Rescue me

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Still in Svalbard. We were on a boat trip to an old Russian mining community, Pyramiden.  Our boat was picked out to help with an exercise of new crew on the helicopter. People were winched up and down to the helicopter from the deck of our boat, amazing if not a little noisy to watch.

Nikon D800
Nikon 300mm f/4.0E PF ED VR AF-S
PP Silver Efex Pro II

Mine No 3 Svalbard

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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This shot I took in Svalbard at Mine number 3 it was a working coal mine between 1971-November 1996. All the equipment was just left were it was. Everyone left in the middle of a shift.

Here you see part of the workshop, plans and half built constructions were everywhere.With such poor lighting and not wanting to use flash I used natural light streaming though a very dirty window.
Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f72.8 AFS

Svalbard

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I was lucky enough to spend 5 days on Svalbard recently and that kind of polished my poor landscape genre a little. This I took on my last day there. It had already started to snow and the local mountains already had a good coating of the white stuff.

Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 AFS
PP in Silver Efex Pro II

…looks like a minion

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Down by the sea in Whitby I came across this building. To me it kind of looks like a Minion. At least I think so.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 AFS
PP. Silver efex proII

Hole Of Horcum

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I have a love hate relationship with landscapes. I love other peoples, my own efforts I always find somewhat lacking. However I offer you dear reader, this example. I took it while on a walk on the North Yorkshire Moors. It had just stopped raining so the clouds were quite dramatic I thought.
Leica M9P
Leica Summilux M-35mm f/1.4 ASPH.
PP. Silver efex Pro II

“More tea dear?”

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Yet another nice couple in Whitby. This time I disturbed them in the middle of their tea and cake.
LeicaM9P
Leica Summilux M-35 f/1.4 ASPH.
PP. Silver Efex Pro II

This lovely couple…

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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…I met while wondering around Whitby abbey. Dracula enthusiasts will know that Bram Stokers book is based around the Abbey and Whitby’s environs. In fact I was waiting for a Dracula play to start when this wonderful couple walked passed me. I couldn’t pass up the temptation to ask them to get in front of my lens.

Leica M9P
Leica Summilux M-35mm f/1.4 ASPH.
PP. I did very little to this shot just a frame and some edge darkening in Silver Efex Pro II

Good afternoon sir

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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More of these wonderful Steampunk enthusiasts in Whitby. They really were some fun loving people.

Leica M9P
Leica Summilux M-35 f/1.4 ASPH

Steampunk Family

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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We had a day trip to Whitby and wouldn’t you know it there was a Steampunk gathering. There were so many it was difficult to know where to start. However these guys wanted to be photographed so it wasn’t that hard to get some great shots of some very friendly people.

Leica M9P
Leica Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH.
PP. Analog Efex Pro.

At the Jazz festival

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I visited a local Jazz festival. I was trying to avoid the rain and not doing too well when I spotted these guys watching a band. The contrasts in this shot caught my eye. This shot is in black and white, you can see there are more contrasts at work here.
Leica M9P
Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

PP. Silver Efex Pro II