Leica Q: Monochrome view at the Brooklands Great War 100 event
Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, has a knack of remembering great events of the past through the transport of the time. Today's Great War 100 event was no exception. It brought together an impressive collection of 1914-18 vehicles, including a large contingent of bikes and riders from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club. As ever on these occasions I am impressed by the effort put in by visitors to dress the part and help create a rate opportunity for photography.
Today I took the Leica Q but, perhaps, the Monochrom would have been more appropriate. In view of the occasion, I decided that this would again be an exercise in monochrome, more fitting to the era. In some ways this is a pity because the Q produced some excellent colour results. Unusually, the weather was stunning, except for the shadow effect caused by the strong sunlight. For once a spot of flash filler would have been useful but it's something the Q lacks.
If you would like to see all these shots in colour there is a link at the bottom of the article.
The Q rose to the occasion and all these shots were processed from DNG in black and white through Silver Efex Pro. Next up, with a similar theme, is the Military Vehicles Day on Sunday, November 15. I had a rare day out at this event in 2014 and captured some great shots with the Fuji X-T1 and Leica M-P and I am planning a return visit in November. If any readers would like to join me please get in touch. This is the last event of the Brooklands season and always draws a huge crowd, many dressed in period costume, mainly from the 1930s and 1940s. It's an excellent opportunity to get some unusual shots for the album.