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Paternoster Square

Spent most of this long weekend setting the site up, so not really much time to add anything special as a post today! However, thought it would be a shame to do nothing, so have added this image taken just off Paternoster Square by St Paul’s London.

This was taken on film, with a Leica M6. I spotted the potential in the sculpture and waited for someone suitable to turn up. Fortunately, I managed to catch this passer-by in a reasonable pose in the right place… sometimes it is just about luck (and a bit of practice too)!

Taken July 2011 with Leica M6, Ilford B&W film, 35mm lens

Through the square window

This is one of the first images I took with my Leica M8. It’s nothing special, but I was attracted by the regularity of the windows. The hint of a tree on the right hand side, which I decided to leave in view rather than moving to avoid it, lends it a little something to an otherwise very angular composition.

Image taken on 27 August 2010, Leica M8 with 35mm Summarit lens, 1/2000th at F 2.8 and ISO 320

Revolution Square

I suspect when the Revolution Square underground station in Moscow was being built, nobody would have imagined that it would witness the dramatic changes since the dawn of Perestroika. This truly is one of the most spectacular of Stalin’s fabled underground stations, lined with bronze statues of heroic workers and soldiers with square jaws (including the women) and resolute expressions.

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