Archive for the ‘leica m7’ Category

Wedding Day

May 13, 2011

I am delighted to say that I was married to my beautiful wife on April 30th in Brooklyn, New York. Thanks to everyone who helped us make it such a joyous event.

Here are some pictures I took around on the trip.


Zoe Turns 5

November 30, 2009

My niece Zoe turned 5 recently so we had a party!

More here (I am still scanning so no doubt more will appear over the next few days).

There be Dragons (in the back garden)

April 11, 2008

These were taken playing in the back garden of my parents house with assorted Nieces an Nephews.

Zoe got into a proper panic about dragons for some reason … I was not sure whether she was pretending that Holly was a dragon or if it was an imaginary dragon but she was running about as fast as she could screaming about dragons.

… shortly after these were taken I became the dragon…then she had something to be scared of!

In the meantime Iver decided to drag his little car thing about the place…

I do like to be beside the seaside…

April 4, 2008

Every time I hear that song I think of the time my Dad shattered the silence in a big posh hotel in Cyprus by playing it with gusto on the big white grand piano in the austere reception area 🙂

Anyway these were all taken on Easter weekend on a trip down the coast with Rob. We didn’t stay too long cos it was freezing. Also I somehow lost my panoramic camera when we were there which is a pain. I have another and it only cost me 2 quid in the first place so its no big deal really but I do miss it!

Some Christmas Piccies

January 19, 2008

Some Christmas pics tasken with my Leica….


Friends volume I

November 20, 2007

I dont have anything new to post so here are some pictures of my friends that I like for various reasons.

Anna showing me the money in Kota Kinabalu. I think she must have just won something because this looks like her victory face. This one always makes me smile because it is extremely Anna.

Sharon being low key in Hendriks. Quite chuffed with this one because its not posed, she was just sitting next to me in the pub. Also the strange glitteryness on her eyebrow looks cool.

Another low key one from Hendricks, Tommy looking all film noirish. Except in colour. I like this one for a similar reasons to the previous one, it looks quite posed but it isnt at all, he was just leaning forward to talk to someone.

Eireann and Sharon also looking quite film Noirish at the Edinburgh festival. I think its kind of a story telling image….

Justin in a Cofee shop in Amsterdam. I really like the mixture of clarity and strangeness in this. Must use the Rolleiflex more because the pictures are great when you nail them.

A couple of Gangsters. I always think Tommy looks like he should be saying ‘Ye Boss you tell em’ 🙂

Ewan and Anna doing their 1950s Filmstars

Alex in the ruins of Fat sams. Another one that looks posed but isnt.

Lindsay having a fag in a beautific manner outside Firefly….I like this one partly because of the expression on Lindsays face and partly because of the shadowing going on with the two arms which I think lends a comic touch to it.

Passing in the night

November 12, 2007

It didnt occur to me for some reason when I first go my leica m7 but one of the strengths of a rangefinder is that unlike an SLR when you press the shutter button you can still see what you are taking a picture of.

Its not a huge advantage but it does mean that tracking shots like these become a bit easier.  The idea is to have a slowish shutter speed (I think these were about a second each) and follow the object as it moves to keep in the same part of the frame.  This is tricky with an SLR because for the whole second you are blind so you just have to guess.   But with a rangefinder you can just continue to ‘aim’ during the second or so when the shutter is open which makes things a lot easier.

I have tried this type of thing before with my digital slr and the hit rate is not high.  I only tried about 5 of these and they all sort of worked – not perfectly but I sort of like the effect it gives when you dont get them perfect! I must try more sometime…and also try it with people instead of cars.