Swan

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Well, ok lets get it out in the open. I blew a good part of my Christmas bonus on a new lens.
The lens in question is the Nikon 300mm f/4.0 PF ED. I’ve never owned a lens for 35mm format longer than 100mm before. Now I have 3 times as much. I took this shot down by our local river. The lens is surprisingly very light compared with my 24-70 and wasn’t much hassle to carry around.
The shot above was taken hand-held in minus 5 degrees C. The VR really helped. I must say I’m very pleased with the results so far. I love that water droplet. I’m no wildlife photographer but who knows.
Nikon D800
Nikon 300mm f/4.0 PF ED VR
PP: Silver Efex pro II and LR.

Dog in Dublin

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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This is an on the ground wide angle shot of the dog in the Famine statue group in Dublin.
he really needs a good feed-up.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS ED

Schloss Schwerin

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I had the pleasure of visiting Castle Schwerin this past summer. The castle and the grounds were well worth the effort.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-14mm f/2.8

Thank Goodness…

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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The St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Better known as the home of Guinness. To be honest the place was like Disneyland. I love Guinness just didn’t like all the razzmatazz at the visitors centre. So not many points on trip advisor.
Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 mm F/28

My Elliott Erwitt moment

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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This, I thought would be a Homagé to Elliott Erwitt. I love his series of dog photos. Seeing this little charmer on the ferry ride into town in the summer I took a few quick shots. This was one of the best.
LeicaM9P
Leica Summilux-M 50mm F/1.4 ASPH

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the followers of Monochromia a very happy Christmas and Happy holidays . See you on the other-side

David :0)

Dazzle

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Looks a bit down on their luck if you ask me 😮
Part of an art exibition in Lymington Hampshire.
Leica M9P
35mm Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH

Donkey and hand

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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This I took during a break for ice-cream while driving through the New Forest in the south of England. This is where Donkeys, Ponies and the like can roam free and blag treats from tourists. They are quite tame as can be seen here.
I wanted to find an unusual angle for the shot, so I crept up behind this car to take a shot just as someone reached out. I was pleased with the result.

Leica M9P
Leica Summilux-M-35 F/1.4 ASPH
PP in Silver Efex Pro II

 

Birdy, birdy

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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A young seagull waiting for scraps. Almost tame. Seen in the middle of Dublins fair city on the banks of the Liffey.
Nikon D800
Nikon 50mmF/1.8 @f/1.8
PP: Silver Efex Pro II

Which one’s Morris?

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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How typically english. Morris dancers doing their thing in the village near my sisters.
Leica M9P
Leica Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH
PP Silver Efex Pro II

…best not to ask

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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…was the answer I got when I asked what was going on and by the look of it I wasn’t the only one wondering the same thing.
Leica M9P
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.
PP. Silver Efex ProII