Single frame… Kodak T-Max P3200

Eddy Morton, The Fishpond, 1999Eddy Morton, The Fishpond, 1999
Nikon F-801s or F90X, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 or AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

Following Kodak’s announcement yesterday that the much-missed black & white film T-Max P3200 is to make a return I thought I’d post another pic shot on that film… (for others see here and here).

This is what I mainly used it for, concert photography… In this case Eddy Morton performing with The Bushburys at The Fishpond in Matlock Bath back in 1999.

I’ve got no notes regarding development but do know that the film was rated at box speed and remember the negatives being surprisingly easy to print.

I’ll definitely be ordering a few rolls…

Monochrome Monday… Turntable

Turntable, February 2018Turntable, February 2018
Pentax MZ-30 + 35-80mm f/4~5.6 FA at 35mm – 1/180s, f8, – Kodak T400CN

Another shot from the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire, this time taken on my last roll of the much missed Kodak T400CN film.

The turntable was used to turn steam locomotives at Chinley railway station (also in Derbyshire) and is a 60ft diameter, hand-operated type built by the Midland Railway. It was dismantled in 1973 and stored for a number of years before arriving at the MR-B’s Swanwick Junction site in 1981. Sadly, 37 years later it is still awaiting reconstruction…

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

Single frame… All’s well that…

All's well that…All’s well that…
Olympus OM-1N + F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 Auto-S – 1/250s, f8 – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200

‘Hudswell’ a cast builder’s plate adorning ‘Albert Fields’, a 260hp 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical locomotive built by Hudswell, Clarke & Co Ltd of Leeds in 1958 as works no.D1114.

The loco is now preserved at the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire having spent its working life at a number of local collieries, ending up at Butterley Engineering, a company famous for many engineering projects including the Barlow train shed at London St Pancras International railway station, the Falkirk Wheel and the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Tin Tabernacle, February 2018

Tin Tabernacle, February 2018Tin Tabernacle, February 2018
Canon Sure Shot Sleek, – Kentmere 400

A shot from my first roll of Kentmere 400 film, one of three that was a Christmas present from my wife, the Canon Sure Shot Sleek was yet another charity shop find.

St Saviour’s Church dates from 1898 and was originally built with support from the Midland Railway in Westhouses, Derbyshire, a village that grew up around the company’s locomotive shed there.

Now relocated to Swanwick Junction station at the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire, the ‘Tin Tabernacle’ is now used for various events including the occasional wedding blessing.

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

Single frame… Leawood Pumphouse

Leawood Pumphouse, January 2018Leawood Pumphouse, January 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 24mm, 1/105s, f8, ISO 400

Leawood Pumphouse was built in 1849 to supply water to the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire. A Watt-type beam engine draws water from the River Derwent through a 150 yard tunnel to a reservoir in the basement and then up 30 feet and into the canal.

The pump’s piston has a diameter of 50 inches, a stroke of 10 feet and works at seven strokes per minute and is capable of moving 39,000 tons of water in 24 hours! The immense size of the pump is due to the fact that there were restrictions on removing water from the river, doing so was only allowed between 8pm on Saturdays and 8pm on Sundays.

The pump house closed along with the canal in 1944 but it was restored in 1979 and is regularly steamed.