Southsea Sea Front this last cold spring. She was around for a few weeks before moving on. At this stage she was chatty and happy to be photographed, later became drunk and did a lot of shouting.
Here is another one shot on HP5 400 ISO film with a Leica M6 Rangefinder 35mm film camera with Summicron F2 50mm lens
How does it look? It was a dull and cold day. Exposure on 400 ISO film about f4 1/125th second. (??)
Advice and comments on all aspects would be welcome.
This was snapped for my ongoing series on people and Southsea Shelters. Does this have interest?
Scanned with Epson scanner. Treated to contrast adjustment in PS and Neat Image software for noise/grain reduction.
Here is a bit more info for those interested.
The Leica M6 TTL Rangefinder 35mm camera meters exposure though the lens an area of about 10/15% of the central of the frame. Correct exposure is acquired setting the shutter speed or aperture when correct exposure is indicated in the viewfinder. So in most cases it's a matter of metering the important subject area, setting the exposure and shooting.
It's a range finder camera which mean focus is achieved by merging two dots positioned over the area required to be sharpest. Once focus is made using the focus ring on the lens it is held whilst the exposure is made. Idea should your main subject to be one side of the frame.
DSLR and some compact camera will operate in manual mode. Using a camera in manual a good way of improving photographic skills and adds to an understanding of exposure and focus/depth of field.
One advantage of the Leica film cameras and lenses is that they increase in value unlike my outdated Nikon DSLR.
Thanks for looking, comments and advice.
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