Monochrome Monday… Alport Heights, August 2018 (again…)

Alport Heights, August 2018Alport Heights, August 2018
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/250s, f8, – Rollei RPX 100

As winter approaches I’m already looking forward to hot days, picnicking somewhere quiet with views across the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. From this particular spot near Wirksworth, The Wrekin, the Long Mynd and Clee Hill (in Shropshire) can all be seen on a clear day.

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

Single frame… Remembrance

32434 Private D. Revitt R.A.M.C.32434 Private D. Revitt R.A.M.C.

Private Revitt was a postman in the 69th Field Ambulance, part of the 23rd Division who were involved in the capture of Contalmaison, a village four miles north-east of Albert in the Somme department in Picardie (now part of the new region Hauts-de-France).

On the 6th July a cry went out for stretcher bearers to retrieve the wounded and Private Revitt volunteered.

He was killed in action and his body buried on the battlefield.

Douglas Revitt was my great-uncle.

Tomorrow at 06.00 I’ll be attending the first part of Battle’s Over, a nationwide day of commemorative events marking the centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

Single frame… ‘Women of Steel’

'Women of Steel'‘Women of Steel’
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/500s, f2.8, – Rollei RPX 100

Yet another shot from my first roll of Rollei RPX 100 film.

‘Women of Steel’ is a bronze sculpture that commemorates the women of Sheffield who worked in the city’s steel industry during World War I and World War II. Sculpted by Martin Jennings, it was unveiled at Barker’s Pool in June 2016.

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

Monochrome Monday… Sheffield’s ‘Cheese Grater’

Sheffield's 'Cheese Grater'Sheffield’s ‘Cheese Grater’
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-T 100mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f5.6, – Rollei RPX 100

The striking looking building in the centre of this image is Sheffield’s Charles Street Car Park, more commonly known as the ‘Cheese Grater’.

Designed by architects Allies and Morrison and opened in 2008, the ten storey structure contains 520 parking spaces and was voted ‘third coolest car park in the world’ in a 2013 competition.

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

Monochrome Monday… Goods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife Railway

Goods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife RailwayGoods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife Railway
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f5.6 – Ilford Delta 100

A shot from last year’s trip to Scotland… this four-plank wagon awaits its turn in the restoration queue at the Fife Heritage Railway. Not much is known about the wagon’s history but it was donated by Tullis Russell whose paper mill at nearby Markinch closed in 2015 with the loss of more than 350 jobs.

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

Single frame… John Toulson Transport

John Toulson TransportJohn Toulson Transport
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/140s, f8, ISO 400

I do love a bit of ‘wriggly tin’ especially when it sports peeling paint and patches of rust… As far as I can tell ‘John Toulson Transport’ hasn’t occupied this building since 2008 and the Teesdale weather hasn’t been kind to it since then.