Monochrome Monday… The Kelpies

The Kelpies, October 2017The Kelpies, October 2017
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f4, +1EV – Ilford Delta 100

Back in October I posted a few digital shots from a fantastic holiday in Lower Largo on the Fife coast in Scotland. I also shot a few rolls of film that week and got some of the results back from the lab a few days ago.

The Kelpies stand 30 metres high, next to an extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a new parkland project in Falkirk.

Completed in 2013, the sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and are still a magnificent sight on the greyest and dampest of days. The Nikkor 20mm lens allowed me to get both Kelpies in shot from a very close range but I had a heck of a job keeping raindrops off the front of the lens!

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

Single frame… First snowfall

First snow, December 2017First snowfall, December 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 36mm, 1/210s, f8, ISO 200

A brief and very cold trip out today (with my Nikon FM, shooting film for Emulsive’s FP4 Party) also gave me chance to capture the first snowfall of winter hereabouts (albeit just a light dusting…)

The forecast is for more snow over the weekend but I’m not taking bets on a white Christmas just yet…

Monochrome Monday… Lower Largo, Fife

Drummochy Road, Lower Largo, FifeDrummochy Road, Lower Largo, Fife
Nikon F3HP, Nikon Series E 75~150mm f/3.5 at 75mm – 1/500s, f8, +1EV – Ilford Delta 100

Back in October I posted a few digital shots from a fantastic holiday in Lower Largo on the Fife coast in Scotland. I also shot a few rolls of film that week and got some of the results back from the lab a few days ago.

Drummochy Road leads down to the harbour from the west and crosses Keil Burn on a narrow bridge just out of shot to the right. The viaduct in the background once carried the Fife Coast Railway that ran from Thornton Junction in the west to St Andrews in the north. The line closed to passengers in September 1965 and completely in December 1966.

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

Born on this day – Simon Marsden

‘I remain firmly convinced that a hidden, very different ‘spirit world’ runs parallel to our own so-called ‘reality’, and that this other secret existence, which lies concealed behind material appearances, can be revealed to any one of us if the conditions are right and we allow ourselves to be receptive to it by conquering our innermost fears of the unknown.’

Simon Marsden (Sir Simon Neville Llewelyn Marsden, 4th Baronet (English photographer, author and ghosthunter) – December 1, 1948 – January 22, 2012.