Monochrome Monday… The Gallery Café, January 2018

The Gallery Café, January 2018The Gallery Café, January 2018
Pentax MZ-30 + SMC-A 28mm f/2.8 – 1/45s, f4, – Kodak T400CN

One of my projects for 2018 is to become more comfortable with street photography, a genre I’ve never had much success with (one of many if truth be told…)

This is one of my recent attempts, taken in the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield during a trip to view the exhibition of images from last year’s Photo Marathon Sheffield.

With hindsight a camera with a waist-level viewfinder might be a better bet for future attempts… less obvious than holding an SLR to the eye.

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

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.

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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.