Throwback Thursday… Vivit Post Funera Virtus

Vivit Post Funera VirtusVivit Post Funera Virtus
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario OIS 14-45 f/3.5~5.6 at 14mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Six years ago it was the City War Memorial, Nottingham.

Designed by T. Wallis Gordon, City Engineer and Surveyor, the memorial was unveiled on 11 November 1927 to commemorate the ‘Men of Nottingham who gave their lives for their King and Country in the Great War. 1914 – 1918’.

The memorial was later adapted to commemorate those lost in the Second World War.

The Latin inscription ‘Vivit Post Funera Virtus’ is the motto of the City of Nottingham and means ‘Virtue Outlives Death’.

Single frame… Adventures with half-frame, part 1

Alleyway, DerbyAlleyway, Derby
Olympus PEN EE-2, – O.O.D. Kodak 400 rated at ISO 200, converted to black & white in Lightroom

A few months ago I picked up my first half-frame camera in the shape of an Olympus PEN EE-2. It’s a gorgeous little beast, simple, elegant and tiny.

The above shot is from the first roll I put through it, an incredibly out of date roll of Kodak 400 colour negative film that’s been lurking in my fridge for ages.

The image quality offered by the small 18x24mm negative and fixed focus lens are certainly not helped by dull conditions and very out of date film but I’m quite pleased with the results even so…

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking (and black & white conversion) in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Lower Largo, Fife (again!)

Lower Largo, October 2017Lower Largo, October 2017
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 100

Not long now until I’m off to this wonderful place again… Lower Largo on the Fife coast. Which cameras to take this time?

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.

Throwback Thursday… ‘Oh, Oh, Dyane’

'Oh, Oh, Dyane'‘Oh, Oh, Dyane’
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 42mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Two years ago it was this sorry specimen… A Citroën Dyane slowly rotting away in the corner of a field in France.

The title of this image comes from the Fleetwood Mac song ‘Oh Diane’ (on the ‘Mirage’ album). The lyric popped into my head as I was editing the image…

Monochrome Monday… Steamboat on the Trent & Mersey Canal

Steamboat on the Trent & Mersey CanalSteamboat on the Trent & Mersey Canal
Nikon FE2, Tamron Adaptall-2 35-70mm f/3.5 at 70mm – 1/250s, f8, – Lomo Lady Grey 400 rated at ISO 320

Another shot taken with a charity shop find Tamron Adaptall-2 35-70mm f/3.5 lens mounted on my Nikon FE2. A steamboat chuffs its way along the Trent & Mersey Canal at Shardlow during a recent(ish) ‘Photography Friday’ jaunt.

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