Monochrome Monday… The Sound Tower

The Sound Tower, Chapel Six MarshesThe Sound Tower, Chapel Six Marshes
Nikon FA, Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI-S – 1/125s, f11, – CineStill BwXX rated at ISO 250

The Sound Tower is part of The Structures on the Edge (SOTE) project, a fascinating series of installations on the Lincolnshire coast.

Designed by R Cannon and M Springett, London, the tower is ‘a device that focuses people’s senses and amplifies the windy nature of the site.’

I’ve no idea what the pipes in the foreground are for…

Monochrome Monday… Rusty Roller

Rusty roller, July 2018Rusty roller, July 2018
Nikon FA, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P – 1/60s, f8, – CineStill BwXX rated at ISO 250

It’s so easy to lose track of time when ‘researching’ something on the internet… In this case it’s the ageing Aveling-Barford roller seen above.

I mean, I don’t ‘need’ to know which model it is or when it was built to post an image of it here but I’ve still lost over an hour today browsing various websites for information and can still only hazard a guess that it’s a model A2 that dates from the 1930s…

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

Square Saturday… First roll in the Diana+

Cleethorpes Pier, July 2018.jpgCleethorpes Pier, July 2018
Diana+ – Lomo CN 800

A shot from my first roll in a charity shop find Diana+ camera. I’m not entirely sure how I messed up the film loading but none of the images are even remotely centred on the negative strip, they’re all cropped by the top edge of the film…

I’m quite fond of the little beast though and have a couple more rolls from it waiting development.

Monochrome Monday… Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) PA26-25

Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) PA26-25, July 2018Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) PA26-25, July 2018
Nikon FA, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P – 1/250s, f8, – CineStill BwXX rated at ISO 250

An unusual sight on the UK’s canal network… this Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or ‘Higgins Boat’ was spotted at Beeston Marina in Nottinghamshire a couple of weeks ago.

Designed by Andrew Higgins more than 23,000 LCVPs were built between 1942 and 1945, used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II, they were capable of carrying a 36-man platoon, a Jeep and 12 men or 8,000lb of cargo.

Assuming the ‘PA26-25’ number is correct then this particular vessel was one of 33 assigned to the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26), an Arthur Middleton class attack transport ship launched in 1941.