1. gryphon1911

    My Gear A Week Challenge - Week 9 - Leica M Typ 240 - Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2 and Biogon 35mm f/2.8

    I think I have things sorted with this kit, so will be shooting exclusively with it for this week and with the Zeiss pair of lenses. I'm also experimenting with the in camera JPG settings so shooting DNG+JPG - and this week will sick with the B&W settings for that as well. A bit of cross...
  2. rflove

    Leica Zeiss Biogon 35 f2.8 with CL

    So I went out for a walk today with the CL and the Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8, I took the monopod but foolishly did not use it. I think for some reason the CL with adapted M mount lenses is just not easy to hold steady... Or maybe I'm expecting too much. I only shot a few images and decided to go...
  3. Getting Desperate

    Getting Desperate

    Day 25 - still raining Taken my usual medication - did I OD "Can you hear me Major Tom"
  4. Local Village - partly built n a hill side

    Local Village - partly built n a hill side

    Not much happening this morning - miserable day - misty and the morning temperature has increased from zero to 7 C degrees from yesterday. Done my duty for today - photographically speaking, that is!!!
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  6. They are out - Day 14

    They are out - Day 14

    let out of their pen - but they still do not move at any speed
  7. A Rose

    A Rose

    Frosty today - minus 3 C here at mid-day and looks like it will stay like that most of the day - amazing that we still have roses in bloom. now the M8 plus a 28mm cannot really do close ups as the minimum focus distance is up to a meter - and this shot is right on the limit -then a big crop...
  8. Horizontals & Verticals

    Horizontals & Verticals

    got my feet up this evening so I've taken a few shots inside in artificial light which always reveal study areas. Never quite sure which to go for - square the horizontals or try to keep the verticals as vertical as possible and try to fix converging verticals. - Tripod used changed image...
  9. Visit to the Docs

    Visit to the Docs

    as instructed I paid a visit to the doctors in the local village - to get my toes checked - Basically - soak them in alcohol, (wrap a bandage around them loosely and keep it damp with alcohol), painkillers, plus some other pills - then an Xray, (Radio in France), tomorrow. Managed to get a...
  10. Keeping Warm

    Keeping Warm

  11. Day_7_Storm_Brewing


    Mixed day weatherwise - bright periods but mostly fine rain coming from the west - the image is looking NW taken from our back garden which rises steeply in parts
  12. Up to their knees in it

    Up to their knees in it

    there is a large field at the bottom of our valley - we live up there on the top of the hill - all the local springs and streams flow into a very small river which we call "the mighty Dureze"(the river is on the first tree line) - anyway most of the year this "large field&quot...
  13. Day_5_Solarization


    Do not have much chance to shoot today as I had to fly off to the east of France to meet a mate and the weather was very wet.
  14. Local Des Res

    Local Des Res

    Must be quite historic as it is next to a very old, but crumbling, Chateaux. But like lots of rural French property it has been left to decay, usually because of French property law. Not sure if there is a refurb job planned but the front door and surround is very impressive front door is...
  15. the weeds need sorting

    the weeds need sorting

    dull old day here in SW France - caught one of the few patches of blue sky
  16. Happy New Year

    Happy New Year