Life is Punk

Bayeux, France. August 2020

Don’t normally taken pictures of other peoples art work but this one was an exception with the kid crying behind the bars.

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

Restriction

Taken back in April during the lockdown I walk past this small parking restriction sign most days walking my dog. I wanted to catch the light just right so it would highlight the pot marks which look like the sign has been peppered with buck shot.

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

I haven’t done much work of late, what with dealing with my late fathers estate, that and the restrictions of the Covid 19 outbreak, I have found very difficult to find the time or inspiration. Rest assured images will be coming soon as the wife and I will staying in Normandie, France very soon.

Parking Space

I took this scene of the seawall in Marine Parade, Sheerness England last year, a little symmetry broken nicely with one line down the shadow of the car.

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Leica M3, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, taken on Kodak Tri-X film plus a B&W yellow filter.

Brick & Ivy

Down a nearby alley there this old brick wall looking worse for wear, covered in Ivy that in many places was dying back. I been looking for a subject to use my fathers Summicron 50mm duel range lens and am very pleased with result.

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Taken on a Leica M3, Summicron 50mm f/2 Duel Range lens with Kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 800.

Twenty two

A bit of a mundane shot I know but there is a reason, so hear me out!

The idiot behind the camera managed to shoot this roll of Fomapan 400 film at 100 ASA using the sunny 16 rule. So having realised my mistake, no problem I thought, I researched on the Internet of what development time I should consider using but to no avail. Nothing listed for this film at all, plenty of people asking the question but no definitive answers could I find. In the end I used information for other black and white 400 rated films pulled two stops and chanced I’d got it right, luckily it worked.

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I have been experimenting with the Leica using slow shutter speeds on this film, so this shot was taken early morning with a shutter speed of 30th of a second at f/2, hence the very shallow depth of field.

Leica M4-2, Summicron 50mm f/2 lens, Fomapan 400 Action film pulled two stops. Developed in Kodak D76 stock for 5 minutes at 20Âșc.