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.
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)

Max soaks up the sunshine

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Apologies to those that may have already seen this shot on my Flickr feed/Blog. However I want to tell you dear reader that. the difference as I see it between analog and digital photography isn’t just the amount of exposures you can take. You then have to put the film in the tank (In total darkness), and develop it, and then scan the negative which has to be hung to dry for five hours. Hopefully the scan was relatively dust free, and you then end up with a scanned shot which looks usable, maybe. I end up wondering why I put myself thought this heartache in the first place. I should just sell my old stuff and go completely digital.

I’ll tell you a secret…
…it’s the sense of achievement when I’ve overcome all the potential stumbling blocks,  and end up with a shot I’m proud of. I can tell you that the negative I made this shot from was far from perfect. I spent a while digitally dodging and burning it, and then printing it out on A3 paper… Magic, pure and simple.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm CFE f/4.0
Film: Rollei RPX100
Dev: Adox Adonal 1+100 Stand developed 59 mins
Scan: Epson V700 holder Silverfast SW.
The Magic: Me  😉


Dog tired

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Bumping up the ahhh! factor . Meet Max my daughters new puppy she brought him over  to say hello at Christmas dinner. He promptly fell asleep on the sofa.

Nikon D800

Nikon 24-70 f2.8

A Girl And Her Dog

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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The first shot I saw the day of the viking market wasn’t anything Viking at all.

The title says it all

Leica M9P

Leica Summilux M-50 f1.4