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  1. I wander around my home city of Glasgow a fair bit. I always have either my Leica M Monochrom mk1, or an analogue M loaded with black and white film with me. I think that finding interesting photographs on the street is pretty much the hardest type of photography. But when you do get something, it's very rewarding. What does anyone else think/find? A few pictures I've got around Glasgow with my M cameras..
  2. I am so pleased that another step towards normality has happened, and I can again sit and drink coffee at my favourite cafe Mettricks Guildhall in the centre of Southampton. Leica M240 + 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 Gerry
  3. Like so many I am in a lockdown situation, and as a safeguard I have not ventured out for many week because of my age and heart condition. Those around me are keen to keep me a live for some reason! 😄 I have therefore been exploring the home environment, and also exploring my under-used 24mm Elmarit-M f2.8 ASPH. Here is one from my garden which was taken with the Elmarit on my M240, and then converted to black and white in Lightroom CC. Technical details are 1/90 f8 @ 2000iso Init is pretty dark under the oak tree). Hope you like it! Gerry
  4. Inspired eye by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr Well, today was a proud day. The first time my photos have been published! Over the summer I took some pictures of the St Gerassimos day parade in Kephalonia, Greece and they have been picked up for publishing on the Inspired Eye street photography blog and magazine. If you haven't read the magazine it is online only and a fantastic read (you can pick up a free copy on their site). The pictures were all taken with my Leica m9 and 50mm Summarit which I picked up before summer and this was my first proper outing with it. Needless to say I was very impressed!
  5. Taken whilst walking through Brugge (Belgium) shortly after a rainstorm using the M9 and 35mm Summarit f2.8. I hope you like it!
  6. Here are a few images I captured in a harbour in Kephalonia. The loggerheads turtles feed off the scraps thrown by fishermen and one of the only permanent colonies of the migratory sea turtles. All of these are taken with my m9 and 50mm Summarit. Not underwater though some look like it! Sea Turtle-3 by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr Sea Turtle-2 by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr Sea Turtle by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr Thanks for looking Rob
  7. Guten Tag, Ich möchte gerne ein Schwarz-Weiss Fotobuch von Leica M Monochrom und M8 Dateien erstellen. (Ca. 8-20) Seiten. Hat jemand hier im Forum Erfahrung mit Fotobüchern aus echten Silbergelatine Abzüge? Kennt ihr einen Anbieter der so etwas macht? Ich habe mich zwar bereits ein wenig umgesehen, aber niemanden gefunden der sowas macht. Ich kann doch nicht der einzige sein der Interesse an so einem Buch hat. Vielen Dank und schöne Grüße, Marcel
  8. A guitarist sits waiting for his turn at an 'open mike' night at a cafe/bar in downtown Southampton, England.
  9. Woman checking her tablet device whilst waiting on a bench (Southampton, England) M9 with Summarit 35mm
  10. Guest

    Marrakesh

    A few from our recent holiday to Marrakesh in Morocco.
  11. This was taken about 2 weeks ago in my home town using my Leica M7 fitted with a 35mm Summarit f2.5, and using Fuji Neopan 400CN film. I hope you like it. Gerry
  12. Taken on the streets of Southampton last week using a Leica M7 with 35mm Summarit f2.5 and Fuji Neopan 400CN. Gerry
  13. Taken in 2002 using a Leica M6 but I am afraid I have no further details as i have mislaid the negative: Gerry
  14. Another from my first visit to Italy in March 1999. This was taken in Montepulciano (Tuscany/Toscana) using a Leica M6 with Tri-X film but I have no other details recorded. Looking at the image I would assume 50mm Summicron f2. Gerry
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    Nature's Connections

    Leica T + 90mm summicron apo asph ISO 200, f2, 1/250 "Nature's Connections"
  16. I have just posted a new blog post at https://gerrywalden.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/just-one-roll-of-film/ which sabot a roll of film I shot in 2003 using a Leica M6 and (I think) a Summicron f2. It features 9 images in mono of a Mela in Southampton. Please take a look. Gerry
  17. gwpics

    Ali

    Guarding the local convenience store in the heart of a multi-ethnic community Ali, an immigrant from the Middle East, is proud to be working and contributing to society. Taken with a M9 and 35mm Summarit-M f2.5. Hope you like it! Gerry
  18. Whilst walking through Lido Di Jesolo after a day out over summer I just so happened to be in the right place at the right time. The light streamed through a gap in the buildings diffusing the fountains with a beautiful golden light. Just at the moment a young girl decided to cool off. Thanks for looking Fountain-2 by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr www.robertpoolephotography.com
  19. gwpics

