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Welcome to my Portfolio, as you can see, I like capturing a broad range of subjects .......ENJOY!
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    Thanks Leo.....

    Leamington.......like........Moscow eh? Wink)

    It just proves .....that if you look properly.....you will find.

    This was......Street Photography......Treasure!

    • 6 Apr 2017 9:09PM
  • the mischievous three

    We rarely see lads of that age, roaming free, like we used to today......it is amazing too, that there isn't a mobile phone in sight.....

    A great study Leo.

    • 6 Apr 2017 9:08AM
  • Urban Scene XCIX

    Incredible focusing that really makes the shot.

    • 6 Apr 2017 9:05AM
  • Unknown

    I'm sure it is a......... Bee Fly......look them up on Google.

    Great shot by the way.

    • 5 Apr 2017 6:15PM
  • Mono Nude

    Very nice Mr Snapperman.....

    I agree with dimalexia who states that you excellent nude study reminds him of a charcoal study...

    Are you aware of ....Alfred Stieglitz and his magazine.....Camera Work?

    He was a photographer/gallery owner and Art Critic, who after an excellent start caused much serious arguament regarding Photography as Art and vise versa .....

    The photographs were printed by the ...Photogravure........method producing work a little like your nude here.

    If you aren't aware of him and his photographer/artist friends, please Google their images, and look on YouTube.....it will be well worth it for further inspiration.

    I acquired a recent book featuring his life story which includes lots of photographs of the period, it is called..

    Alfred Stieglitz CAMERA WORK The Complete Photographer published by TASCHEN.

    • 5 Apr 2017 4:54PM
  • Out of the gloom

    A fantastic shot of aircraft I remember whistling around Bagington ( now Coventry) Airport in the earliest days of the jet plane.....Vampires and the Gloucester Meteor were regular visitors.

    Fascinating after WWII with its thousands of propeller driven aircraft......

    Happy childhood memories......

    • 4 Apr 2017 7:33AM
  • Woodlouse

    A fantastic macro study.

    Love the eyes on these beasties they always remind me of blackberries.

    Many folk don't realise they are true Crustaceans, so related directly to shrimps and prawns.....which is why I don't eat them 😝

    • 3 Apr 2017 5:17PM
  • side glance

    Another Goodie Leon .....it seems we hit the upload button at the same time ......

    Are you going to create a BLURB book with your best?

    I recently created a test copy with just 20 pages....... a great success, so will go for a larger one now.

    You have the.....Photographer's Eye.

    • 31 Mar 2017 8:01AM
  • this seat is taken

    Another good, well thought out photograph......

    Do you use vintage lenses Leo?

    I get many of mine via your part of the world.......

    .....Love 'em.

    • 30 Mar 2017 8:24AM
  • you turn me on

    Mono photography at its very best......subject matter perfect....title, witty and to the point....Great Stuff, Leo.

    • 29 Mar 2017 8:58AM
  • Street portrait

    What great eyes she has?

    Beautifully captured and rendered Eddie.

    • 28 Mar 2017 7:57AM
  • Asleep in Rome

    You could have pooped that 5 Euro note into his mouth.....

    A great capture.

    • 27 Mar 2017 10:27PM
  • I've got my eye on you

    A beautifully seen and crafted photograph......you obviously....have the eye.

    • 26 Mar 2017 8:33AM
  • Ringlight portrait

    I like the portrait, but not the ring light reflections in his eyes.

    • 25 Mar 2017 8:18AM
  • city horses

    Love your title....love the photograph.......love the composition......love your processing.

    Something must be right. Wink)

    • 25 Mar 2017 5:33AM
  • Take a Bite

    Love this Johnny.....I know these fishy folk very well......'tis my market too....

    Please see my latest post.....it features the same fish stall.

    Great shot by the way.

    • 24 Mar 2017 2:08PM
  • pedaling vs pawing

    A very well observed bit of Street Photography.

    Love the title too.

    • 21 Mar 2017 6:26AM
  • Don't Laugh At Me

    A face only a mother could love?

    A fantastic capture.......great detail.

    • 19 Mar 2017 5:26PM
  • Barcelona Girls

    A Superb Street capture.

    • 19 Mar 2017 1:37PM

    Thank you both....

