Monochrome Monday… Thurne Mill, September 2020

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Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f/2.8, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image of Thurne Mill in Norfolk, this time from roll of 35mm Ilford FP4 Plus that’s been waiting for development for a couple of months…

The weather that day was perfect for an outdoors pub lunch and a pint or two (or three)… It’s a pity I can’t say the same of today!

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

From the (digital) archive… Tees Transporter Bridge

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Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 49mm – 1/210s, f/11, ISO 200

This image popped up today while I was looking for something else…

The iconic Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, framed by the remains of the Cleveland Salt Works on Vulcan Street in September 2017.

This fantastic structure has featured here before and no doubt will do so again…

Monochrome Monday… Eighty

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Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/60s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image captured during a gentle stroll around the Chester Green area of Derby last summer…

Unusually for me I didn’t call at the Little Chester Ale House for a pint or two…

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021

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Fujifilm X-T1, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S + 16mm extension tube, 3.5s, f193, ISO 200

Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and all being well I’ll be out and about somewhere with my ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

This image was captured yesterday, using a thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’ mounted on my Fujifilm X-T1 via a Fujifilm MCEX-16 extension tube giving (if my calculations are correct) a 27mm focal length with an aperture of f193.

It was also the first time I’ve used a Wimberley Plamp, a very useful bit of kit…

Expired Film Day 2021

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Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/1000s, f2; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100

I finally got around to sending the roll of Kodacolor VR Plus 400 film (believed to be at least 20 years out of date) I exposed on Expired Film Day 2021 away for processing and here are a couple of the images from that roll.

The local market town of Heanor isn’t the best place to look for colour images on a grey Monday morning but I did my best… 😀

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Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/125s, f5.6; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100

Developed by AgLab and digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Green Lane, Middleton Top

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Canon EOS 600, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/250, f11 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my recent visit to Middleton Top on the High Peak Trail in Derbyshire.

I’m not completely certain but I think this track was at one time a railway line linking quarries at Middleton village to the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… European robin (Erithacus rubecula)

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Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 100-400mm f4.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 400mm, 1/250s, f8, ISO 500

This week has seen a reshuffle of camera equipment enabling the acquisition of a Fujifilm 100-400mm f4.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. Like a lot of people I’ve taken more of an interest in wildlife this past year and this lens, longer than any other in my collection by quite a margin, gets me so much closer to my subjects.

More practice is definitely required, even with optical image stabilisation (OIS) avoiding camera shake is difficult with a lens this long.