    The Barber's Shop

    Whilst waiting to get my hair cut I decided to take a few photos, mainly to use up a roll of film. The barber and his customer kindly gave permission. Taken with Leica M7 and 24mm Elmarit f2.5 using Ilford Delta 400, scanned and post-processed in Lightroom. Gerry
  20. gwpics

    The Ring

    "An animal for sale is paraded in front of prospective bidders whils the auction takes place. Taken at the Southern Counties Auctioneers ring near Salisbury, Wiltshire." Taken on my Leica M7 using the 35mm Summarit f2.5 and Fuji Neopan 400CN film. Post processed in Lightroom. I hope you like it! Gerry
  21. Good morning, This weekend I was in the lovely little town of Leamington Spa which happened to be hosting the 38th annual peace festival. The place was full of interesting characters so I stepped out of my comfort zone and asked a few if I could take their portrait. Feedback is welcome. All taken with my M9 and 50mm Summarit. Bug Man by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr One man and his dogs by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr Bungle and The Green man by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr Wear flowers in your hair by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr
  22. I'm starting a thread for anyone who would like to create, and share full color images by shooting three black and white photos of the same subject. The technique is called Trichrome Photography, and it was used to create the first color image in 1861. Here's some early examples http://tricrhomephoto.tumblr.com/ Creating a color image from three black and white photographs is done by using a different color filter in front of the lens for each exposer (Red, Green, and Blue.) When those three black and white color records are combined, a full color image is created. Today, the easy way to combine those three black and white color records, is with Photoshop. The highest quality Trichrome images are produced with a tripod, and a still object. However, interesting color effects can occur if there's movement between exposures. This technique can be done on film or digital cameras. As much as I consider myself a film enthusiast, I think the best black and white color records will come from Leica digital Mono cameras. Of course, Leica digital color cameras can be used, however they have a filter in front of the sensor to create color (possibly reducing detail.) Leica mono cameras do not have this filter, therefore possibly increasing the amount of information being recorded. With film cameras, the process is a bit more involved. There's the choice of what black and white film to use (slowest speed possible is best since three images will be layered on top of each other.) Processing of the film, then scanning of the film. Also, layering the three black and white color records together in a program like Photoshop may not be as precise, depending on the quality of the scans. The following link shows examples of Trichrome Photography today https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/trichromes The following link shows a Trichrome created with a M6 http://www.pirate-photo.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=820 And a Youtube video on how to stack the three color records into one shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S28OUlavAvg The idea to start this thread came from two books I'm currently reading. "The Dawn of Technicolor 1915-1935," and "Technicolor Movies; The History of Dye Transfer Printing."
  23. Good morning, From time to time I like to give myself a project to try and enhance my craft and keep me interested. This year my project is street portraits. It definitely puts one outside of one's comfort zone. My approach is simple, I look around for interesting characters, approach them and ask can I take their portrait. I have only been declined once (a nun who was praying) it is disappointing but important to respect this even when it means missing a fantastic shot! Most people are actually really happy to be asked, I like to chat a little whilst I am shooting to set people at ease and get more relaxed photos. People have even thanked me for taking time to talk to them which is really nice. I always show them the shot after on the LCD and tell them my website address to see the image later. I'm thinking of having some business cards printed to make this easier. I like to shoot wide open to get separation. One of the staff at Leica Store Manchester gave me the tip of focusing on the eye then moving your head slightly back and forward to find focus rather than use the ring (I'm sure people already know this but i thought it was a good tip). I like to shoot half a dozen frames whilst doing this to ensure focus is on the eye not slightly out. Though I do sometimes miss shots still and kick myself afterwards Anyway, here is one from a rather wet day in Kendal in the Lake District UK Street Portrait Kendal by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr C/C always welcome. Thanks for looking Rob More street portraits can be seen on my website here: https://robertpoolephotography.com/portfolio/street-portraits/
  24. Another from my latest roll of film. Leica M4-P with 35mm Summarit f2.5. Ilford HP5+ commercially processed. Gerry
  25. Leica M240 + 35mm Summarit f2.5. Processing in LRCC. Gerry
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