    My interest in ...Legacy Glass ....as you call it John, began a few years ago, when, I was struggling to master all those numbers engraved around the lens body....I have Dyscalculia which makes calculations almost a no-no for me.

    My Sony A 55 camera was the first that I obtained M 42 adapters for.....the manual lenses enforce a slowdown of your thinking and compositional skills......learning about then using a wide variety of old lense is an eye-opening experience in more ways than one, literally and creativity.

    Colours can be rendered differently, depth of field can be challenging, as rewarding, as shown here....fortunately both of my digital cameras have focus assist and peaking, edges of a subject glow when focus is confirmed and a magnifier helps further, a huge help.

    A word of warning though......collecting vintage lenses can become addictive.....but, they do look good, on display if that is what pleases you.

    As stated above, many if the best, especially the JUPITER range from the post-war Soviet Union, are direct Leica copies of pre-war lenses.....the Leitz lens factory was captured from the nazis, and moved to Russia,,where aluiminium was used instead of brass..... these, and FED lenses remain remarkably cheap, but his long will that last, as they gain in popularity?

    Ok! I admit it....... I'm hooked ! 🤔


    • 19 Mar 2017 8:18AM

    It isn't my best work sweat-each......I'm not a doggy person.......they will please my subject, but wouldn't go on here.

    • 18 Mar 2017 8:38PM
  • New Buds

    Fantastic pic.....I have a similar orchid.....stupid me never thought of a black background.....it really works.

    I too am making regular visits to the hospital to see a brother, so I emphasise fully.

    • 18 Mar 2017 7:42PM
  • Apollo--Parnassius apollo

    Beautifully rendered.......inspirational!

    • 18 Mar 2017 6:34AM

    Quote:Yes, amazing texture in that leather; I can practically touch it!

    Any special technique you can share as I have still lots to learn?

    Yes John,

    I can share some of my mono processing steps for you......

    Essentially, I always shoot in RAW colour which are saved as PSDs......I then use Nik Effex in Photoshop CS6 to get to the start point, usually the high construction sliders, or, the first....Fine Art ....set.

    After I am happy, ai begin a process called.....CONTRAST GRADING.....a landscape processing technique which teases out all the tone available in that RAW image.

    I do this on a series of layers which are flattened as I go......essentially, a copy is made, then the Curves slider is used to adjust a tone or tones within a chosen area, but only a small amount at a time....most photographs take less than five minutes, whilst others, up to half an hour.

    A check, then a final sharpen sees the shot completed....a PSD is saved, plus a JPEG at 1050 mp longest side, for posting on forums or email.....then, if I decide to include a shot in one of my BLURB Photo Books, I save a copy at 300 dpi....ten inches, longest side.

    Sounds complicated, but after practice it gets easier and quicker.

    Thank you for your interest.

    • 17 Mar 2017 10:12PM
  • Grevy's Zebras

    That would make a fantastic greeting card......I would try to sell it to a card publisher if ai were you,

    • 14 Mar 2017 9:12AM
  • destination unknown

    Love this!

    Quirky, well seen photography at its very best........beautifully processed too.

    • 14 Mar 2017 6:26AM
  • Urban Scene LIX

    Being a real oldie......your pics remind me so much of the immediate post-war Britain.........ordinary folks, struggling to continue from day to day.....

    My Irish step-granny and her sister Auntie Maggie used to dress like the lady here, they grew all their own veg and fruit, and were quite happy to kill-draw-then cook a chicken.....they always shared what they had, with my mum and six children......Dad was in the Royal Artillery for six years.....we hardly saw him until he was demobbed.

    I am guessing that this is Eastern Europe somewhere?......it seems they still havea very long way to go.

    Superb Street Photography, of what I thought was a vanished life.

    • 11 Mar 2017 5:26AM
  • Urban Scene LXVII

    You have done it AGAIN!

    Top marks........I just hope, against hope, that there is more help for her somewhere.

    • 11 Mar 2017 5:15AM
  • Urban Scene LXVIII

    My kind of shot......Street Photography ....at its very best.

    • 11 Mar 2017 5:12AM
  • Touchdown

    Just beautiful......composition, spot on.


    Could I have your permission to use your pic as inspiration for a watercolour painting please?

    I won't be offended if you refuse.

    • 7 Mar 2017 9:01PM