Single frame… Serrurerie Sécurité

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Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8, – Kodak Colorplus 200 rated at ISO 100

Another wonderful old business premises in central France, photographed between beer breaks at pavement cafés during a wander around Cosne-sur-Loire in August last year. This ‘Locksmith Security’ specialist had long since moved on…

I really could spend hours just wandering around and photographing things like this.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Renault Juvaquatre Break

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Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 49mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 320

I’ve mentioned before my fondness for photographing old vehicles wherever I find them…

This Renault Juvaquatre Break was spotted in a small town in the Nièvre department of France in August last year. Based on the Juvaquatre Camionette (van) introduced in the late 1930s, the Break (also known as the ‘Dauphinoise’ post 1956) was introduced in 1950 and remained in production until 1960, just a few months before its replacement arrived in the shape of the Renault 4.

The French (at least in rural areas) seem to keep using their old vehicles long after we (in the UK) would’ve either confined them to classic car shows or the scrapyard.

Single frame… Café, Avenue Edgard Hubert

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Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8, – Kodak ColorPlus 200 rated at ISO 100

A road trip through the French countryside is a fantastic way of finding interesting things to photograph… this closed up café was in the sleepy commune of Jars in the Cher department.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… ‘Oh, Oh, Dyane’

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 42mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Two years ago it was this sorry specimen… A Citroën Dyane slowly rotting away in the corner of a field in France.

The title of this image comes from the Fleetwood Mac song ‘Oh Diane’ (on the ‘Mirage’ album). The lyric popped into my head as I was editing the image…

Square Saturday… Funk

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Diana+ – Lomo CN 400

I’m obviously still having problems with loading film into my charity shop find Diana+… I’m also getting too close to my subject matter as most of my shots are far too tightly framed, a problem exacerbated by my dodgy film loading technique.

This shot is OK though, something I spotted during a wander around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department in central France.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.