colour, but black and white film was loaded at the time.

Taken over Barton’s Point, Isle of Sheppey, England with my Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Fomapan 100 Classic film rated at 400, plus a yellow B&W filter.

Shadow street

Don’t know why I like this image but it just works somehow. Taken in the narrow back streets of Orbec, France, there are some lovely old buildings with cobbled streets. This is looking up the Rue des Osiers.

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

Towers

St Mary’s Church, Reculver, England. Also known as the Reculver towers, is the all that remains of St. Mary’s which was demolished with gunpowder in 1809 after year of disuse. Described on Wikipedia as described as “an act of vandalism for which there can be few parallels even in the blackest records of the nineteenth century”
This location has been photographed so many times, I think it would be impossible to count the images taken. On the day I was there, I observed three other people where taking pictures of the church.

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Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 on Kodak Tri-X film, and a yellow B&W filter.