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    Leica IR photography with M8

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. I've still got my old M8. Its excess IR sensitivity ought to make it a good IR camera. Accordingly, today I ordered an R72 IR filter and a couple of step-up rings. I might as well try something new while “The Plague“ has curtailed my musical...
  2. London at night

    London at night

    tough ask for any camera in darkness
  3. Getting Desperate

    Getting Desperate

    Day 25 - still raining Taken my usual medication - did I OD "Can you hear me Major Tom"
  4. Unknown Soldier - Winchester UK

    Unknown Soldier - Winchester UK

    This SIJ is one camera one lens and I have been experimenting with my M8 and 28mm to try to get good close ups - achieved by cropping the image. Todays posting is such a crop - quite a large 100% crop - I will put the original image in "outakes"
  5. Day_23 - Great to be back "Home"

    Day_23 - Great to be back "Home"

    sitting in the car in the supermarket car park whilst my wife did "a shop" to stock up my sons kitchen so that we do not starve during our visit back to the UK. This image is the reputation that the UK has in France, (always raining or about to)
  6. 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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  8. They are out - Day 14

    They are out - Day 14

    let out of their pen - but they still do not move at any speed
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Keeping Warm

    Keeping Warm

  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. the weeds need sorting

    the weeds need sorting

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

    Happy New Year

  19. 2nd_July_Grasse


    M8 not renowned for good high ISO - in fact it is criticised ISO 1250 tonight in Grasse near Nice and Antibes in the South of France